The best way to heal

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“I’ve been searching for ways to heal myself, and I’ve found that kindness is the best way.” ~Lady Gaga

We so often think that beating ourselves up or acting like our own personal drill sergeant is the best way to push ourselves to heal and grow, but self-kindness is almost always the best path to healing.

Treat yourself with some extra kindness today!

Embracing the totality of your experience

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“You build inner strength through embracing the totality of your experience, both the delightful parts and the difficult parts. Embracing the totality of your experience is one definition of having loving-kindness for yourself.” ~Pema Chödrön

It’s so tempting to try to reject the difficult parts of ourselves, our lives, and our experiences, but learning to embrace all of who we are and what we experience (even as we may work to change it) is a much more self-compassionate way of being that leads to wholeness rather than living in constant rejection of parts of our reality.

The ripples of kindness

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“Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” ~Scott Adams

We so often think of kindness as being too small a thing to make a difference, but acts of kindness have ripples that can flow outward to have a much larger impact than we can imagine. If you want to make the world a better place, kindness to all you meet is a very good way to start!