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My Beautiful Ugly Foot

Finding beauty in the difference

A few years ago, a sloppy surgeon butchered my right foot. I went to Dr. Garrett for routine bunion surgery and left his office traumatized. He lopped off a full third of my second toe and made bending my big toe ever again impossible. I used to be a distance runner and suffered significant foot pain from my bunions whenever I ran more than ten or twelve miles, which I… Read More »

I Hate Nothing About U by Design Ecologist on Conscious Life Space

How We’re Harmed by Our Dissatisfaction with Ourselves

Letting go of self dissatisfaction and loving yourself

Over the last five years or so, as I’ve worked with thousands of people on changing their habits, I’ve come to a realization: dissatisfaction with ourselves is a pretty universal phenomenon. We are unhappy with who we are, sometimes in small ways but often in very fundamental ways. We doubt ourselves, feel inadequate, dislike our looks, criticize our failing harshly, feel uncertain about whether we’re worthy of praise or love.… Read More »

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JP Sears Mindful Humour & Being Yourself

Let's stop taking our spiritual journey so seriously.

Most people know JP Sears as the fun and enlightened jokester on YouTube. What some people don’t know that through his work as an emotional healing coach he started to share insights on his YouTube channel, answering questions to help people heal and live a fuller life. Even though he was serious, he found humour naturally as he shared his authentic self. This led to his creation of some very… Read More »

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Love Yourself Like Your Life…

Depends On It, My Thoughts on the Book

During a difficult period in my life, I used to joke with a friend about self-love, proclaiming aloud, “I love me” as I kissed my own hand. We would giggle then because it seemed silly. But loving yourself isn’t silly. When we truly love ourselves, we are more likely to make choices that are in alignment with our personal values. Still, sometimes self-love eludes us. A lot of people talk… Read More »