Identifying whether we are motivated by love or by fear can become an inner navigation system of self-compassion and wisdom.
Anxiety leads us to respond froma place of fear. Here are some ways to tend to anxiety, to help you respond less from fear and more from love.
One early morning interaction with a young frog can begin a cascade of emotions and self-compassion responses. Here’s the story…
I lean on my inner wise womanand she leans on me.We hold each other up but it’s not a picture of poweror fierce feminine energy.
Here are some suggestions for ways of being during online groups (especially if you’re the one holding the space) to contribute to folks feeling seen and heard.
In my journeys with other heart-centered teachers of contemplative work, some great questions about trauma-informed teaching and meditation-facilitation have come up. I feel that, as leaders in our communities, we have a responsibility to do the best we can to bring specific care to folks who have experienced trauma (which, as it turns out, is […]
Our inner critic is culturally-created from a specific fear – we can be counter-cultural and rework our inner critic’s messages from a place of love.
We can’t easily change how someone considers us, but we do have some influence over how we perceive our relationships and the people we are in contact with.
We’re not all able or interested in sitting cross-legged during meditation, so it’s valuable to consider some options for supporting your body as you practice.
Much of our trauma and stress arises in relationships. Trauma and stress resulting from relationships are a byproduct of not having power in a relationship – someone else has “power over” us.
When we have unresolved animosity toward our body from trauma or cultural messages, it’s not surprising that we have trouble doing things like going to the gym or resisting that bucket of ice cream.
In Somatic Self-Compassion Online this week we’re exploring Staci K. Haines’ quote, “In listening to the body we know what we must care about. Core values come from felt senses, not from thought schema.” I’m fascinated by Staci’s quote, and feel a deep, yet unclear connection to her words.