Be courageous!

I never understood the importance of being courageous until a few years ago. I was going through a 'rough patch' and had to find the strength and motivation to carry on in the face of adversity. Looking back, I recognise that it was my courage that kept me going. While I've never been much of … Continue reading Be courageous!

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I’ll make a good nurse one day…#today😊

This is the next in the summer blog series of Reflections of a Trailblazer. Check out my blog The Human Touch ❤✍🏽 for the previous posts so you don't miss out on my journey. I've previously discussed my PhD journey and my career inspirations. This post will include the importance of using unpleasant life experiences … Continue reading I’ll make a good nurse one day…#today😊

Compassion and courage: the leadership challenge!

In a world in which it can feel that everyone is watching out for number 1, it is humbling to see humanity in action. Witnessing compassion, selflessness and other altruistic behaviour in my daily life brings joy to my heart and renews my faith in humanity.  Someone once told me that it takes courage to … Continue reading Compassion and courage: the leadership challenge!

Speaking and listening: so much more than words

One of my aims in life is is to be heard for what I passionately believe in which is that everyone adds value and brings something useful to the table. In achieving this aim, there are challenges to overcome. In the society and indeed the global village that we live in, what happens in one … Continue reading Speaking and listening: so much more than words

Compassion is love in action! 

  On this Valentine's Day, let's take a moment to think about how we can capture the feelings of sharing quality time with the people we care about that it is generally associated with. How can we ensure that the legacy of this one day transcends all our relationships and not just the romanticised ones? … Continue reading Compassion is love in action! 

Positive Vibes!💖✍🏾👍 (13th Feb 2016)

   After last week's celebratory Positive Vibes post, normality has been resumed and I've gone a bit quieter this week with a shorter post. It's all good though...positivity reigns supreme! I trust you will identify with the messages of positivity in my post. It is my hope that it will facilitate your own reflections on … Continue reading Positive Vibes!💖✍🏾👍 (13th Feb 2016)

Self-Compassion

Re-post of one of my favourite posts! It resonated with many readers too. As classic today as it was when first published in Summer 2015. If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.

The Human Touch❤️✍🏾 by Nichole McIntosh

Like many people at this time of the year, I’m on a ‘summer break’ from work and studies so just a few lines to share with you really briefly. The ‘break’ has really reminded me that, if your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. There are many ways to show compassion and we need to remember to start with ourselves. We cannot give what we don’t have.

I found this gem of a picture which captures my feelings beautifully. I thought I’d share it with you so you too can enjoy the benefits of self-compassion.
Photo credit: http://livingmorefully.com/compassion-self-compassion/

I’m now feeling refreshed and ready to go. Let me know how you get on. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
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Knowledgeably Compassionate!

   Sometimes, we share what's in our hearts, other times it's what's in our heads.  Today, I choose to take a minute to implore you to have a heart full of love, with ears open to listen and hands willing to help. The most important asset is not a head full of knowledge. What's the … Continue reading Knowledgeably Compassionate!

Widening our Circle of Compassion

Day 4 of Blogging University has seen me step out of my comfort zone to try something different. It won't surprise many who are in my 'Twitterverse' to see that I have enthusiastically grasped the new skill of embedding a tweet in a post! As a fully paid up member of the 'life-long learning club', … Continue reading Widening our Circle of Compassion

Self-Compassion

Like many people at this time of the year, I'm on a 'summer break' from work and studies so just a few lines to share with you really briefly. The 'break' has really reminded me that, if your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. There are many ways to show compassion and we … Continue reading Self-Compassion