Self-compassion can be both a grand gesture of acceptance and a seemingly trivial display of respect. With time, self-compassion (a branch of self-love, which is a branch of real love) begins to encompass everything and permeate everything, impacting how we treat others and how we view our roles in the world. What self-compassion means to […]
Why is it that we console a baby when it cries yet we don’t show ourselves the same quality of compassion? What has changed? Where is the arbitrary line we draw that forces us into an adulthood that leaves no room for this kind of presence? You don’t need a textbook on healing a broken […]
I just finished a new book that was recently gifted to me, based on a conversation with the Dalai Lama. I dove into the question, “How do we move forward?” In a world that’s riddled with division, there must be some basic wisdom we can all follow for greater unity, regardless of our views. The […]
No matter how sure we are of someone’s unconditional love, it’s still nice to hear it—better yet, to feel it. Compassion is an extension of a deep love, one that truly cares about another’s suffering without placing conditions on the expression of that care and understanding. That’s why I think today’s compassion quotes are so […]
Are you familiar with the five love languages? Today’s post is in honor of those of you (and your loved ones) who enjoy giving and receiving words of affirmation. If there’s someone close to you who responds particularly well to praise, compliments, thanks, or other positive commentary, delight them with something that sounds like music […]
We will feel called to offer words of encouragement for a friend. When the call comes, I hope this collection finds you and inspires your own authentic presence and heartening communion. The intention here is to craft a space where you can both just be, without being forced to feel any certain way.
You are a valuable and worthwhile human being—not when someone else thinks so or because you’re considered successful in some way, but because you believe it to be your truth. The self-worth you believe in can take you to the core of living a fulfilling life; here are some benefits of loving yourself that you […]