Thankful for life

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

Self Compassion Gets the TKO – Revisiting Gazoo

“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

Be Kind to Yourself…Yeah, I’m Talkin’ To You!

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!

Can You Suffer With Me?

“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?

My Gift of Compassion

“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