Self Compassion

Authenticity, Loving Ourselves and Freedom

Authenticity, Loving Ourselves and Freedom

Echo Chambers of our Lives: Like it or not, there’s no escaping the constant chatter of our inner voice or the contentious comments of people on social media voicing their opinions on topics ranging from how to raise children to solving controversial social issues...

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Find yourself overthinking and stressed? Read this.

Find yourself overthinking and stressed? Read this.

Our Habit to Ruminate:  Most of us, not including those who’re lucky to be enlightened, don’t want to live in the present moment. We simply don’t want to accept life as it manifests itself. We begin to over think our past or over analyze our options for the future....

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Balancing culture and community in a Global world

Balancing culture and community in a Global world

Asian/Indian families traditionally emphasize the importance of family membership, respect, and solidarity. These values are referred to as family obligations. Instead of promoting individual needs and personal identity, Asian/Indian families tend to have a family and...

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In Search of the Elusive Joy

In Search of the Elusive Joy

Something's Amiss: Hoarding, clutter, addiction, breakup, debt - All these words have one common underlying reason. It is our undying need to find happiness in all the wrong reasons instead of within us. Want a sure shot way to create your own happiness? Read along....

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Parenting for Social and Emotional Wellness

Parenting for Social and Emotional Wellness

Questions About Modern Day Parenting:  When will start teaching our children intentionally that misunderstandings can occur that can erase family relationships, miscommunication can mean getting fired from their job, that underachievement is a choice, a silly thing in...

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Find meaning in the mundane

Find meaning in the mundane

  All it takes is a single question:  There's a point in life when you start to question everything. You're asking if racing to that swing in the playground, making cup after cup after cup of coffee, all the diets you've been on, the walks you've taken, the...

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Parents, here’s how you find your self worth first

Parents, here’s how you find your self worth first

  Why self worth? By living in the moment, by living our most truest and autonomous selves, we lead our children by example. We give permission to find their strength when we give ourselves permission that we're good enough just the way we are. Some adults who’re...

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Embrace self compassion. And find the peace you seek.

Embrace self compassion. And find the peace you seek.

  We all crave a sense of order, balance and calm in a world of information overload. And in this daily pursuit, we find ourselves even more lost. By adopting a compassionate approach to ourselves, we can stop chasing the perfect version of life that doesn’t...

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Where do your roots of optimism come from?

Where do your roots of optimism come from?

  If there's anything unifying about humanity's existence, its our solitary pursuit of happiness. Its the way in which we choose to define our successes and identify our failures. Its how we contemplate on how well we've spent our lives. Its our unbridled hope...

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An antidote to self loathing

An antidote to self loathing

  Imagine you're trapped inside a burning building and the heat from the engulfing fire is almost killing you. But, you've an opportunity to save just one person. Who will it be? If you answered your 85 year old next door neighbor, it's official, you're a saint....

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Hey listen, you’re not better off dead

Hey listen, you’re not better off dead

When I was in my first year of college, many years ago, my mom came home from the school she worked at and broke down at the dinner table. Another teacher's daughter had hung herself in her kitchen. The daughter was a newly wed who had come home to visit and when her...

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Thoughts that changed this life

Thoughts that changed this life

“When you come to one of the many moments in life when you must give an account of yourself, provide a ledger of what you have been, and done, and meant to the world, do not, I pray, discount that you filled a dying man’s days with a sated joy, a joy unknown to me in...

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Where the mind is free

Where the mind is free

When I read Sylvia Plath poetry, I often think of the manner in which she died. Putting her head in an open oven and killing herself, while her little children slept in the adjacent bedroom. Did she see herself alone in her thoughts? Was her loneliness self inflicted?...

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