To the Loving Feminine and Her Allies

There is a lot of toxic aggression in the world right now. I have been thinking about how the loving feminine acts as a balance and healing counter-check to this problem. And so, I wrote a letter to the Loving Feminine and Her Allies.   If you enjoyed this post, please share it with a … Continue reading To the Loving Feminine and Her Allies

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

Be Willing: The Day a Total Stranger Gave me Earrings in the Airport

I recently had an adventure in the airport, and it all started because of a book. One day I was reading, and I read the phrase, “Be willing to receive good things.” Two things happened. First, I got very uncomfortable because historically, I have not been good at receiving things from people—gifts, compliments, help, you … Continue reading Be Willing: The Day a Total Stranger Gave me Earrings in the Airport

Mindfulness Meditation for Peace and Relaxation

I sometimes struggle with anxiety, and when I do, I often find that thinking certain loving thoughts and looking at colors relaxes me. So, I created this picture flow to share some of the ideas that help me the most. Maybe if you are feeling anxious, it will help you, too. There is a safe … Continue reading Mindfulness Meditation for Peace and Relaxation

How Embracing Vulnerability Changed My Life (And Why I am Still Working on It)

Needing to Be Right Once upon a time it was incredibly important for me to be right. About everything. I have a vivid memory of arguing with my little brother when I was about ten years old. I do not remember exactly what we were arguing about, but I do remember being furious with him. … Continue reading How Embracing Vulnerability Changed My Life (And Why I am Still Working on It)