Dealing with Low Self-Worth, Working With Painful Emotions

The Buddha on Our Thoughts, Anxiety, and Suffering

I think about suffering a lot. It may sound morbid to think about suffering frequently. But some sadness, painful emotions, and general suffering is a normal part of life. So, thinking about suffering and how to deal with it effectively is a survival skill. The Buddha certainly thought so. The Buddha was a prince who… Continue reading The Buddha on Our Thoughts, Anxiety, and Suffering

Dealing with Low Self-Worth, Intrinsic Worth, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

Self-Love and Secure Attachment to Ourselves

You might have heard of self-love, and you might have heard of secure attachment. But you might not have heard of these terms used together. The connection between the two is important. First, Self-Love You might know that a lot of people are talking about self-love recently. I have written more about self-love and why… Continue reading Self-Love and Secure Attachment to Ourselves

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

Dealing with Low Self-Worth, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

Is Believing We are Worthy a Good Idea?

Do you believe you are worthy right now, just as you are? If you are like a lot of people, you may not be sure what that means. On the other hand, you may have some idea what believing you are worthy means, but it may sound dangerous to you. You may feel like such… Continue reading Is Believing We are Worthy a Good Idea?

Dealing with Low Self-Worth, Practices for Cultivating Love, Self-compassion, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness, Working With Painful Emotions

Do You Live from the Inside Out or Outside In?

Do you live from the inside out or the outside in?  Okay, to be honest, that is not an entirely fair question to ask you at the beginning of this post. I coined the phrases Living from the Inside Out and Living from the Outisde In. And I haven't even told you what they mean… Continue reading Do You Live from the Inside Out or Outside In?

Body Partnership, Dealing with Low Self-Worth, Wonder and Enchantment

Exercise That Makes Me Feel Like a Magical Unicorn

I have a complicated history with exercise. On the one hand, I loved playing when I was little. My favorite activities were hide-and-go-seek, climbing trees, and roller skating. My mom also enrolled me in a dance aerobics class when I was in high school, and I loved those classes. On the other hand, like most… Continue reading Exercise That Makes Me Feel Like a Magical Unicorn

Dealing with Low Self-Worth, Uncategorized

I Did Something Scary This Weekend–It was Good

This weekend I did something scary, and I am really glad I did it. I flew out to Santa Barbara, California by myself to present a paper at a philosophy conference at UC Santa Barbara. New Experiences Now, I have presented at philosophy conferences before. I have also flown by myself in the past. However,… Continue reading I Did Something Scary This Weekend–It was Good

Dealing with Low Self-Worth, Practices for Cultivating Love, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness, Working With Painful Emotions

When We Feel Like We Have No Purpose

Sometimes we feel like we have no purpose, and this is really painful. Human beings need purpose. We need to feel like we have something special that we  share with the world. Given this need, it is understandable why we suffer painful feelings when we think we aren’t good at anything. For example, we may… Continue reading When We Feel Like We Have No Purpose

Dealing with Low Self-Worth, Lists of Essential and Inspiring Matters, Self-compassion, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness, Working With Painful Emotions

Five Things You Can Do When You Get Stuck in Painful Emotions

The purpose of my blog is to help people practice kindness, compassion, and respect to live more resilient lives.[1] One of the ways we show ourselves kindness, compassion, and respect is by developing practices that help us cope with painful emotions. Sometimes painful emotions are severe enough that we need to seek help from a… Continue reading Five Things You Can Do When You Get Stuck in Painful Emotions