Tag: another viewpoint

A curly cut

I hate going to the hairdresser! I know that for many people it is an hour or two of pampering and luxury. They sit comfortably through the hair wash, chat freely above the noise of hair-driers and they know how much to tip. For me, it’s more like a communication breakdown especially with my current 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 …

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 …

Locked out

When my son was about fourteen or fifteen his social life grew and he was allowed out at weekends as long as he came home by a certain time. One evening he phoned me before his curfew, sounding concerned. Meric had nowhere to sleep. His mum had locked him out and he had nowhere to Read More …