Sitting with Self Compassion

Self Compassion Journal Entry Jan 27, 2020  Lay on the earth. Look up at the sky. Sink into contemplative thought. Oh, how far I wandered. Not all at once, no. In quite small but consistent steps. Some years, the really busy and chaotic ones, I wandered far. Others, I didn’t log as many steps away [...]

Let’s Laugh Together

From we are babies, connection is a primal desire. Although we can survive without it, its nearly impossible to have healthy psychological development without it. Lacking connection, we deprive ourselves of the rich emotions of happiness, feeling witnessed and understood, and a sense of I’m not alone in this world. I’ve observed that when I [...]

Jungle Journals: Transcending Your Busy Mind

This can viewed in video format on YouTube & it originally appeared in Best Self Magazine (Nov 2018) I woke this morning while it was still dark, 5:02am Friday, October 12 lit brightly on my iPhone screen. My first thought is whether or not the shelter is open. We’re in the thick of rainy season here in [...]

Why Not Take a Walking Meditation?

You Can Meditate with Your Eyes Open. Seriously, You Can. It's no secret that there are many health benefits, physical and emotional, that you gain from meditation. But, just like getting to the gym, that doesn't make it any easier to find the time to do the practice. Right?!  WRONG!!! With Spring around the corner, [...]

Episode #38 // Holiday Reboot: Stress-Less Guided Visualization Exercise

The holidays can be filled with contradiction; joy and overwhelm, abundance and clutter, love and frustration, harmony and reactivity, peace and resentment. Although we may not realize, we have a choice to choose nourishing feelings and reactions over those that leave us feeling stressed out. One of the best ways I know to increase the [...]

Breaking Up With Busy // Reclaim Your Vibrant Life By Trading Busy for Full

Taking down the unspoken culprit that’s sucking the joy, vibrancy and health out of our lives: excessive busyness — and how we can instead trade busy for full (https://bestselfmedia.com/breaking-up-with-busy) (Listen at https://bestselfmedia.com/podcast/podcast-amanda-weber-busy) I’m always open to chatting about busy; it seems everyone else is, too. Is epidemic too strong a word to describe the extent [...]

Episode #35 // Do You Exercise Self Compassion?

Welcome to The Full Life! I’ve been on the horn lately about getting good at Self Compassion. For many, it’s the soft side of a more critical conversation we have with ourselves when we don’t measure up. “Good heavens, don’t be kind to yourself! You’ll never do better!” is more the norm. There is loads [...]

Episode #34// The Full Life Reboot: A Self Compassion Break

This week on our REBOOT episode (those short ones aimed at giving us a few minutes of “guided” stillness) we’re exploring a Self Compassion Break. This particular one is based on the work of Kristen Neff. She is, in my eyes, a self compassion Guru (check out her TedTalk for more on this subject https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvtZBUSplr4) [...]

Episode #33 // Busy is a Disease of Perception

I’m always open to chatting about busy; it seems everyone else is, too. Is epidemic too strong a word to describe the extent to which ‘busy’ is impacting our health, our happiness, and the quality of our relationships? I don’t think so. It really hit home recently when I read these words from Dr. Suzanne [...]

Episode #28 // A Practice To Get Good At Worry

Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose. Yup. That’s the truth. But, I have a tool for that! Today on The Full Life I share where worry was resurfacing for me this week and the practice I go through to support my best self. I highly recommend you check it out (the [...]

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