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
Michelle “Shot Put Diva” Carter, Meng Suping and Alexa Moreno Show us That Representation Matters. Day 15 of #31DaysOfSelfCompassion.
Note however, that athletic prowess should not be an indicator of how much respect we should give heavier people. A person shouldn’t have to do a handstand or squat 200 pounds in front of you to demonstrate why they deserve basic human courtesy.
“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
“Pick the other one, she’s prettier” “What happened to you, you gained so much weight” “Why do you act like you’re better than other people”? “I’ve thought about dating you, … Continue Reading What Are you Thinking? Day 9 of #31DaysofSelfCompassion
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All the years of eating disorders lasted so long because I didn’t know how to sit with my pain, how to befriend my discomfort. Some people do drugs, others abuse … Continue Reading Sometimes, Life Just Sucks and That’s That: Day 7 of #31DaysOfSelfCompassion
I even remember going shopping once so I could get clothes in the favorite color of a guy I was trying to impress. Don’t judge me. I was young and … Continue Reading Losing Yourself To Find Yourself: Day 6 of #31DaysofSelfCompassion
‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? I’ve talked myself out of so many things. For every project or action that … Continue Reading Who Do you Think You Are? Day 5 of #31DaysofSelfCompassion
“Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ~Martin Luther King Jr. This is the quote that is the most shared every time a black person becomes a … Continue Reading Love is The Answer to Oppression: Day 4 of #31DaysofSelfCompassion
“Your love makes me miserable”. These are words that I will never forget, words said to me by an ex as he broke up with me. Until then I had … Continue Reading For the Love of Love: Day 3 of #31Daysof SelfCompassion
Welcome to Day 2 of the 31 days of Self Compassion. Day 2: Surrendering to all the negative feelings we run from There is one emotion that follows you in … Continue Reading For Shame. Day 2 of #31daysofselfcompassion