I was blessed with the gift of insight into what the meaning of life is. It is being of service to others. The “other” is us. – Dr. James Doty

I remember hearing a long time ago that “The Buddha said to be kind to others. That includes us, too.” I often tell this to clients who are neglecting their self-care or denigrating their self-worth. Oftentimes, these same people are caretakers to others and don’t quite realize how much harder it is to care for someone else while our blood pressure is up. It’s hard to be a good anything when your constant state of being is fight or flight, your tongue is permanently stuck to the roof of your mouth (that’s not normal, btw. It’s a stress response), and …