What does self-compassion have to do with diabetes?

In past blogs I have written about self-compassion and diabetes separately. However, today I’d like to merge the two topics and pose the question: What does self-compassion have to do with diabetes? If you’re interested in reading the longer, more scientific response, click here for my paper, which was recently


Let me ask you this: If you tell a plant to grow tall, will that make it flourish? Maybe if you shout at it, it will truly hear you and obey? Or better yet, why not shake it from its root so that it really get’s the point? Now, let

A Return to Love (excerpt) – Marianne Williamson

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? Your

Myth busting: Thoughts

“Nothing can bring you peace, but yourself” – Ralph Waldo Emerson MYTH I had a thought so it must be true FACT I had a thought and it is just a thought MYTH I had a thought so action must be taken FACT I had a thought and it is

With thanks

As we wrap up 2017 (and all of our Christmas presents), we may find ourselves thanking others for all they’ve done for us during the past year. For some people, it’s easy to think about what they’re grateful for. Some feel grateful for the love and support from family and

Connection Matters: 5 Ways to Thrive in the Digital Age

It’s Psychology Week and this year the focus is on Thriving in the Digital Age. That is, how to be a balanced user of technology so that it can form part of a happy and healthy lifestyle. According to the Australian Psychological Society, Australian adults spend over two hours a

If… then…

Today, I attended a workshop on changing behaviours through brief interventions. As a psychologist with a special interest in health, I am open to learning new ways of motivating people to make healthy changes, whether that is a change in their diet, physical activity, or even an addiction. Changing behaviours

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