Overcoming Self-loathing and Anxiety

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

Overcoming Self-loathing and Anxiety, Uncategorized

Using Loving Affirmations to Cultivate 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 need love, encouragement, care, and compassion to flourish, we also need these things. Think of yourself like a little child who needs love and nurturing to flourish. This leads… Continue reading Using Loving Affirmations to Cultivate Self-Love

Lists About Important and Silly Stuff, Overcoming Self-loathing and Anxiety, Self-compassion, Uncategorized

Adopting a Loving View of Yourself

Loving Ourselves, Hating Ourselves How well do you like yourself? Which of the following statements best represents your relationship with yourself? I absolutely love myself. I’m okay, but I really get on my nerves sometimes. I have more things I dislike about myself than I love about myself. I hate myself. If you are like… Continue reading Adopting a Loving View of Yourself

Healing Difficult Emotions

Leaving Our Self-Constructed Prisons

Sometimes we construct our own personal prisons of suffering. This is nothing to be ashamed of because there are often very good reasons that we build these prisons. They often serve some important purpose, at least initially. We often do not realize, however, that we have built these prisons ourselves and that we do not… Continue reading Leaving Our Self-Constructed Prisons