Body Love and Body Kindness, Healing Difficult Emotions, Self-compassion, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness, Uncategorized

How I Stopped Chasing Unrealistic Beauty Standards and Found Something Better: and I am Happier and More Resilient Because of It

I was originally going to title this post “How I Gained Weight and Went Grey, and I am Happier and More Resilient than Ever.” And I still kind of like that title, but perhaps it is a little misleading. Because in this post, I’m not going to try to convince you to gain weight (or… Continue reading How I Stopped Chasing Unrealistic Beauty Standards and Found Something Better: and I am Happier and More Resilient Because of It

Healing Difficult Emotions, Self-compassion, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

Care Package #3 for Stressful Times: Taking Your Emotional Temperature

This care package is about a self-regulation technique called "Taking Your Emotional Temperature" and how it can help us manage difficult times. (You can find links to related posts down below.)   A simple way to take your emotional temperature is to stop once or twice (or however many) times a day and ask yourself,… Continue reading Care Package #3 for Stressful Times: Taking Your Emotional Temperature

Healing Difficult Emotions, Self-compassion, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness, Spirituality and Love

Care Package #2 for Stressful Times

Dear All: The Coronavirus situation can bring up a lot of painful feelings. This care package is about dealing with painful feelings in times like this. ***** If you enjoyed this post, please consider sharing on social media. If you enjoyed the post above, you might also like this post: An Anxiety Care Package for… Continue reading Care Package #2 for Stressful Times

Self-compassion, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

10 Mind-Body Practices You Can Do if You Feel Anxious During the Coronavirus (or Anytime)

When we face national and personal crises like the Coronavirus, it is easier for us to  feel anxious about everyone and everything in our life. These are natural feelings and nothing to be ashamed of. Sometimes, however, we need a way temporarily to ground ourselves, escape our anxiety, or step outside of it in order… Continue reading 10 Mind-Body Practices You Can Do if You Feel Anxious During the Coronavirus (or Anytime)

Peaceful Thoughts and Affirmations, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

How I Make Things Magically Appear Before My Eyes (and I am Mostly Serious)

When I was young and my mom would ask me to go find something for her, I frequently came back within minutes announcing, "I couldn't find it." My mom's customary response was, "You are looking with your eyes closed", by which she meant that I wasn't intentionally looking for the thing I was after or… Continue reading How I Make Things Magically Appear Before My Eyes (and I am Mostly Serious)

Lists About Important and Silly Stuff, Politics and Love, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

7 Things I have Learned about Love in the Last Decade

This is Valentine's Day weekend, and my blog is called Love is Stronger. I named my blog this because I think love is one of the most important topics in the world. Gaining a better understanding of it has made a profound difference in my life. So, for these reasons, it seems like a good… Continue reading 7 Things I have Learned about Love in the Last Decade

Overcoming Self-loathing and Anxiety, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

Is Believing We are Worthy a Good Idea?

Do you believe you are worthy right now, just as you are? If you are like a lot of people, you may not be sure what that means. On the other hand, you may have some idea what believing you are worthy means, but it may sound dangerous to you. You may feel like such… Continue reading Is Believing We are Worthy a Good Idea?

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Healing Difficult Emotions, Overcoming Self-loathing and Anxiety, Practices for Cultivating Love, Self-compassion, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

Do You Live from the Inside Out or the Outside In? (and Why This Question Matters.)

Do you live from the inside out or the outside in? Okay, to be honest, that is not an entirely fair question to ask you at the beginning of the post because I coined those phrases--Living from the Inside Out and Living from the Outside In, and I haven't even told you what they mean… Continue reading Do You Live from the Inside Out or the Outside In? (and Why This Question Matters.)

Practices for Cultivating Love, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness, Spirituality and Love

How to Find Your Purpose

Purpose is important. When we have a purpose, we feel like our life is meaningful, that we matter, and that we contribute something good to the world. Nevertheless, it can sometimes feel a little tricky to find our purpose. We don't necessarily receive a lot of instruction in life on how to find it, and… Continue reading How to Find Your Purpose

Self-compassion, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

All Your Feelings are Permitted: A Brief Encouragement

Dear Friend, If you feel sad today, you are loved. If you feel happy today, you are loved. If you feel angry today, you are loved. If you feel joyful today, you are loved. If you feel hopeful today, you are loved. If you feel hopeless today, you are loved. If you feel connected today,… Continue reading All Your Feelings are Permitted: A Brief Encouragement