Self-Esteem/Self-Compassion

|Self-Esteem/Self-Compassion

“I feel old, tired and fat.”

  What are your first thoughts in the morning upon awakening? Recently while leading a “Retrain the Brain” workshop at Kripalu I asked participants to write down in their journals the first thoughts they had upon awakening—either while still in bed or in the bathroom.   "How might you turn

By |2019-10-23T00:28:17+00:00October 12th, 2019|Self-Esteem/Self-Compassion|0 Comments

The Meaning of “Good Enough”

Winston Churchill once said, “The maxim ‘nothing but perfection’ may be spelled ‘paralysis.’” "Self compassion differs from self esteem in that it is about relating to ourselves kindly even with our flaws and imperfections." We’ve probably all met perfectionists in our lives, and know how difficult

By |2019-10-29T21:24:13+00:00October 11th, 2019|Self-Esteem/Self-Compassion|0 Comments

Five Prescriptions for Navigating Through Conflict in Relationships

All relationships struggle. To love is to at least occasionally engage in conflict. And we all know that anything worth having is worth fighting for. Unfortunately, we often fight the most with the people we love, whether they are our friends, family, or romantic partners. Because we are most invested in them, we are

By |2019-10-29T21:18:37+00:00October 11th, 2019|Self-Esteem/Self-Compassion|0 Comments

Specialties

  Dr. Randy Kamen offers consulting sessions in person and via Skype. She offers speaking engagements and workshops in the following areas: Anxiety, Stress, Pain Self-Care Self-Compassion Relationships Parenting Issues Intimacy and Sex Work-Life Balance Growing Older Living Vibrantly!   "Self compassion differs from self esteem in that it is about relating to

By |2019-11-22T15:01:19+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Self-Esteem/Self-Compassion|0 Comments

Why is it important for you to stand in your power?

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By |2019-10-14T00:50:18+00:00January 19th, 2016|Self-Esteem/Self-Compassion|0 Comments

Why the Way You Breathe Matters

Breathing abdominally is the key to self-regulation and the initiation of a relaxation response.  The breath can be seen as a barometer for how we are responding to a given situation. A shallow, rapid breath typically indicates that we are anxious or afraid. "What do you notice about the way

By |2019-12-03T02:45:54+00:00January 20th, 2013|Self-Esteem/Self-Compassion|0 Comments

Moving Forward through Forgiveness – Part Two: Keys to Letting Go and Moving On

What steps can we take to give up a grudge and forgive someone who has hurt, disappointed, or betrayed us?  "Self compassion differs from self esteem in that it is about relating to ourselves kindly even with our flaws and imperfections." The following strategy model for learning

By |2019-12-03T03:03:52+00:00December 2nd, 2012|Self-Esteem/Self-Compassion|0 Comments