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Are you too compassionate? How to avoid Burnout.

‘Burnout isn’t necessarily related to how much we enjoy what we do. It is often more closely linked with how we approach the whole idea of ‘work’, or ‘vocation’ or ‘livelihood’.’ Classic symptoms of unbalanced compassion are: stress, anxiety and feeling like you spend a lot of time teetering on the edge of burnout. Is […]

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Transforming Hoarding: from hindrance to healthy habit.

This is traditionally a time of year for storing and preserving , a pastime designed to be both rewarding and life-serving. This is distinct from hoarding, which is an unhelpful pattern and usually bothersome. From the perspective of leading a simple and sustainable life, hoarding presents an obstacle to clarity, focus and peaceful productivity, both […]

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Remembering the Light: Managing Autumnal Wellbeing

As we travel deeper into Autumn, you might be noticing your energy levels dropping in some way. Signs that this is happening include needing to sleep longer, contracting minor illnesses, such as seasonal colds, feeling a little down or depressed, feeling less productive and lively than you have been. I’d like to share some tips […]

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4 Keys to Making Changes

When I first decided to simplify my life and to downshift around 17 years ago, together with my family, one of the decisions we made was to move house. We migrated from the leafy suburbs of Surrey to sunny Somerset, where we’d discovered it was less expensive to live. I can remember that, during one […]

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How to love your job: 8 tips for enlivening your livelihood.

‘Your work is your love made visible’ Kahlil Gibran Are you running on the treadmill of a job you don’t enjoy? And are you staying so you can still pay the bills? How much is this draining your energy and your zest for life? Our culture attempts to persuade us that duty, ability, status and […]

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