How to Get More Joy through Practice and Habits

How to Get More Joy through Practice and Habits

There’s a saying: What you practice grows stronger.  That’s fantastic if what you’re practicing is the violin or tennis or gratitude.  The human brain has a strong negativity bias, which was helpful when we were always on the lookout for danger from wild animals. Fear...
Journal with Me—Loving Kindness

Journal with Me—Loving Kindness

Self-compassion is an antidote to self-judgement — that tough inner critic in your head. Self-compassion includes the idea of being kind toward yourself as an imperfect human and also recognizing that you are worthy of care and concern.   It’s important to note...
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: 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...