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Posts from the ‘Self-Kindness’ Category

DECEMBER TIPS: Mindful Journaling For More Awareness

Mindful journaling can be a powerful tool for growth, especially for those times when meditation doesn't feel like an accessible practice. It builds not only awareness, but also self-compassion.
In my own practice, I value my journaling space just as much as my time spent in meditation.

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AUGUST TIPS: Self-Care For Strong People

If you're used to being the 'strong one' in life - the person who's there for others, who gives help rather than needing it - it can be easy to convince yourself that you don't need looking after too. But to stay strong, we do need self-care.

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JULY TIPS: Self-Kindness And The Power Of Less

Like many things, self-kindness can lose its appeal if it feels like an extra duty you need to add into an already-busy life. I like to approach it as a practice of doing less, not more: less self-criticism, less pressure on myself, less trying to pretend I feel ok if actually things feel hard. Here are three things I can do without when I'm having a difficult day, and what I've learned to do instead.

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Committing To Self-Kindness

I think our desire for instant success (understandable as it is) can make it harder to access the powerful benefits of self-kindness meditation. I wanted self-kindness to make difficult feelings like anxiety and shame go away. And fast. But it's interesting that the things that have helped me the most have taken longer to take effect than other things that have helped to a lesser degree.

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Don’t Stop Growing

At what age do we stop learning and growing?
The reality is, we're all learning, all the time. And rather than this being something to be ashamed of, it's something to celebrate.

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