Self-compassion

Why Self-Love is Not Narcissism

Is self-love narcissism? Self-Love Makes Us Uncomfortable People often feel very uncomfortable with the idea of loving themselves. I know that for years I did. Perhaps this is because in the past we have encountered people who seemed to love themselves more than anyone else, and this led them to act in a narcissistic and selfish… Continue reading Why Self-Love is Not Narcissism

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Reflection Questions and Practices for Self-Love

This post contains some reflection questions and practices for self-love, which I have written about in earlier blog posts. You don't necessarily need to read my earlier blog posts to answer these questions or to do the practices, but if you would like to read them, here they are: Some Earlier Posts on Self-Love The… Continue reading Reflection Questions and Practices for Self-Love

Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

Respecting Ourselves: Treating Ourselves as People and Not Objects

Respecting ourselves is one of the best gifts we can give our mind and heart. This explores how we can do that. First, a Story . . . When I was younger, I knew a girl who seemed to be a really sweet and friendly person. However, I soon discovered that the only time she… Continue reading Respecting Ourselves: Treating Ourselves as People and Not Objects

Politics and Love, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

Loving Our Self: The Place We Must Start

This post is about loving our self, and why it is the place we must start. A Brief Story about Me For most of my life I have been motivated by the question, "How can I be better?" While I may have had some good motivation behind this question at times, in general I think… Continue reading Loving Our Self: The Place We Must Start