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

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

Month Three of Beautiful Breathing: Being a Highly Sensitive Person

This month of beautiful breathing, I thought a lot about being a highly sensitive person. Let me tell you a story about it. When I was in fourth grade, I ran away from school. I blame it on those damn recorders in music class. Now, I really liked school, and I really liked my fourth… Continue reading Month Three of Beautiful Breathing: Being a Highly Sensitive Person

Dealing with Low Self-Worth, Working With Painful Emotions

You are Not Your Anxiety

Dear Friend, if you struggle with anxiety, you might feel engulfed by your anxiety. It is important to remember at these times that you are not the same thing as your anxiety. Anxiety is often a response to exaggerated and extreme thoughts we have. Or it can be a response to an event that triggers… Continue reading You are Not Your Anxiety