A message to the community

I posted a message about 1669672_285554028268514_2094545939_oShameless Inspiration on my Facebook wall yesterday and wanted to share it with the rest of the community.

“Dear friends and family,

I have an important message to share with you today. A couple of months ago, I started a project called Shameless Inspiration with the intention to promote self-compassion. I’ve had the opportunity to learn a great deal about thoughts, emotions and behaviors while attaining my degree in psychology, conducting professional psychology research and seeking therapy to improve my own mental health. I feel really lucky to have this knowledge of mental health and to have had opportunities to let my self-compassion and empathy grow. I have more joy in my life and I’m less hard on myself for feeling sad, fatigued or any of the other difficult emotions/sensations that I used to see as a sign of my deficiency or weakness.

I believe that anyone can benefit from a knowledge of psychology whether it’s to help with stress at work, struggles in a romantic relationship or to cope with mental disorder. I built Shameless Inspiration to give others this opportunity for self-examination and self-expression. On the site, I provide stories, research and a supportive community to facilitate the process of identifying and transcending the beliefs that limit our ability to love ourselves, others and life unconditionally.

Cultivating self-compassion and coping with shame in a loving way can help you live your life to the fullest. It can also lead to social change. The way we relate to others is a reflection of how we relate to ourselves. If we are judging others for having “problems,” then we are more than likely beating ourselves up for the same thing. I believe that building a more self-compassionate community is the foundation for facilitating important social change: reducing mental disorder and the stigma surrounding it, domestic violence, hunger, homophobia and so on.”

Join the self-compassion movement by….

  • Following this blog
  • “Liking” the Shameless Inspiration Facebook page
  • Commenting on, liking and sharing posts
  • Posting affirmations or mantras
  • Submitting your personal stories and wisdom to be featured on the site!

Thanks for reading and I hope to meet you soon on Shameless Inspiration.

Lily

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