How redeeming is that? To still feel worthy of goodness even at your worst, and to know that you are just working to return to that which you already are?
One of my favorite Gospel songs is titled “Held”, sung by Nathalie Grant. The song is about a Christian couple who lost their newborn child. On top of their sadness, … Continue Reading What I wish Someone Told me About Self-Help Books
The Phoenix has always been my favorite mythical creature, for it represents rebirth, hope, re-invention. Though we all know that the Phoenix dies by bursting in flames, what is less known, … Continue Reading Why You Should Be More Like The Phoenix: Finding Hope in Darkness
“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.
Ten year-old Egypt Ufele is a 5th grader who constantly got bullied by her peers because of her weight. In response, she created a clothing line for plus-sized women and … Continue Reading The Business Advice that Will Empower You: Day 19 of #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.
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
“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
‘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
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
Yes it’s true, good things can happen to you too.
I needed to have an honest real look at myself. So I stood there in front of the mirror, and all that came was a whisper: “Thank you, thank you, … Continue Reading Oprah’s Love Letter to Her Body
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“We are responsible for and participate in the ills of the world, and an essential part of fixing the world is fixing ourselves”.