I’ll never forget one day in my late twenties leaving a massage therapy session after a long work week and hearing the practitioner share, “Renee, be gentle with yourself.” She stopped me in my tracks. I had no idea what she meant. I left curious and perplexed. Her words never left me though, and her kind reminder became the phrase I often use when I sign copies of my self-care primer, “The Mother’s Guide to Self-Renewal.” Today I am immensely grateful for all the teachers who taught me self-compassion and helped me to uncover all the gifts that come from this new way of being. Watch my two minute video below and join me this week as I continue to explore the path of self-compassion.
Want more? Check out my tips from 4 Ways to Practice Self-Compassion. I’d love to hear how the week goes for you and how this theme lands. P.S. Move a muscle, change a thought: if you or your friends live in Western North Carolina, join me on Sunday, April 17 for a fun, connective, self-care focused Wild Souls movement class.
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Subscribe here to Live Inside Out, a weekly blog written by life-balance coach/author/speaker and self-care evangelist Renée Peterson Trudeau. Passionate about helping men and women find balance through the art/science of self-care, Renee has been speaking and facilitating high-impact workshops for 25 years. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Fast Company, Good Housekeeping, US News & World Report, AARP, Spirituality & Health and more. She and her team have certified more than 400 facilitators in 10 countries around the globe to lead self-renewal groups for women based on her pioneering work. She’s the author of two books on life balance including the award-winning The Mother’s Guide to Self-Renewal: How to Reclaim, Rejuvenate and Re-Balance Your Life. She and her husband live in Western North Carolina and Austin, Texas and are enjoying a new empty nest. Her latest venture is Wild Souls Nature Adventures. More on Renee here.