Tag: Brene Brown
Do You Know Your Near Enemies of Compassion?
Are we acting out of compassion or is it something else? Learn about the near enemies of compassion as presented by Chris Germer and based on Buddhist psychology.
Don’t Go Down The Spiral of Shame
When we’re in shame, we tend to close off. We think we’re flawed, unworthy of love and connection, and we don’t want to be found out. So what are the ways for us to leave this shame spiral?
In The End, Choose Yourself
Staying true to ourselves can be tough. Yet if we know what our values, principles, and life mission are, there is a certain peace that comes knowing this is what we have chosen.
Are You Sure You’re Responding with Empathy? Here’s a Checklist of Common Mistakes
To respond with empathy might be our intention but it’s not as easy it might seem. Our busy and caring minds tend to jump to so many potential responses, yet we have to be aware that not all of them are what creates that meaningful connection. So what is an empathetic response and what are…
It’s Time To Talk About Integrity
To think about integrity can be extremely useful when you feel that “something’s wrong.” If we take emotions as signals – as we should! – one of the ways to analyse them can be asking yourself a simple yet powerful question: Are my actions aligned with my values?
The Potentially Life-Saving Difference Between Guilt and Shame
The price of not realising the difference between shame and guilt – words that we sometimes use interchangeably, right? – can be a life of misery.
Are You Setting Healthy Boundaries?
When unchecked, weak boundaries can result in accumulating grudges for the things we never really wanted to do in the first place. They can also lead to us simply not engaging with the tasks we’re taking on. So what do we do? Here’s what Terri Cole has to say.
The Dangers of Shaming Self-Talk
What’s the difference between “I did something bad” and “I AM bad?” That’s the difference between guilt and shame. And what such self-talk correlates with will scare you.
Beware: The Stressor Might Be Gone, But The Stress Might Not
Is it enough to remove the stressor from our lives to be done with stress? Weirdly, the answer is NO.
Permission Slip to Explore Your Weirdness
But embracing our weird selves, our strange and unique ways to rest and play is so important. In fact, its importance has been validated by real scientific research!