Self-Compassion for Quirkyalones: A Free Live Online Class to Celebrate the Book’s 20th Anniversary!

by | Jan 14, 2024 | Events, Quirkyalone | 0 comments

How do you learn how to love yourself no matter what, especially when things are not going well?

What: Join me, Sasha Cagen, life coach, author, and founder of the Quirkyalone movement, for a free class on learning how to be kind and gentle with yourself with the skill of embodied self-compassion.

You will learn about three practices of self-compassion that you can use in your everyday life to calm and center yourself with love. We will try out at least two or three of them together.

I am offering this special free class to celebrate the 20th anniversary of my book Quirkyalone: A Manifesto for Uncompromising Romantics, because I want to connect with the many readers and clients who have been part of this journey for the last twenty years.

When I wrote Quirkyalone, I was only 30 and I wasn’t a life coach yet. I knew a lot, but I hadn’t spent 13 years yet helping others to evolve, heal, and get clear about what they really want in life and then live it. Now I know quite a LOT, and I would love to share some of the most life-changing things I have learned with you.

When: Sunday, January 21, 12 noon ET/9 am PT. Please change for your time zone! This class will go one hour, possibly 75 minutes if we need the time. Arrive on time!

Where: On Zoom. Sign up here to get the link! Enter your email and you will get the info.

Cost: This special class is free, and it’s done with love and joy to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of Quirkyalone, and to connect with all the wonderful clients and readers who have been part of my world over the last 20 years.

What to bring: A journal, your body and your willingness. We may dance!


Despite years of “working on yourself,” do you still find yourself wondering, “Is there something wrong with me?” because you have been single for a long time, months, years, or decades?

Do you find it hard to be kind and gentle with yourself when you are out there navigating dating apps, dating, or thinking about dating?

When you get involved with someone, and things don’t work out, do you blame yourself? Or when you are navigating conflict in a current relationship or get triggered, do you gang up on yourself?

Would you like to learn how to come back to yourself as your own best friend and greatest supporter, especially in the places in life that make our quirkyalone hearts most vulnerable?

Now, that’s a tall order in this society that is designed to make us doubt ourselves, but let’s see what we can do!

I am hosting this special, unique “Self-Compassion for Quirkyalones MasterClass” as part of my 20th Anniversary to celebrate the publication of Quirkyalone: A Manifesto for Uncompromising Romantics, which came out with a big bang in 2004 (see chat with Anderson Cooper) and has been attracting kindred spirits ever since.

Learning to love yourself is the heart of the quirkyalone journey. Developing the self-compassionate voice is the heart of the journey we all go on, as we get older and learn to “mother” or “parent” ourselves. There is nothing more important than learning how to be gentle with yourself, which is why this class is useful and potentially life-changing for anyone.

But it’s definitely true that when you are single for a long time, and your life has not gone according to plan, whether it was your plan, or society’s, and you are doing hard things like putting yourself out there on dating apps looking for love (or sex, or whatever you are looking for!), you ESPECIALLY need to learn the skill of self-compassion. We can learn to have our own backs.

Self-compassion is a learned skill that they don’t teach in school (I wish they would!).
It took me more than a decade as a life coach working full-time, and twenty years as the author of Quirkyalone to learn the deep importance of self-compassion myself when I was going through a brutal breakup.

When I finally learned actual practices of self-compassion that I could use on a daily basis as a balm and a corrective, I felt my own inner world shift. I could FEEL self-compassion as a warmth in my heart, to identify self-critical thoughts as they are happening, and create a more loving, “honey, it’s OK” voice in my head to soothe myself.

I have come to see self-compassion as one of the most important practices that has changed my life, and the lives of my clients. I want to offer this class as the skill we delve into, and I am so looking forward to sharing with you.

How to join us? Go here to enter your email address.

You will get the Zoom info over email.

If you are not already on my newsletter list, be sure to sign up there too so you can hear about events beyond this 20th-Anniversary celebration.

Here is a Facebook event invite you can share to invite friends. This class is open to all.

I can’t wait to see you!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to leave them here as a comment or send a message.


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Hi! I’m Sasha

Executive and Life Coach on a mission to help women connect with their bodies to pursue their truest desires in the bedroom and the world.

Author of Quirkyalone: A Manifesto for Uncompromising Romantics (HarperCollins) + To-Do List: From Buying Milk to Finding a Soul Mate, What Our Lists Reveal About Us (Simon & Schuster).

At work on a memoir called Wet, about adventures in healing through sensuality.

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