Author Archives: LeAnne McDaniel

Which Feels Better?

Self Criticism or Self Compassion? Only you know which feels better for you. But if you notice you are erring on the criticism side, this handy little infographic (a visual short cut to reading pages of text) serves as a visual … Continue reading

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5 Surprisingly Simple Tips to Boost Your Self Esteem

I have a secret. Sometimes, I do not feel good about myself.  Not all the time.  And I don’t necessarily have a good reason to feel bad.  There’s no major crime I’ve committed or rule I’ve broken. Worse, I even … Continue reading

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3 Tips for Letting Go of What Other People Think

This is a true story. My friend, Sue, is just about completely blind, yet is HIGHLY functional and lives a very full life within her family and her community. One week, Diane joined Sue’s parenting group.  Sue began to hear something in Diane’s … Continue reading

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Is He Explaining Consciousness?

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Compassion for Self

Hi there! I’m LeAnne McDaniel.  I live in Atlanta, GA, with my husband and beloved yellow lab, Forte.   My aim with this blog is to share my experiences, practical ideas, and late-breaking research to help you treat yourself as you … Continue reading

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Charter for Compassion

Here’s something a couple friends brought to my attention. Charter for Compassion Isn’t this awesome, in the truest sense of the word?  I had the good fortune to attend the kick off for the Compassionate metro Atlanta campaign.  Beautiful venue, … Continue reading

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Basics

What I’m trying to do. Sort of:   And a Tool I’m using: More to follow.

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Stop Resolving and Start Achieving with 1 Simple Tweak

Here we are on the other side of the New Year.  The discombobulation of the holidays can settle down.  And we can get back to work, right?  Well. Not just yet. There’s this little thing about resolutions. I envy people … Continue reading

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3 Reasons to Connect

I’m fascinated by the concept of authenticity.  And startled by how connecting leads to authenticity.  Making a connection with another human being is perhaps the simplest–and least used–path to authenticity there is. Here are 3 reasons I seek out connection: … Continue reading

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Fear of Flying, Part 1

Help!  I’ve fallen and I’m afraid I can get up. Since I am paralyzed around writing about my experiences with NVC, I’ll talk about my Fear of Flying.  Might as well be Fear of Blogging, Fear of Expressing, Fear of Loneliness. … Continue reading

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