Tag Archives: acceptance

How do we live in the present moment if we can’t let go of the past?

Looking at loss through a Jewish lens   Stress is caused by wanting the present moment to be different from what it is. Go ahead, read that sentence again.  I’ll wait. We wish someone weren’t ill, the traffic would move … Continue reading

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The house of belonging

I created this canvas after watching the “belonging” section of Brené Brown’s “Kitchen Table Parenting” series. Brené teaches: “Belonging is the innate human desire to be a part of something larger than us.  Because this yearning is so primal, we … Continue reading

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Self-compassion September: bringing it all together

Let’s say you are driving to the airport for a very important international trip and you come upon a great deal of unanticipated traffic.  You realize that you should have left far earlier than you did.  In situations such as … Continue reading

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Self-compassion September: we can’t heal what we don’t feel

How we relate to everyday discomfort can change everything.  The alternative to this fight is to begin a new way of relating to yourself.  It involves self-kindness, a feeling of common humanity, and awareness.  In the next three posts, we’ll … Continue reading

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Pretending to be super woman

On to part 3 of our series! (See the posts about Perfection and People Pleasing.) I think we should all let go of the pattern of thinking we need to be perfect, comparing our path to others, and judging ourselves.  Aren’t we … Continue reading

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Nobody’s perfect

I’m enjoying the discussion we started on people-pleasing! Let’s continue our discussion about the 3 P’s (People-Pleasing, Perfection, and Pretending to be Superwoman) by talking about Perfection.  What is it and how does it serve/not serve us? Tanya Penny offers … Continue reading

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