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The Guncles answer an email from a listener with 5 questions that all revolve around self-worth.  This Generation Gap highlights LGBTQ luminaries from Ben and Tommy’s respective generations. 


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  • The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Dr. Brené Brown (Amazon);

  • What to Say When You Talk to Your Self by Dr. Shad Helmstetter (Amazon);

  • The 21-Day Self-Love Challenge: Learn How to Love Yourself Unconditionally, Cultivate Self-Worth, Self-Compassion and Confidence by Ingrid Lindberg (Amazon);

  • Love Yourself: 31 Ways to Truly Find Your Self Worth & Love Yourself by Randy Young (Amazon);

  • Self-Worth Essentials: A Workbook to Understand Yourself, Accept Yourself, Like Yourself, Respect Yourself, Be Confident, Enjoy Yourself, and Love Yourself by Dr. Liisa Kyle (Amazon);

  • Learning to Love Yourself: Finding Your Self-Worth by Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse (Amazon).


Loving Kindness Meditation

May I be filled with loving kindness

May I be free from pain and suffering

May I be filled with ease

May I be filled with joy


Repeat three times

Then say it again using the name of someone who you don’t like or is your enemy

End by saying, May all creatures be filled with loving kindness etc


Three other versions of the Loving kindness Meditation:

Authentic Movement a somatic modality to help you discover your authentic self

Barbara Jordan Keynote Address 1976 Democratic National Convention