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How to Embrace Your True Self in a World of Fakers

Please call me by my true names,so I can hear all my cries and laughs at once,so I can see that my joy and pain are one.-Thich Nhat Hanh Do you have a nickname? Even if no one has used it in years, did you have a pet name of some kind when you were a […]

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4 Elements of Emotional Wisdom

It’s Okay to be Really SadAround the same time my Grandfather died last year, my son’s best friend moved away. I told Ben, “It’s okay to be sad.” The kid’s parents bought a beautiful new home across town, so my son has lost his favorite friend, the kid who sat next to him every day […]

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Why Empathy Matters to the Little Girl with No Daddy

“If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” – Atticus Finch in To Kill a MockingbirdYesterday, my daughter […]

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6 Tips for Practicing More Empathy and Compassion

Teach Yourself to be More Understanding and EmpatheticWhat is empathy?Empathy is the concern for the welfare of others. It’s the ability to detect or predict the emotions and thoughts of others. It’s easy to see why this would be a handy skill to master.Empathy has an impact on your relationships. This is true for both […]

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In a World Full of Fear, We Desperately Need Compassion

Grace Can Be Heard in Any LanguageI finished teaching my weekly sign language class and felt my nerves subside. I’d been sick over this class, in particular, all day. Those who know me personally would find that odd, considering I’m a very outgoing person, entirely comfortable in front of a crowd, and I’ve taught classes […]

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Self-Compassion: What it Is & How to Get More of It

Poor self-compassion usually stems from a lack of self-acceptance and an excess of shame and negativity. We typically treat others well but struggle to treat ourselves the same way. But can I tell you something? You can’t genuinely treat people well if you aren’t doing the same for yourself.

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Is Your Life in Chaos? Introducing: 90 Days of Calm

Every day, I get asked about shame, self-care, and self-compassion. I even polled my Tribe a couple of weeks ago, and those three topics were at the top of the list for courses they want to take in 2019. As a result, I’m thrilled to announce 90 Days of Calm.

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