Peaceful Thoughts and Affirmations, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness, Working With Painful Emotions

Peaceful Thoughts for Both Wonderful and Miserable Holidays

Dear Friend: Whether your holidays are wonderful or miserable, here are some peaceful thoughts for you during this time: Peace to you. ***** If you found this post helpful, please consider sharing on social media.

Dealing with Low Self-Worth, Uncategorized, What is Just?, Working With Painful Emotions

Self-Esteem, Dignity, and Self-Compassion

There is an important difference between self-esteem, dignity, and self-compassion. And this difference matters. Before I discuss this, I would like to discuss our current culture. I am concerned about our culture.[1] There are many reasons I am concerned about it, but one of the reasons is that it is increasingly clear that many of… Continue reading Self-Esteem, Dignity, and Self-Compassion

Working With Painful Emotions

When We Hit Bumps in Life’s Road and Crash

Sometimes we hit bumps in life's road and crash. I now know that is normal, but I didn't always think this. What I Used to Think When I was younger, I thought that if I just did everything right, my life would go smoothly; I wouldn't have any problems and people would treat me fairly;… Continue reading When We Hit Bumps in Life’s Road and Crash

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

It’s Okay Not to Fit Into the Broken Parts of the World

We often believe that if we are sad and anxious and troubled by parts of the world that there is something wrong with us. Sometimes, however, we suffer these painful feelings in response to really painful and difficult things in the world. It is important to realize in these situations that is understandable when we… Continue reading It’s Okay Not to Fit Into the Broken Parts of the World

Dealing with Low Self-Worth, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness, Uncategorized, Working With Painful Emotions

Step Five: Trusting Love

This is the fifth post in a series about recovering from perfectionism and self-hate, and it is is about trusting love. You can find links to the other posts in the series at the end of this post. Step #5: I asked Love to show me how to trust it. One of the most painful… Continue reading Step Five: Trusting Love

Dealing with Low Self-Worth, Uncategorized

Five Ways to Be a Friend to Yourself

It is important to be a good friend to ourselves. How we treat ourselves, what we say to ourselves, and what we think about ourselves tremendously impacts us. We are the closet person to us. And so if we treat ourselves in a continually hostile or cruel manner, it can lead to feelings of depression,… Continue reading Five Ways to Be a Friend to Yourself

Dealing with Low Self-Worth, Practices for Cultivating Love

What are You Saying to Yourself Today?

The things you say to yourself can empower you to live more fully and beautifully, or they can wilt your spirit. You are the closest person to you, so what you say to yourself really matters. This is how our spirit feels when we say unkind things to ourselves. Here are two things you can… Continue reading What are You Saying to Yourself Today?

Dealing with Low Self-Worth

Becoming Your Own Best Friend

This post explores how you can become your own best friends and gives you some practical suggestions for doing this. It is the third post in a series. In my last two posts, I discussed how to cultivate self-love by thinking of yourself as a child you love  and by speaking to yourself as you would a child… Continue reading Becoming Your Own Best Friend

Dealing with Low Self-Worth

Loving Affirmations and Self-Love

This is a post about using loving affirmations to connect with our True Self or Higher Self. And this post is a part of a series on cultivating self-love. In my last post, I discussed the first way we can cultivate self-love, which is to think of ourselves as a little child.  Just like children… Continue reading Loving Affirmations and Self-Love

Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

The Day a Total Stranger Gave me Earrings in the Airport

I recently had an adventure in the airport, and it all started because of a book. One day I was reading, and I read the phrase, “Be willing to receive good things.” Two things happened. First, I got very uncomfortable because historically, I have not been good at receiving things from people—gifts, compliments, help, you… Continue reading The Day a Total Stranger Gave me Earrings in the Airport