I recently shared this quote with a friend. She asked: “can you give me an example of being gentle with myself?”

Wow. I love her honesty and her curiosity. I can only offer what being gentle is for me and a good instance of it happened the other day when I went to an exercise class I normally enjoy. The music was loud and the workout was jarring. The class felt wrong for my body’s need for calm so I walked out and went for a beach walk instead. What are some of the ways you’re gentle with yourself?


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