Creating with Yin and Yang

When Kristin Neff came out with her audio program “The Yin and Yang of Self-Compassion”, I bought it and engaged with it because I knew...

The Colour of Compassion

Colour is powerful. There has been quite a bit of research done on the subject of colour and the effect it has on psychological...

Parenting with Self-Compassion

Recently my 14-year old son came home from school very upset. It turns out that a “friend” had been bugging him about being of German...

There's and App for that

Recently someone attributed the phrase, “Everyone should meditate for 20 minutes a day, if they are too busy, they should sit for 1 hour.”...

Compassion and Gender

The most amount of male participants that I have had in one of my courses is 2, and one of them dropped out after the first three weeks. ...

Intention?

If you do a google search asking how many decisions we make on average every day, it comes up with 35 000 (imagine the implications of...

Compassion is the Key

So yesterday was my birthday, 48 years old now. I think the last 8 years have been the most rewarding and fulfilling in my life. Not...

Self Compassion for Teens

Being an adolescent in our modern times is not an easy task. A 2017 Time Magazine article stated that depression has increased between...

Mindfulness Vs. Compassion?

As I try and build my teaching up in the big city of Auckland I have come across some resistance from people to promote Mindful...

Compassion for Survival

The Dalai Lama says that compassion is not a luxury, we need it for the survival of humanity. After the events in Christchurch last week...

The Labyrinth of Life

At my recent “MFY: Mindful Self-Compassion for Teens” training in Australia, I took the time to do a Labyrinth walking meditation each...

Embodying the Yin and Yang

The sign of a good teacher is someone that embodies what they teach. This type of teacher lives what they pass on to others, which is...

Stealth Buddhism?

Over the past 4 days I have been attending the International Conference on Mindfulness Asia Pacific. There have been some amazing...

Quiet Courage

Quiet courage, a way to face times that feel dark and hopeless with determination, knowing that things will change, as everything does. ...

Struggling and Perseverance

A common struggle with most Mindful Self-Compassion teachers that I have talked to, is the struggle to fill classes with enough...

The Dilemma of Should

A bird comes to rest on a tree, as people walk aimlessly around me. Nowhere to go. Nothing to do. Asking; What SHOULD I do? How SHOULD I...

Local Media Coverage of my teaching

After some persistence the local media did finally publish something about my next course offering on Waiheke Island. Unfortunately,...