Therapy Thursday

How do we work with our imperfections instead of pushing them away?

Awareness – Acceptance – Compassion

When I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.

– Carl Rogers

If we do not accept ourselves, our ability to love and be loved decreases and our “internal war” increases.

 Imperfections… Fears… Uncertainties… yield our super-strengths.

Ultimately, leading to our full potential.

How do we let in compassion?



Recognition of Common Humanity.

-Kristin Neff, PhD

What is self-acceptance?

An ultimate “peace pact” between you and yourself.

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

The sum of our parts; that is, the good, bad, and in between…

…is a beautifulunique being.


“I am enough and there is still work I want to do.”


Bottom Line:

Increased Self-Acceptance and Self-Compassion produces…

…Increased Resilience, Optimism, Curiosity, and Life Satisfaction.


Serenity Prayer

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.





Kolber, P. (2018). The Perfectionist Detox: Tame Your Inner Critic, Live Bravely, and Unleash Your Joy. Da Capo Press. NY: New York. Pg. 51-58.




About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering people of all ages (young "kiddos" to the active aging "baby boomers") about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle, preventing injury, and feeling good. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, group exercise instructor, and rehabilitation aide—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, and corporate wellness program facilitation.
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