Self Compassion

Have some compassion . . . for you

“There is no way I am going to make it. I’m going to fail.”<p>If a friend said this to you, what would you say? “You are right, you suck, you should …

Canadian News

“We are all works in progress:” A Q&A on self-compassion

For those who believe that “being your own worst critic” will toughen you up and ultimately make you perform better, Leah Weiss, PhD, who lectures at …

Compassion

Pilot Study Melds Self-Compassion With Eating Disorder Treatments

In a new study, University of Queensland researchers found that compassion-focused therapy (CFT-E) holds promise in the treatment of eating and …

University of Queensland

Emotional Intelligence: A Mental/Emotional Muscle Worth Strengthening

<i>By: Debi Silber</i><p>According to Daniel Goleman, Author of <i>Emotional Intelligence</i> and more, emotional intelligence is a trait not measured by IQ tests — it’s instead a set of skills, including control of one’s impulses, self-motivation, empathy and social competence in interpersonal relationships. He …

Emotional Intelligence

Beyond the Breath: The Promise and Perils of Compassion

<i>A brief note: This post was adapted from an invited dharma talk I gave at the Mindful Reflection Community at the Unitarian Universalist church</i> …

Mindfulness

In stressful times, self-compassion can help physicians thrive

Data support compassion<p>McGonigal’s website touts her as a pioneer in the field of "science-help.”<p>“It’s the idea that there are insights emerging from …

Compassion

Forgive for Good: The Benefits of Forgiveness and How to Cultivate It

It is a fact of life that in any sort of relationship with others, we risk being neglected, abused, rejected, lied to, or betrayed in some other way. …

Psychology

Self-Compassion: Most Underutilized Secret To Happiness

Updated: 19th August, 2017<p><i>— By Sophia Godkin</i><p>As children, most of us are taught in direct or indirect ways that self-judgment and self-criticism …

Compassion

5 Tips To Build Emotional Strength

<i>Do you want to be more thick skinned? Be less sensitive, perhaps? Question this. Can you foresee your circumstances tomorrow? Next month or next year? How can you prepare, in advance, to go through life’s ups and downs, with all the emotional highs and lows? Consider these five tips:</i><p><b>1. When you are</b> …

Emotions

The Unselfish Art Of Prioritizing Yourself

Most of us are taught from an early age that being selfless is a good thing. There are many benefits of altruism to both our mental and physical well-being. However, sometimes the messaging we receive to be giving of ourselves, to push ourselves to the limit, to be productive, and to forgo our …

Happiness

How to Take Care of Others Without Burning Out

In our over-stressed world, many health care providers, social workers and caregivers are suffering from slow yet painful burnout. Many of the rest …

Happiness

Self-Compassion as an Antidote to Empathy Fatigue

Are you a mental health professional or caregiver? Would you like to know how to avoid burnout or compassion fatigue?Many of us know that we need to …

Compassion

How to Restart Your Healthy Habits After Losing a Loved One

Losing a parent is one of the toughest things you can go through in life. Getting yourself back on track can feel impossible for a long time.Bonnie …

When Chronic Illness Creates Feelings of Failure: Bedridden, a Poem—& a Returning

Watching as the day drags its light<p>Like a caterpillar<p>Across the small, dark room.<p>Though even on the brightest days,<p>Even when the day is at its …

Chronic Pain

How to Develop Compassion for Yourself

Developing Compassion for Yourself<p>Self-compassion is about treating yourself kindly, in the way you would treat a dear friend. It also means that you …

Compassion

Why You Should Stop Trying to Be More Confident

Research shows that mastering self-compassion is a better tactic when it comes to relationship and career success.<p>Subscribe<p>Let our news meet your inbox.<p>SIGN UP<p>Let’s cut to the chase: yup, successful people are confident. And the more successful people become, often the more confident they are. And …

Health

Book Review: The Self-Compassion Skills Workbook

Is it really possible to transform ourselves in just fourteen days? Tim Desmond, author of <i>The Self-Compassion Skills Workbook</i> believes it is.Desmond …

Mindfulness

A Simple Yet Powerful Way to Handle a Stress Episode

I’m sitting behind a long table, flanked by a marketing manager on my right and an entrepreneur on my left. We are an admission jury at an elite …

Mindfulness

8 Powerful Steps to Self-Love

Shaming and criticizing yourself lead to inner rebellion and giving up, while self-compassion gives you hope and trust in the process of change. …

Mindfulness

This is the secret to improving your self-esteem

It seems we all want to know how to improve self-esteem these days.<p>Life can be hard. And who is usually hardest on you? Yourself. There’s that …

Happiness

How to Give to Others Without Burning Out

Many of us feel burned out. Taking care of others seems like one more burden. Here are science-backed ways you can give to others, reap the benefits, …

Happiness

Mindfulness in Periods of Stress

<i>Part 1 in a weeklong series of blog posts written by undergraduate students from the 2017 spring-semester class, “Mindfulness & Compassion: Living</i> …

Happiness

The Secret of Great Leadership: Forgiveness

The biggest barrier to growth, healing, and progress is anger. Here's how great leaders embrace forgiveness, move beyond pain, and focus on the future.<p>I poorly handled a situation that transpired with another leader who is important to me, and respects, trusts, and looks up to me. My intentions …

Leadership

Reclaiming Your Inherent Self-Worth

You are worthy. You don’t need to prove your worth. It is there and always has been. In my definition, self-worth is the value you have by virtue of …

Happiness

Be Kind to Yourself: Understanding and Implementing Self-Compassion

The golden rule encourages you to treat others how you want to be treated. However, can you truly do that if you’re not nice to yourself? The first …

How to Stop Speaking Harshly to Yourself

Recently, I read an interview with author Danielle LaPorte where she stated that she never speaks meanly to herself. “Not ever.”This blew my mind. …

Mindfulness

How Self-Compassion Can Help You Heal Your Inner Critic

We all talk to ourselves continuously. Most of this “self-talk” isn’t even in our consciousness, but it impacts our feelings, thoughts, and actions; …

Compassion

3 Purposeful Questions I Ask Myself Each Night

I am a big fan of rhythm and routine—a natural part of my ISFJ, Enneagram 1 personality type. Not rigid and inflexible as in past years when I lived …

Minimalism

An Interview on Self Compassion Featuring Lynn R. Zakeri

<b>Jennifer:</b> Thanks for taking the time out to speak with me today. Could you tell me a bit about how you relate to the topic of self-compassion?<b>Lynn:</b> …

Compassion

The Self-Compassion Solution

Two years ago Michelle Rapp, then a 28-year-old Cornell University graduate, experienced a series of unfortunate events. First, she lost her job in a …

Series of Unfortunate Events