A Reminder to Practice Self-Care. Buff Yourself! 2018-02-05T09:25:10+00:00
The Salvaged is now available on Amazon.
The Salvaged is a small series of poems chronicling the journey from shame to self realization.

We all want to feel good.  Each Buff Bead represents an act of self-care and is a reminder to become present and self-aware.  This allows us to become centered and to focus on changing our thoughts or feelings in order to maintain a positive state.  This is known as “Buffing”.  A Buff is a video game skill that grants the player extra power in specific areas. In real life, we can use our thoughts and words to do the same thing.  Buff Beads are your reminder.

My name is Jessica Tracy.  I created Buff Beads in 2014 as a reminder to be aware of my self-talk.  A surge of self-compassion made me aware of how my self-destructive inner dialogue had been making me sick physically and mentally. It lit a fire in me to share my experiences and to spread awareness to the life changing effects of self-compassion.

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“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”


“The greater part of human pain is unnecessary. It is self-created as long as the unobserved mind runs your life.”

Eckhart Tolle

“You’ve been criticising yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”

Louise L. Hay

“I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.”

Brené Brown

How would it feel to know that others could hear your self-talk? Would you allow someone to speak to you the way you speak to yourself?

Jessica Tracy

“As soon as you notice you’re suffering you automatically embrace yourself with compassion.”

― Kristin Neff