31 | Self-Compassion: Pull it together!

What do I need now?  Oh, that’s EASY: I need some chocolate, coffee, or both!  LOL, no, That’s not what I need – that’s more like a passing thought before I realize: no, I need a lot more than that at this time.  Asking “What do I need now” is the third step in the…

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30 | Self-Compassion: How to take a self compassion break

Do those around you deserve to be treated with compassion?  With compassionate speech, which is kind and sensitive to speak in a manner that is helpful?  With an act of compassion, such as a hug, a hand on the shoulder, or a smile at the right time?  Do they deserve to be encouraged when life…

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29 | Self-Compassion: Using the Skill of Awarenesss

When am I supposed to practice the skill of self-compassion? There are lots of chances every day!  If you hate being late and you’re being late to someplace –  maybe your automatic reaction is I should have done “this” or “that” and why didn’t I and why am I so dumb?  That’s an opportunity to…

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28 | Self-Compassion: Why You Want this Discipline

“I realized I had been engaging in a lot of self-criticisms because I saw it as part of being virtuous. I thought being a big self-critic helped me serve others better and not be selfish. After practicing self-compassion, I began to realize that my self-criticism was actually keeping my focus on myself. It was a…

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