Welcome to a place I hope you will return to frequently for comfort, inspiration, and refuge.
be softer with you.
you are a breathing thing.
a memory to someone.
a home to a life.
How do you care for yourself when life gets hard?
probably realized by now that life can feel really hard: You don't
always get what you want, and you often get what you don't want. Have
you ever stopped to notice how you relate to yourself when difficulties
Tuning in to your Inner Dialogue
when things don't go our way and we experience "negative" emotions, we
can become our own worst enemy. Have you ever listened to your inner
dialogue and how violent it can be? We fail a test and criticize
ourselves as stupid. We don't get the job we wanted and tell ourselves
we'll never amount to anything. We get angry about something and berate
ourselves for not being "nice" or "spiritual" or a "good person."
this harsh way of relating to yourself sounds familiar, you are not
alone! Many of us have learned to criticize ourselves from our families
and a culture that is focused on perpetual self-improvement. But what if
there was another way you could relate to yourself when you're having
an experience you'd rather not be having? What if instead of being your own worst enemy you could be your own best friend?
This Self-Compassion Resource page is dedicated to sharing practices that will help you relate
to pain--anger, fear, sadness, and any other "negative" emotional
experience--with compassion. If you're tired of being in conflict with
yourself and are longing for inner peace, I encourage you to check out
these resources. By clicking on the links below, you can learn
about a variety of practices for inner peace and compassionate
self-care, and you can start implementing all of these tools
immediately. All of these practices are intended to help you treat
yourself with the kindness and love you would bestow upon your best
friend, a precious pet, or your own real or imagined baby.