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

Healing Difficult Emotions, Self-compassion, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

Care Package #3 for Stressful Times: Taking Your Emotional Temperature

This care package is about a self-regulation technique called "Taking Your Emotional Temperature" and how it can help us manage difficult 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,… Continue reading Care Package #3 for Stressful Times: Taking Your Emotional Temperature

Body Love and Body Kindness, Uncategorized

A Story About My Mom: Paraplegia, Swimming, and Resilience

My mom was in a serious car accident with my dad when she was twenty years old. They were driving on a mountainous road in Oregon. They missed a hairpin curve as they were driving in the dark in the rain, and their car went off the road backwards. They slid down into a ravine… Continue reading A Story About My Mom: Paraplegia, Swimming, and Resilience

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

Five Ways to Become More Resilient When Failure and Disappointment Strike

Life can be really hard sometimes. One of the hardest things is when we feel like a big failure or we have a major setback due to some heartbreak or disappointment. During times like this, it can feel like our life is over or that we will never recover from the painful feelings we are… Continue reading Five Ways to Become More Resilient When Failure and Disappointment Strike