How is playing small serving you?

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How is playing small serving you? This is a question that came up for me in a morning journaling session recently. It got me thinking about how I play small. Turns out, it was harder to reflect on than I thought, forcing me to admit some hard truths to myself. But, let’s start at the … Read more

Challenging with compassion

I bet you have received feedback or had your thinking challenged at some point in your life. How did it make you feel? I’ve felt shame, defensiveness and fear through to feeling safe, love, and empathy. Some feedback has motivated me to do better and some that’s left me feeling despondent. I know which I … Read more

How to trust yourself

Always trust your inner voice

I read the message. My heart started pounding, I felt slightly sweaty, a knot was building in my stomach. Nauseous. I felt like a child again, caught doing something I shouldn’t be. Except I wasn’t (I never had, I was far too good). My crime? I had made a choice that someone else disapproved of.  … Read more

What is your inner critic saying to you?

I have an inner critic. We all do. My inner critic can be really harsh (and disapproving like the cat in the picture!!) and if I listen to her, can give me a really hard time and pile on the guilt. However, she is also really helpful for helping me see where there might be … Read more

When did you last ask for help?

I am rubbish at asking for help. You are more likely to find me stacking the dishwasher by crashing the cutlery or forcing the plates in or spending hours researching how to do a task than to ask for help.  I am also bad at receiving help! If offered help by my partner I am … Read more