Motivation

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S2 E4: Failure and Reflection

Show Notes This episode is the last in the series for goal setting with compassion, but I will no doubt continue to talk about this. It is too important not to.  What do you do when you show up imperfectly, or “fail”? What does failure even mean? And how do both tie into reviewing and …

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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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Creating Habits to Reach Your Goals

you want to do more of, make the process as easy as possible to achieve. Remove as many obstacles as you can that come up between you and your desired habit. And, sometimes, those obstacles are walls you are putting up yourself.

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Setting Goals from a Place of Self-Love

Would our goals look different if we set them from a place of self-love rather than self-loathing? If we were compassionate to ourselves rather than believing there is something to fix about ourselves? We are moving into the time of year where people are quick to say things like, “New year, new you!” or “Become …

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Ways We Set Ourselves Up for Failure

And what to do instead. I have spent a lot of time trying and failing at things. Diets, exercise routines, writing practices, journaling, the list goes on and on. Things I said I wanted to do, but when I attempted to do them, I lacked the conviction and self-worth to follow through. It sounds harsh, …

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