Culture

Healing Ourselves

I bet you know what heals your kids. I bet you know their favorite songs, their favorite books, their favorite toys, their favorite kind of soup. I bet you know exactly what they need when they're feeling sick or sad or anxious. And I bet you give it to them. Without hesitation. Without judging them for needing rest, compassion, a hug, or to cry.

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Body Image

Exploring the Origins of Our Beliefs, Actions and Habits

Often we forget that our lives are made up of choices. Our own choices. Instead, we assume that certain things are simply non-negotiable, and we follow suit. We count our calories, watch our portions and work out at the crack of dawn because we assume that's the only way to be healthy. We drink because we assume that's the only way to celebrate and be fun. We buy a big house...
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Body Image

Identifying What’s Negotiable In Our Lives and What Really Isn’t

There are many things in life that we assume are mandatory, non-negotiable. We convince ourselves that we absolutely must do them. We convince ourselves that there's no other option but to say yes. Maybe we make these assumptions because we see everyone around us participating in these activities or adopting these perspectives. But we forget that we can choose to include or exclude these actions and approaches in our lives.

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Culture

10 More Questions to Ask Yourself Every Night

Recently, in this article, I shared a list of 10 questions we can ask ourselves every night. Checking in with ourselves is a powerful way to practice self-care. After all, how can we care for ourselves if we don't know what we need? If we don't know what hurts, scares, motivates, and soothes us? If we don't know our dreams? If we don't know where we stand? If we don't pay attention?

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