We made it! Last day of #31daysofselfcompassion. Thank you for hanging in with me and being willing to explore a different way to find your way back to yourself. Let … Continue Reading Let go of Perfection, Let in Patience and Compassion. Day 31 of #31DaysofSelfcompassion.
My happiness has always been just 10 pounds away, just a degree away, just a boyfriend away, just a new pair of shoes away, just a circumstance away. It is … Continue Reading Why You Should Stop Pursuing Goals, and Start Living: Day 30 of #31DaysofSelfCompassion.
There comes a time in your adulthood when you meet your parents as if for the first time again. It’s like a shock, a jolt into a different dimension when … Continue Reading On Loving Our Parents. Day 29 of #31DaysofSelfCompassion
“You’re surprisingly eloquent” “You’re beautiful for a dark skinned girl” “You don’t look like an African. That’s good”. “I don’t usually date fat girls, but I’ve always wanted to try … Continue Reading Do Not Go Where You Are Not Wanted: Day 26 of #31DaysofSelfCompassion
Detox teas, waist trainers, training for marathons, going to parties I don’t enjoy, entertaining people out of politeness, adopting a certain style, these are the many things I’ve done and … Continue Reading What Does Self-Love Look Like to You? Day 25 of #31DaysofSelfCompassion
“If you don’t love yourself, nobody else is going to love you”. I bought into this idea right from the moment I began my self-compassion journey, because right around that … Continue Reading Home is By You: Day 24 of #31DaysofSelfCompassion.
“People are so sensitive these days”. “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”. These are the things I most often hear during conversations about anti-bullying, or political correctedness. Why are … Continue Reading The Health Cost of Social Injustice: Day 23 of #31DaysofSelfCompassion
I have an ex, whom during our relationship I resented. Or I guess a better words for it is envied. I envied him a lot. The ease with which he … Continue Reading Philophobia, or The Art of Running From Love: Day 22 #31DaysofSelfCompassion
“Eat the cupcake! It’s your birthday, you can do it!” I remember watching a documentary about eating disorders and there is one scene where it was the birthday of one … Continue Reading Change Your Relationship with Food, Change Your Life: Day 18 of #31DaysofSelfCompassion.
My main resistance to beginning a self love journey was the fear that somehow I would be letting myself go, and I would lose my self-discipline. And it a way, … Continue Reading Self-Love Will Not Stop You From Losing Weight, so Go For It: Day 18 of #31DayofSelfCompassion
At a Jewish funeral, the deceased’s closest relatives are supposed to tear off their clothes or wear a ribbon that is ripped apart. This symbolizes the fact that when we … Continue Reading On Crafting a New Identity: Day 16 of #31DaysofSelfCompassion
“I’m afraid he will leave me if I’m no longer a problem to solve” This is what I found in my journal from a few years ago, about my then … Continue Reading What’s Your Prophecy? Day 14 of #31daysofSelfCompassion
“You are beautiful” “You are worthy” “You are strong” These are the words my friend used to ask me to repeat to myself everyday, while looking in the mirror. I … Continue Reading The Truth About Positive Affirmations: Day 13 of #31DayofSelfCompassion
My hands start to sweat, my fingers clench in a fist, my chest feels heavy and I have a knot in my throat, then then start to feel so nauseous … Continue Reading Querencia: The Sacred Pause Where You Take Back Control. Day 12 of #31DaysofSelfCompassion
When I began my journey of self-compassion, the most difficult thing for me was learning how to be kinder with words and actions. Having spent so much time hating my … Continue Reading We Don’t Talk Anymore: Day 11 of #31DaysofSelfCompassion
“Why is Gaby Douglas’ hair still not combed”? “If Gaby got her edges right, she’d perform with excellence”. These are 2 of one too many comments about Olympic Champion Gaby … Continue Reading Forget Beauty, Start Living: Day 10 of #31daysofSelfCompassion