Cursing yourself has the same visceral effect as someone else cursing you would. It wounds and creates disruption. Many don’t realize they are being harsh with themselves. But their friends and lovers do. … More Cursing Yourself: It doesn’t help!
Many people have already tried a variety of anger control strategies, and the strategies have failed, leading to a sense of powerlessness and inadequacy. Most wish that their anger would just go away, but it seems that the more they try to suppress it, ignore it, disown it, detach themselves from it or punish it, the more out of control the anger seems to become, and the more often it shows up…one must first learn not see anger as an adversary that one tries to subjugate or suppress, but as a manifestation of suffering that deserves to be acknowledged and validated. … More Anger: When Management is Not the Answer
Nature has designed us to give and to receive compassion. No one deserves our compassion more than we do ourselves. Compassion and self-compassion can be pathways to relief of suffering. … More Self Compassion – One of Nature’s Gifts
(reprinted from our May 2011 Newsletter) Are you as kind to yourself as you are to your friends and family? If not, you may be at greater risk for depression and other health problems, even including weight gain, recent research suggests. Studies show that many people who are supportive and understanding to others tend to … More To Lose Weight, Be Kind To Yourself