Is Self-Compassion Selfish?

I’ve written two books about self-compassion, and have done a lot of interviews, videos and podcasts on the topic. I love getting input about this important topic. One question I’ve been asked a few times is, “Is Self-Compassion Selfish?” When we don’t care for ourselves At first glance, it could look this way. The reality […]

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Compassion Builds the Parent-Child Bond

Parenting is Hard We face huge challenges trying to effectively parent in this ever changing, difficult world. It is hard to live in, never mind raise children in. Being a parent gives us indescribable joy, and also zaps us of everything—energy, finances, time, and sometimes even confidence. Building emotional closeness with your children is the […]

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Grateful and Anticipating

Happy New Year my friends! As I reflect on 2017, I have so much to be thankful for. Grateful The highlight of my year was being able to attend our son’s wedding in Houston, TX, 2000 miles away. This was only possible because of the incredible generosity and prayers of so many who gave to […]

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Setting Boundaries and Consequences with Compassion

It’s not easy to find the sweet spot of setting boundaries and applying consequences without accidentally shaming our kids. Setting limits with compassion is so important for our children’s self-esteem, ability to set their own boundaries, and relationship with themselves. Developmental 101 Simply put, children come out as a “blob.” They are wonderful creations made […]

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You Don’t Have to Be Perfect!

Good News! Most of us live under the burden of trying to be perfect – at work, at home, in our relationships…everywhere. It is a heavy weight that can discourage and paralyze us, especially regarding our children, no matter how old they are. We have a false belief that in order to have a positive […]

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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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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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