Shame, self-criticism, perfectionism and lack of boundaries: these are some of the main themes when I’m talking to women.
At a recent course I was teaching I casually mentioned my practice of crying meditation and someone asked, “Where can I find the instructions for that?”
Auntie Rosemary is the person from my childhood who comes to mind when I tap into what it means to be nurtured, unconditionally loved and accepted. Visits to Auntie Rosemary’s crowded kitchen were one of the consistent highlights of my childhood. I felt at home, and I felt loved. So, as an adult, I recreated her kitchen.
This Thursday, January 25 is Mindful Eating Day at The Center for Mindful Eating, and I was delighted to be one of the speakers for the conversations that will be broadcast for listeners on that day. The theme for the day is “Compassionate Self-Care is Essential.”
Join an online community of self-compassion practitioners to creating, broaden and deepen a self-compassion practice to come home to!
Depending on how you are feeling and what your preferences are in any given day, here are the self-compassion practices you might do as part of your formal practice for today.
How can we tend to ourselves when our brainstem is having a meltdown? When we seem to be constantly in fight, flight, freeze, appease or dissociate? When shame has us in its headlights? Here are some tips
Dear 2018 Body, How are you? It’s been a while since we’ve connected so I wanted to say hello. Every now and I then I think about you. I hope you are well.
Practicing self-compassion is an important part of the equation to help us navigate through mindfulness toward equanimity.
Do you feel clueless when your yoga teacher, mindfulness teacher or therapist asks you, “Where do you feel that emotion in your body?”
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.