Dr. Julie de Azevedo Hanks, author of the popular audiobook ”The Assertiveness Guide for Women: How to Communicate Your Needs, Set Healthy Boundaries, and Transform Your Relationships”, offers great advice for how to practice self-compassion, a critical aspect of emotional well-being and resilience. she shares s a practical exercise for cultivating self-compassion, which will help you learn to act in comforting and kind ways toward yourself so that you can provide yourself with the self-soothing and self-nurturing that you need. After a breakup, you might experience any or all of the five stages of grief. These stages can be scary and disorienting, but there is light at the end of the tunnel! By learning to understand the feelings associated with grief and how to be gentle with yourself as you move through them, you can create a positive environment for healing. In this episode, we’re sharing an inspiring excerpt from Dr. Christina Hibbert’s inspirational audiobook, ”Who Am I Without You? 52 Ways to Rebuild Self-Esteem After A Breakup.” Though experiencing heartbreak is a time of grieving, it does present a new opportunity to create the life you desire. Dr. Christina Hibbert, author of the audiobook Who Am I Without You? 52 Ways to Rebuild Self-Esteem After A Breakup, shares her thoughts on healing after heartbreak. What do you want your future to look like? Focusing on this question can help the healing process. After a difficult loss or breakup, don’t go through it alone! Instead, focus on ways to build a support system. Though heartbreak can make us want to remain alone, putting in the effort to recognize who you can lean on and how they can help can make all the difference in the healing process. By reflecting on what kind of help you need from those you love, you begin the journey of healing after a breakup. "Love Yourself" is a soothing and relaxing guided meditation created for women to help you open your heart and attract the love you want. When you first meet someone special, it’s common to feel overwhelmed by your desire for them. It’s possible to fantasize a whole life with someone before we’ve ever even spoken to them! Often, our response to this attraction is, “This is the one!” But the problem with this type of desire is the danger of being caught up in romantic fantasies.