Category: Loving-Kindness

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Apr2022

Empathy to Compassion

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April 15, 2022
Charles Figley coined the term Compassion Fatigue in the early 1990’s. However, I believe it really is empathy fatigue. As we use more compassion and move away from empathy, it will provide us protection for our brains. It will be more of service to ourselves and others.  There is a ... Read More

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Apr2022

Give Grace

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April 15, 2022
I have been thinking lately about grace, love, and truth. I hear myself saying a lot, give yourself grace or give some grace. There are 2 quotes that have stuck to me. First, I was listening to a podcast with Emmanuel Acho last year. And he said we should always speak ... Read More

15

Apr2022
We seem to show up into the world with a better sense of who we are then when we are adults. Whether it is trauma, family, and friends’ influences, our experiences or the strong sense and need we have to belong, we do seem to lose ourselves along the way. ... Read More

15

Apr2022
Another new year has arrived. It is that time of the year that many people decide to make New Year’s Resolutions. You may have guessed that statistically most will not be successful. What I read a few years ago was it was between 8% to 10% of people who were ... Read More

07

Nov2021

Taking Your Story Back

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November 7, 2021
I was listening to some music and the song by Major Lazar, “Lay Your Head on My Shoulder” came on, and there were a few parts that really stood out for me. They were “… And every single scar that you claim Is a stone in the path to this place And every single ... Read More

07

Nov2021

What is in an Emotion?

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November 7, 2021
When we hear the term, emotions, there might be a lot of different thoughts that come to mind. Emotions are complex and yes, confusing, and messy at times but can be pleasant and wonderful at other times. We all have them, and they can make us uncomfortable and uneasy one ... Read More

17

Jul2021
Having more self-compassion has many benefits, and, in many cases, it is the opposite of what many people believe. I think there is a common belief that you will work harder and accomplish more if you are hard on yourself, but the research directly goes against that. For example, more ... Read More

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Jan2021
We use these three words interchangeably. How we use and understand these three words matters. And, gives us a chance to exercise our choice and control about whether we will respond or react to people and events around us.   Original Post January 20, 2021 on Jan Kwiatkowski ... Read More

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Jan2021
Thriving Thoughts Terminate Toxic Thoughts: Personal Bill of Rights Creating your own Personal Bill of Rights will help you validate your own needs, opinions, and boundaries with other people effectively. This will help you stand up for yourself without violating the rights of other people. Considering the events happening around the ... Read More

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Dec2020
Weekly Wellness Message Thriving Thoughts Terminate Toxic Thoughts: Let's get S.M.A.R.T and Set Goals The concept of setting personal goals can be a very useful tool to organize your thoughts, pause for a plan and take a breath when you get through the first step of identifying why you want/need to set ... Read More

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