Wisdom to Your Younger Self

I was recently asked to share what I would say to my younger self, knowing what I know now about living life. I’m grateful to Jeanette Schneider at loreandlittlethings.com to allow me to share with her readers. I thought it might be helpful for all of us to think about. All of us have gone […]

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Creating a Safe Place on the Inside

  I’ve wanted to write about this topic for a long time. Our society has been changing over the last five years in ways that are disturbing to me. One of these ways is the emphasis on creating “safe places” for students on college campuses to shield themselves from uncomfortable or dissenting viewpoints. This is […]

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Embrace Your Imperfections

Last night I was sitting in the dark in my living room, with the lights of my Christmas tree casting a warm glow over the room. It’s one of my favorite things to do this time of year. As I gazed at the tree, I noticed both its beauty, and its imperfections. My tree has […]

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Mixed Feelings Around the Holidays

Happy Holidays??? Hello! The Holidays are just around the corner, and it’s normal to have mixed feelings about this time of year. For some of us, this time of year is a blessing, full of anticipation and positive feelings. For others, it is a painful time. This is especially true if you’ve been through a […]

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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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Self-Compassion During Difficult Times

We Need to be Kind to Ourselves During Difficult Times Three weeks ago I had the joy of sharing my recent trip to our son’s wedding, made possible by the generosity of others. During my trip to Houston I met with a friend of mine, Jennifer Christian, who is also a counselor. She interviewed me […]

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The Power of Self-Awareness

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In order to have healthy relationships we need to be self-aware As we grow in self-awareness, we will better understand why we feel and behave the way we do. This new understanding gives us the opportunity and freedom to change those things we’d like to change about ourselves and our relationships. Self-Awareness: What do you […]

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Hints to Make Mother’s Day a Blessing

Mother’s Day is a little over a week away.  I’ve got a few hints that will help Mother’s Day go well this year. Mother’s Day is loaded emotionally…often filled with unmet expectations and disappointments. It is also a day that may bring pain for lots of reasons. Rather than ignore it, let’s look at it, and […]

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7 Ways to be Compassionate with Yourself

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Building a Compassionate Relationship with Yourself is Life Changing You and your relationships will benefit as you take care of yourself and have a “compassionate you” to go through life with. Following are some ideas you can build into your life to continue developing the compassionate relationship that you have already begun. Stay Self-Aware Resist […]

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Learn to Give Without Resentment

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Do you struggle with resentment? Do you sometimes feel like you are the one doing all the giving and sacrificing, while others around you aren’t doing their fair share? If the answer is “yes”, then you are not alone. I learned this concept many years ago when I developed a tool to help myself with […]

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