As women, we tend to take it ALL on.... career, family, home, volunteer work, etc. And if you are like most women, you likely extend compassion, kindness and loving care to your family friends and colleagues on a regular basis no matter what time of year. It's no joke how far and continuously we extend our committed, caring selves to our obligations and loved ones.
But let me ask you this: When you experience feelings of insecurity, overwhelm or hurt, do you treat YOURSELF with the same loving care?
If you are like me or most women I know, the answer is no. But here is why we should: Research indicates that self-compassion reduces depression and anxiety by replacing self-judgment with self-acceptance. When we soothe and comfort ourselves in the midst difficult emotions and juggling too much, we no longer get lost in the rabbit hole of shame and inadequacy but take refuge in the safety of our own loving care. We become happier and more satisfied with our lives as a result.
I'll say it again. We become happier and more satisfied with our lives as a result.
Self-compassion also empowers us to proactively cope with life's challenges. Whether we're talking career upsets, divorce, illness or parenting challenges, the big SC provides us with the resilience needed to stand loving and strong without getting overwhelmed. It motivates us to keep going even after major setbacks, building up grit and perseverance in the face of adversity.
It refuels our Soul Tank.
So Ladies, how about we show ourselves some Self-Compassion?
In tomorrow's Guided Meditation for Self-Compassion, you'll refuel your Soul Tank so you can keep on being the Superwoman you are.
At 3:30 pm on Sunday, April 28th, in the serenity of Maria Manjelo Photography Studio in picturesque Metuchen, NJ, we'll take you on a journey where you'll be given opportunity after opportunity to treat yourself with the same warmth, understanding, and compassion as you would for a hurt child, an infirm loved one or your best friend facing a devastating loss.
We'll hold ourselves with love - validating, soothing and comforting our own pain so that we can observe it without being consumed by it.
Sister, this isn't a one-time, feel-good thing. We are going to teach you this meditation so you can do it for yourself over and over again. This is a tool you can use whenever you need to refuel your soul's tank.
So won't you join us?
It's an hour out of your life on a Sunday afternoon before the onslaught of Monday Madness to take care of the one that keeps it all together for everyone else. It's time to take good care of YOU because nothing is as important as your well-being. You're a precious soul and the glue of your family, the backbone of your organization, the head cheerleader for your kids and the uber-volunteer of the year and God knows what else. It's time to treat yourself that way.
RSVP, guilt-free, right here. Trust us! Your loved ones, your commitments will all thank you for it!
With Zen Love,
Carolyn & Cher
P.S. Know anyone who needs some loving self-care? Please forward this email to them. Details are below. All are welcome!
Guided Meditation for Self-Compassion
Sunday, April 28, 2019; 3:30 PM
Maria Manjelo Photography Studio
312 Main Street
Metuchen, NJ 08840