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  • LaShonda Sims Duncan

Self-Compassion over Everything!

Updated: Jul 26, 2023


Hey there, beautiful souls!


Today, I want to talk about a topic that's near and dear to my heart: Self-Compassion.


In this fast-paced world, we often forget to be kind and gentle with ourselves. We set high standards, compare ourselves to others, and criticize our every flaw. But it's time to break free from this cycle and cultivate self-compassion. Why? Because it's an essential ingredient for nurturing our mental health and well-being.


Self-compassion means treating ourselves with the same kindness, love, and understanding we would offer to a dear friend. It involves acknowledging our imperfections, accepting ourselves as we are, and embracing our humanity. It's about being patient and forgiving, especially when we stumble or face challenges.


When we practice self-compassion, we create a safe space within ourselves—a refuge of warmth and understanding. It allows us to release the burden of self-judgment and cultivate a sense of inner peace. We start to value our own worth, not based on external achievements, but on the inherent beauty of our souls.


Self-compassion nourishes our mental health in countless ways. It helps us bounce back from setbacks, strengthens resilience, and fosters a positive mindset. It enables us to embrace our emotions, both the highs and the lows, without judgment or suppression. It empowers us to set healthy boundaries and prioritize self-care.


Let's make a commitment today—to be kinder to ourselves, to practice self-compassion every step of the way. Let's remember that we are worthy of love, acceptance, and forgiveness. Let's celebrate our uniqueness and honor our journey, for it is our imperfections that make us beautifully human.


Remember, YOU are YOU, and that is your Super Power!


Take a deep breath, be gentle with yourself, and embrace the beauty within.


Today affirm: I am are worthy, I am loved, and I am enough. 💕




LaShonda Sims Duncan is a licensed somatic psychotherapist, entrepreneur, trauma-informed yoga teacher, life coach, and Founder & CEO of Sims Counseling and Consulting, based in Louisville, Kentucky. With over 15 years of experience, LaShonda offers one-on-one sessions, healing workshops, and public speaking events to empower individuals to liberate the light within themselves.


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