Self-compassion, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

Do We Have a True Self and False Self?

I once heard someone talk about our True Self and a false self. And I sensed that they were talking about something important. But I didn’t completely understand the concept at the time. Recently I was reading some of the work of psychologist and philosopher Erich Fromm. His writing can be helpful in illuminating the… Continue reading Do We Have a True Self and False Self?

Body Partnership, Dealing with Low Self-Worth, Self-compassion

How I Accidentally Tricked Myself with Picture Filters

I tricked myself with picture filters the other day and caused myself a lot of anxiety in the process. The story is partly funny and partly embarrassing. And it also reminded me of some important lessons pertaining to social media. So here is how I tricked myself. Several months ago, I was taking selfies to… Continue reading How I Accidentally Tricked Myself with Picture Filters

Intrinsic Worth, Self-compassion, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

Why You Have Intrinsic Worth Today No Matter What

Dear Friend, you have intrinsic worth today, no matter what. But I know that is sometimes hard to believe.  If you are like a lot of people, including me sometimes, you spend a lot of time worrying if you are good enough. Or you spend a lot of time trying to prove to other people… Continue reading Why You Have Intrinsic Worth Today No Matter What

Body Partnership, Self-compassion, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness, Uncategorized, Working With Painful Emotions

The Pain of Unrealistic Beauty Standards

Unrealistic beauty standards cause so many people so much pain. In the last decade, I have stopped chasing them, and I am happier and more resilient because of it. I was originally going to title this post “How I Gained Weight and Went Grey, and I am Happier and More Resilient than Ever.” And I… Continue reading The Pain of Unrealistic Beauty Standards

Self-compassion, Uncategorized

Care Package #4 for Stressful Times: Practicing Self-Regulation

This post is in a series about dealing with stressful times. You can find links to the other posts in this series at the end of this post. One of the ways we help ourselves deal with difficult times is by practicing. Here are some paintings and thoughts to help you with that. ***** If… Continue reading Care Package #4 for Stressful Times: Practicing Self-Regulation

Self-compassion, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness, Working With Painful Emotions

Care Package #3 for Stressful Times

This care package is about a self-regulation technique called "Taking Your Emotional Temperature" and how it can help us manage stressful times. (You can find links to related posts down below.) A simple way to take your emotional temperature is to stop once or twice (or however many) times a day and ask yourself, "How… Continue reading Care Package #3 for Stressful Times

Self-compassion, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness, Spirituality, Working With Painful Emotions

Care Package #2 for Stressful Times

Dear All: The Coronavirus situation can bring up a lot of painful feelings. This care package is about dealing with painful feelings in times like this. ***** If you enjoyed this post, please consider sharing on social media. If you enjoyed the post above, you might also like this post: An Anxiety Care Package for… Continue reading Care Package #2 for Stressful Times