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, Practices for Cultivating Love, Uncategorized

Letting Go of Perfectionism, Punishment, and Control: Step Six—Seven Steps to Love

Step Six: I asked Love to show me how to let go of the need to be perfect, to punish, and to be in control. In this series of posts, I have been writing about how many of us unconsciously struggle with problems of self-hate.  The Need for Perfectionism, Punishment, and Control The feeling that… Continue reading Letting Go of Perfectionism, Punishment, and Control: Step Six—Seven Steps to Love

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

Remembering Love: Step Two: Seven Steps to Love (Letting Go of Self-Hate)

Step 2: I realized that my perfectionism and self-hate was an unskillful behavior and that there was something better waiting for me: Love. In my last post, I suggested that many people have a difficult time loving themselves because we are often taught that self-love is a bad thing, and so we do not learn… Continue reading Remembering Love: Step Two: Seven Steps to Love (Letting Go of Self-Hate)

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

Letting Go of Self-Hate: Seven Steps to Love

What if someone  told you, "You are worthy right now, just as you are"? If you are like a lot of people, including myself sometimes, that statement makes you really uncomfortable. You might even feel angry or disgusted with it. Perhaps you think to yourself, "There is no way I am worthy right now." Believing… Continue reading Letting Go of Self-Hate: Seven Steps to Love