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Dr. Laura Foster / Posts tagged "kindness"

You Can’t Skip The Stuff In The Middle

I know that the stuff in the middle is the hardest part. When you are working hard to be ignorant to your own truth you often numb yourself from your reality. #human Once you take the step into the journey of feeling, acknowledging and healing, shit gets real. 😔It’s not glamorous and it doesn’t feel good. The natural inclination is to recede or find a way around it. 🤦‍♀️ Acknowledging the truth of it can be helpful - not as a way to commiserate but as a way to put truth to the process. #iseeyou Going through the muck is the way to get to the other side. I know no other way. When you are in that painful spot of seeing what is and allowing it to...

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Straight Talk About Self Love & Self Care

I have started and stopped this post 6 times in as many months. What I desire is some straight talk around what it means to truly embrace the concept of self love and self honouring. Self care - if you will.  In the absence of deep ongoing acts of self nourishment, here's what it's not: ** pedicures ** ** 10 minutes of solitude ** ** massages ** ** 60 min meetups with our bestie** I love it all (especially the massages).  I really do. But can we please stop pretending that these "moments" are enough.  They aren't. These things feel good and often become our lifeline, but in the absence of deeper acts of self honouring,  they are simply bandaids.   Twenty examples of what it really means to love and honour...

It saddened me to know that it was ME I was talking to.

If you could hear the words I would say in the stillness of my mind you’d be saddened to know that it was ME I was talking to. The words I chose to say to myself would often be harsh, biting, shaming and belittling. I’d be quick to label and slow to forgive and the result was that my self esteem took hit after hit. This went on for years - until somewhere in my mid-20’s I got a glimpse of the relationship I had created with myself. It was precarious at best. I couldn’t rely on myself and there was evidence all over my life of how I consistently let myself down. Sure >> on the outside I might’ve appeared confident but my truth...