Blog Topic: Self-Compassion

How We Started

“Start with the ground you know, the pale ground beneath your feet, your own way of starting the conversation” David Whyte     Early in 2014, friend/colleague and Life Coach, Zoey Ryan, invited me to present a workshop for her frontline staff about self-care...

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Felt Sense Prayer

This is a lovey prayer to say before or after doing the Compassionate Body Scan Guided Meditation I am the pain in your head, the knot in your stomach, the unspoken grief in your smile. I am your high blood sugar, your elevated blood pressure, your fear of challenge,...

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Certified!

My Self-Compassion Journey Six years ago I found myself at a week long training in Mindful Self-Compassion on Whidbey Island, Washington and the trajectory of my life changed. The practices resonated deeply and challenged my inner self-critic that had been running the...

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Letting Go of Striving

MSC is about building resources, skills, and strengths to face our human imperfections with loving, connected presence. It takes courage to embark on the practice of Mindful Self-Compassion. Choosing to learn how to respond to ourselves with kindness and compassion...

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Health Benefits of Self-Compassion

Self-criticism does more than make us feel badly.  It is actually bad for our health. Self-Criticism activates the nervous threat response system stimulating the hormones designed to help us deal with danger through a ‘fight, fight or freeze’.  When our threat...

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Letting Go

“I think most of the spiritual life is really a matter of letting go, ceasing to cling, ceasing to insist on our own way, ceasing to tense ourselves up for this or against that.” Beatrice Bruteau

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