Healing Difficult Emotions, Overcoming Self-loathing and Anxiety, Practices for Cultivating Love, Self-compassion, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

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?

Healing Difficult Emotions, Overcoming Self-loathing and Anxiety, Practices for Cultivating Love, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

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

Healing Difficult Emotions, Lists About Important and Silly Stuff, Overcoming Self-loathing and Anxiety, Self-compassion, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

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

Healing Difficult Emotions, Lists About Important and Silly Stuff, Self-compassion, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

When You Don’t Like Who You Are

Sometimes we reflect on our life, and we don’t like who we are. We look at other people who seem to have the perfect life, and we desperately want to be them. Have you ever felt like this? If you are like most people, you probably have. I know I have. This feeling is often… Continue reading When You Don’t Like Who You Are

Contemplative Practice, Healing Difficult Emotions

Receiving Wisdom and Guidance: A Contemplative Practice

Do you need more wisdom and guidance about something in your life? Do you feel confused about the right action or path to take in a certain area of your life? If so, you are not alone. All of us, at one point or another (or at many points), find ourselves in need of wisdom… Continue reading Receiving Wisdom and Guidance: A Contemplative Practice

Body Love and Body Kindness, Healing Difficult Emotions, Uncategorized

Be Friends With Your Body This Summer, Part #1

This post is about how you can become friends with your body this summer. It's that time of year when we start seeing advertisements like this: Get your body beach ready. Get a bikini body fast. Whip your body into shape in time to hit the beach. Advertisements like this can make us feel like… Continue reading Be Friends With Your Body This Summer, Part #1

Healing Difficult Emotions, Overcoming Self-loathing and Anxiety, Politics and Love

You, Society, and the Good Life

I have been thinking about society and the good life lately. Let’s take a minute to think about the culture we live in. There are many good things about U.S. culture and cultures like it. But one of the negative aspects of our culture is that it often encourages a hyper-individualistic view of ourselves and… Continue reading You, Society, and the Good Life

Body Love and Body Kindness, Healing Difficult Emotions, Uncategorized

12 Cool Things That Happened When I Practiced Breathing for a Year

If you have been following my blog, you may know that last May I began a breathing practice. I have continued my breathing practice* all year, and I have been blogging about it each month. You can read about month one here. (And there are links to the other months, too.) I knew that good… Continue reading 12 Cool Things That Happened When I Practiced Breathing for a Year

Healing Difficult Emotions, Politics and Love

How to Know if People are Treating You Badly

This post is about how to know if people are treating you badly. The Power of Love I write frequently about people becoming more powerful together by loving themselves and each other. (Love here = actions of kindness, compassion, and respect that nurture the good and heal the wounded in ourselves and others). If we… Continue reading How to Know if People are Treating You Badly