Stephanie Dowrick on self-acceptance and self-love

“Loving ourselves” should be entirely natural. It should also lead us away from anxious self-obsession and certainly far away from debilitating self-pity. In fact, self-love – when we understand it – should lead us towards an easy acceptance of our gifts, gratitude for our strengths, as well as a willingness to learn from our inevitable […]

The priceless gifts of compassionate “presence”

Your quality of presence – and mine – will linger in the minds of other people long after even the cleverest words are forgotten. Without even considering that it is presence we are describing we might say, “This person is good to be around…doesn’t criticize, attack or blame…makes life smoother and calmer…” Or we may […]