Fight for Yourself

Kim Fredrickson shares how important it is to fight for what you need. She gives practical steps to help you advocate for yourself as a compassionate friend www.kimfredrickson.com

Fight for Yourself What did you think when you read, “Fight for Yourself”?     Probably a lot of different responses!   Scared – Fight is a dangerous word No Way – I can’t, don’t know how, I’m not supposed to Yeah! – That’s right, I will, what she said! Confused – Huh? What does […]

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Give Yourself Time

Give Yourself Time I apologize for not posting for quite a while…I was giving myself time as I’ve been going through a lot of transitions lately. A few weeks ago I was speaking at my Retirement Party put on by Western Seminary, Sacramento. They hosted this lovely party for area therapists and my past students. […]

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Adjusting is Hard

Change Happens…and Adjusting is Hard I Don’t Know About You, But Adjusting Sure is Hard I haven’t posted for four weeks because I’ve been adjusting to some recent health challenges. For those of you who might be new to this blog, you can read more about my journey here. About a month ago I realized […]

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When I Need Self-Compassion the Most

  There are so many times when I need self-compassion the most. These are often the most difficult times. I got to thinking about this after I received a wonderful question from one of my readers:   “Why is it that during times of grief, loss or disappointment – when I need self-compassion the most, […]

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Are You Tired?

Are You Tired? Notice your response…how did you respond inside when you asked yourself, “Are You Tired?” My guess is that most everyone who asks this question answers, “Yes.” Today I have the pleasure of having one of my new Author friends, Shelly Benoit Hendricks share an encouraging message with you. I asked Shelly to […]

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We All Need Kindness

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  We All Need Kindness I had the privilege last week to share with 15 Hospital Chaplains different ways to show others that we all need kindness –not only toward others, but also toward ourselves. Specifically, I shared ways they can teach themselves as well as their patients and their families how to be compassionate […]

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Do What You Can

  Do What You Can It’s been a couple of weeks since I posted because I’ve had a lot going on and I told myself, “Do What You Can.” You know what that’s like, right? You’ve got plans, and stuff to do, but then unexpected things happen and what you hoped for doesn’t occur.   […]

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God Will Give You What You Need!!!

  I want to encourage you that no matter what you are going through, God will give you what you need I was struck by this a few days ago after I was honored to speak to over 50 Therapist and counseling students at Western Seminary, Sacramento. My topic was “Self-Compassion in the Counseling Office” […]

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God Has Not Failed or Disappointed Me

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How to Walk Through Pain and Suffering in Our Lives Recently, I was honored to have my friend, Linda ask me to speak to her college class about the above topic.  As I was preparing, I was able to put into words why I believe that God has not failed or disappointed me…despite such difficult […]

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Secrets to Getting Through Tough Times: Take a Bigger View of What is Going On

Sometimes it’s so hard to see the big picture It is hard to see the bigger view. This happens not out of selfishness, but because we are struggling, confused, trying to figure out what is happening, and how to respond. This is normal. After a period of time (very different for each person and each […]

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