Self-acceptance is one of the most important cornerstones of emotional and physical health. If we don’t accept ourselves and value our needs and emotions, it will stress our body and deeply affect our well-being.
It’s so easy to find beauty in other people, to honor them and be kind to them. But to do the very same thing to ourselves, can be very difficult. Few people have learned how to accept and appreciate oneself and for the most we are not even aware of how unkind and hard we can be to ourselves.
Compassion and kindness starts within ourselves – the more compassionate and kind we are towards ourselves the more caring and loving we can be to others.
“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” – Buddha
I came across an amazing series and I would love to share it with you.
Sounds True is a multimedia company that among many things offers free podcasts – with amazing teachers. It was founded by Tami Simon. She is a wonderful woman and an amazing interviewer, it’s a real pleasure to see her at work.
This particular series is called the “Self-Acceptance Project”.
Tami Simon explores the important questions: “How can we befriend ourselves?” and “How can we be kind to ourselves?”. She interviews experts and people renown within psychology and neuroscience, for example, capacities like Kristin Neff, Harville Hendrix, Geneen Roth, Brene Brown and many more.
It’s a 12 week video program, it has already started, but it’s possible to sign up and enjoy the previous episodes.
It’s such an amazing opportunity and it’s FREE.
Check it out and sign up here
… kindness starts within ourselves. Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom!
Thanks so much Amy!
It is so amazing how hard we can be on ourselves.
Yes and without even thinking about it. It’s good to become aware 🙂
Thanks for visiting Angeline! XXX
So true! We are often our worst critics. 🙂
Yes 🙂 I believe more self-acceptance and self-compassion means a better world.
I will have to check this out. You are right though…the way we see ourselves and speak to ourselves affects so many things.
It really does affect so many things, you are right, and perhaps more than we even think. I hope you will enjoy the interviews!
“Compassion and kindness starts with ourselves.” You are so right. It is so important to accept and be kind to ourselves yet it is one of the most difficult things sometimes. Thank you for sharing this! You are so resourceful! Whenever I stop at your blog I always find some awesome tools, ideas, resources and inspiration. 🙂
Wow,thank you so much, that makes me very happy 🙂
A must read Compassion and kindness starts within ourselves – the more compassionate and kind we are towards ourselves the more caring and loving we can be to othersfor our all. I agree, ” Loving and accepting who we are , including the bad and our worst is the only way for us to find peace, joy and just to move on. Thanks.
You are welcome my friend – so happy for your visits and comments 🙂 Thank you!!
You really are a shining star! Thank you for sharing this wisdom, it’s always lovely to receive and read your inspirational blog! Much love, Dorian xx
Thanks my friend, so are you, a shinning star! Thanks for reading 🙂
Sending you love XXX
Gosh, I needed this today! We can never be reminded enough. Thanks goddess! Xo
You are so welcome goddess friend 🙂 You are right, we sure need reminders every now and then!
thanks for this amazing post & info about those podcasts.. charu
You are so welcome – hope you will enjoy the podcasts!
I love your name Soulofspice, thanks for visiting 🙂
thanks,, it was a friend’s teenaged son who helped find the name, I’ll let him know how popular it is 🙂 charu
Amy is right 🙂
Hey Anne! I’m a psychotherapist too, and I’ve done a lot of research on self acceptance – it’s so vital to well being! Are you familiar with Kristin Neff and her research on self compassion? If not, you might want to check this out: http://www.self-compassion.org/. Celeste:)
Hi Celeste, wonderful to meet another psychotherapist 🙂 – Thank you so much for the link! I adore Kristin Neff isn’t she fabulous?
So nice to see you here!