It takes courage to take a midterm for two hours prior to surgery while fasting food and water for 12 hours. It takes courage to move to a big city and create a life. It takes courage to fight in a war to protect your country. It takes courage to sing in front of a large audience. It takes courage to travel abroad for 6 weeks alone. It takes courage to fight a battle with cancer. I have been taking note of the ways I see courage exemplified in my adult children, friends and c
Try self-compassion. Self-compassion is like a cozy blanket being wrapped around you on a chilly night. It is like a warm breeze blowing in your face as you sit on the beach and listen to the waves. I was reminded of the power of self-compassion over the last few weeks. I teach others how to use this powerful tool to help them flourish and tell myself I am preaching to the choir. How do I actually practice self-compassion? It begins with listening to my body, mind and soul.