Drop Self-Improvement and Embrace Self-Compassion.

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” ~Carl Rogers

When was the last time you stopped trying to improve something about yourself or your life?

I’ve spent a lot of my life chasing goals. I guess it goes with the territory as a cancer survivor who always felt like she had something to prove, even twenty years later.

For everything the doctors told me I could not do because of my Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (or as a result of the chemotherapy that healed me), I gave my all to accomplish and strive until I’d shown them they were wrong.

Can’t run a marathon because you’ve incurred lung damage? “You can do anything you set your mind to” was my mantra to run not just one, but five marathons.

Except that guess what? I was not just a goal setter. I was a perpetually unsatisfied goal setter. No matter what I did, or how much I told myself I was engaging in “healthy striving” as Brené Brown writes, it was never enough.


VIDEO: How acts of kindness can change cultures – even in prison and in a high school plagued by gang violence.

Compassion Games creates “Climate Change” This video demonstrates how the Compassion Games can change cultures – even in prison and in a high school plagued by gang violence. This is “climate change” for good! Game on! Watch video at https://www.facebook.com/compassiongames/videos/1399773396809748/

VIDEO: How will you serve the world?

How will you serve the world? What do they need that your talent can provide? The affect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is…..watch video at https://www.facebook.com/upliftconnect/videos/1039952476141733/

Come into balance in body, mind, and spirit with a 5-day cleanse Retreat.

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October 24-29, 2017, 8:00pm, Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, Nassau City, Providence, Bahamas

Are you in need of a reprieve form the tragedy and sufferring affecting our world right now? Ready to take more control of your body and health? Need to refill your cup for the long haul ahead of us to be of service to others?? Join us at Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat in the Bahamas from October 24 – October 30 for an introspective Rejuvenation Cleanse & Detox with loads of yoga, meditation, and opportunities for reflection and spiritual connection. Click Below to Learn More & Register. Click here for more information https://www.sivanandabahamas.org/course/cleanse-detox-reawaken-vibrant-self/

Here’s a breakdown of how the Jones Act is preventing aid from reaching the hurricane victims in Puerto Rico. Via: Pero Like

The Jones Act And The Debt Crisis.  Watch video at https://www.facebook.com/perolike/videos/1171383482949041/

VIDEO: Humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

The Enchanted Island is now the Island Of Maria’s Terror.” Some 3 million Americans in Puerto Rico, cut off from the outside world, are fighting for basic necessities: video: Watch video at https://www.facebook.com/fusionmedianetwork/videos/2155259114500055/