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Radical Acceptance

How to Own Your Life

Ira Israel | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

Here's an interview I recently gave... on how to own your life and stop creating suffering.

Recognizing the Strength of Vulnerability in New Beginnings

Alaina Baker | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Alaina Baker

The truth is, though, you have to let go of everything you were in order to become who you will be.

New Year; Old Habits

Pamela Brill | Posted 03.06.2015 | Women
Pamela Brill

There's a feeling of optimism and hope buying a new planner and filling it with plans. I get the same feeling when I mentally swear off carbs. The first few days are good. I am driven, organized, focused and hopeful. And then, just like that, I am on the other side of the apex.

Stop Hating Yourself for Hating Vacation

Nancy Colier | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Something amazing happened on this holiday. It seems that all the years of spiritual practice kind of kicked in. When I stopped judging myself for the experience I was having, stopped hating myself for hating vacation, I discovered two wonderful things: humor and compassion.

How Much Can The Christian Church Embrace?

John Backman | Posted 07.28.2013 | Religion
John Backman

For years, the Church has been challenged in this direction. It has learned to embrace women in leadership. It is learning to embrace people of diverse sexual and gender orientations. In the process, we have left behind or reinterpreted ideas that we once thought sacrosanct.

Love Yourself Through Conscious Eating

Ashley Turner | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Ashley Turner

Lovingly preparing food and cooking for yourself will increase feelings of self-worth, inner security, grounding and be a ritual to receive the love you give yourself -- the most important love in the world.

Psychologist Tara Brach on True Refuge From Body Dissatisfaction

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 04.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

"The intention is to feel compassion toward yourself so there's less identification with the self that is disgusted with looking bad and more of an inhabiting of the awareness that is observing with kindness."

Letting Life Live Through Us

Tara Brach | Posted 03.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Everything is alive; the whole world lives inside us. As we let life live through us, we experience the boundless openness of our true nature.

Relationship Advice: How To Embrace Feelings Of Desire

Tara Brach | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

The same life energy that leads to suffering also provides the fuel for profound awakening. Desire becomes a problem only when it takes over our sense of who we are.

How Acknowledging Pain Can Help You Get Through It

Tara Brach | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

We bring alive the spirit of Radical Acceptance when, instead of resisting emotional pain, we are able to say "yes" to our experience. The instant we agree to feel fear or vulnerability, greed or agitation, we are holding our life with an unconditionally friendly heart.

Free Yourself From Your Deep, Inner Fears

Tara Brach | Posted 11.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

When we practice Radical Acceptance, we begin with the fears and wounds of our own life and discover that our heart of compassion widens endlessly. In holding ourselves with compassion, we become free to love this living world.

How To Accept What Is

Tara Brach | Posted 11.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Sometimes when I talk about "Radical Acceptance," I like to tell the story about Jacob, a man who, at almost 70 and in the mid-stages of Alzheimer's disease, attended a 10-day retreat I was leading.

Radical Acceptance: Free Yourself By Accepting Yourself

Tara Brach | Posted 11.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

The way out of our cage begins with accepting absolutely everything we are feeling about ourselves and our lives, by embracing with wakefulness and care our moment-to-moment experience.

Radical Buddhism And The Paradox Of Acceptance

Ethan Nichtern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ethan Nichtern

Practical transformation is what Buddhist practice is all about. To practice meditation consistently is to push back hard against the tidal wave of materialism that is quite literally killing the planet.