Thought Provoking Thursday: Looking beyond what is right in front of you

Hi there you lovely lot, it is Thought Provoking Thursday again #TPT. This week we’re going to talk a little bit more about physical health issues. Our brains have a habit of seeing things as one thing or another, finding it difficult to hold on to the complexity of life or perhaps just finding it…Read more »

Dr Abercrombie’s guidance on living well with a chronic illness: Including the all-important Krissy commentary

I talk to myself! Actually, I talk to myself a lot. Not just in my head, out loud as well. Personally, I find it pretty cathartic. It helps me figure things out rather than keeping things rattling around, much like writing in a journal I imagine. We all have this inner dialogue, made up of…Read more »

Thought Provoking Thursday: It’s all in your mind?

Are you ready for another Thought Provoking Thursday? I am looking forward to the responses to this question because as you can imagine as a Clinical Psychologist and a person who suffers from chronic pain and myriad of other weird and wonderful diagnoses and symptom, some understood by the medical community and others not, this…Read more »

Inspired by self reflection: 10 tips for self care

Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort — Deborah Day It doesn’t matter who you are or what experiences you have had, life can get really blooming tough sometimes. This whole thing of being a grown-up, taking care…Read more »

Self-Compassion Series: Part four. Exercise two – Test how self-compassionate you are

Welcome to part four of my self-compassion series – Learning to Love Yourself. You can check out the first three parts by clicking on the links below. Learning to Love Yourself: Part One Learning to love yourself: Part Two Learning to love yourself: Part Three How would you like to my learn more about how…Read more »

Self-compassion series: Part three. What exactly is it, and why is it so incredibly difficult?

So far in this self-compassion series I have briefly introduced what self-compassion is, with some personal reflections and exercises for readers to complete, hopefully starting the process of helping people think about how much self-compassion they truly offer themselves. Click on the link below to read part one and two of this ongoing series on…Read more »