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. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.


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.


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.


How to Fully Love Yourself


Panache Desai: You're Not Here to Be Liked

Spiritual teacher Panache Desai explains that as you embrace yourself, including your neuroses, you begin to realize public opinion and approval are inconsequential to your soul's development. Finding the courage to live in alignment with that is the experience of love.


Marie Forleo: Stop Fearing Rejection and Be the Real You

In this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Marie Forleo talks about why we need to talk more about death, how she’s disrupting education with socially conscious business practices, and how to tap into both your feminine and masculine side.


Why You Should Stop Reading Self-Help Books | Rich Roll Podcast

The ultimate life hack? Stop trying to hack your life. So put the self-help book down and start doing.


When Is Divorce the Right Decision?

Should you get a divorce? You’re faced with this heart wrenching choice of either moving on from a relationship that you’ve known for years or staying and having the courage to begin to explore everything you need to within you, to begin to take your relationship to a brand new expression.


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The information offered here is not a substitute for professional advice. Please proceed with care and caution.