The Enemy of Self-Compassion is Shame

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  Let that sentence sink in. The enemy of self-compassion is shame. We want to be compassionate with ourselves, but our shameful self-talk blocks the kindness we want to extend to ourselves. It would be so wonderful to talk to ourselves kindly about the mistakes we’ve made, and the regrets we have. The problem is […]

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Why Our Children Need to Learn Self-Compassion

Guess What? Two weeks from today, my new book, Give Your Kids a Break: Parenting with Compassion for You and Your Children, will be released! It has been a lot of heartfelt work, and I’m grateful to God for giving me the energy and stamina to finish it. I think it is a much needed […]

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Biblical Affirmations for Times of Struggle

  It is my pleasure today to welcome my friend, Sarah Forgrave to as my guest on the blog today. Sarah has spent many years dealing with chronic illness and all the emotional and spiritual challenges that go with it. Through it all, even in the isolation, fear and despair, Sarah has sensed God’s presence […]

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Being Compassionate with Ourselves as a Parent

Parents Need Compassion! Being a parent in this day and age is very challenging, no matter the age of your children. Parents can be so hard on themselves, but the reality is that this makes everything worse! Our children at every age, are experiencing different life challenges than we did. Not only is this hard […]

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What Does It Mean to Parent with Compassion?

We need compassion Parenting with compassion is a gentle way we can relate to ourselves, especially when we’re struggling with the demands of parenting. It makes such a difference to go through life with a kind friend on the inside rather than a critic who is telling us how we’re messing up. Imagine what it […]

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The Story Behind Give Your Kids a Break

The Behind the Scenes Story… Hello, I wanted to share with you the story of how I came to write Give Your Kids a Break: Parenting with Compassion for You and Your Children. I wasn’t intending to write another book. Four years ago, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and received treatment. Four days after […]

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The Power of Love

I’ve been impacted this week by both the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, as well as the outpouring of love and help by so many. I know there is no way I can ever truly understand what has happened, or what those affected are going through. I have several friends and extended family who live in […]

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Self-Compassion and Courage

Today I’m blessed to share a recent interview on their blog and podcast by Voices of Courage,  a mother-daughter team of Jan Kern and Sarah Bond, who share a vision for strengthening women of all generations. Their vision is to ignite a multi-generational movement of women leaders who hear God, speak courageously, and thereby bring […]

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Treating Ourselves with Kindness When We Fail

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I just finished my manuscript for a new book I’ve been working on, Give Your Kids a Break: Parenting with Compassion for You and Your Children. It’s at my editor right now, and I hope it will be published in November. It’s been enjoyable to work on, and I’ve been working very hard.  Along the […]

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Conflict in Marriage and Self-Compassion

Today I have the honor of welcoming my fellow author and therapist, Laura Taggart, LMFT to the blog today. Laura is going to answer this question: How can being more compassionate with myself help in conflicts with my spouse? I love what Laura shares. It will help you with your marriage and all your relationships. […]

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