The Journey by Mary Oliver

The Journey by Mary Oliver

Leaving the self-critical voice behind and choosing kindness.  Enjoy this poem by the late Mary Oliver. One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice – – – though the whole house began to tremble...
Neurochemicals

Neurochemicals

More than 1500 studies now show that being self-compassionate, rather than self-critical,  is more likely to help us rebound from difficult situations and cultivate more success and happiness over time. There are three interacting emotional systems in the brain, each...
The Summer Day – Mary Oliver

The Summer Day – Mary Oliver

Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean- the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down...