/Cynthia Phelps

About Cynthia Phelps

Cynthia is a coach and teacher of inner compassion, and the CEO of InnerAlly, a B-Corporation that uses research in compassion to create mobile apps to help people improve their mental wellness. Her background is in neuroscience and she had 18 years experience is designing technology tools for learning and behavior change. She is a trained teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion and certified Texas Peer Recovery Coach.

Emotions at Work

By | September 29th, 2017|Categories: Compassion Tools, Daily life, Inner Compassion|

I was raised to think that emotions were something to be suppressed and controlled, and showing emotion was a sign of weakness, especially at work. Whether it was showing fear or regret or even showing too much happiness or feelings of accomplishment, it was an opening for someone to take advantage of you. But I’m [...]

5 Myths of Forgiving Yourself

By | May 11th, 2017|Categories: Compassion Tools, Health, Inner Compassion|

Are you holding a grudge against yourself? For most of us, holding that grudge feels like anger, disappointment and judgment directed towards our self. That feels awful, huh? Don’t worry, we can do something about it. I’m often given the opportunity to speak about inner compassion. It doesn’t matter where I go, from beautiful churches [...]

The Epic Battle

By | April 18th, 2016|Categories: Compassion Tools, Daily life, Inner Compassion|Tags: , , , , |

I’m standing at the kitchen sink washing dishes and there is an epic battle going on. I’m fighting with my housemate about how he damaged my car, and he is yelling back at me. I’m very self-righteous and indignant. The problem is, my housemate moved out 2 months ago. THIS epic battle only exists in [...]

I ate a muffin out of a vending machine

By | December 29th, 2015|Categories: Daily life, Health, Inner Compassion|Tags: , , , , , , |

If you can’t tell by the title, this blog post is about making poor choices. When it comes to taking care of ourselves sometimes we can do a poor job of it. I want to talk about that. For many people eating a muffin out of a vending machine is not that big of a [...]

Are you living with a jerk?

By | December 15th, 2015|Categories: Inner Compassion|Tags: , , , , |

It’s 6:30 and I’m getting ready for an early coffee meeting. I pull my shirt from the basket of clothes, and I think to myself, “Ugh, I should have taken time to hang up the laundry last night.” I glance into the mirror as I’m leaving the house and say, “Man, I really need to [...]