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New way? hmmm. Not so new, but now recognized

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Interesting article in the New York Times > All about the New Way of self discovery through self compassion

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/28/go-easy-on-yourself-a-new-wave-of-research-urges/

I hadn’t considered my method of coaching to be ‘leading edge’ – just, perhaps, different.  Reducing guilt, reducing negative self talk, strength focussed ( and you can be sure most people are so hard on themselves, and have been taught to be so.. that they don’t know their most authentic strengths) … gentleness.. laughter…and YES, compassion for themselves… these are what helps people find their inspired selves, their unique best ways to ‘be’ in this world. These are what motivates and enthuses people.. because they are working from the soul.

  Happy to know my coaching process is ‘leading edge” ~smile~

This might be a good moment to ask yourself? How can I be compassionate with myself today? After all, the New York Times says it’s okay!  And THIS does thrill me…. we do need to find ways to have permission to respond differently in this world than the ‘high pressure, productive, deadlines, time lines, strategic plans, follow everyone else’s rules” game.

Now the New York Times gives you permission, I happily give you permission, feel free to give yourself permission.  So, again, for starters, what small way can you be compassionate with yourself today?

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About Janet

Artist/writer with a tall ship and mystical twist, Certified Professional Life Coach (ICA), Master Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach (KMCC), empowerment workshop leader and creativity group facilitator trainer. Outdoor enthusiast and Tall Ship sailor. Healed from breast cancer using her own tools of play, lightness, creativity, nature, thinking differently and visualization to speed the healing, and ever ever so grateful for all the wondrous people she is surrounded by.

2 responses »

  1. coreenamcburnie

    Thanks for sharing this Janet. Sometimes I need this reminder.

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  2. Pingback: Leading Edge … or “What’s Old Is New”? | HR Perspectives

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