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.


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.


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.


Live Mondays with don Jose Ruiz

don Juan Ruiz speaks on how to develop Self Reflection in your daily living.


Waking Up from the Trance of Unworthiness with Tara Brach

Tara Brach is a renowned meditation teacher and clinical psychologist whose books include Radical Acceptance and True Refuge. “We spend huge swathes of our lives in what I call the ‘trance of unworthiness.’”


Martin Luther King, Jr., "What Is Your Life's Blueprint?"

Rarely seen footage of Martin Luther King, Jr., speaking to students at Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia on October 26, 1967, where he delivered his speech "What Is Your Life's Blueprint?"


How I Became Confident | Russell Brand

Do you ever suffer from a lack of confidence? Why?


What happens when women stop believing the lies - Mina Shah - TEDxBocaRaton

Mina believes empowering all women to confidently say “no” to what they do not want, so they can gracefully and unapologetically speak up for what they “do” want, gives them the power to positively impact their own lives, the lives of others, and ultimately the world.


Soul to Soul with Panache Desai | SuperSoul Sunday | Oprah Winfrey Network

It's an aha! moment a minute in this round of Soul to Soul! Find out spiritual teacher Panache Desai's definition of God, what prayer means to him and why he says we all have a little piece of Harry Potter inside of us.


Compassion For The Dark Side

Having compassion for the shadow parts of ourselves is key for our personal healing.


Why a Stoic Doesn't Care What People Think

It's easy to follow the crowd, to focus on what everyone else is focused on, but can you follow your own judgement? Taking risks and learning from failure is the surest way to grow. In this video, Ryan Holiday talks about why you should bet on yourself and listen to your inner voice.


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