See the Beauty in You

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It’s so easy to miss the beauty around us A friend sent me a video on facebook a few days ago. It shows how easy it is to miss the beauty around us, including the beauty in you. I encourage you to watch or listen, and pay special attention to the wonderful message at the […]

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Warmth, Empathy and Respect…

Warmth, Empathy and Respect are so Important Two weeks ago I headed over to Western Seminary, Sacramento where I interviewed two students in the marriage and family therapy masters degree program. These students shared what they were learning in the program and how they were impacted personally and professionally in very positive ways. I have […]

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Each Day is a Gift!

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Yes, Each Day is a Gift! It’s been two weeks since Thanksgiving, and I am grateful that I am still in the land of the living this Holiday season, and what a blessing each day and each breath is. Of course, keeping it real…I wish I didn’t have pulmonary fibrosis, and I wish I wasn’t […]

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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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Gratitude Heals

  I’m sending you blessings as Thanksgiving is almost here in the USA. I wanted to write about how important gratitude is, especially if there are things in your life that make it hard to be grateful sometimes. I sat down to write, and I kept coming back to an amazing and encouraging post by […]

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Sustaining Hope…When It’s Hard To Keep Hoping

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I’m not big on Hope…even though I have a sign that says Hope on my porch year round. Are you thinking…Wait…what? How can she say that? I want to be encouraged here…. I’m not big on attaching hope to: ~ Outcomes I can’t control ~ People I can’t influence or change ~ Situations in the […]

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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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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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Take Time to Recharge

We All Need Time to Recharge Yes it’s true…we often give so much out at work, at home, with life, with children, with parents, at church…you fill in the rest. We need to recharge. Part of being kind and compassionate with yourself involves taking care of yourself in the ways you need. This has two […]

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