Sticking Up for Our Friends Imagine a very dear friend that you love a great deal. Now imagine that someone is picking on your friend, being cruel to her, bullying her, calling her names. Imagine how indignant you would feel at this bully’s treatment of your friend. I bet you would stand up for your… Continue reading Sticking Up for Ourselves and Resisting Bullies and Boundary Crashers
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 or a friend you love. In this post, I will discuss how you can cultivate self-love by making a self-love pledge. Think of a friend who… Continue reading Becoming Your Own Best Friend
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
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
Dear Friend: Last night I was channeling Shel Silverstein, and I wrote a poem about you and how fantastic you are. ***** If you enjoyed this post, please consider sharing it on social media.