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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Give Yourself a Compassionate Break!

  Are You Too Hard on Yourself?  Do You Have Trouble Showing Yourself the Same Grace and Understanding You Offer to Others? Most likely you’ve never been taught to handle being an imperfect human in a healthy way It’s been two years since my book, Give Yourself a Break: Turning Your Inner Critic into a […]

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Does Being Kind to Myself Mean I Can Do Whatever I Want?

Does Being Kind to Myself = Do Whatever I Want? It’s been almost a year and a half since my book; Give Yourself a Break: Turning Your Inner Critic into a Compassionate Friend was released. It has been a joy to share with others through my blog, speaking, videos and social media how helpful and […]

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Compassionate Friend or Inner Critic?

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Imagine what your life would be like if you related to yourself as a compassionate friend rather than as harsh bully. What would it be like if you were your own best friend during difficult times? What if next time you messed up, you decided to learn from it rather than beat yourself up? Honestly, […]

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Practicing Self-Compassion

I have the privilege of being part of a group of 14 Christian Women Bloggers who are sharing today about topics of great importance that God has laid on our hearts. I decided to share about Practicing Self-Compassion, especially when it is hard. A central part is to be a good friend to yourself no […]

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You Are More Valuable Than You Think

You Are More Valuable Than You Think…   What was you first reaction when you read this title, “You are More Valuable Than You Think”? Agree? Disagree? Not Sure?   First of all…I want you to know this is true…you are valuable, precious, and have great value. Yes, this is true…it is true about you. […]

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Be Kind To Yourself When You Mess Up!

  If you’re like me, you might need help to be kind to yourself when you mess up. Sometimes we respond immediately with self-criticism and have no idea how to be kind and compassion with ourselves instead. I recently started a Facebook page http://facebook.com/TheSelfCompassionClub where I share lots of helpful tips about ways I and […]

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Befriend Your Flaws!

  I don’t know about you, but I had plenty of opportunities to experience my flaws over the last few weeks. I won’t share all of them, but here’s my most public one… We usually send about 100 Christmas cards every other year. I didn’t get to them last year with all my health upheavals, […]

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Could Use Your Help…

  Hello There, I hope you all had a meaningful Christmas Holiday, and that as the New Year approaches you will include being compassionate and kind with yourself as a top priority. I could use your help…so thought I’d just come out and ask. My publisher let me know that amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and […]

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Stuck? You Gotta Wiggle!

  Do you ever feel stuck? You know what I mean…stuck…not moving, not sure where to go or how to start. Today I have the privilege of sharing a post from my good friend Susan Reynolds. She shares with us a captivating story with a powerful message: Stuck? You Gotta Wiggle!   “You gotta wiggle!” […]

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