Why Not Me?

Recently I caught myself realising when I was having negative thoughts about myself. I became aware that I was aware of my unhelpful thoughts, because rather than mindlessly accepting them as truths, I questioned them with a "but why?" — why would I think this? And then I realised my irrational, unhelpful thoughts were from some … Continue reading Why Not Me?

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Comparison

Sometimes we feel stuck, and we feel bad when we look at how well others are doing, other people with the life, body, career that we wish we had. But to compare yourself with anyone except yourself is not a fair comparison. How could it ever be? You should not be competing with anyone but … Continue reading Comparison

Meditation

Meditation can appear to be a mysterious, elusive topic that got many fascinated. Meditation has moved from spiritual, being exclusive to practices of Buddhist monks to the average, unassuming public, probably because of popular culture of the practice of mindfulness which is a good thing in fact! The more open people are to other views, the more people … Continue reading Meditation

Volunteering

Recently I did some volunteering over the Christmas period for Shelter, a charity providing advocacy in housing rights for homeless people in the UK. I worked on the shop floor re-arranging bric-a-brac and ornaments to make nicely presented displays, sorting through the rails of generously donated clothing, signing people up for Gift Aid ( charities are able … Continue reading Volunteering