It's not about the nail - the practice of empathy

We talk about the importance of family but how much do we really see and hear the people we care about most?When someone tries to reach out and share a problem with us do we jump in to fix without being asked? Does the discomfort of a potential confrontation or badly timed conversation cause us to run for the hills? What would happen if we stopped what we were doing, sat with our discomfort or frustration and gave the person our full attention?

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Laura Coutts
The art of letting go

One of the biggest lessons I’ve learnt from Yoga is the art of letting go. As a typical type A, this has not been easy – indeed it’s an ongoing practice (and sometimes battle!).

For years I had a tendency to say yes to all manner of requests, taking on way more than I could handle and thinking I was somehow superwoman. Prone to regular burnout, I learned the hard way.

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Laura Coutts