When We Apologize Too Much

I believe apologies can free us from our self-made prisons or lock us up in new ones. Being able to apologize when we have done something wrong is extremely important. When we hurt someone and apologize, it is like a powerful reset button. It creates space for us to recognize that we are acting badly, … Continue reading When We Apologize Too Much

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Step Three: Recovering From Self-Hate by Returning to Love

Step #3: I realized I needed to return to Love which is my authentic self and the highest reality. You can read a brief overview of all the steps here, as well as an in-depth description of steps #1 and #2: https://shellypruittjohnson.wordpress.com/2017/09/05/seven-steps-to-love-recovering-from-self-hate/ Self-hate is a common human response to difficult and frightening things about the … Continue reading Step Three: Recovering From Self-Hate by Returning to Love

Step Two: Seven Steps to Love (Letting Go of Self-Hate)

Step 2: I realized that this is not how life was meant to be—that I was meant to live a life of Love and not hate and loathing. (See the overall steps here and step one here). Self-hate is a common phenomenon in our lives--so much so that we often do not even realize that … Continue reading Step Two: Seven Steps to Love (Letting Go of Self-Hate)

Step One: Seven Steps to Love (Letting Go of Self-Hate)

The first step: One day I realized that I had no idea how to love myself and that I was stuck in a pattern of self-hate and self-loathing. The other day I wrote about a path of seven steps (more or less) for overcoming self-hate. I thought I would elaborate on them in a series … Continue reading Step One: Seven Steps to Love (Letting Go of Self-Hate)

Seven Steps to Love: Recovering from Self-Hate

On my blog at various points, I have written about how for many years, I unconsciously struggled to love and accept myself and as a result, I often got stuck in patterns of self-loathing and self-hate. (You can read more about this here, here, here, and here.) When I realized that I struggled with this … Continue reading Seven Steps to Love: Recovering from Self-Hate

Three Things Love is Stronger Than and Why It is Stronger: Overcoming Our Darkness

I believe that Love is stronger than anything, although I will admit that sometimes I have a hard time remembering this--especially when things are very difficult in the world. Love is the power that allows us to recognize and honor the light in everyone and to cultivate it in ourselves and others. The "light in … Continue reading Three Things Love is Stronger Than and Why It is Stronger: Overcoming Our Darkness