Are You Practicing Self-Empathy

Are You Practicing Self-Empathy?

Most of us know what empathy is, right? It’s putting yourself in someone else’s shoes. It’s being able to feel what they might be feeling or to understand their perspective by relating in some way to their experience. And, of course, it’s a valuable tool to have in your personal growth tool belt…

The One Question You Should Ask Yourself Every Day

The One Question You Should Ask Yourself Every Day

Yesterday, during my morning meditation practice, I set an intention to love myself. I’ve written before about what it means to love yourself, but essentially it means to show up for yourself and serve your own needs. Self-love is hard for a lot of us, even me. We associate serving our own needs with selfishness, which we’ve been told is bad…

An image of Melissa touching some green leaves.

5-4-3-2-1 Your Way to Presence

Everyday I take my dog, Danny, on two walks – each one about 45 minutes long. We meander down the various city streets near our home, both of us following Danny’s nose. My city is very walkable, so sometimes we’ll walk downtown to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the hustle and bustle…

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