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Posts from the ‘Self-Kindness’ Category

Un-shaming Ourselves

The practices of mindfulness and self-kindness enable me to find a different response to experiences of shame. It's a very individual (and messy!) process, but if it's helpful, here's what un-shaming looks like for me.

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A 4-Week Self-Kindness Plan

Discovering self-kindness can enable us to cope better with difficult feelings like anxiety, sadness or shame. But how do we start to build this practice? This month I’m offering a 4-week plan to get you started.

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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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How To Bounce Back From A Mindfulness Lapse

Mindfulness doesn't remove discomfort so that we're 'fixed' and never feel it again.  In this human life, we're going to keep on experiencing the unpleasant, the difficult and the challenging - alongside what's beautiful, moving and enjoyable.

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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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