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?
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.
An excerpt from Overcoming Destructive Anger by Bernard Golden, PhD.
We all know there’s great value in loving ourselves. Self-acceptance, self-esteem, and self-compassion can get us through painful times in our lives, help us to bounce back from fa…
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