Tag Archives: self compassion

Bits and Bobs

Taking a moment to rest in being a deciduous tree in a coniferous forest. “Self-care is never a selfish act – it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to … Continue reading

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The Self-Compassion Diet

I am generally content and able to view my life as is, something beautiful. Or as Pema Chodron says, “Looking for alternatives. . . keeps us from realizing that we could stand with pride in the middle of our life and … Continue reading

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Love Bubble

My heart has been aching a lot lately, knowing I would not exist had kindness of Americans not been shown to my not-too-distant ancestors that were refugees of war. And I do not think paranoia is an answer to anything. Paranoia begets … Continue reading

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Three Compassion Words

I see you. These words arose in my mind as I did something out of my comfort zone. I felt a strong presence inside myself that said “I see you” and “I am here for you.” Self compassion in action. It … Continue reading

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Intentions Toward Honoring Self and Others

Up early again to work on a Sunday.  And the Saturday that was yesterday.  And the entire week prior.  And last Sunday. Everyone I work with and for puts in 10- to 12-hour days 7 days a week.  Because that’s … Continue reading

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Distance Pain and Daily Practice

A list on Facebook clued me to German words that cannot be translated into English clearly.  As I remember my German grandparents’ frustration over this countless times, it gave me a warm, fuzzy feeling that different cultures express a broader range of … Continue reading

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Creating Joy

I am riding what feels like a wave of creating lately amid large amounts of persistent work I would rather not be doing.  Suddenly worlds that before felt closed to my heart are opening.  For the first time EVER I … Continue reading

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