Why we may struggle with Empathy
It’s Good Friday I woke to the sun, yes, the sun beaming in my window, which was a great reason for it to be a good Friday (after the dullest coldest March in 50 years). As I was about let my enthusiastic fingers rip over the keyboard for my blog (my first this year), the thought “so why is it called Good Friday?” pulled me up in my tracks. I have a choice Google it or ignore it. I Googled; it turns out the reason is unclear so I am choosing to…Continue
Last week I introduced my campaign to bring awareness as to what lies behind the western world’s growing problem of obesity, today I shall talk about ‘emotions’ and ‘feelings’, yes those driving forces and the touchy feely things we don’t like to talk about.
So lets start by identifying what I’m talking about, when I use the term ‘feelings’ I’m talking about how our emotions make us feel. The feeling is the physical expression of an emotion we feel inside,…Continue
‘It is not about the food’
I have been talking to friends and colleagues over the last few weeks about launching an awareness campaign about the feelings underneath eating disorders. It has been really encouraging the number of people who feel strongly that obesity, anorexia and bulimia which is a serious problem in our society today. Thanks especially go to the two Lorraines’s, Mark and Caroline for their active input so far.
So I emerged myself in getting a project…Continue
Some years ago when I stopped to have a look at my life I found the words, “Are you someone who is very good at looking after everyone else to the almost exclusion of yourself?” Even though I didn’t see myself in this light at all, they somehow stuck in my brain, funny how that happens. The more I thought about it the more I realised I was labeling myself selfish for being…Continue