Healing Difficult Emotions, Overcoming Self-loathing and Anxiety, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

Losing Ourselves, Finding Ourselves, and Infusing Our Relationships with Love: Step Seven—Seven Steps to Love

Step #7: I set the intention to infuse all of my relationships with Love. When we learn to recognize the difference between the Wise and Wounded Self, we realize that the Wise Self is the truest self in us and in everyone else. It becomes much easier to infuse all of our relationships with unconditional… Continue reading Losing Ourselves, Finding Ourselves, and Infusing Our Relationships with Love: Step Seven—Seven Steps to Love

Healing Difficult Emotions, Overcoming Self-loathing and Anxiety, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness, Uncategorized

Connecting With Love Through Trust and Surrender: Step Five: Seven Steps to Love (Recovering from Self-Hate).

Step #5: I asked Love to show me how to connect with it and rest in it through trust and surrender. One of the most painful feelings we have is the feeling that we are alone and that it is all up to us. We often believe that we have to figure out everything on… Continue reading Connecting With Love Through Trust and Surrender: Step Five: Seven Steps to Love (Recovering from Self-Hate).

Overcoming Self-loathing and Anxiety, Poetry, Uncategorized

You are Not a Number

Have you ever felt like someone was trying reduce you, squash you, objectify you by turning you into a number or rating you on some arbitrary scale? I have before. I bet you have, too. You are NOT a number. Here is a poem for you. "You are Not" You are not the number Of… Continue reading You are Not a Number

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

Recognizing Self-Hate: Step One: Seven Steps to Love

The first step: I recognized that I was stuck in patterns of perfectionism and self-hate and that this was no way to live. This is the second post in a series of posts about overcoming self-hate a problem which a lot of people struggle with. You can read an introduction to the series here. Self-Hate… Continue reading Recognizing Self-Hate: Step One: Seven Steps to Love

Self-compassion, Uncategorized

The Great Love Story: Healing Shame by Exchanging the Do Enough Myth for a New Story

The Do Enough Myth is one of the most common causes of shame in our lives, and this is not at all surprising when we understand what The Do Enough Myth teaches. Here are the key ideas of this myth: You are not born lovable, valuable, and worthy. You must prove your worth in order… Continue reading The Great Love Story: Healing Shame by Exchanging the Do Enough Myth for a New Story

Overcoming Self-loathing and Anxiety, Self-compassion

What Peregrina Forgot: A Fairy Tale

Once upon a time, there was a girl named Peregrina. Peregrina was from a different planet—a planet called Phosimare­­—only she did not realize this. When she was too young to remember, Peregrina fell to another planet, the Planet Oge. She did not remember this happening, and Peregrina grew up thinking she was from the planet… Continue reading What Peregrina Forgot: A Fairy Tale

Spirituality and Love

A Prayer for Illumination

Here is an intention/prayer for illumination. If you believe in God, you can use this as a prayer. If you do not believe in God, you can use it as an intention: "May those who feel lost have guidance..."   If you enjoyed these intentions or prayers, you might also enjoy these: An Intention or… Continue reading A Prayer for Illumination