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Self-Acceptance



Self-acceptance is the active, honest acknowledgement and appreciation of our capabilities, talents, and physicality—all of our strengths and weaknesses. It is the act of recognizing our whole self, of integrating all aspects of ourselves into our self-image. But self-acceptance is not resignation! It is instigating self-development from a basis of compassion instead of criticism. The expectations we receive and internalize from our many identities—and our image-obsessed culture—can make self-acceptance difficult, but understanding how to balance a desire for change with our inner critic is essential to happiness and health.

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Bravery and Authenticity in a Digital World, with Brené Brown | Chase Jarvis Live

Chase Jarvis welcomes author, scholar, and public speaker Brené Brown to the studio to discuss how failure, heartbreak, or loss can unlock creativity and your biggest successes in life.

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F**k It: Be at Peace with Life, Just as It Is

Is there a gap between how you’d like things to be and how they are? Most likely there is, and it hurts. It may be a small gap or a freaking enormous ravine, but that gap is, in fact, probably the primary cause of pain and unhappiness for most people.

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Your Greatest Barrier to Attracting Love

We spend years running from the unlovable parts of ourselves. But if we learn to confront them and embrace them, enormous shifts can happen -- and very quickly.

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FindCenterThe thing is to understand myself: the thing is to find a truth which is true for me, to find the idea for which I can live and die. That is what I now recognize as the most important thing.

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The Call to Courage—Brené Brown Compilation

This video is included in the free online Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course (MBSR) by Palouse Mindfulness. It is an edited compilation of three videos.

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Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance

Every day, American women and girls are besieged by images and messages that suggest their beauty is inadequate, inflicting immeasurable harm upon their confidence and sense of wellbeing.

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Ruby Wax: Self-Acceptance Is a Lifelong Struggle

Lauren Taylor chats to comedian and mental health campaigner Ruby Wax about daily mindfulness, opening up and the importance of self-forgiveness

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FindCenterOnly through our connectedness to others can we really know and enhance the self. And only through working on the self can we begin to enhance our connectedness to others.

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There’s Nothing Wrong with You! Spirituality as a Celebration of Imperfection—Jeff Foster

Author/speaker Jeff Foster talks about some of the misconceptions about enlightenment. He talks about your inherent perfection, your total uniqueness and original flavor, and your true pre-conceptual identity as the ever-present light of consciousness itself.

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Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha

For many of us, feelings of deficiency are right around the corner. It doesn’t take much—just hearing of someone else’s accomplishments, being criticized, getting into an argument, making a mistake at work—to make us feel that we are not okay.

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