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Archives for Self Worth

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Caring for Your Four Kinds of Needs

We have all kinds of needs. Our main needs are physical, mental, emotional and spiritual---and it's important to care for all of them. The best way to do that is to explore and examine. It's to get curious. It's to constantly ask ourselves questions. Big questions like What soothes my soul? and basic questions like Am I thirsty right now?

Because, as Janet Conner beautifully writes in her book Writing Down Your Soul: How to Activate and Listen...
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General

Creating a Deeply Supportive Self-Care Routine

A self-care routine goes beyond spa days. It stems from reflecting deeply about our needs and our values. It stems from reflecting deeply about who we really are. For instance, author and coach Nancy G. Shapiro includes movement in her self-care routine because it energizes her physically and mentally and calms her emotionally. "Even short bursts of movement and stretching, and stepping outside for a breath of fresh air enlivens both my body...
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Guest Posts

The Power of Practicing Fierce Self-Care—And How to Start



Today, I'm honored to share a guest post by Nancy G. Shapiro, the author of The Book of Calm: Clarity, Compassion and Choice in a Turbulent World. In it, she delves into the practice of "fierce" self-care: what it means (a definition I absolutely love!); why it's so important; and where you can start.

Why Fierce?


The practice of fierce self-care requires each of us to become the protector of our own well-being. As I’ve learned to...
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Body Image

Relinquishing Unrealistic Expectations About Ourselves

The most unrealistic expectations we typically have revolve around ourselves. And these expectations are especially destructive because once we don't meet them---because we can't---we abandon ourselves. We punish ourselves. Because we didn't get to everything on our to-do lists, we don't let ourselves rest, we get up an hour earlier, and we basically act like drill sergeants. Because we aren't perfect parents, we berate ourselves for everything we did "wrong,"...
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