“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.