Tag Archive | self-acceptance

Women and self-love

Women and self-love


Dearest readers, Why is it so easy to love a dog, a cat, a flower, even a dress, a tree but so hard to love yourself? Why are humans so hard to love? Women always talk about looking for love, but love is not something that exists outside of self. The nature of reality is […]

The Philosophy breakthrough: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


Hello dear readers, At the conclusion of Netflix season 3 series heroine Kimmy Schmidt and fellow characters delve deep into identity, life purpose, and what it means to be a good person as well as how to align with your true self. Deep topics for a series which is often silly but also very clever […]

Where do I belong?


Hello readers, I’ve spent a big chunk of my life thinking about belonging and identity, and also about love of self and others…mostly because my own mother and father were never able to love me for myself and eventually cut me off from the family in every way. They tried to make sure that I […]

Perfectionism: A Self-inflicted Antidote to Wonder


Hello readers, Many of us, including myself, suffer from perfectionism.  Striving to reach some perfect place, worrying about reaching goals – or not accomplishing as much or as well as we think we should , trying to achieve a state in which we can at last be worthy of our lives.  Those are just a […]

Unmentionables: Unsafe Things to Say


Hello readers, Last year, I joined a women’s coffee and religious devotional meet-up group to replace a secular women’s group of which I was previously a member .  The initial group was run by a counseling center, for a fee of $35 per meeting, every second week.  I often left the group feeling worse than I arrived, […]

How Do You Love Your Enemies?


Hello readers, During this past week or so, I have been contemplating the meaning of the commandment / expression: “love your enemies”.  Obviously not meant to be a simple task, nonetheless, there is a lot to think about regarding the meaning of this phrase.  Do you have enemies?  If you live in society with other […]

Meditation on Love, Contentment, and Cheer


Hello readers.  As I dig relentlessly into my mind and spirit, like an obsessive-compulsive terrier, I sometimes lift my head and wonder if I am keeping my snout too far down into the ground.  What I mean is, am I focusing too much on the shadows of life?  Much of living the examined life requires […]