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I love Sharon Salzburg. I have read her books and listen to her podcast. She is a true teacher. She calls her inner critic Lucy. - after this comic she read years ago.

Our inner critic never solves a problem. It only points out fear and negativity.

Lucy from Charlie Brown embodies the inner critic.

You are not your thoughts.

Be kind to yourself.
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Do the good that's in front of you, even if it feels small.
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I have struggled to move. I am a lump on the couch. I need to get back to my mat.
Damn you COVID.
There is a season for everything. I am just working on my winter coat.

Yoga season is coming soon!!!! Stay tuned.
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Secrets - they keep us unwell. “ Secrets cause us to ruminate. “ Many kids and teens keep secrets about their anxiety. They think they are the only person in the world with these fears. NOT TRUE!
The anxiety rate for 13-18 year old is 34%. That means 8-9 students per class struggle each day. Don’t keep secrets. Be courageous. Ask for help. ( these rates are pre- COVID.)

Take care of yourself. Nothing to feel embarrassed about. We are all doing the best we can.

Sending love.

https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/hidden-brain/id1028908750?i=1000505009348
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Headspace guide to meditation on Netflix is awesome. I have been showing to students this week ( grade 4 and up). They like the animation and the explanations. - we are doing one episode per week with a shorter meditation. Can you imagine if you learned stress management as a child?!?? It is never too late to learn.

https://www.netflix.com/title/81280926?s=i&trkid=13747225
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Headspace Guide to Meditation | Netflix Official Site
Headspace takes a friendly, animated look at the benefits of meditation while offering techniques and guided meditations to jump-start your practice.
netflix.com
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Motivation is hard to find these days. Being compassionate to yourself has been proven to increase motivation. Let’s get-r-done.

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20210111-why-self-compassion-not-self-esteem-leads-to-success