Smile, Breathe And Go Slowly

Stress vs. Burnout

I didn’t know what ‘burnout’ was until I came to New Life. I didn’t really think it was anything at all. Maybe it meant being overly stressed, or perhaps it was a weak person’s syndrome, or even a euphemism for not being able to cope. (…) By now I know that I need rest. The surprise is realising that it’s allowed.

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Brona’s New Life Experience

I came to New Life to find some direction in my life. My favorite part was learning about the enneagram and understanding my personality type better, what makes me tick and my traits. I had never heard about the enneagram before, just the Meyers Briggs system. The enneagram went into more detail about childhood behavior and gave more insight into a career path.


Mary Pipes Leads Workshops for a Week

Mary’s workshop was based firmly in the understanding that it is not what arises in us that determines whether we are okay or not, but how we respond to it. She introduced concepts and exercises that encouraged us to call on our inherent qualities of compassion, spaciousness and clarity in getting to know, and welcome our feeling nature, including, towards the end of the workshop, some of our stronger emotions.