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how to apply compassion to our daily life

María José Flaqué is the founder of Mujer Holística in Mexico: ‘Holistic Woman’. She is a Health Coach, Business Coach and digital entrepreneur. Her mission is to inspire women to follow their dreams. Maria would love to live in a world of empowered, happy and abundant women, and believes her vision is possible. The first step is compassion for self.

“The world cannot be healed without first having love and compassion for ourselves.”

This idea may sound selfish or narcissistic, but in reality, it is the basis for the change we want to see in the world and to achieve the deep acceptance of who we are.

To feel compassion is to extend the feeling of love and acceptance to our heart, leaving aside the judgment, the punishment or the analysis of external actions. It involves a deep level of understanding our own journeys and those of others.NL_Articles_CompassionProfile

Many times, the person we are most critical with is ourselves; we use our minds to punish and self-judge for what we did in the past. We have a negative inner view of ourselves or even reject who we truly are. We tend to want to change our essence and we are tougher with ourselves than we are with strangers or loved ones.

Compassion for oneself is reflected in acts of daily love and acceptance.

When you practice Mindfulness, you increase your ability to observe life consciously, without judging and without analyzing. Many times you will find qualities or acts that you want to judge or situations that cause you pain or suffering. That is where the space for compassion and complete acceptance of yourself comes in.

One of the visualizations I recommend in order to extend compassion to yourself is simply to imagine that you have the negative voices or the feeling of pain sitting on your shoulder. Whenever you hear a critique or feel pain for a particular situation, ask yourself: what do I need right now? Is this thought helpful? Am I being kind to myself? How can I take myself in my arms and console myself? Maybe you just need to say “it’s okay, everything’s going to be alright” or just “I love you”.


  • During the day, perform the exercise of stopping and observing what is happening.
  • Allow everything to be there without analyzing or judging.
  • Accept everything as it is.
  • Ask yourself: What am I feeling and what needs do I have at this moment?
  • Bring compassion from your heart. Imagine your heart filled with pink light and then give yourself a hug, a word of love or an authentic acceptance of who you are.”

By practicing the art of giving compassion this to ourselves, we are more able to give it to others.

With love, MJ

You can follow María José at Instagram @mjflaque

Alimentación Consciente – revista p 20-21

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I’m Ere, Creative Director of Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics. This is more than a brand for me, it’s a lifelong dream come true. I was born in Mexico where I learned early on to value natural health and wellbeing. When I crossed the oceans and moved to gorgeous Sydney, I brought my heritage and love of natural living with me. Combined with the inspiration of people, places & nature I see around me daily, this is at the heart of everything I do – including being a mother to three children. Life is full and never dull! My natural makeup and skincare range is my absolute passion. I hope all women can feel healthy and beautiful – naturally.


  1. Nancy Delgado says

    Hi Ere, I’m from Oregon USA and I tried your prodructs which I was introduced by rawvana YouTube videos and I absolutely love it!!! I wanted to ask you if you give me an opportunity to sell your products?? For many years I have been ask to sell products like beauty control, Herbalife or Mary Kay but I didn’t believe in those products and couldn’t sell something that is toxic to my body and others as well. Please . I’m a mother of 5 kids. I worked in a Dental office for 8 years and I hated it!! The idea of going back causes me anxiety. I’m just looking for a new opportunity in life. Thank you Ere. Looking forward to heat from you.


    • Hi Nancy,
      Thank you so much for your interest. Unfortunately we aren’t looking for any sales reps internationally. We really hope you find something you love soon though! 🙂


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