What Happens When You’re Self-Compassionate?

What Happens When You’re Self-Compassionate?

Compassion is a key component of resilience. But often we’re only compassionate to others.    When you’re compassionate to others you help them be their better self. But so often we’re kinder to others than we are to ourselves. Instead of compassion, we beat...

Journal with Me—Mid-year reflection

Journal with Me—Mid-year reflection

It's easy to look back at the first half of 2020 and see all the things that didn’t happen as you planned, to see one challenge after another. But reflecting on this time might expose something important that you learned, and reflecting on challenges can be revealing...

Journal With Me: Courage

Journal With Me: Courage

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow. — Mary Anne Radmacher   Last week I wrote about how small acts of kindness can help us grow our courage. By caring for another through...

Journal With Me: Renewal as a Path Forward

Journal With Me: Renewal as a Path Forward

You might wonder why in the world I would choose to write about renewal at this particular moment. Yes, we’re stuck inside and the world is upside down. I feel all of that, and there are days when I struggle to find the good, the joyful, something to renew my spirit....

Who Will You Be When This Is All Over?

Who Will You Be When This Is All Over?

Stressful times are not on anyone’s wish list, but they can teach us a lot about ourselves and how we handle challenges and loss and change, about what we value, and about what we may be hanging on to that we don’t need. Having my everyday way of life stripped away...