Self-Esteem

We All Are

I’m working with a lot of people knocked down by illness, or struggling with the confrontations of mid or late-life right now. These have been issues I’ve also had to reflect on and learn from in recent years. There are periods in our lives of letting go (even as new things are gained) where the…

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The Medicine

The most powerful medicine is usually hard to swallow. In the shamanic traditions it is known that the medicine that will cure you is borne of the poison that ails you. The transmutation of one to the other is the process of healing which requires the inner courage and journey of the true Hero. Medicines…

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Seeing Each Other Generously

A few recent events have made me want to write about loyalty, and in particular about loyal-heartedness. And given we have just clicked-over into the Chinese New Year of the Dog, I thought what an apt inspiration the dog and all it symbolises could be for us all throughout the year. I’m in the process…

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True Confidence

Many¬†people who come along for therapy note that they struggle with self-confidence. They often have an idea that self-confidence might be a personality-trait that some have been blessed with, and others not. Or they might have the idea that because of a difficult childhood or past knocks that theirs has been made deficient. Like many…

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