Why Compassion for Ourselves?

I don’t believe there are many of us out there who enjoy being criticized by others, especially if it is hurtful.  But, what about when we are critical to ourselves?   From what I understand, we tend to be our own worst critics.  You may be familiar with an inner critic that sounds something like: “you’re […]

Understanding The Importance of Goals

Understanding The Importance of Goals

As a kid I played soccer in high school.  I will admit I wasn’t very good at it, but I did have fun.  I played defense in the back and the only thing I could really remember about this job was the phrase “When in doubt, kick it out.” I remember the concentration needed to watch […]

The Power of Acceptance

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The Power of Acceptance. all the things that happen in life, how much do we think we, as individuals, control? Many of us, at some point, may have held false beliefs that we get to control all that happens in our lives. If this were true, the world would be some sort of strange fantasy […]

Dealing With Depression

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Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses diagnosed in the world. Some research suggests that depression is on the rise here in the United States and even more so now with the conditions surrounding the pandemic. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. is the third highest country for depressive disorders […]