Archives for December, 2011

Anxiety and Worry

Make Friends With Yourself

One of the hardest things for the Gentle Self is to let go of the harsh and critical thoughts in one's own head. The self-imposed reprimands usually pile up high. Often we don't even think as "Me," but we take on the voices we internalized from others who have made us feel inadequate in the past: You are a You should be working You are too You...
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Anxiety and Worry

To Quit or Not to Quit

How to Sustain Friendships

One of the big challenges The Gentle Self faces is how to sustain friendships in the long run. We get hurt by inconsiderate people and careless remarks and feel quickly tempted to quietly abandon the offender, making up all kinds of excuses why we donĀ“t want to see them anymore. But when do you give up on a friend and when do you try...
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