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.
What it is, how it works, and why we should all implement it into our daily lives.
Shame thrives off of secrecy. It grows and flourishes when we keep it hidden in the dark. It easily sneaks its way into our day-to-day lives when we ignore it. When we feel ashamed of our shame, it amplifies and gets heavier.
On the importance of developing internal validation as an ongoing means of support in our lives.
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 cannot buy or prove or hustle or hate our way towards loving and nourishing ourselves. We cannot start from the outside in and expect to find what we're seeking. We cannot attain inner transformation from things outside of ourselves.
We are inundated with messages of positivity, productivity, and possibility, all of which are amazing and inspiring. What can be harmful, though, is when we forget that we are also complex, multilayered beings with a wide range of experiences, emotions, and feelings.
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?)