The Importance of Self-Compassion

The Importance of Self-Compassion

According to Kristin Neff, a leading researcher on self-compassion, “with self-compassion, we give ourselves the same kindness and care we’d give to a good friend.” Neff’s research demonstrates that self-compassion leads to improved resilience, more accurate self-concepts, along with less anger and narcissism. Thus, it is more beneficial to our mental health then self-esteem.

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Thinking and Speaking Your Truth

Thinking and Speaking Your Truth

How many times have you ignored your inner voice and later regretted your decision not to trust your gut? When we encounter stressful situations or need to make decisions, our conscious mind tends to rationalize our choices and usually goes with two options: “do or don’t” and “yes or no”, because this is the easiest solution. Therefore, we often don’t see the middle course of potential creative solutions.

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Body Image Issues

Body Image Issues

It is not easy to nurture self-love and acceptance in the world of idealized media images of pure human perfection we live in today. Our social media is submerged in photos of perfect, flawless faces and tanned, sleek, firm bodies. In light of these unrealistic messages we constantly receive, it is no wonder that an increasing number of people of both sexes struggle with body image issues these days.

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