I hate trying to describe myself. I can tell you the things I do for a living (registered nurse, nursing instructor, yoga teacher) or the roles I fill (wife, mother, friend). I’d rather talk about the things that nourish me: writing, walking in the woods, the ocean, warm sunny days, music, and chocolate. In no particular order.
My middle name is Ruth, for my maternal grandmother. Those who know me wouldn’t describe me as ruthless. In fact, I’m quite the opposite! But the name sounded kind of badass and the domain name was available.
Self-compassion isn’t as easy to explain. And it’s even harder to practice. But once we learn how to treat ourselves with compassion, we treat others with compassion as well. It requires patience, practice, and humility. And a healthy dose of humor!