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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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Learning Compassion

Agree with me or not, your attention is the only attention you really value and need. We think what we want is “out there”, from someone else (some unattainable love from someone who is seeking it from others too) — … Continue reading

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