The Dr. Dolores Show: How to Become Your Own Best Friend [Self Discovery Series Part 2]

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Dr. Dolores Fazzino, Nurse Practitioner, Medical Intuitive, Energy Whisperer

Join us for Episode 2 of our 5 part series on “Becoming Your Own Best Friend: A Self Discovery Series”

Today’s topic is Cultivating Compassion.


The Self Discovery Series:

Part One: Unveiling Authenticity invites you to embrace your true self, shedding societal expectations.
Part Two: Cultivating Compassion teaches the importance of self kindness and forgiveness.
Part Three: Nurturing Inner Strength helps you find resilience in the face of challenges.
Part Four: Embracing Boundaries empowers you to set healthy limits, reclaiming control over your life.
Part Five: Thriving in Self Love celebrates your unique qualities and journey toward self acceptance.


The Dr. Dolores Show: How to Become Your Own Best Friend [Part 2]

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In the second episode of the series, “Becoming Your Own Best Friend” Dr. Dolores talks about Compassion as a central topic.

Dr. Fazzino, a renowned holistic practitioner and life coach, delves into the vital principles of self kindness and forgiveness, illuminating their significance in nurturing a fulfilling life.

She emphasizes the importance of acknowledging and accepting one’s imperfections, fostering a sense of empathy, and treating oneself with the same warmth and understanding as one would extend to a beloved friend.

Drawing from her profound wisdom shared in the recent episode, here are five actionable strategies to help you cultivate a deeper sense of self love and acceptance…

5 Actionable Strategies to Cultivate Self Love and Acceptance:

1. Practice Self Kindness

Dr. Dolores emphasizes the importance of treating yourself with the same kindness and compassion that you extend to others.

Make a conscious effort to speak to yourself with gentleness and understanding, especially during moments of self doubt or difficulty.

Instead of harsh self criticism, offer yourself words of encouragement and support.

Here is what you can do:

  1. Start your day with positive affirmations. Speak to yourself with kindness and encouragement.
  2. Treat yourself to small acts of self care daily, such as taking a relaxing bath, going for a walk in nature, or indulging in your favorite hobby.
  3. Keep a gratitude journal and write down three things you appreciate about yourself each day.

2. Embrace Forgiveness as a Process

Understand that forgiveness is not a one time event but rather an ongoing process.

Allow yourself the space and time to forgive past mistakes and shortcomings, recognizing that each step toward forgiveness is a step toward healing and personal growth.

By releasing yourself from the burden of resentment, you create space for self compassion and acceptance to flourish.

Here is what you can do:

  1. Reflect on past experiences or relationships where forgiveness is needed. Write a forgiveness letter to yourself or others, expressing your willingness to let go of resentment.
  2. Practice self compassion meditation, focusing on sending love and forgiveness to yourself.
  3. Seek support from a trusted friend, therapist, or support group to navigate the process of forgiveness and healing.

3. Cultivate Self Awareness

Take time to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors with curiosity and compassion.

Practice mindfulness techniques such as meditation or journaling to deepen your self awareness and gain insight into your inner world.

By becoming more attuned to your thoughts and emotions, you can identify patterns of self criticism and replace them with thoughts of self love and acceptance.

Here is what you can do:

  1. Set aside time each day for self reflection. Journal about your thoughts, feelings, and experiences, without judgment.
  2. Practice mindfulness exercises, such as deep breathing or body scans, to ground yourself in the present moment and observe your inner state.
  3. Notice patterns of self criticism or negative self talk. Challenge these thoughts by asking yourself if they are rooted in truth or distorted perceptions.

4. Permission to Feel and Heal

Grant yourself permission to acknowledge and experience a full range of emotions, including those that may be uncomfortable or challenging.

Avoid suppressing or denying your feelings, as this only perpetuates self criticism and internal conflict.

Instead, allow yourself the freedom to feel and heal, knowing that every emotion is valid and serves as an opportunity for growth and self discovery.

Here is what you can do:

  1. Create a safe space for emotional expression. Allow yourself to cry, laugh, or express anger without judgment.
  2. Practice self compassion during moments of emotional distress. Offer yourself comforting words and gestures, such as placing a hand over your heart.
  3. Seek out supportive resources, such as books, podcasts, or therapy, to learn healthy ways to process and heal from past traumas or emotional wounds.

5. Celebrate Your Journey

Lastly, embrace the journey of self love and acceptance as a lifelong process rather than a destination.

Celebrate your progress, no matter how small, and recognize that self love is cultivated through consistent effort and practice.

Be patient and compassionate with yourself, acknowledging that growth takes time and that setbacks are a natural part of the journey.

Here is what you can do:

  1. Set achievable goals for self improvement and celebrate your progress along the way.
  2. Practice self acknowledgment by recognizing your strengths, achievements, and personal growth milestones.
  3. Surround yourself with a supportive community of friends, family, or mentors who uplift and affirm your journey toward self love and acceptance.

In this episode, Dr. Fazzino provides more actionable strategies for breaking free from self criticism and embracing a mindset of self love and acceptance.

As the episode unfolds, participants are invited to embark on a journey of self discovery, cultivating compassion as a cornerstone of their personal evolution.

Join Dr. Dolores Fazzino in this enlightening episode as she illuminates the path to self compassion and forgiveness, empowering viewers to become their own best friends on the journey to wholeness and fulfillment…

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What to Look for In This Episode of The Dr. Dolores Show:

  1. I think for most people we are really good at being nice to other people and extending that olive branch, we are kinder to other people than we are to ourselves. (02:15)
  2. “When you don’t take care of yourself, nobody is going to take care of you, if you are not kind to yourself nobody else is going to be kind to you.” Dr. Dolores (04:24)
  3. “It is how you are being and how you are feeling that is creating your reality.” Dr. Dolores (07:41) 
  4. It enhances relationships to be compassionate with yourself. (10:50)
  5. Let’s face it, it is nice to be around people that are happy, that have good vibes and good energy. (11:33)
  6. Fostering a compassionate and forgiving mindset allows you to look deeper into what is happening and to find those really deep gold nuggets that are going to help you grow. (22:32)
  7. Forgiveness is a process, it is not a one time event. (23:48) 
  8. Allow yourself to go to places and feel things that you probably haven’t given yourself permission to do. (25:02) 
  9. Allow your inner wisdom to guide you to your next step. (27:40) 
  10. There is authenticity in inner peace. (40:56)
  11. Cut yourself some slack, be kind to yourself and realize we are all on our own journey and we are doing the best we can. (47:27)  

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Dr. Dolores Fazzino, DNP is a Nurse Practitioner, Medical Intuitive, Energy Whisperer, an International Amazon Best Selling Author, TV, Podcast, and Radio host. With over 45 years-experience in the healthcare industry, Dr. Fazzino believes healing is a multi-faceted process. After witnessing the miraculous healing of her father’s physical condition as a young adult, Dr. Fazzino has dedicated her life to assist people to Heal In Ways They Never Thought Possible. Dr. Dolores takes us beyond the mind-body paradigm to include spirituality in wellness and assisting her clients to unravel the energetic discord in their life. Known as the “Energy Whisperer,” her gifts, customized programs and strategies assist her clients to move through life challenges, and reconnecting with their inner self with grace and ease, creating lasting health and true wellness. She is the author of 5 books, two which are Amazon International Best Sellers. Her latest book “Your Amazing Itty Bitty Healing in Ways You Never Thought Possible Book” became an Amazon Best Seller October 2022. Dr. Dolores Fazzino is the host of The Dr Dolores Show, a TV, Radio, Podcast with Inspired Choices Network (ICN) streaming to over 300 platforms globally. Contact her at: 760-579-2440