It is our nature to want to help those in need, to advise and suggest… but sometimes the best support you can offer is to simply hear them.
What Not to Say to Someone Living with Chronic Illness
I know… You want to say something kind, something inspiring, but sometimes it’s better just to listen
Why You Should Cultivate and Practice Self-Compassion
Developing a healthy practice of self-compassion starts with a practicing authentic self-love — which can be cultivated with some simple daily routines.
Miscarriage & Misgivings: The Power, and Gifts, of Shame
In the most vulnerable, the most heart-wrenching circumstances, lives the potential to make a new, compassionate connection to yourself and those around you.
I Practiced Self Compassion for a Year — This is What Happened
How practicing self compassion and releasing judgment can reduce stress and anxiety while increasing your productivity and happiness — Have…
You’re Fat So I Can’t Date You: How To Overcome A Negative Body Image
Learning to love yourself, whatever size or shape, means learning to ignore other people’s opinions and biases — Everyone has…
Living on the Offense or Defense: Replacing Reactivity with Understanding
Learning to listen with an open mind rather than a defensive attitude opens us to learn and allows us to…
Mindfulness and Race: Bearing Witness to Our Racial Distress
Mindfulness doesn’t erase the reality of racial distress; however, it allows us to explore the question of whether we are contributing to suffering or to freedom
Practicing Patience — Where Has the Virtue Gone?
Patience is a virtue which can cultivate peace and even compassion — How many of us remember the adage: Patience…
Doing Death Differently: Embracing the Home Funeral
Death in modern society is often done one way — but it doesn’t have to be that way. We can choose to say goodbye to our loved ones differently with a home funeral.
The Dangers of Sensationalizing Mental Health
Removing the stigma around mental health requires a balance of awareness and solutions — Anxiety is common, especially among younger…
The Kindness Contagion: Cultivating Lovingkindness in Our Children
Conscious parenting includes bridging modern science with Eastern philosophy — and cultivating lovingkindness in our children and ourselves — Two…