How Compassion May be Harming Your Health + 3 Self-Care Tips

What do you think of when you read the word “compassion?”

Maybe you think of some generous heart taking care of people in Calcutta, or some foreign aid mission. Or maybe you think of someone donating their time at a soup kitchen, or volunteering their time at a seniors’ care facility. Maybe you think of holding the door for the person behind you or giving up your seat on the train for someone who needs it. The majority of the time when we think of the word compassion we think of people doing something to help others.

The truth is, the foundation of all positive interaction between ourselves and other beings is rooted in compassion.

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Use These Practices to Deepen Your Self-Care Routine

I must admit, there are days when functioning like a normal human being seems extremely difficult. 

I’ll wake up in the morning and not feel quite like myself. Sometimes, I don’t want to get out of bed, get dressed, or even communicate with another human being in person. This could simply be because I woke up feeling down, my self-esteem is on the low side that morning, or I am just not feeling up to the day. On these days, I find that it is important to encourage myself to get up, be productive, and accomplish whatever goals that I have.

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From Wish to Reality: Practical Steps to Making Your Dreams Come True

“A dream is a wish your heart makes.” 

I know you just sang that in your mind, didn’t you? I love this song so much. Cinderella was one of my favorite movies to watch with my daughter when she was a little girl. It set the stage for teaching her to reach for her dreams. It taught the little girl in me to believe in impossible dreams. Yet, I have come to realize that a wish can remain just that. There are necessary steps we need to take in order for a dream to become a reality.

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