Entries tagged with “Self-Compassion”
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…
Here are three ways to banish the rituals of self-flagellation.
“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."
Self-compassion can make a person feel more energetic, alive, and optimistic.
Being hard on yourself isn't the way to become a better person. Here's why and what to do instead.
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…
Passionate about voting this year? How many “votes” do you cast each day with your own actions?
How do you heal? The Way of Miracles suggests a better kind of recovery.
Kelly Boys talks about unconscious patterns of behavior and the benefits of being aware of them.
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.
"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?"
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.
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.
Is it possible to forgive infidelity and to overcome the emotional pain of betrayal?
“Through the consistent practices of self-compassion and meditation, I’ve discovered a few perspective shifts that have transformed my sense of self-worth.”
The secret to empowered action is learning not to beat yourself up.
Harsh self-talk is a pattern of learned behavior, and the good news is we can unlearn it.
You're not seeing yourself clearly, and social media may be to blame.
Self-compassion specialist Kristin Neff explores fierce and tender self-compassion and becoming a compassionate mess.
An excerpt from Overcoming Destructive Anger by Bernard Golden, PhD.