Tag Archives: self-compassion

When relationships blow up [this is the research that helps me]

Sometimes it happens. Relationships blow up. We get triggered and make a mess of things. That certainly happened to me recently.  I didn’t mean for it to happen (we never do, generally). The trigger snuck up on me, hijacked me and threw my friend and I into disarray. What helps navigate the turmoil? More of […]

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Meditation…. why bother?

We all know that meditation is supposed to be good for us. And if we’ve tried it, and even if we have a long term practice, we realize meditation isn’t the simplest thing to do.  Our brain is tricky, as Paul Gilbert often says! So why bother?  Recently I read a study by a team […]

Things to ponder about Self-Compassion

  If we cannot treat ourselves with kindness then it can be difficult to relate to others.  It becomes even more difficult to have compassion and empathy with strangers or those we do not like. Kristin Neff’s work on self compassion urges us to learn to treat ourselves with kindness especially in times of set backs […]

Year End Compassion Gifts for You

  Holiday seasons can bring up a whole range of feelings.  For some people holidays can bring joy, others are left feeling alone and sad.  As the year comes to a close I realized my wish continues to be simple:  How can I help you in your healing journey? With that in mind I wanted to offer you something that might help […]

Remembering Self-Compassion

Tara Brach was one of the keynote speakers at the Networker Conference I attended this past week in Washington, DC.  Tara’s simple message of kindness and compassion for ourselves moved all of us listening into our hearts, reminding us of our true nature. to read an article by Barbara Frederickson on “Your Phone vs. Your […]

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