Step 1.  Self-Compassion.

The first step is to acknowledge the difficulty, the suffering, the worry, or whatever feelings the situation is evoking. Have at least one close friend, partner, or family member you can be totally real with, and allow yourself the space to ex...

How being kind to yourself can transform your life.

A three day retreat, in the beautiful countryside of “la Sierra de Gredos”, only two hours from Madrid.

Self-compassion has been linked to reductions in anxiety and depression, physical pain, and stress. It's been shown...

Dr. John Gottman is one of the most thorough researchers on romantic relationships, and the factors that lead to their success or failure. After watching thousands of couples in his lab, he was able to identify specific negative communication patterns that predict divo...

Moving to Spain is an adventure. Everybody will have a different story to tell.  For most people it will be a very rewarding experience, even with the obvious challenges it presents. However moving country can be unexpectedly difficult for some people.  I am an Irish p...

First of all, you are not alone. Homesickness is normal, and most people go through some form of homesickness. Criticising yourself for feeling this way will not help. Let go the struggle of “not wanting” to feel this way and accept that this is part of your journey he...

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