How to Transform Feeling Irritated Into Kindness and Compassion

"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves." - Carl Jung Have you ever felt irritated with someone? I assume that I’m not the only person that has ever felt irritated or impatient. I also know that this feeling is really uncomfortable. Perhaps, if you’re like me, you’ve noticed that your first response is [...]

2018-09-11T14:30:42+00:00June 2nd, 2018|Happiness, Relationships, Self-Love and Compassion|

What a Homeless Man Taught Me About Compassion

As I’m writing my heart is full of a deep sense of compassion and gratitude for what I learned from a homeless man this evening. As I was coming out of the grocery store, I noticed a homeless man sitting and writing on something. It was dark, cold and a snowy -15 degrees Celsius night in Calgary. As I approached [...]

2018-09-11T14:44:32+00:00January 20th, 2016|Self-Love and Compassion|

Learn HOW To Practice Self-Compassion With Yourself

Are you as kind to yourself as you are to others? Being kind to ourselves isn’t something that comes naturally to most of us. I used to think that self-compassion was about doing nice things for myself like getting a message or going to a yoga class. Then I realized that doing these things for ourselves doesn't automatically translate into [...]

2018-09-11T14:52:00+00:00November 11th, 2015|Self-Love and Compassion|

10 Signs You May Need To Brush Up On Self-Compassion

So many of us have turned our back on self-love because we don’t want to appear selfish, self-centered, or self–absorbed. We’ve come to believe that putting others first and meeting other’s needs is kind and compassionate and that if we spend too much time focusing on ourselves, we’re selfish. At an intellectual level, we may believe that self-love is important, [...]

2018-09-05T21:47:38+00:00June 29th, 2015|Self-Love and Compassion|

How Compassionate Are You?

I believe that compassion is essential if we are to find happiness in our lives. Compassion is one of those terms that is hard to grab on to and hard to describe. Compassion is that feeling that arises when you are truly present and connected with another person that is going through a hard time. Compassion isn't sympathy and feeling [...]

2018-09-05T21:47:39+00:00October 14th, 2014|Self-Love and Compassion|