We can have no trouble feeling the soft emotions that tell us about boundaries. It’s finding a way to be with the hard emotions that takes more practice.
If we don’t midwife our own emotions, who’s going to do that important task? We can’t hope to dear God that someone else will take care of us.
Any emotion will come and it will go. If you don’t ruminate on it or project it into the future, any emotion will rise and fall away again.
Rather than get out of bed in the morning annoyed and wired with cortisol and stress, I give myself the gift of fearlessness and tend to myself first.
Name it and you can tame it? Feel it and you can heal it? Move it and you can soothe it: How movement in response to our body’s need is self-compassion.
Workplaces are starting to more actively support the use of tools like stress balls to help direct attention and calm nerves.
Who is the inner rebel? She is our internalized rebel archetype; Firefighter in Internal Family Systems terms; Diet Rebel in the Intuitive Eating world.
Self-compassion practice can be simple: sometimes it’s just about working at improving the quality of the things we are already doing, like sleeping.
Shame, self-criticism, perfectionism and lack of boundaries: these are some of the main themes when I’m talking to women.
Perfectionism is the belief that there is one right way to do things and that we should do each thing in that particular way to get a desired outcome.
This free online practice group is set up to support you in your ongoing mindfulness, self-compassion and radical self-wisdom practice.
So that’s possibly the least self-compassionate title I’ve ever given an article, but sometimes a girl’s gotta pull up her big girl pants.