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Why We All NEED To Be More Compassionate

What is compassion? “Sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others: the victims should be treated with compassion” Source: http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/compassion Literally, compassion means “to suffer together.” Unlike empathy (which it is sometimes confused with), compassion doesn’t stop at taking another person’s perspective into account or just feeling that person’s emotions. You feel compassionate,…

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1000 Voices Speak Up For Compassion – Let’s Do This!

Tomorrow is a big day. On Friday 20th February 2015, writers and bloggers from all around the world will come together to flood the internet with compassion and all that is GOOD. This amazing global movement was sparked by a blog post a woman wrote (writing as Considerings) in early January 2015. Over one thousand writers, bloggers,…

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Hand In Your Weapon! Let’s Make Trees, Not War

Hi everyone! My second piece has been published by the Huffington Post. My first post was published in January. You can find more information on it on the ‘Writing For The Huffington Post’ Page http://accidentallyreflective.com/writing-for-the-huffington-post/ This second piece is different to the first. Not so much about parenting or career choices. It’s about a truly inspiring…

Don’t Give The Silent Treatment

I read this excerpt from ‘Love It Forward’ By Jeff Brown and was left deep in thought…. “There are two types of relational silence- one that serves the connection, one that damages it. In the first, silence comes with the qualifier “I need some quiet time to reflect”, which is healthy and respectful to the…

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I Asked My Daughter What She Wants To Be When She Grows Up… Her Answer Surprised Me

During a ‘Show and Tell’ session at school last week, my 4 year old daughter had to draw a picture of what she would like to do when she grows up and talk about it in front of her class friends. As we walked home, I asked my daughter what she would like to do.…

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New Year New Me 2015

I am really keen to make some changes this year. I shared Diseradata with you in one of my posts (you can find it here: http://accidentallyreflective.com/2014/12/20/finding-peace-amongst-the-chaos-2/ ) and a lot of the beautiful gems of advice in that piece will form a part of my many resolutions for the coming year, such as finding peace in…