Self-Compassion

Dr. Kristin Neff, an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, is well-known for her work on self-compassion. She says self-compassion has three main components:

  • Self-Kindness – Directing warmth instead of criticism at yourself.
  • Common Humanity – Recognizing that suffering is part of the shared human experience.
  • Mindfulness – Taking a balanced approach to your negative emotions.

To promote a little self-care this week, I encourage you to learn more and maybe even be inspired by her website. If you take a look, see if something on her site inspires you to do something, anything, a little differently this week.

For me, it usually means slowing down.

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