Monthly Archives: November 2016

Hello self-loathing, my old friend – Elisabeth Svanholmer

Hello Self-loathing, my old friend… Click on the link above to visit Elisabeth’s website – http://www.livinglifegently.live – to read this post. The writer experiences regular turns of this wheel herself, and so do most of those she works with. Elisabeth’s perspective … Continue reading

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Brené Brown on Courage

“Courage is a heart word. The root of the word courage is cor – the Latin word for heart. In one of its earliest forms, the word courage meant “To speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart.” Over time, … Continue reading

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“Poetry” Pablo Neruda

“And it was at that age… Poetry arrived in search of me. I don’t know, I don’t know where it came from, from winter or a river. I don’t know how or when, no, they were not voices, they were … Continue reading

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Pema Chodron on Relaxing with impermanence (on her 80th birthday)

Click on the link to see this little film of Pema at 80, speaking about the fear of death and how we may learn to approach our dying. ‘When the appearances of this life dissolve, may I with ease and … Continue reading

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What it Really Means to Hold Space for Someone – Heather Plett

What it Really Means to Hold Space for Someone Click on the above link for this wonderful piece on Uplift Connect from May this year by Heather – not generally a fan of ‘8 tips’ type articles, but been meaning … Continue reading

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John O’Donohue on the quiet light in each heart

Click on the link for this John O’Donohue quote on Facebook – gentle, beautiful, true. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling in Exeter since 1994

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Thomas Merton on Acceptance

“Finally I am coming to the conclusion that my highest ambition is to be what I already am. That I will never fulfill my obligation to surpass myself unless I first accept myself, and if I accept myself fully in … Continue reading

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