Entries tagged with “Self-Compassion”

3 Exercises for Being Kinder to Yourself

A lot of us have a hard time being kind, understanding and patient with ourselves. We know that self-compassion is good for us. But practicing it is a whole other matter. Because w…

3 Radical Ways to Stop Beating Yourself Up

Here are three ways to banish the rituals of self-flagellation.

3 Ways to Find Your Way Back to Self-Compassion

“Self-criticism is, in many ways, a consequence of human longing to belong, an attempt to preempt criticism from others. ... Self-compassion can help you be more motivated by desired for growth instead of by desire to avoid criticism."

3 Ways to Practice Self-Compassion

Self-compassion can make a person feel more energetic, alive, and optimistic.

4 Ways to Constructively Criticize Yourself

Being hard on yourself isn't the way to become a better person. Here's why and what to do instead.

Book Review: Yoga and Body Image

Yoga and Body Image25 Personal Stories about Beauty, Bravery & Loving Your BodyEdited by Melanie Klein and Anna Guest-JelleyLlewellyn WorldwideYoga and Body Image is a boo…

Casting a Vote of Confidence in the Indwelling Divine

Passionate about voting this year? How many “votes” do you cast each day with your own actions?

Chopra, Mincolla, and Bresson on The Way of Miracles

How do you heal? The Way of Miracles suggests a better kind of recovery.

Compassionate Unmasking with Kelly Boys

Kelly Boys talks about unconscious patterns of behavior and the benefits of being aware of them.

Cooperation, Meaning and Mission

What does it feel like to practice self-acceptance? This type of gentleness creates a whole new environment in which we can start to flourish.

Developing Self-Forgiveness and Self-Compassion as a Survivor of Child Sexual Abuse

"Tell someone you were sexually abused as a child and soon the word 'forgiveness' pops up. 'Have you forgiven your abusers?' the curious predictably ask. Why does this concern, I wonder, supersede others?"

Fierce and Tender Self-Compassion

Kristin Neff, PhD, created the scale that psychologists worldwide use to measure self-compassion. Now she reveals the hidden superpower that makes being kind to yourself a primal force for justice.

For a Positive Body Image, Choose Self-Compassion Over Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is the practice of seeing yourself as above average. And in a world that's constantly comparing, keeping a high level of self-esteem may feel more like a challenge than a relief.

How Mindfulness Can Help Us Forgive Betrayal

Is it possible to forgive infidelity and to overcome the emotional pain of betrayal?

How to Develop Transcendent Self-Confidence

“Through the consistent practices of self-compassion and meditation, I’ve discovered a few perspective shifts that have transformed my sense of self-worth.”

How to Practice Self-compassion

The secret to empowered action is learning not to beat yourself up.

How to Stop Speaking Harshly to Yourself

Harsh self-talk is a pattern of learned behavior, and the good news is we can unlearn it.

More Reasons Why Social Media Makes Us Hate Ourselves

You're not seeing yourself clearly, and social media may be to blame.

Podcast: Kristin Neff, Fierce Self-Compassion

Self-compassion specialist Kristin Neff explores fierce and tender self-compassion and becoming a compassionate mess.

Receiving Compassion and Generating Your Compassionate Self

An excerpt from Overcoming Destructive Anger by Bernard Golden, PhD.