Keep It Simple

This summer, my little nephew gave me some excellent advice. I was at the park with him, and he was fascinated with a fireman's pole that was connected to the park jungle gym. I could tell he really wanted to slide down the pole, but he was afraid. So I spent some time with him, … Continue reading Keep It Simple

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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

The Great Love Story: Healing Shame by Exchanging the Do Enough Myth for a New Story

The Do Enough Myth is one of the most common causes of shame in our lives, and this is not at all surprising when we understand what The Do Enough Myth teaches. Here are the key ideas of this myth: You are not born lovable, valuable, and worthy. You must prove your worth in order … Continue reading The Great Love Story: Healing Shame by Exchanging the Do Enough Myth for a New Story

An Intention/Prayer for the Broken-Hearted

Over the years, I have been helped tremendously by intentions or prayers that other people have written. Lately, I have been writing my own. This is an intention/prayer I wrote for the broken-hearted. If you believe in God, you can use this as a prayer. If you do not believe in God, you can use … Continue reading An Intention/Prayer for the Broken-Hearted