Here are just 10 of many self-care ideas that we can all try, practice, and implement as they feel nourishing and supportive for us.
I often hear the phrase, “Someone else can only love you as much as you love yourself,” or “If you don’t love yourself, how are you supposed to love anyone else?” I understand what these phrases are trying to do: they’re trying to convince us to love ourselves, right now. But – I respectfully disagree with these statements, and here’s why.
How mindfulness and self-compassion can support us in allowing room for the tougher feelings.
We often think of loss in terms of death, but there is also loss embedded within every change we go through, both negative and positive.
Setting boundaries is hard—especially for people-pleasers. We often learn that our worth is tied up in what we have to offer or give others. We might fear being alone, leading us to do whatever it takes to assure that people don't leave.
The way we talk to ourselves is often harsh, critical, and not very loving. I’d guess that most of us don’t talk to ourselves the way we would talk to a friend (would you agree?)