Good morning and happy Thanksgiving! This year has been an interesting one, definitely. A memoir is in the works of the happenings, as if I put it all in a blog post, it would be the world’s longest blog post (lol). But I woke up this morning feeling I needed to share my story of … More Thankful for life
I have found that while these feelings are uncomfortable, accepting those unfavorable feelings gives me clarity. But I always try to skip steps. … More Skip the Pain
“Where is that written contract you signed before birth promising that you’d be perfect, that you’d never fail, and that your life would go absolutely the way you want it to?” -Kristin Neff Some people call it the devil, negativity, a Gremlin, or the little guy with the pitchfork. I’ve even heard someone refer to … More Self Compassion Gets the TKO – Revisiting Gazoo
“Watching a peaceful death of a human being reminds us of a falling star; one of a million lights in a vast sky that flares up for a brief moment only to disappear into the endless night forever.” -Elizabeth Kubler Ross Unfortunately, in the case of the person I remember today, a peaceful death did … More Remembering a Fallen Star
If we can’t forgive someone else or ourselves, compassion is the next best thing. -Melody Beattie A few days before last New Year’s Eve, I was trying to update an app on my iPhone, but my phone was running low on memory. I took a look at the apps I still had on my phone … More Step Outside of Yourself to Give Yourself Compassion
We don’t have to earn the right to compassion; it is our birthright. -Kristin Neff I haven’t been in the best of moods lately. I’m facing so many difficult feelings and emotions that I have long denied. And I’m just sitting with these emotions. No where to run or hide. The problem is that I’m … More Be Kind to Yourself…Yeah, I’m Talkin’ To You!
“Teacher,” they said to Jesus, “this woman was caught in the act of adultery. The law of Moses says to stone her. What do you say?” They were trying to trap him into saying something they could use against him, but Jesus stooped down and wrote in the dust with his finger. They kept demanding an answer, so … More Really? I’m Not Worthy of Your Compassion
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. -Dalai Lama A friend of mine recently lost her dad. Having experienced the loss of my own father several years ago, I could share my pain with her. And not just that I lost someone that I love, … More How to Activate Your Compassion Gene
“Compassion literally means ‘to suffer with,’ which implies a basic mutuality in the experience of suffering. The emotion of compassion springs from the recognition that the human experience is imperfect.” -Kristin Neff I don’t know anyone who wants to suffer. But the plain truth is that suffering is an element of every person’s life. I … More Can You Suffer With Me?
“We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead,do it diligently; if it is … More My Gift of Compassion