Tag: self compassion

Common Humanity

“Do you suffer sometimes, want to be happy, but don’t always know how to make that happen? Congratulations! You’ve just discovered you have something in common with every other person across the world and across history.” * And with this realization we know we…

Bring it Home

Put your hands on your heart and say to yourself, “May you be happy. May you be healthy. May you be safe. May you be loved.” …. Repeat four times.*   So often we give to others and tend to them, and also dismiss…

Be Gentle with Yourself

For today and every day. “Be gentle with yourself. Be kind to yourself. You may not be perfect, but you are all you’ve got to work with. The process of becoming who you will be, begins first with the total acceptance of who you…

Listen to the Message of Emotions

Wisdom from Tara Brach for these difficult times. May we listen to our hearts and to our children. 🙏 “I’ve had many waves of anger, fear, and aversion in reaction to the harm being perpetrated in our society. In my own practice, it helps…

Accepting Who You Are

I love this exercise from Steve Flowers and Bob Stahl in “Living with Your Heart Wide Open”. This is a book I’d also recommend for those of you who would like to cultivate more mindfulness and compassion in your lives, while freeing yourselves from…

For Teachers, Mentors, Parents and Guides

Last week before class one of my students said how much she  enjoyed my  blog – not just for the guidance, but to show her that I wasn’t perfect. We laughed 😊 Then she asked “So I have my Val, who is your Val…

* Want to Let Go More?

Some very successful and accomplished people will sometimes ask me – How can I let go more? What do I need to do to be more relaxed? How can I be less impatient? What can I do to be more flexible?…My answer for each…

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