Learning to Love Yourself

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Learning to Love Yourself

  How do you love yourself? When I ask people how they practice self-love, I get a lot of blank stares and I don’t knows. It’s as if I suggested they climb Mount Everest this weekend. Self-love can feel like an impossible task, but it’s actually quite simple. Not necessarily easy – but simple.   […]

Seeking Self-Forgiveness

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Seeking Self-Forgiveness: How to Forgive Yourself Using Self-Compassion

Seeking Self-Forgiveness: How to Forgive Yourself and Put an End to Self-Criticism Using Self-Compassion. As perfectionists and codependents, we tend to be overly self-critical. Sometimes we make significant mistakes, we hurt others, we screw things up in a big way, and need to apologize and make amends. However, often we’re harsh with ourselves for even […]

Toxic Shame and How to Overcome It

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Healing from Toxic Shame

What is toxic shame? Shame is often confused with guilt. Sometimes we use the terms interchangeably, but they mean different things. Guilt is the bad feeling you have when you’ve done something wrong. And if you’ve actually done something wrong, like run into your neighbor’s car, then you should feel bad. Guilt, in this situation, […]

Increase Happiness with 6 Positive Psychology Hacks

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Increase happiness with positive psychology

  Increase happiness Are you feeling discouraged about your health, your job, or the political climate in our country? Are you worried about a loved one who is struggling? Do you feel stuck in a toxic or unfulfilling relationship? Are you lonely or wondering if you’ll ever find the one? You’re certainly not alone in […]

9 Practical Ways to Love Yourself

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Practical Ways to Love Yourself and practice self-compassion

  Life can be hard. We all screw up sometimes. We get frustrated and lose our temper. We regret things said or left unsaid. Our children struggle with learning disabilities or anxiety or any number of things. We hurt deep inside about harm caused to us as children. Our loved ones die. We get laid-off […]

How to Love Yourself: 22 Simple Ideas

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A woman learning to love herself with self-compassion

People-pleasing is a losing battle. When you focus on self-love and self-compassion rather than trying to get others to love you, you build your self-esteem and break codependent patterns so you can form healthier, happier relationships—with yourself and others. Loving yourself can be one of the hardest, yet most important things you’ll ever do. What […]