Radical Self-Care—Coming Home to the Body to Manage Stress

Radical Self-Care—Coming Home to the Body to Manage Stress

April is Stress Awareness Month, and building awareness around our stress and how to manage it is essential these days. We live in a modern, tech-focused society where we are constantly on the go, always striving for more, focused on being productive and successful. On top of that, we often measure our accomplishments against others, and thus feel excessive external and internal pressures.

Self-Compassion—The Transformative Effect of Being Kind to Yourself

Self-Compassion—The Transformative Effect of Being Kind to Yourself

What most of us do when we feel emotional pain is become self-aggressive. A failure or shortcoming turns into a reason to be hard on ourselves, and we shower ourselves with criticism. Sometimes that leads to isolating or shaming ourselves. Instead of staying with the initial impact of the painful emotional experience, we step into a habit of building a false story about ourselves based on damaging thoughts, beliefs, and interpretations that cause ongoing suffering.