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Kindness stems from self-love. How can we be kind to others if we are unkind to ourselves? If we have fearful thoughts, if we judge and criticize ourselves, believe our self-imposed doubts and limitations, and fall prey to the illusions of the ego, how can we possibly live with an open heart that radiates love to others?

We all have moments we experience the grace of giving or receiving kindness.  Opportunities abound to be kind or unkind every waking moment, but how do we make kindness our way of life? How do we experience as the kindness of the essence of our identity?

Forgiveness is the path to self-love. If we forgive ourselves for the mistakes we’ve made, the regrets of dreams not pursued, the hurtful tones we have used, the damaging words we wished we hadn’t spoken, the neglect in our relationships, the silencing of our inner voice, and the abandonment of our true selves, then we can uncover the kindness that lies in each of us. It is in there. It is the core of who we. We long to have this kindness and compassion come forth in all our dealings with one another.

When we remember who we are, then our kindness radiates naturally and extends to each person we come into contact with.

Kindness means loving ourselves and believing we are enough. And that what we do is enough.

Kindness is choosing love over fear, faith over doubt, forgiveness over judgement.

Kindness is choosing peace over suffering. With peace in our minds and peace in our hearts, we can extend that peace to our families, our communities, and our world.

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Meet Veronica

Veronica is an Executive of a Cyber Security Search and Software firm aspiring to "balance" being an entrepreneur of a high-growth start up while meeting the needs of her family and her own mental & physical sanity. She is using the ups and downs of marriage and parenting as a pathway to forgiveness & growth, and thus, a recovering Type-A perfectionist, who is learning to practice patience, compassion, non-judgement and kindness towards herself and others on a daily basis. Veronica is also a Certified Health Coach who doesn't cook and is obsessed with finding the best juice and smoothie bars in every city she travel to. She's committed to hacking true wellness and vitality from the inside out and loves promoting people, places, & brands who do the mind, body, spirit, animals, & the environment good. She lives for dancing to 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and today and dark chocolate. She's happy you're here, and welcomes you to join her on this journey towards practicing kindness in all aspects of our lives and sharing real solutions.

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