During my career in Academia, I have noticed an unhealthy trend among students. It's the obsessively self-critical thinking that happens when students do something that doesn't go "right." They fall into the judgmental trap of thinking they are a failure or something is wrong with them.
I have a chip on my shoulder the size of Kentucky. Why Kentucky, you ask? Because it’s the state of my birth and the birthplace
Finally, taking the time to pause and really value each of the events that pass our way, rather than just moving mindlessly from one moment to the next, can ensure that we really experience life, instead of failing to see the ties and connections that truly prove the connectedness of us all.
Dear women of the world, rest a while and listen as I tell you of the great powers resting there on your hips, on your breast, in the fibers that twist and twine within your flesh, of the greatness you possess in which I think you need to be reminded.
My recommendation is to find one area of self love you are strong in, and keep cultivating that part of your relationship with yourself. Then find one area of self-love in which you are weak, and choose to focus on that area all year long, day by day making choices that reflect you giving yourself love in that way.
If you do practice these steps of goodwill towards yourself, then magically, in the true spirit of Christmas and giving, you will be able to care and love others much more deeply, in a much more sustainable way.
So before you try to fall madly in love with the person in the mirror, Rinzler offers a more attainable suggestion: Try befriending yourself. We don't require our friends to gaze into our eyes and tell us how amazing and special we are, but we do expect them to listen to us when we need to vent about a bad day at work.