Tag Archives: self-acceptance

Positive self talk: If not you, then who?

November 7, 2013

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by Sherry Anshara —  Have you ever found that it is easy to give compliments and kudos to your family and friends, yet it’s difficult to receive them, especially from yourself? Why? Is it possible that somewhere in your subconscious you believe you are undeserving, not good enough? Does this belief prevent you from telling […]

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It is no secret

March 19, 2013

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by Kathy Gates —  When you were a teenager, did you always sit as close to the back of the room as you could in class or church or even at the movies? Most of us did, probably to avoid the attention of teachers or other adults. And as you grew older, did you find […]

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The Fun Police

March 9, 2013

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by Scott Kalechstein —  I have come to believe that how much joy I experience in any given moment pretty much boils down to how much permission I give myself to have that joy. Sounds simple enough, but for many of us, after a lifetime of withholding permission from ourselves, we might notice some subtle […]

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Are you waiting, waiting, waiting?

December 18, 2012

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by Kathy Gates —  This week, as I sat on the phone with tech support, I thought over and over of the things I could have done while I sat there — waiting, and not living my life. Are you “on hold” in your life? Are you waiting for a spouse to come along, or […]

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While on my way to church …

December 5, 2012

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by Scott Kalechstein —  One day I was on my way to church to give an inspirational talk and sing a few songs. Having received a license in the mail a few weeks earlier that claimed I was now an officially ordained minister, I was excited to be giving my first legal sermon. (I had […]

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A magnet for love

October 17, 2012

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by Eva-Maria Mora —  In the Western world, we are so used to consuming, buying and ordering the things we want. Even if we cannot afford them, we have an easy solution: we just put everything on the credit card. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to buy something that brings love and happiness […]

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The gateway of grace

October 4, 2012

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by Rochelle Sparrow —  Many people wonder how to let go of the past mistakes they feel they made in their lives. Some say they dwell on memories of these errors in an effort to continue punishing themselves with guilt. They have an intellectual understanding that these thoughts are unhealthy, but they find it difficult […]

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Love yourself first

March 5, 2012

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by Mark Mansfield —  It seems that in February, love is on everybody’s lips. Valentine’s Day is the day for lovers, the day for showing your significant other that you appreciate him or her. That is all fine and good, but where is the holiday that honors love of self? It seems that love (or […]

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Moving toward wholeness

March 1, 2012

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by Khayriyyah Savannah —  Healing is a spiritual process; it is a journey toward wholeness and self-realization — and a quest to discover what needs to be loved. It is a calling out for unity, compassion and self-acceptance. Healing also is a process that requires courage, intuition, imagination and faith. This means courage to admit […]

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