Updated: Sep 6
August 25 to 31 is Be Kind to Humankind Week. Moms have so much compassion for other people. Can we apply this same compassion and kindness toward ourselves?
August 25 to 31 is Be Kind to Humankind Week. Yes, there’s a week for that! You know the same compassion we show to our kids and other people? We need that same compassion for ourselves.
Self-compassion is a big theme in many of the yoga classes I teach. There’s even a self-compassion mudra we practices to seal it in our hearts, minds and actions.
I had an eating disorder when I was 19 because I overexercised and restricted what I ate. I was more focused on how many calories I could burn and how few calories I could eat than anything else.
It didn’t feel healthy because it wasn’t.
Over time, I learned how to be kinder to myself in thoughts, words and actions.
Place your hands over your heart. Feel that beat? That’s your own unique rhythm residing within you. Love it. Own it. Know it. Be kind to it.
It’s week 34 of A Second for Yourself—a 52-week mantra video series that encourages moms to take a second for themselves. For weekly mantras, subscribe to my Stand Up for Your Self-Care YouTube Channel.
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This week's mantra: I am just as kind to myself as I am to others.
Practice It: Channel Self-Compassion