Karen shares about the importance of this Self-Acceptance practice, which she learned from her mentor Pam Erdman: “Most of us have a tendency to be hard on ourselves. This practice is a way to counter that, to tame it, to help that harsh inner critic to relax and let ourselves off the hook. Turns out we’re more likely to bounce back, to be more resilient, even to be more successful in life if we meet ourselves with greater self-acceptance and compassion.”

Self Acceptance Practice – with gratitude to Pam Erdman

  • I allow myself….to be imperfect.
  • I allow myself….to make mistakees.
  • I allow myself….to be a learner in life.
  • I forgive myself….and for now I am free.

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