Be your own Valentine, “To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance”

Happy Valentines day readers… 

Oscar Wilde said that To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance

How will you treat YOURSELF tonight?  Whether you are single or in a relationship – it’s important to take some time for yourself.  I have noticed that when I do look after myself, and pay attention to me – something inside responds, and I start to feel better. ..

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So, tonight I plan to treat myself.  That is I intend to have a long hot bath with some nice relaxing Lavender Oil and listen to some Dusty Sringfield.  I may even paint my toenails afterwards. To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance

What will you do ?

Vicky 🙂

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How Self Compassionate are you? Be your own best friend!

Hopefully this quick film we made illustrates the value of being kinder to ourselves especially during stressful times.

There is a field of work known as ‘Self Compassion’ which has its origins in Buddhism.  If you are interested in finding out more about self compassion I can recommend looking into the works of Dr Paul Gilbert, Dr Kristin Neff and Dr Christopher Germer.

It was our first attempt at filming on our community reporter course.  There is some background noise but hopefully the captions help diminish this.  We had a great workshop on filming and editing which was led by Jon Beech of Touchstone in Leeds.

I hope you enjoy the film

Vicky