In the article, published in April 2020, I share how I discovered the importance of finding my own voice following my divorce, my experience of self-stigma, in particularly feeling I was not good enough, and how self-inquiry helped me deeply question that and grow as a person. Written by the talented Leonie Corcoran, she draws on wisdom from some amazing women - Amelia Earhart, Michelle Obama and our own inspirational Sinead Burke. She talks about how women often feel the 'imposter syndrome' and stresses the importance of:
1) feeling the fear and doing it anyway,
2) exercising your mind and;
3) stretching yourself out of your comfort zone.
With the current challenges for all of us with COVID-19, this advice is even more important than ever......
Self-stigma and shame
Giving it back
Doing what I love - see the amazing work we do with leaders in the HIV movement in Zimbabwe and Vietnam. Get in touch if you would like to help!
Postcard from Vietnam
Privilege of working in Vietnam for one week developing a new approach to working on self-stigma and shame with the most vulnerable groups in society – sex workers, people living with HIV, transgender people, drug users and men who have sex with men - often called 'social evils'. Putting our creative minds and hearts together, we have a plan to produce a series of videos, a toolkit and a measurement scale during 2020.
Join our wellbeing retreat in Lambay Island, Ireland
5-11 September 2020
Do you ever want to ‘Press Pause’ on your life? If so, this seven-day retreat is for you. Carefully crafted for those who are working hard and find little time to look after themselves, this retreat offers an opportunity to focus deeply on mind, body and spirit and come away feeling not only rejuvenated, but also taking tools with you for ongoing self-care.
Postcard from Pakistan
What an incredible life this is! That is how I feel most of the time. When I was in my late teens, I didn’t know what I wanted to do when I grew up. All I knew was that it had to be something with people, travel and languages. Little did I know that nearly 30 years later, I would be still living my dream, but not in any way I could have imagined back then.
This week I have been travelling the length and breath of Pakistan working on gender-based violence. Read the whole article here