Blog Topic: Weight

How We Started

“Start with the ground you know, the pale ground beneath your feet, your own way of starting the conversation” David Whyte     Early in 2014, friend/colleague and Life Coach, Zoey Ryan, invited me to present a workshop for her frontline staff about self-care...

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Felt Sense Prayer

This is a lovey prayer to say before or after doing the Compassionate Body Scan Guided Meditation I am the pain in your head, the knot in your stomach, the unspoken grief in your smile. I am your high blood sugar, your elevated blood pressure, your fear of challenge,...

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The Way It Is

There’s a thread you follow. It goes among things that change. But it doesn’t change. People wonder about what you are pursuing. You have to explain about the thread. But it is hard for others to see. While you hold it you can’t get lost. Tragedies happen; people get...

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My Self-Compassion Journey Six years ago I found myself at a week long training in Mindful Self-Compassion on Whidbey Island, Washington and the trajectory of my life changed. The practices resonated deeply and challenged my inner self-critic that had been running the...

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Letting Go of Striving

MSC is about building resources, skills, and strengths to face our human imperfections with loving, connected presence. It takes courage to embark on the practice of Mindful Self-Compassion. Choosing to learn how to respond to ourselves with kindness and compassion...

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Health Benefits of Self-Compassion

Self-criticism does more than make us feel badly.  It is actually bad for our health. Self-Criticism activates the nervous threat response system stimulating the hormones designed to help us deal with danger through a ‘fight, fight or freeze’.  When our threat...

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Letting Go

“I think most of the spiritual life is really a matter of letting go, ceasing to cling, ceasing to insist on our own way, ceasing to tense ourselves up for this or against that.” Beatrice Bruteau

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The Power of Listening

LIstening helps us understand the other. helps us connect with the other. makes it more likely that the other will listen to us. may be the cheapest concession we can make. may be the golden key to opening the door to human relationships.    ...

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How to be a Body Positive Ally

I’m being good.”
“Just two chips.”
“Cheat day.”
“I feel fat.”
“Make good choices.”
“Counting calories.”
“I ate so badly on the weekend, need to go to the gym, lose 10 kilos, feel so fat, doing a cleanse.”

Chances are, you’ve heard these phrases before. You’ve probably said a few of them too, no matter what your size or relationship with your body.

They may seem harmless, but what you are saying to your fat friend, colleague or family member is: I am doing my very best to not be like you.

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