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 …

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 …

When Called, Will You Answer?

  Yesterday I received a phone call; a rarity in and of itself in my text messaging-centered world. I recognized the area code. It didn’t seem like a typical robocall configuration. But, I had been wrong before. Was it worth the time to see who or “what” was calling me? Unable to mask the hesitation, …

How Coming Undone Revealed My True Soulmate

      Much is said about what needs to be done before meeting your ideal soulmate. However, what if I was to tell you that the key to meeting “the one” lies in being rather than doing. And, what if I also told you that before fully being anything, you must choose to undo …

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 …

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“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 …

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Go Kindly Is My Fight Song

My expanded Go Kindly story. All of us can be the author of our own Go Kindly story. Kindness is power; it gains strength when you share it. Go Kindly has become my “fight song.” Cast yourself as the protagonist in your life. Its always possible to Go Kindly. #gokindly Thank you everyone for the …

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Being In A “Go Kindly” Relationship With Myself

Hi Kind Reader, I realize it’s been a minute… For the past seven months, I’ve lived the life of an “intentional gypsy.” By that I mean, I’ve been living in the moment. Each day I wake up with the intention to “go kindly” through every instant by being present to a purpose bigger than me. You might say that I’m being in a Go Kindly relationship with myself.

My journey took me across cities near and far, into and out of various airbnbs, my parents’ guest room, friends’ sofas, and even one memorable night inside of my car. The new friendships and expanded professional networks formed along my trek produced incredible business and personal opportunities to practice Go Kindly in-action.