Be Gentle With Yourself


Wisdom comes from many sources.

Actress Marilu Henner, who is best known for her role on the sitcom Taxi from many years ago, was on the Dr. Oz show the other day.

Here is what she had to say:

Every day you’re in the laboratory of your life, and every day is an experiment.

Sometimes it’s a good experiment, and sometimes it’s a bad one.

There’s no such thing as cheating, and there’s no such thing as beating yourself up.

You’re just collecting data. That’s it!

So every day you are saying,

“OK, this worked, and this didn’t work. Let me try this and let me try that.”

These wise words offer a gentler way of seeing ourselves and life!

Action Step:

Have fun experimenting today!

16 thoughts on “Be Gentle With Yourself

    • So glad you enjoyed it Stefanie! I like the image of the ‘life laboratory,’ where we are just trying different experiments, and collecting data! It has a lightness to learning about it! Thank you for your warm comments and yes, Valentine’s Day was great! Hope yours was too my friend!

      • Exactly – the experimental approach brings playfulness and lightness to life. And it takes away shame and guilt which can be so liberating for moving on in love.

        Glad to read that you enjoyed your Valentine’s Day. I had a beautiful one, too. 😀

      • Beautifully stated Stefanie! Yes, so true, it definitely takes away the shackles of guilt and shame! This lighter approach sets us free to try new things without beating ourselves up for not being perfect! Yeah! Glad your Love day was great! 🙂


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