Self-Advocacy Soars When Fueled by Empowered Compassion™

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Self-advocacy helps…

Adding Empowered Compassion™ to your time and energy toolbox is a step that allows you to employ the power of self-advocacy to take your self-care to a whole new level.

Giving yourself time to revitalize, re-energize, and refuel isn’t always easy. This is especially true when life gets busy.

Self-advocacy is a much-needed skill in situations like that. And when your self-advocacy is grounded in Empowered Compassion™ you just knowyou’re on the right track.

Here’s a tip to help you expand your self-advocacy skill-set, starting today.


Empowered Compassion™ inspires you to advocate for yourself.

Self-care restores your energy and builds your self-esteem. So, pledge to yourself that you’ll schedule in restorative pastimes, and then keep that promise. If someone tries to pressure you into giving away that time, advocate for yourself by speaking up.


Think of one situation where you want to stand firm, but find yourself struggling. What are the messages that undercut your assertiveness? Can you pick out the self-critical tone? How do you feel, hearing that voice?

Now, you can choose to shift the tone. Bring in the voices of compassion and realism to restore a healthy perspective.

For example, suppose a friend assumes you’ll babysit for her young children on short notice. Self-critically, you think, “I’d be selfish to say no.” But your voices of compassion and realism say, “I’m overextended, and I need to recharge my batteries.” So you tell your friend, “I’m sorry, but I won’t be able to help you. Would you like the name of a sitter?”


Empowered Compassion™ begins with liking yourself. You take pleasure in meeting your needs and feeding your spirit.

So, be aware of when you diminish yourself to take up less space. Empowered Compassion™ encourages you to blossom into your full self, rather than striving, straining, or shrinking to please others. You’ll experience new ease and spontaneity, entering more fully into each and every moment.

As you think over your day, identify times when you tend to become overextended and short-tempered. Give thought to how you might recognize those moments as opportunities to offer kindness to yourself.

The more you see with compassion, the more clearly you’ll see what truly works for you. Empowered with that knowledge, you can fine-tune your schedule and restore an expansive and heart-based flow to your life.

And this helps, too…

Do you ever feel like you’re running on empty and there are no gas stations anywhere to be found? That’s what it’s like when you aren’t taking care of yourself.

It’s an awful feeling, and one that’s all too familiar for many of us. In fact, if I had to guess, I’d say that finding time for self-care is one of the biggest challenges going. And I’ve created an E-Guide that addresses this challenge and offers you a path to creating your own, rejuvenating self-care routines and rituals. It’s titled “Self-Criticism or Self-Care? How Your Choices Define You, Your Time, and Your Life.”

This E-Guide gets right down to business as it offers questions, insights and exercises aimed at helping you come to a deeper understanding of:

  • What gets in your way when it comes to taking care of yourself.
  • How your capacity for compassion is connected to self-care.
  • The activities that are most nurturing for you, and how to include them in your schedule, EVERY day.

To begin your self-care journey and claim your copy of “Self-Criticism or Self-Care? How Your Choices Define You, Your Time, and Your Life” click below:

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