Tag: self-compassion

There’s nothing wrong with you.

Mainstream institutions make money from your belief in the story of your flaws. They need you to think that something is broken so that you can pay them to fix it, whether that pertains to your health, house, or soul.

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Are you someone who owns their sh*t?

A client came in really rattled and upset that a man had paid her unwanted attention at a party. She was with friends and felt safe and in a celebratory mood. He was the husband of one of her friends

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Waking up together

Feeling lonely and a little despondent about the state of the world, I got out my drum and asked for some guidance.  One of my beloveds came immediately and sat right in front of me for a chat. She was

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Barn burned down.

There’s an old haiku, “Barn’s burned down. Now I can see the moon.” I’ve always loved it, because it very concisely encapsulates a core tenet of mine: that in the midst of heartache and loss, there is still beauty. We just

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Power

Power. It’s a challenging word that has some negative connotations for some of us, especially those in recovery or exploring a path of surrender. It’s a word that conjures thoughts of control, domination, forcefulness, or unchecked ambition. It can connote the haughtiness, greed,

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The Self-Improvement Ghetto

Jen Louden wrote this amazing blog post challenging us to embrace our brilliance.  I’ve heard a lot of New-Agey stuff like that (and I’ve even used it from time to time), but here’s where she got me: “You cannot heal yourself or

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