I knew when I relaunched my photography business last year that it was the right thing to do... just as I know now that stepping away is the right thing to do. Photography has a way of capturing your heart and I have loved every bit of being a photographer for the past ten years. … Continue reading Shifting gears…
You guys, I'm so excited about this one. My sociology/psychology brain has loved researching ALL THE THINGS for this. Let's talk about the relationship between social media and self-compassion. **BE SURE TO JOIN MY FACEBOOK GROUP Blue Space Moms AND INVITE YOUR FRIENDS FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A $25 AMAZON GIFT CARD. I'LL BE PICKING A… Continue reading Self-Compassion and Social Media
Today on Tuesday@10 (or Saturday at 12:40, when I recorded this), we define compassion and talk about having compassion for others, especially our kids. Sympathy: Feeling sorry for another's hurt Empathy: Walking in another's shoes Compassion: Love in action As parents, we have the huge responsibility of impacting our child's inner voice/inner critic. Responding to… Continue reading Compassion for Others
Whew... I'm sitting down for this one you guys because it's May 22 and I'm barely makin' it. How about you? Let's talk about the awesome benefits of self compassion (and how great it is to be practicing in May when the wheels are comin' off the wagon!): - Less stress hormones, more happy hormones… Continue reading The Benefits of Self-Compassion
Today on Tuesday@10 we're tackling how to tame our inner critic. 1) Identify your your inner critic's voice "I'm going to fail" 2) Separate from your inner critic "You're going to fail" 3) Put the bully in it's place "Fail or not, I'm giving it my all" 4) Rationally rewrite "I'm going to fail like a… Continue reading Taming your inner critic
This week starts our series on self-compassion... so what is it? It's not self-pity, self-indulgence, self-improvement, or self-esteem. It is, quite simply, relating kindly to yourself. Kirstin Neff (leading expert on the subject) says it has three parts (and I related them to the what, why, and how of self-compassion) 1) Self-Kindness (what) 2) Common… Continue reading What is Self-Compassion?
Ah, Target. We moms love Target. The coffee, the calmness, the shopping. But, if we bring our kids with us to Target, well that's a different experience all together, amiright? The stress, the whining, the tears (theirs and ours). I've been there Mama. But here's the thing... there's still beauty in those routine, stressful shopping trips.… Continue reading Photo Session at Target