Self-Care

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Braver/Wiser: A Weekly Message of Courage and Compassion

  • By Tomo Hillbo
    The crisis was an opportunity to learn to be fully me and love it, inner turmoil and all. I learned that strength comes from authenticity, never from perfection.
  • By Katie Romano Griffin
    I was made this way, in this body and this skin. Like all beings, I have an inherent good that cannot be eclipsed.
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    We can be cheerleaders for simple joys (even when we don't share them) and compassionate about the fact that we’re all just trying to survive.
  • By Misha Sanders
    Sometimes people show up fully and be with me. And sometimes they cannot, even if they really care about me and want to help.
  • By Nathan Ryan
    I saw a woman surrounded by the pressures to conform to adulthood, being the adult she always wanted to be when she was a child. She was as God made her, not who everyone else wanted her to be.
  • By Elea Kemler
    It is deeply spiritual work to learn to treat ourselves with compassion; to learn to see ourselves, if only in moments, the same way we look at something or someone we find beautiful: a newborn baby, the ocean, a sunset.
  • By Misha Sanders
    In real life, sometimes grief looms largest in December. Sometimes there's one too many dress-ups and the gold tulle makes your legs itch. “I just needed it to stop for a minute. Next time I will take calm breaths.”
  • By Misha Sanders
    I trusted the woman at the pharmacy to be capable of hearing hard truth. Bless her wounded heart with its internalized misogyny. She just wants women to love and support each other. Thank you. Me too.
  • By Kat Liu
    If a friend were in my situation, I would have seen their failings as human. So why hold someone to an unforgiving standard just because that someone is me?
  • By Lindasusan Ulrich
    However imperfectly I may be living this life of mine, there’s no one better at it, and there’s no one else who can do it for me.
  • By Lindasusan Ulrich
    Spirit of Compassion, remind us that our task as humans is not perfection, but faithfulness.
  • By Mandie McGlynn
    I’m not the same person who stood in that tattoo parlor eleven years ago. Still, I don’t for a minute regret being permanently marked with this snapshot in time, of my wounds and my hope.
  • By Jake Morrill
    An adequate Christmas would have you calm and open, taking it in, accepting whatever is. Slow it all down like you might be, in some way, attuned to the pace of the Eternal. If you need, you can fake it at first.
  • By Aisha Ansano
    Our souls and minds need sustenance as much as our physical bodies. May we delight in the ways we find to provide this nourishment to our whole selves.
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    When I picked up her call, Kira’s voice was thick with tears. Kira, one of my best friends, is the mother of 4-year old twins, working full...

Call and Response: Journeys in UU Lifespan Faith Development

LeaderLab

  • By Renee Ruchotzke
    Serving on a congregational board can be both rewarding and stressful. Some stress is natural, but certain kinds of stress can lead to burn-out. It's important for board to develop a culture that supports board members in their work as well as in their own growth and development. ...

Tapestry of Faith: Curricula and Resources for Lifespan Faith Development

Hindsight, Humor, and Hope

Chalice Children

Amazing Grace

  • It is too bad that Dear Abby was not around in ancient Greece. Some of the characters in the old Greek myths could have used some good...

UU World

  • By Elaine McArdle
    New self-assessment tool is helping UUs identify their spiritual priorities.
    Image credit: https://www.uuworld.org/
  • By Theresa I. Soto
    no one can rename you Other, it can’t stick, as you offer the gift of being and saying who you are.
    Image credit: Two transmasculine people sitting together and having a serious conversation
  • By Trudi Frazel
    As metaphorical scuba divers, we can control the depths to which we dive and grow more skilled through experience.
    Image credit: illustratration of a scuba diver
  • By Meg Barnhouse
    Allowing myself to see my injuries and pain as ‘not my fault’ is a spiritual challenge.
    Image credit: By Louis J. Gasnier, film Perils of Pauline, 1914, Wharton (US) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
  • By Christopher L. Walton
    The Church of the Larger Fellowship’s weekly talk show focuses on Black Lives Matter confrontations with police over killing of Jamar Clark.
    Image credit: Screen shot
  • By Cami Applequist
    I always heard the negative messages about my body; finally I listened to the positive ones.
    Image credit: © Miguel Davilla/theispot
  • By Peter Morales
    I urge you to make some space to reflect on what your spirit needs right now.
    Image credit: © Nancy Pierce

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