Author: Jane

Taking a tumble

Last month, when my eldest son was on holiday in Spain, he was scrambling across a scree slope and fell a considerable distance. He had breaks in both his leg and his jaw and had to be helicoptered to hospital in Malaga. It was Easter week and a holiday destination, a time of religious parades Read More …

Leaves on the tree

Where does one leaf begin and another one end? In a photo like this some of the leaves are clearly outlined while others appear to blend together. We can use this as a metaphor for the boundaries between people. With our loved ones we have blurred boundaries, but if someone is a professional they should Read More …

From the top of the mountain

Self-reflection is about looking at things from another point of view. It’s finding the outsider perspective or choosing to be the unprejudiced observer of yourself or others. If I stand on a mountain top I get a broader perspective of what is in view. If other people stand on their summits I might see them Read More …

Cool observation and warm compassion

Reflection is a reverse image of something in a mirror. Self-reflection is a gentle investigation into the inner self so that we can understand ourselves and make changes if necessary. This is not self-criticism or self-justification. It is looking at ourselves with the cool eye of observation and a warm compassionate heart. I like this Read More …

Happy songs

I decided to make a happy playlist. I had been researching for my latest book on how sick people can aid their own self-healing and I had come to the conclusion that happy people recover quicker and live longer. So, how to get happy? My imagination produced loads of options to put into the book, Read More …

Getting the message

Over 20 years of practice as a qualified homoeopath, I’ve seen a variety of different patients. I felt compassion for all of them within the sacred space of the consulting room, but there were times when I got irritated with some of them. These were the patients who would phone me out of hours, or Read More …