Why Self-Care Is Not Selfish

Scroll through any feed dedicated to “Empowering Women” and you will see scores of articles about the need for self-care. If there are so many resources advocating the importance of tuning-in before giving-out, then why do so many women STILL feel exhausted and burned-out? I mean think about the plethora of spas, retreats, workshops, self-help …

How To Go Kindly Envision Your New Year

  Rather than look back on my “Best Nine” of 2018…   I meditated upon the words that align with naming my New Year, SHINE.   Then, I searched Pinterest, letting my intuition guide me to the most compelling images.   Lastly, I compiled them into a collage that includes personal photos of me as …

Motivation Deconstructed: Awakening Your Inner Inspirationalist

This article was Inspired by an email exchange with a longtime reader of my work suggesting a topic for me to explore via a new post Let’s Start At The Very Beginning… Since the dawn of thoughtful conversation, Anthropologists, Psychologists, and Philosophers alike shared a common question: Why do human beings DO certain things and …

Sivana East Published My Latest Post

I’m grateful to be included as one of their esteemed mindfulness content creators. Take a look at their site for amazing articles across the spiritually conscious spectrum.   In hindsight, I thought nothing could be tougher to endure than my complex, unexpected, and “miraculous” pregnancy. Let me be crystal clear here: … How Sharing My …

How Sharing My True Feelings As A New Mom Renewed My Relationship With Kindness

In hindsight I thought nothing could be tougher to endure than my complex, unexpected, and “miraculous” pregnancy. Let me be crystal clear here: I was wrong. Sleepless nights with a ravenous, nursing newborn will bring any new mom to her knees. I was no different. The irony is that as both a student and teacher of …

Why I Stopped Posting To LinkedIn

Author’s Note: The issue I’m addressing is bigger than “LinkedIn.” It extends to every nook and cranny and hidden crevice and cornerstone of the Internet. This was originally posted to LinkedIn. Based upon the response I’ve received, I share it here as a reminder and call to action for all of us. Remember: We are …

“White Flag Raising” -(Sneak peak at excerpt from my new book)

-Excerpt- This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 United States License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at nancibesser.com) ************************************** No more. Enough. Stop. These are all words and phrases flooding my mind at present. Every part of my being screams out for rest. Fatigue takes the place …

The #1 Question Worth Answering That You’re Probably Not Asking

According to my mentor’s greatest teaching, the number one question worth answering is purpose. In other words, “What is this for?” A frequent question that greets me as a writer is, “Why?” It might appear the same as “purpose,” but often it is not. A seemingly innocent “Why do you write?” Or, “Why write about kindness?” might be a …