Assuming the best in others to grow kindness & connection
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Assuming the best in others to grow kindness & connection

I’m a quiet person. Usually. I get quieter in groups. More so when people are new to me. And because of this, I’ve been misunderstood a lot in my life. I’ve been assumed to be rude, disinterested, stuck up, bitchy, and to dislike people, amongst other things. But that’s not me at all. I’ve always…

Living BIG: Setting Boundaries When You’re a People Pleaser

Living BIG: Setting Boundaries When You’re a People Pleaser

Are you a people pleaser? Do you often say ‘yes’ when you really want to say ‘no’? Do you find yourself feeling resentful and like you’re being taken advantage of? You’re not alone. So many of us find ourselves in this place too; feeling unable to ask for what we need, say no to people…

How to keep healthy boundaries through bullying, people pleasing and fight, flight, freeze – with Dr Suzanne Henwood, Stress & Anxiety Master Coach

How to keep healthy boundaries through bullying, people pleasing and fight, flight, freeze – with Dr Suzanne Henwood, Stress & Anxiety Master Coach

Guest: Dr Suzanne Henwood Website | Instagram | Facebook | LinkedIn Suzanne Henwood is a stress and anxiety coach; one of only 2 Master Trainers and Master Coaches in mBIT globally, and an NLP Trainer who works closely with ANLP (the Association of NLP) and is the International Ambassador for ANLP in New Zealand. With a PhD in…

How 5 Women Learned to Love Their Quiet Qualities & Find Their Place in the World

How 5 Women Learned to Love Their Quiet Qualities & Find Their Place in the World

Guests: Amanda, Rose, Lizzie, Esther & Julia – Quiet Community Members   Transcript Hayley Stanton: [00:00:36] Hello, and welcome to Episode 20 of the Quiet Connections podcast. I’m Hayley. And today I’m joined by Stacie. And this is a really exciting episode today because this is the final episode of series one of the podcast….

Why it’s time for you to be kinder to yourself
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Why it’s time for you to be kinder to yourself

How can Mindfulness help? Mindfulness has become a buzzword of late – known for being a vital component in a self-care tool kit, along with exercise, eating healthily, and all those other things that you know are good for you but you don’t actually do… (Or is that just me?) I knew that mindfulness and…

Painting for self-kindness and relaxation [Free workshops]

Painting for self-kindness and relaxation [Free workshops]

Watch Stacie talking about using expressive painting for self-compassion and find out how she does it. Look out for our expressive painting workshops coming up: Monday 8th April at our Quiet Connections Truro group – Cafe Chaos 5-7pm: An introduction to painting for self-compassion Saturday 4th May at The Museum of Cornish Life in Helston…

5 ways to prioritise your self-care… even when you’re busy

5 ways to prioritise your self-care… even when you’re busy

We are taught that we must always hit the ground running. We’re told we need to learn to prioritise our never-ending to-do lists. Being busy is something to strive for. We believe there’s no time to take a minute to breathe because we worry if we do we’ll end up being behind on the workload…

What can you include in your Distraction Plan to help you manage anxiety?

What can you include in your Distraction Plan to help you manage anxiety?

Anxiety can take lots of different forms, but I think one common theme is that it can be extremely overwhelming. I’ve found that in the moment, it’s hard to focus on anything except how anxious I feel, like when I’m about to order a drink in a cafe, or meet a new group of people,…

Why you shouldn’t strive for perfection
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Why you shouldn’t strive for perfection

There was a time not so long ago when all I wanted to do was change everything about myself. There was no particular reason for this, nothing I could pinpoint or put my finger on anyway. There was just a nagging self doubt that lingered relentlessly. I thought that if I changed the way I looked, changed my…