self-love

Embracing otherness, embracing ourselves

An emotionally gripping talk on self awareness that will compel you to look inside and question who you are and how you view others. Thandie delicately weaves through the universal task of defining a ‘true self’ and makes a strong case against it stating that “if we’re all living in ourselves and mistaking it for […]

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The space between self-esteem and self compassion

Every one of us understands what it means to judge others versus accepting them for who they are. Yet, few of us can relate this to how we view ourselves. Kristin Neff points out from her research that there is a glaring difference between how self-esteem and self compassion influence our happiness, life satisfaction, and […]

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How to Stop Beating Yourself Up and Start Loving Yourself More

This post was inspired by Tara Brach’s awesome guided meditations on self-love. You feel this sinking anxiety. This fear. It comes in and out throughout your day anytime you have a moment silence. It’s a very subtle, dull pain. Like a bad roommate, it’s bearable most of the time as long as you shut it […]

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Embrace Dichotomy. Embrace Yourself.

di·chot·o·my /dīˈkätəmē/ Noun 1. A division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different. In my own efforts towards self understanding and personal mastery, I have spent the past few years trying to find a balance. On one hand, I have been pursuing mastery of a martial […]

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Forgo Public Praise in Pursuit of a Better You

There exists an unfortunate paradox of being human: Our most valuable victories are those which go without praise When you win a game, you receive a trophy. When you perform well at work, you are awarded a raise. However, there are no trophies for the real victories in life. There is no external praise when […]

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