Compassion is the foundation of good character

13 Now faith, hope, and love remain—these three things—and the greatest of these is love.1 Corinthians 13:13Common English Bible I chose to start Raising Good People with a chapter on compassion because compassion, love in action, is required for any of the other traits we see in Jesus. Without compassion, you can't truly live genuinely, make … Continue reading Compassion is the foundation of good character

Self-Compassion When You’re Anxious and Depressed

I have struggled with anxiety for my entire life. If you have seen Inside Out, my command center is run by Fear. I have depended on perfectionism, planners, and the illusion of control to help ease Fear. As an adult, I have learned new coping skills like meditation, box breathing, the five sense technique, and … Continue reading Self-Compassion When You’re Anxious and Depressed

Who has the right to learn?

I was talking with one of my dearest friends a couple days ago about my most recent therapy session. I have been feeling a lot of fear and a lot of grief lately, and my therapist walked me through a visualization where I saw and spoke to younger versions of myself. One of the versions was the 20 year old me. In this visualization, she was very suspicious of the 33 year old me. She wanted to protect the 6 year old me. She wanted to prove that she had it all under control. She wanted me to get the hell away from them.