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Self Compassion

8 Ways to Live in Hormone-y

Robbi Rucker | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Robbi Rucker

Everyday I keep trying to be the best me, the healthiest me, yet sometimes I am downright shocked and insulted when my body and brain go AWOL. Someth...

'Tranquilized by Trivia'

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 07.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

The above quote by the 19th century Danish Philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard, was a reaction to his own times, likely, unaware of how prophetic the state...

A Birthday Gift for the Dalai Lama -- Global Compassion Education

Emily Hine | Posted 07.07.2015 | Impact
Emily Hine

While I love his wish, I say let's take it a step further: Let's give His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, the gift of global compassion education by mainstreaming compassion training in schools, communities and businesses around the world.

5 Things You Need To Hear When You're Feeling Stuck

Alanna Gillis | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Alanna Gillis

Life has my back. Find the place in my heart, the part of me that knows what it is to trust freely. Connect with that source of trust, embody it, meditate on it and I'll know. Trust the Universe.

Taking the Panic Out of the Search for Love

Sara Eckel | Posted 06.30.2015 | Women
Sara Eckel

We can control our actions, but not the results. This can be hard to accept at times, but it beats living in a fear-based mindset that constantly buzzes with worries about dying alone. It feels terrible, and doesn't help find love.

I Took the 21-Day Self-Esteem Challenge and Here's What Happened

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 06.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Christy Heitger-Ewing

Day 1 was rough. Awkwardness oozed from my lips as I stared into my eyes -- eyes that showed sadness, fatigue, loneliness, and guilt -- and uttered, "I love you." I felt like a used car salesman trying to unload a clunker to the girl in the mirror.

Learn to Forgive Others No Matter What

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Of course it's not often this easy and it's a practice to forgive, but what else is there to do? Hold onto the resentment so we continue to suffer? We've already been hurt, why continue to inflict further suffering on ourselves?

The Good/Bad Apple Experiment (aka the Power of Our Words)

Jennifer Howd | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Howd

My life partner, our 7-year-old son, and I recently conducted an experiment to see how words might physically effect our bodies. Our son had recentl...

The Way You Talk to Your Kids and Yourself Matters

Renee Jain | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents
Renee Jain

Changing the way you talk to yourself changes everything. Here are steps we can take to teach our children to avoid falling into the trap of self-defeating inner criticism.

What I Think About Your Body

Alexandra Allam | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Allam

As a female on this planet, I am more than aware of my body. My physical presence has brought me many outfit changes, unseemly anti-wrinkle creams, ...

The STBs Will Suck You Dry

Rena DeLevie | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Rena DeLevie

Does your career match what you envisioned it would look like? Are there things you expected that haven't happened? Do you torture yourself about those things? They have a name: the supposed-to-bes. I call it the STB tool, and your inner critic uses it to drain your energy and destroy self-love.

Advice From a Judgmental, Perfectionist, Control Freak

Kylie Dunn | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Kylie Dunn

I wanted to be less of a judgmental, perfectionist, control freak... and finally work out what I wanted to do with my life. The project gave me more than I could ever have imagined, or hoped for, but there are three fundamental lessons from My Year of TED that I think everyone should apply to their own lives. They are a great start to improving your mental health and general happiness.

5 Easy Steps for Inner Calm

Robbi Rucker | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Robbi Rucker

Life is a wild adventure. Just remember to buckle up, check your mirrors and purposefully move toward your destination. There is no complete control or omniscient knowing of what's to come; yet there is deep, passionate awareness when we choose among the many directions we can take each day towards creating inner calm.

I Couldn't Love Myself, So I Loved My Self-Judgment

Natasha Che | Posted 05.01.2015 | Women
Natasha Che

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for feel-good tactics that brighten up the world. I only find it surprising that, despite all the books and essays and TV talk shows that tell people to love themselves, we still find it difficult to do.

4 Steps to Less Stress -- and a Happier, More Loving You

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 06.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

credit: maridav/123rf.com Awareness brings its own reward. Most of us have no idea how stressed we are because we've been that way so long. For y...

How to Stop Bullying Yourself

Seleni Institute | Posted 06.01.2015 | Women
Seleni Institute

As a psychotherapist, I know that kind of talk is unhelpful at best, and damaging at worst, and yet I still fall victim to it. Because we all do. And it takes work to change it. But it's worth it. Healthy self-appraisal is associated with reduced depression and anxiety, more satisfying relationships, and improved overall quality of life.

The Muscle to Train for Your Emotional Well-Being

Nate Altmeyer | Posted 05.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Nate Altmeyer

Self-compassion's strength is gentleness and kindness. Allowing us to let go and soften our hearts and minds to cultivate qualities that better serve us.

The Power of Self-Compassion

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 05.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

What if there was one choice you could make that would change everything in your life for the better? Actually, there is. It's the choice to move out ...

Stop Hating Yourself Once and For All

Lisa Firestone | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

In truth, we don't need studies to tell us that a self-esteem deficit clearly exists in our society. Just talk to any teenager, or small child for that matter, and ask them if there is something that they feel critical of in themselves. The answers are sure to shock you.

Yoga Hate: 6 Ways to End Exclusion and Up Oneness

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 05.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

Yoga and breath helped me undo the binds in my body, spirit and mind. I began to love my uniqueness.

What Purpose Does Your Safety Blanket Serve?

Lauren Stahl | Posted 04.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Stahl

Saying goodbye to my safety blankets hasn't been easy. In many ways, they have gotten me to where I am today. I have to be compassionate to them. I have to forgive and not beat myself up for past decisions or actions.

Get the Love You Want -- #emergingnow

Chantal Pierrat | Posted 04.15.2015 | Women
Chantal Pierrat

Like anything transformational, self-compassion and self-love only come alive through practice. Here is my simple approach to this powerful practice -- culled from the amazing Self-Compassion authors I have mentioned in this post already. Check out these four steps...

7 Ways for Parents to Stay Calm, Cool and Connected

Tara Cousineau, PhD | Posted 04.14.2015 | Parents
Tara Cousineau, PhD

Yes, there is a mound of research that shows that emotional support, resilience skills, healthy lifestyle habits, mindfulness and stress management techniques work; not only that, these skills can positively influence the mind-body connection in ways we didn't imagine before.

8 Reasons Your Husband Says 'Nothing Is Ever Good Enough For You'

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 04.11.2015 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

Does this post even need a preamble? You know you've heard this one from your husband, and if not, call Guinness or check back in a couple of years, you newlyweds. So, without further ado, get ready to look deeply at yourself and see if any of these apply to you.

10 Ways To Stop Obsessing About Our Bodies

Heather Sample Spires | Posted 04.09.2015 | Women
Heather Sample Spires

We all tell ourselves in some way, probably every day, that we are lacking, or sometimes even just bad: Our bellies are squishy and fat, our legs look...