Our sense of agency – part 1

The sense of agency we are able to bring to our lives is one of the most important factors which influences our health, wellbeing and success.


It’s important to find refuges where we feel safe and supported. The challenge for us, however, lies in being able to distinguish between healthy self-care and self-compassion on the one hand, and an unhealthy amount of escapism on the other.

Taking refuge

We need to find spaces in our lives where we can ‘take refuge’ – a space where we feel safe to stop for a while, to tune in, take stock, and have our internal batteries recharged.