Another Thing You Can Do When You are Anxious: Take a Rain Check (Brief Reflection and Practice)

Sometimes when we are really anxious, it is because we are trying to solve today problems that we don’t actually have to solve for a week, ten weeks, or even ten years. For instance, I remember when I was just beginning high school, I worried about where I was going to go to college. When … Continue reading Another Thing You Can Do When You are Anxious: Take a Rain Check (Brief Reflection and Practice)

What to Do When You Feel Anxious (Brief Reflection and Practice)

I would like you to imagine that you are walking in the woods, and you come to a stream. The water is low, and you want to cross to the other side. Luckily for you, there is a path of stepping stones across the stream that can take you safely to the other side, so … Continue reading What to Do When You Feel Anxious (Brief Reflection and Practice)

What are You Saying to Yourself Today? (Brief Reflection and Practice)

The things you say to yourself can empower you to live more fully and beautifully, or they can wilt your spirit. You are the closest person to you, so what you say to yourself really matters. How our spirit feels when we say unkind things to ourselves. Here are two things you can practice today: … Continue reading What are You Saying to Yourself Today? (Brief Reflection and Practice)

Becoming Your Own Best Friend: How to Cultivate Self-Love, Part #3

In my last two posts, I discussed how to cultivate self-love by thinking of yourself as a small child and by speaking to yourself as you would a small child or a friend.   In this post, I will discuss how you can cultivate self-love by making a self-love pledge. #3. Take a Self-Love Pledge … Continue reading Becoming Your Own Best Friend: How to Cultivate Self-Love, Part #3

Using Loving Affirmations to Cultivate Confidence: How to Cultivate Self-Love, Part #2

In my first post, I discussed the first way we can cultivate self-love, which is to think of ourselves as a little baby.  Just like babies need love, encouragement, care, and compassion to flourish, we also need these things. Think of yourself like a little child who needs love and nurturing to flourish. This leads … Continue reading Using Loving Affirmations to Cultivate Confidence: How to Cultivate Self-Love, Part #2

Adopting a Loving View of Yourself: How to Cultivate Self-Love, Part #1

Loving Ourselves, Hating Ourselves How well do you like yourself? Which of the following statements best represents your relationship with yourself? I absolutely love myself. I’m okay, but I really get on my nerves sometimes. I have more things I dislike about myself than I love about myself. I hate myself. If you are like … Continue reading Adopting a Loving View of Yourself: How to Cultivate Self-Love, Part #1