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February 15, 2015


Mary Maulsby

Definitely "on to something here!" This is a wonderful post!! "Bring love on a velvet pillow and offer it to your pain." Wow, beautiful! I love your insights and how you express them.
Thank you, Kris!

Kristin L. Roush, Ph.D.

Hi Mary,
Hey, thank you so much! I am taking an online Mindfulness course at CNM, facilitated by my wonderful friend, Beth Giebus-Chavez. This post was taken from my journal entry after watching the TED Talk video. I really resonate with self-compassion as the "new self-esteem." I want to present on this topic. It's definitely one of the banners I am meant to carry this lifetime. And thank you for sharing this post on your Facebook site. That really helps to ge the word out.


A couple of points that I especially appreciate:

1."You only insult the pain further by presuming to "positively affirm" it away."

2. "Inhale ... Exhale ... Repeat. Then take a nap, because you might be a bit exhausted."

Thanks Kris, really insightful and validating stuff!

Kristin L. Roush, Ph.D.

Hi Mike,
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.
I can really see the value of not glossing over our pain. And then, after being with it and honoring our pain, it won't let go of us until we let go of it. Counter affirmations are not going to cut it.
Thanks again, Mike.

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