Not too long after I took RIE Foundations, I was confiding in a friend about some troubles in my life…lots of stress, job not going well, struggling with my partner relationship. This very wise friend – who I had previously spent hours ranting to about RIE – asked what I thought would happen if I tried treating myself the way I treated the babies in my care: respecting my own needs and feelings as valid, being compassionate, strategizing without judgment. WOW. My whole life turned on a dime. It was a huge epiphany for me to realize that these ideas really are for everyone, not just babies!