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Why this is not a self-improvement blog

This may be highly disappointing or confusing at first glance but bear with me. The work of Tara Brach, a clinical psychologist and Buddhist, was one of my first introductions to the psychology of shame, acceptance and mindfulness. In her … Continue reading

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It feels so good to be right…or does it?

“In a controversy, the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.” – Buddha From a very young age, we are taught to value being right. I think we have … Continue reading

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Sing a love song to yourself (and my Katy Perry confessional)

As I discussed in the post on mantras and affirmations, sometimes it’s difficult to find the right words to comfort ourselves. The power of a familiar song is hard to argue and my next shameless self-love strategy takes advantage of … Continue reading

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Tapping into the best version of yourself

Here’s another tip as part of my “No shame in being blue” series. Earlier today on the Tiny Buddha blog, Andrea Holt of the happybrainmovement.com shared a great approach to getting in touch with various aspects of the self as a means … Continue reading

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The “I am…” Page

I’m excited to announce the addition of the “I am” page on Shameless Inspiration. It is very powerful to share our affirmations/mantras with the world and the “I am” page is the place to do it!  “I am” is about … Continue reading

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Going shameless…

Welcome to Shameless Inspiration! The word shame comes from the Latin word “to cover,” while inspiration literally means “to breathe life into; the drawing in of breath; to be filled with exalting emotion and drive.” Put them together and you … Continue reading

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