Blog Topic: Weight


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. We are choosing to learn how to respond to ourselves with kindness and...

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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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