compassion

The Guilty Mother and the Quest for Perfectionism

10/08/2014

Whether you are a stay at home or a working mother, it’s a fact that mothers struggle with an enormous amount of ‘mother guilt’. We are hard on ourselves. We push ourselves and expect perfection. We try hard to balance it all and a lot of times, we feel like…

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Stop Forking Yourself. 10 Tips to Mindful Eating

08/25/2014

I think it’s safe to say we have all been guilty of once or twice filling up on food to cover up our feelings. Whether you find yourself feeling sad, anxious, or even stressed, we can so often turn to food to help us feel better. This leads to worse…

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The Important Thing About Yelling – a beautiful article written by Rachel Macy Stafford

08/11/2014

As exhausted parents, we try so hard to keep our cool and breathe. There are times when all our needs, including our children, our partners, our pets, all come crashing down at once and we are left feeling scattered, perhaps anxious, stressed, and even angry. I love this post because…

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Tending to Your Heart-Rediscovering the Meaning of Valentine’s Day

02/03/2012

“How much we know and understand ourselves is critically important, but there is something that is even more essential to living a Wholehearted life: loving ourselves.” Brene Brown February is the month of love. For a lot of people, Valentine’s Day can be a triggering day filled with feelings of…

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Poem ~ Lead me to the song of my heart ~ Danna Faulds

01/18/2012

Lead me to the song of my heart and help me sing it unashamed Help me stand before you in bare consciousness unflinching in your light Lead me to the expression of my soul in all its fullness Let me embrace my humanity yet be anchored in divinity. Help me…

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Falling Into Letting Go

10/28/2011

Sometimes we find ourselves tightly wound to our beliefs, remembering who hurt us, who we are angry with, and who disappointed us. We hold grudges, cling onto resentments, and feel tightly wound and bound to our opinions and perspectives. It’s as if the needle is stuck in a record groove.…

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We’ll See…

05/24/2011

“We’ll see” was often a phrase that we heard growing up that would send us away rolling our eyes and knowing that the answer was probably a no. As I have been working with my meditation practice, I notice this phrase has more value than I seemed to realize. Instead…

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A Poem About Self-Discovery

05/24/2011

Slide into the unknown The Beloved is waiting Climb down the rickety ladder Into the mysterious cave of your body Where your own quiet music plays Become great friends to yourself Tip your identity into the empty bowl of Being Hold only space where you used to fill it A…

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