Self-compassion and regret

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"I have learned from wiktionary that regret is just intense grief"I’ve had more than one run in with the painful emotion of regret this week.I said some unkind words of judgment that I wanted to take back shortly after they came off my tongue. I unnecessarily criticized a very valid approach in a conversation with a colleague because I had another strategy. I remained silent when I should have spoken up as my husband and I were considering a sales pitch…. We bought the product and bo … [Read more...]

How to love a fool

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"When we live in close relationship with fools, so often we take on their shame as if it were our own." I’ve spoken with a lot of folks lately who are suffering greatly as they try to figure out what it means to love someone caught in foolishness.  Some are dealing with addictions (of all sorts). Some with long-standing and destructive generational patterns. Some are even trying to find better ways of relating to the foolish parts within themselves. It is a tricky reality because so often fo … [Read more...]


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