DIGITAL EDITION - 2022
OYÉTA KOKOROKO Okoko Cosmétiques
Decoding different personality styles and communicating for success
Nurtures a more positive self-image
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HOW TO BUILD A STRONG COSMETIC BRAND
HOW TO ART
INCONTINENCE IS NOT JUST AN “OLDER WOMAN’S” CONCERN
MORE THAN JUST A MORTGAGE
PUBLISHER Shelly Lynn Hughes firstname.lastname@example.org NATIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER Jennifer Angers Daerendinger email@example.com ART DIRECTION & COVER DESIGN Nicole O’Keefe firstname.lastname@example.org COPY EDITOR Ainslee Nellis email@example.com CONTRIBUTORS Oyeta Kokoroko Lynda Moffatt Angela Calla Sherry Kallergis
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6 STEPS TO THE BEST SKIN, BODY & MIND HEALTH Heather Haslam
Jennifer Angers Daerendinger
THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO HANG ART
PURSUIT:365 THE MAGAZINE
Jennifer Angers Daerendinger
HOW SELF-COMPASSION NURTURES A MORE POSITIVE SELF-IMAGE
HOW TO CREATE A 5 MINUTE MAKEUP ROUTINE WITH 3 SIMPLE STEPS
Victoria Theriault Linda Mackie
HOW TO BE CONFIDENT WITH YOUR GOALS
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Welcome to pursuit:365 The Digital Magazine written specifically for our members, subscribers, and anyone interested in living their life in the pursuit for Inspiration, Passion, Celebration, Motivation and Ultimately Happiness. The aim for pursuit:365 is to connect people and support one another in our life journey. So how do you do that? KEEP CHEERFUL BY CHEERING OTHERS
concerned in their welfare, too. Interaction with fellow human
When you’re having a down day, the best way through is
beings is a natural and vital part of life, keeping you in touch
to look around for someone else whose day could also be improved, and see what you can do to help. Before you know it, they’ll have a smile on their face and so will you. What’s more, your own troubles will have shrunk to manageable size
with the world and putting personal matters in perspective, so this aspect of your good deed will also help you. It’s always comforting and calming to communicate with other people, even if only to discuss the well-being of someone else.
in the process, and you’ll feel ready to move on. Here are just some of the ways your healing powers will help you, too: THROUGH YOUR MISSION However modest your joy-bringing effort may be, it will be a mission, inspiring you to action. If a family member is looking a bit down in the mouth, say, and you decide to do what you can to get them laughing, that noble purpose will raise your
THROUGH YOUR POSITIVE MANNER In order to make a sad person smile, you’ll need to present a bright, cheerful manner. However you feel inside, you’ll have to rise above it to project that sunny attitude, and when you see it in the mirror and hear it in your voice, you’ll feel better yourself. What’s more, you’ll want to pick upbeat topics to chat about, and positive viewpoints to present, and again,
self-esteem and lift you out of your own gloom.
you’ll feel their healing powers, too.
THROUGH YOUR PLAN OF ACTION
THROUGH THE JOY YOU BRING
When you’re feeling miserable, it can be hard to get up and
When you bring a ray of light to someone else’s day, it’ll
doing, especially if you have no pressing commitments. But when you’re resolved to help someone, you’ll be instinctively spurred to action. However small your kind gesture, you’ll want to plan it, picking the best moment and method to perform it. With that little plan of action, your day will start to take shape and you’ll be motivated to make the most of it for your own sake, too. THROUGH INTERACTION Your efforts on behalf of another person are likely to involve chatting to them, and maybe some contact with others
light up your own day as well. However simple the deed, its positive effect on the lucky recipient will be heart-warming to witness. Whether or not your gesture brings a smile, you’ll know it helped them, and that thought will be empowering. However down you may feel, you have it in you to bring a smile to another sufferer, so take pride in your humanity and let it shine. Reach out, however you can, and you’ll find yourself smiling in the process. I love to hear from you! Warmly, Shelly Lynn Hughes Founder pursuit:365
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BUILD A STRONG COSMETIC BRAND Oyéta Kokoroko CEO & Beauty Mentor, Okoko Cosmétiques
Let me share with you a few steps on how to get started.
START WITH A STRONG MINDSET
Think about the impact you want to have - is your brand
To make any project successful, you need a strong mindset,
giving back or empowering a specific group of people?
a growth mindset. A growth mindset is a skill critical for every entrepreneur. Being an entrepreneur and building a business can have its loads of challenges, so it is important to know your why and have a clear vision. As you plan your project, clearly define the reason why you want to do this, what motivates you and what is the impact you want to make.
Nowadays, many consumers want to buy from brands that are doing good, be one of them. Creating a compelling brand story about why your business exists will help to create a connection with your customers.
Having a growth mindset encourages you to overcome
INVEST IN YOUR BRANDING
obstacles and view setbacks as opportunities. Also, it is
Invest in your brand image whether it’s your product,
important to surround yourself with a strong support system of people who believe in you and can add value in your journey.
your company, your website, or yourself. Having a professional brand image brings a greater perception of your product and what you have to offer. Get help from professionals with expertise in areas like branding,
IDENTIFY A NICHE FOR YOUR PRODUCT AND TARGET MARKET Identify a niche for your product that offers growth opportunities. To do that, start by conducting a little survey or market research to validate the interest for your product and the demand for your product. With your brand, you want to serve an unmet need or solve a universal problem. By finding a profitable niche and positioning yourself there as the go-to brand (or expert) who exclusively serves its audience, you can establish your credibility and get your business off the ground much more effectively. The key is to identify a profitable niche market in which you can evolve, make yourself known, and which has a large enough audience to guarantee the profitability of
photography, and website design. I highly recommend investing in a small creative direction team with specialized and experienced skill set to help make your brand memorable. They can help you deliver a professional brand presentation that helps you stand out and leave a strong impression. DEVELOP YOUR DIGITAL PRESENCE After developing your product, you need to build a marketing strategy plan and be visible on social networks, so that people can discover your brand, find your product, and buy it. Building your brand on social media is essential to connect with your audience, grow your community and attract new customers. 1.
your business. 2. 3.
with environmental/sustainable ethos are great ways to set yourself apart. Think about your process and production method - are you growing your own botanicals? Or using proprietary craftsmanship, slow artisan methods or science-based technology? If so, make it part of your unique differentiation.
Collab regularly with other accounts to increase your visibility and reach new audiences
Innovate your product and make it stand out - your R & D, ingredients selection, materials you use and choice packaging
Think about your brand messaging: story, ethos, and mission
INNOVATE YOUR PRODUCT & PROVIDE DISTINGUISHABLE QUALITY
Share interesting content that educates and shows your product in action
Work with influencers who can promote your products
Create a sales strategy that can convert prospects into buyers
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As you may know, Art can take on many forms. So, I reached
A list I’ve put together for you here. May help you begin
out to you on Social asking what you may want to hear from
your journey better knowing then not knowing.
me on this subject and what a great response it was. • Many questions came up that we’ll try to answer here.
KNOW YOURSELF AND WHY YOU WANT TO BE AN ARTIST, THINK OF THE TIME YOU’LL NEED TO COMMIT.
There are several avenues in the art world to venture down. Keeping focused with an open mind has allowed me to grow
as an artist. You see, I love Art in General! Always, romanced
it since an early age. From the artists, their works, the life style to the camaraderie!
and opens up all my senses. This is called Plein-Air painting. •
with new colleagues grows my spirit. I begin with developing my sketch and taking some reference
ETHICAL, WORD GETS AROUND. •
HAVE FUN IN THE STUDIO MAKING YOUR CRAFT!
SPEND YOUR TIME WISELY WHILE ENJOYING
Traditionally I am trained in oils, painting Still Life, Portraits, Wildlife and Landscapes in Realism. I’ve Learn the fundamentals, studied with many great Mentors while continuing to work on my skill set.
USE YOUR OWN REFERENCE MATERIAL (DO YOUR OWN LEGWORK). PRACTICE BEING
painting may cease on location, needing to be completed outdoors to capture its freshness again.
TRY YOUR HAND AT DIFFERENT VENUES AND FEEL WHAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU.
photos. The light or weather may change and work on the elsewhere. I then, may need to take the painting back
TAKE THE TIME TO LEARN THE FUNDAMENTALS OF YOUR CRAFT AND ALL THE RULES. LEARN ALL
Painting outside at least once each season, renews my spirit I’ve really always painted alone up North and now venturing
IS IT TRULY PAINTING THAT IS YOUR CALLING OR DO YOU PREFER SAY PHOTOGRAPHY OR MIXED
LIFE AND THOSE YOU LOVE. •
ASK FOR HELP FROM THOSE YOU ADMIRE.
SHARE YOUR GROWTH.
STAY TRUE TO YOURSELF!
My hope is this has helped you think about Art and what’s right for you. Looking forward to delving deeper into this discussion and answering many more of your questions over upcoming Podcasts and more articles.
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JUST A MORTGAGE Angela Calla
“There’s a reason your rear view mirror is sized differently than the windshield - look where you are going! But don’t forget where you came from”
When I was young, my parents instilled within me a sense
Putting myself out there to the media wasn’t about scaling
of hard work and how time is something I could use to my
my business, but rather about who I was going to take
advantage. Thus, I was fortunate enough to learn how the
with me on that journey. Finding those core values align
real difficulties of the world were.
with mine so I could enhance their lives and bring those
This was the best favour my parents did for me, and as a
experiences to others.
young child, I became inspired to gain and use financial
Of course, pursuing your passion always comes with
knowledge to get ahead. By high school, I was working
challenges. There will be those who oppose you just for the
full-time immediately when school ended and on weekends,
sake of it and lack the understanding of the difficult choices
learning the value of a dollar and the benefits of investment.
you’ve had to make just to get where you are. We all can’t
Once I graduated high school, I found my true calling in the
be perfect stoics and their comments will have an emotional
mortgage industry. Being a mortgage broker allowed me to
impact on you, but it’s the benefit of helping people that
marry my passion for real estate and investing.
make it all worth it.
In discovering my passion, I realized the importance and
The fear dissolves under the profoundness and resolve of
impact mortgages had on everyone’s lives, and I wanted to
your passion. The results of people living their wealthiest and
help as many Canadians as I could. This drove me to put
most enriched lives become the fuel to push you forward.
myself in the public eye and with it came a significant amount of responsibility. So, for nearly two decades, I’ve made it my mission to pass on my knowledge and experience to my clients and the general public.
There is beauty and solace in knowing life isn’t perfect. Once we overcome that fear, we are then able to grasp the opportunities that come our way. So the next time it does, have the confidence to jump and take the lead.
Here at our team we always recommend a proactive approach when it comes to your mortgage. We provide free consultation and recommendation to other experts like financial planners so that your mortgage is working its best f or you and without bias. Having the confidence to be on the news, write books and articles for magazines, host a radio show, and sing the national anthem in front of thousands, only holds value because of those I get to help along the way.
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INCONTINENCE IS NOT JUST AN
CONCERN Sherry Kallergis
Incontinence affects close to one out of every two women however, there is a lot of shame around the subject. Has it ever been a trending topic with your bffs? Have you ever sat down and discussed the challenges it causes with your significant other? Have you quizzed your health practitioner on solutions?
Often, we discount incontinence as an older women’s issue.
THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF INCONTINENCE:
Many women accept it as a natural stage of womanhood and
Stress incontinence causes the muscles to relax voluntarily when
aging yet, it affects many younger women too. New mothers for example. Sadly media advertising preps us to believe that incontinence pads or underwear are the prescribed or even the only solution. Not one advertisement confesses to the side affects though. Daily use of these products can cause chafing, itchiness, and burning. The need to use them can wreck havoc with our self-confidence and disrupt our life. No one mentions the challenge of impromptu sex without stepping into the shower first. RESEARCH SOLUTIONS WITH YOUR HEALTH PROFESSIONAL Do not accept incontinence. Bring it up with your health professional. There are advances in technologies that can easily solve the problem. A simple outpatient procedure may be all that is required. “Life transforming” and “as easy as a
coughing, sneezing, or laughing. This is the more
common issue with women who are middle-aged or post-pregnancy. Urge incontinence is when you have little or no notice of the
urge to empty your bladder, so you are not able to get to the washroom in time. Often, this is a result of a chronic illness such as a stroke or diabetes. COMMON CAUSES OF INCONTINENCE ARE: •
AN OVERACTIVE BLADDER
WEAK PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLES
SURGERY SIDE EFFECTS
dental visit” was the declaration from my friend who did have a surgical procedure.
THERE ARE MANY SOLUTIONS AVAILABLE:
You can ditch the pads, feel sexy and more confident and no
Newer technology includes nerve stimulation and the use
longer have to worry about the odor or the itch. If you suffer from incontinence here is some information to prepare you for your appointment.
of radio-frequency energy working with the bladder tissues. Other options may be simple exercises such as Kegels,
medication, tampon-like inserts and surgical procedures. You deserve to feel sexy again. Talk to your health provider and explore what approach suits you best.
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FOR THE BEST SKIN, BODY & MIND HEALTH Heather Haslam
Heather Haslam CHT is the owner of True Spirit Healing Arts and works on various projects throughout the lower mainland in British Columbia pertaining to health, beauty, education and general wellness. She attends to clients needs at Sunja Links Body Shoppe on Main St, Okoko Gastown and Absolute Spa at the River Rock Hotel, and does Clinical Hypnotherapy via Zoom all over the world. For more info see her website www.truespirithealingarts.org or follow her Instagram @truespirithealing. Check out her new education project helping the women of Afghanistan by creating a school in Pakistan @www.oasisrescue.com
Start with a visit to a professional esthetician to have your skin expertly assessed and help guide you on your skin care journey with the best treatments available for your skin needs. We are passionate in helping people with their skin issues, and usually have a number of classes and training under our belt along with many years of experience. Some of the hottest skin care treatments with the best skin rejuvenation effects that people are looking for at the moment are Micro Channeling with Growth Factor’s, Laser Skin Rejuvenation, Intra Oral Facial Massage, Microcurrent, Dermaplaning and Hair Growth and Scalp Treatments. Having the correct home care to suit your skin needs is imperative after having those professional spa treatments and proper products enhance treatment effectiveness. Some gold standard ingredients are high quality Vitamin C products that help with hyperpigmentation and aging, Retinols which are amazing for anti aging and help with breakouts, Beta glucans or Hylauronic acids to plump and add moisture to dehydrated skin,Glycolic and Sal Acids to exfoliate the skin, Skin balms to apply at night to help seal in moisture, and Last but not least SPF of 30 (minimum) to finish and protect your skin daily. Don’t’ forget your body while you are treating the skin on your face! Ask to have the neck and chest included in all of your skin care routines. Currently body treatments including Body Wraps made of Seaweed, Clay or muds are well known to have healing and detoxification properties, making for a relaxing and result oriented service. Body brushing is also popular for home and spa use - an alternative to scrubs this helps cell turnover by exfoliating the dead cells, leaving invigorated skin ready for absorption of creams and other products. Body sculpting and contouring treatments along with Lymphatic Drainage and Relaxation massage are becoming popular on all spa menus. Meditation is one of the most impactful things in my life in the last 10 years. I was invited to a 1 week retreat to try it out and the results were amazing for myself and others that were there. It helps greatly with centering yourself, being in the present moment, overall relaxation and gives you the tools to help with many issues like pain management, anxiety, and energy releasing. After a 1 week meditation class you could see the difference in people’s faces, and their physiology changed to being lighter and more relaxed in their bodies. Since then I’ve said if you want to glow and look and feel younger and healthier get yourself to meditation retreat and see the difference for yourself. Hypnosis is great for calming the mind, and has been especially helpful the last few years for many people with a variety of issues. Hypnosis helps by creating change in the subconscious mind to ease anxiety, release phobias and fears, removes blocks and create new pathways in your thought process to help you become the best version of yourself. Believing in yourself and becoming more in tune with your intuition and body, and removing the years of clutter and past experiences (and especially trauma ) creates a powerful form of therapy that has lasting results everytime! Some of my favorite work has been with near death experiences and finding the healing from that has been amazing for people who have experienced this trauma. Energy work is becoming more and more popular for releasing emotions, balancing the body’s energetic system and creating deep relaxation. Some popular methods include Reiki, Pranic Healing, Quantum Healing and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and can be combined with crystal energy as well for extra healing and clearing benefits. These holistic practices work by activating the body’s subtle energy systems and channeling universal life force energy into a client to help restore balance, flow and harmony within the bodies energy systems. These are great stand alone treatments but are now also mixed with hypnosis, facials and skin care and massage for overall healing.
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Lynda life! loves
She gets up every day with a pep in her step, ready to take on the day.
She's a busy lady with ten projects on the go at any given time. All the while, she's a doting mom to her two sons Makenzy and Spencer and her "special" and gifted daughter Isabelle.
She’s literally danced her way through many years as a competitive dancer. She also loves the challenge as an athlete competing in various races. Through her athletic journey she found the healing arts which led to her current practice. She’s very passionate about Reiki Healing and Massage. She is a gifted intuitive healer and has received the “best massage on the Peninsula” award.
Lynda Is not afraid of hard work or a "man's job". She has a can-do attitude and has accomplished many things including renovations of her home and others. She's designed many spaces for people indoor and out, creating gardens and places to be still and "enjoy the moment" as she puts it. Her Husband Michael often jokes there's no time to sit with all the things Lynda wants to do in a day! He's her teammate and they are a powerful duo. They live life in a metaphorical “Sandbox”, reminding each other the importance of play, fairness and camaraderie. They represent the epitome of joyful acceptance and love.
Now Lynda shares her love of Reiki with others as a teacher. She’s created her classes from the wisdom and teachings of Mikao Usiu and others. Over the past 4 decades she’s aspired to learn as much as possible through her studies in order to live and teach others to the best of her ability. Lynda is authentic, outgoing, peaceful, charismatic, resourceful, passionate, humorous, helpful, determined and will go out of her way to help others. She’s had many challenges in her life and she feels those experiences have made her a better and more compassionate healer.
She may be the teacher you've been searching for or the healer to bring you home again. She will help you bloom! www.theurbanoasis.info
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DECODING DIFFERENT PERSONALITY STYLES AND COMMUNICATING FOR SUCCESS Victoria Theriault
Do you ever wonder why you don’t ‘click’ with certain
So, it’s very possible that the direct personality doesn’t know
people? And despite your best efforts to make a connection,
that they’re coming across aggressively. Conversely, the
it still goes awry?
introspective person may appear aloof and uninterested to
We are often repelled by someone’s approach (body language,
the more assertive personality.
tone of voice, word choice) rather than the message they are
Now, imagine the impact of this in the workplace.
trying to convey. If their personality style is contrary to ours,
You can see how a minor misunderstanding in approach
we may not understand them.
could potentially derail a conversation.
As an example, if you tend to be reticent and introspective,
As a Team Facilitator, I often start my sessions by asking the
an interaction with a loud, direct personality may be
participants to guess the key predictor of a team’s success.
uncomfortable for you. You may perceive what you’re seeing as arrogance or indignance and here’s where things go off kilter. You are ascribing an incorrect intention to their behaviour.
WHAT DO YOU THINK IT IS? If you said, communication, you are correct! It turns out that patterns of communication are more
WHY IS THAT? Our view is uniquely shaped by our own lens. We see outward, but not necessarily inward. We’re not always aware of how we show up to others because A, we know what we are thinking and feeling (aka our intentions) and B, we don’t have a mirror reflecting our demeanour back at us.
important than factors like intelligence, education, ability, combined. So, while communication may be a ‘soft skill’ it turns out to be an essential skill. To hear more about decoding different personality styles and communicating for success, you can check out my podcast, DISCovering You on all podcast players or by clicking here: POD.LINK/1609255605
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YOU NEED TO HANG ART Jennifer Angers Daerendinger
All women need tools and here is a list that I compiled that will not only make hanging anything on your walls easy, but they are pretty much a necessity for any home dweller.
I received my first red metal toolbox from a group of friends
IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER HERE IS A LIST
when I was 24 years old as a birthday gift. I had been donned
TO GET YOU STARTED:
the nickname “Jen Vila”, referring to home handyman icon
1. TAPE MEASURE
Bob Vila from the good old 80’s. I was always taking on a home project. Any self-serving woman needs to have the basic tools to get stuff done. I am thankful I started putting mine together early so I had everything I needed when I became a home and gallery owner. If you don’t already have a toolbox, then here is a list of what you should own so you can hang anything on your walls correctly. If you splurge now, you will have them forever. Make sure that you put your name on everything or have a way to identify things. I put florescent pink duct tape in all the handles of my stuff.
Don’t buy a dollar store one as they will break, and you will need to keep replacing them. 2. DECENT HAMMER You should never have to buy another. 3. A DRILL Make sure it will be compatible with any other power tools you buy so you can share the battery packs. I like Ryobi and own 2 drills, a circle saw, a leaf blower and a hedge trimer. They all work off the same battery pack. You will also need a set of drill and driver bits that will take care of pretty much any job you will need them for. 4. 48” LEVEL A small one is useful as well; you can get at places like Ikea. 5. SCREWS AND ANCHORS Get them in every size. You can buy premade kits. 6. A GOOD ASSORTMENT OF NAILS Know the difference and have drywall, plaster, wood, all of them. 7. MULTI HEAD SCREWDRIVER This is the best Investment you can make. Picquic has some great ones and if you are needing a drill bit you always have one on hand. 8. A TOOLBOX Last but not least a toolbox to keep everything in. My dream one is a red metal chest of drawers from Master Craft or Uline. Enjoy shopping! You will thank me for this someday!
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Linda Mackie is an award-winning personal brand and lifestyle photographer, makeup artist, mentor, and creative producer for the modern entrepreneur making an impact, and podcast host of The Eloquent Entrepreneur: Conversations with Everyday Changemakers.
I lost my mom to cancer at 18. My confidence wained and
Self-esteem is conditional and full of judgment - Am I a
it was hard expressing myself at a time when I wasn’t even
good person? Am I a failure? Am I good enough? - and can
sure who I was yet. My dad’s well-intended criticism failed to
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motivate me and instead created self-doubt and perfectionism
anger. It can also lead to bullying and narcissism, each so
that lasted well into my thirties.
rampant in society today.
Now in my fifties and twenty years into my photography
When we treat ourselves with caring and compassion, as we
career, I can look back and remember how that lost young
would a good friend, we remove the pitfalls of self-esteem.
girl felt when the wrong motivators were used. Today,
We embrace our humanity as imperfect beings, become more
I gently coach clients who struggle with confidence and
mindful of being in the moment and develop the compassion
self-expression, and ultimately, to be more accepting of
we need to spark our motivation.
themselves both on and off camera.
They say we’re our own worst critic, usually with a chuckle
A pivotal moment in my journey was when I became a
and a hint of irony, but self-criticism actually undermines
photographer. I suddenly became aware and in awe of how
motivation and, more often than not, does more harm than
my subjects expressed themselves on camera. I could feel their
good. Self-compassion ignites positive states of well-being
soul come through the lens and move through me like a shock
and motivates us to take greater responsibility in making
wave. It was astounding and piqued my curiosity and passion
better life choices.
for portrait photography and the mysteries of self-expression, self-acceptance, and self-compassion.
Promoting self-compassion as the foundation for selfacceptance is important to me in my work as a photographer.
Self-compassion is a way of relating to ourselves with
It offers the ability to truly value ourselves, and in turn, value
kindness and embracing who we truly are, flaws and all,
others and at the end of the day recognize every human being
in the present moment. What’s cool is that recent studies
is unequivocally worthy of love and joy. So when we look
show that self-compassion is more far-reaching and impactful
at our portrait, self-compassion opens us up to see ourselves
than self-esteem, and is more likely to translate into long-
in a better light, with the love, appreciation, and acceptance
lasting mental and emotional well-being.
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