Self-Compassion: Treating Yourself as You Would Treat a Friend

If your friend called you and told you that they had a bad day at work, would you scold them? Would you berate them for making mistakes? Or would you let them know that it’s okay and everyone makes mistakes? On the contrary, instead of criticizing them for screwing up, you would probably reassure them … Read more Self-Compassion: Treating Yourself as You Would Treat a Friend

COVID-19 May Be Harder for People with Anxiety

Dealing with COVID-19 is difficult for most people, but often even more so for people who have struggled with anxiety in the past. If you have a history of OCD, health-related concerns, panic attacks, trauma, or worry, you may be experiencing an increase in anxiety or even a “relapse” of older symptoms. Understanding the impacts … Read more COVID-19 May Be Harder for People with Anxiety

So…Whatever Happened to Your New Year’s Resolutions?

Lose 20 pounds. Find a husband. Makeover every room the Marie Kondo way. How’s it going? At the beginning of your shiny new year, all of your New Year’s Resolutions probably seemed possible and hopes of accomplishing your goals were high. But now, just a few months in, well…not anymore. You don’t meal prep the … Read more So…Whatever Happened to Your New Year’s Resolutions?

How Self-Compassion Helps with Anxiety

Anxiety can be a loud voice in your head telling you that something bad is going to happen.   Your heart rate starts to quicken, your thoughts speed up, and you feel a knot in your stomach. At times, you might feel disconnected from yourself or the world around you. Moments in which you are experiencing … Read more How Self-Compassion Helps with Anxiety

Pain, values, compassion, and a dying dog

“Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.”  — Rumi Just about three years ago, I wrote a blog post titled “Pain and values: two sides of the same coin” about our amazing … Read more Pain, values, compassion, and a dying dog

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