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Say “No” to “New Year, New You!”

The date on the calendar is drawing closer! The date I circled to begin working toward my goal. I have freedom until then. I don’t have to worry about trying to do something new. I can keep everything just as it is. Even if I really want to obtain the goal. I don’t really want […]

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It’s My Birthday. I’ll Celebrate if I Want to.

For several years, I didn’t celebrate my birthday. I was indifferent about marking the day. While I didn’t judge anyone else for celebrating their birthday, it seemed like a pointless endeavor for me. But in the last couple of years, my mindset around celebrating my birthday has changed. What I once thought of as no

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S2 E1 Podcast: Tiny Habits

We are continuing our conversation about creating goals from a place of compassion and self-care. In this episode we talk about the tiny habits we can establish to work toward our g

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My Word for 2022: Compassion

I selected my word of the year without much thought. An acquaintance on Instagram asked what our word was, and I immediately filled the little text box with the word, “Compassion.”

It’s not that I hadn’t been thinking about the word already, but I hadn’t thought about it in terms of guiding my entire year until I found myself typing it out on my phone in response to an Instagram story.

After hitting send, it seemed like the perfect word for 2022.

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Podcast Season 2, Episode 1: Goals from Compassion

When I was writing about goals, I thought to myself: What if we created goals from a place of self-love and compassion instead of a place of self-improvement or a need to “fix” ourselves. I discuss the implications of the rhetoric of “new you” or a “better version of ourselves” in the context of self-acceptance and enough-ness – because we are enough right now. 

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