Do you speak to yourself the same way you would to a friend?

…“I look terrible today.”

…“I shouldn’t have said that – why do I always put my foot in my mouth!”

…“Running late again – what a surprise!”

What you say to yourself – and ultimately how you feel about yourself – matters.

Our inner dialogue has a transformational affect on our lives. After all, our relationship with ourselves determines our relationship with the world around us!

When we feel critical, harsh, or judgemental to another, chances are that we are projecting the feelings we have about ourselves to those around us.

Not only does this negative self-talk prevent us from showing up to our friends, family members, and colleagues with love, patience, and kindness, but neuroscience shows that these feelings of shame actually robs our brain of creativity, resourcefulness, and resilience.

Mindfully developing our self-love strengthens our ability to learn from our mistakes, and pivot into healthy new behaviors or solutions with ease.

Listen in to today’s episode and unlock a positive self-compassion practice that you can begin today!

Kristine Carlson is thrilled to announce that her book Heartbroken Open will be made into a Lifetime movie starring Heather Locklear in her comeback to television! Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: The Kristine Carlson Story, premieres on Lifetime October 23rd. Read the real story (a true page-turner) and get your copy of Heartbroken Open at

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Host: Kristine Carlson

Kristine Carlson

Kristine Carlson, New York Times Bestselling author and world-renowned speaker, is passionate about spreading her message of waking up to life with joy and gratitude amidst the ups and downs of their earthly existence.


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