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Turning Inward

“Let’s sell all of our things and move to Costa Rica.” I have heard variations of this statement a lot the last two months from clients. My response is always a wide, compassionate & knowing smile because I can relate. We live in a world that encourages us to always be on. And if you have chosen to be in a personal or professional role of service to others, this can be extra depleting. Being the consistent, safe and trustworthy person for others requires equal attention back to self. Yet, as AmyAnn Cadwell writes in the Good Trade, “most of us are still learning how to extend ourselves the same kindness and tenderness we've cultivated towards others.” For me, the first step is self-compassio