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#Self Compassion

What is Emotional Dysmorphic Disease: A Journey to Personal Identity

Maran Whiting Hanley | Posted 08.16.2016 | Impact
Maran Whiting Hanley

Seeing ourselves relative to someone else is not only untrue, it's not useful. Believe me, I am an expert on human relativity. I am a twin. Picture ...

Mindfulness Wisdom From The Sea

Brandon Nappi | Posted 08.05.2016 | Parents
Brandon Nappi

No matter the size of the wave or its intensity, the beach gladly accepts each one as an offering from the sea. I smile and feel the rise of gratitude in my body for this lesson and for my teacher, the seashore. Without any fanfare, the sea meets the land and the message is simple: welcome everything.

The One Big Mistake People Make Celebrating Vulnerability

Kellie Edwards | Posted 07.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kellie Edwards

You see, not all vulnerability is good for you - sometimes the wise choice is to tune in mindfully, heal the painful vulnerability that is raw and get on more solid ground before making the big, bold move.

3 Little Moments You Need Daily For More Ease

Candace Loy | Posted 07.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Candace Loy

Feeling more clarity and ease in the midst of lists, tasks and to-do's is possible! Here is a quick little thing you can do daily, to help you NOT f...

How Self-Love Saved My Marriage

Melody Godfred | Posted 07.15.2016 | Weddings
Melody Godfred

The crying was relentless. And it kept getting louder. I pulled myself out of bed and shuffled myself downstairs, disoriented and angry. Why is she st...

Relationships: Conflict Resolution Without Words

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 07.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

As you focus on self-love, you will discover many loving actions in the face of conflict. Letting go of trying to change your partner and taking loving action for your self are the keys to conflict resolution without words.

This Is The Best Way To Overcome Regret | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living

By: Sara G. Miller, Staff Writer Published: 07/05/2016 10:48 AM EDT on LiveScience If you can't seem to let go of a regret, a little self-compassion m...

I Should...No More!

Sylvie Barthelemy | Posted 06.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sylvie Barthelemy

Lately I've been struck by how often I hear people begin their sentences with "I should..." For example: • I should quit this job. • I should...

Why Self-Compassion Is Harder For Spiritual People

Andrea Pennington, M.D. | Posted 06.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Andrea Pennington, M.D.

Self-compassion is often a challenge on the spiritual path Listen to today's guided meditation here. When we step onto the path toward becoming our b...


Roxanne Hobbs | Posted 06.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Roxanne Hobbs

Self-compassion is one of the most important modules in The Daring Way intensives that I run, and also a theme that comes up time and time again in my...

Letting Self-Compassion Grab The Wheel

Erin Parker | Posted 06.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Erin Parker

I stepped foot outside the airport, and my skin was immediately warmed by the California sun. Each ray filled my depleted soul, and each breath of air...

How To See Miracles In Addiction

Kat Karpoff | Posted 05.31.2016 | Impact
Kat Karpoff

We all know that addiction is wreaking havoc on our world. I don't know anyone who hasn't seen it up close and personal. Whether it be to prescripti...

You Can Still Squat!

Leona deVinne | Posted 05.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Leona deVinne

How can this be happening to me? As I roll over to turn off my alarm to get up for boot camp I feel this excruciating pain tear through my upper back...

8 Great Things That Happen When You Practice Self-Compassion

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living

You treat your best friends with love, respect and kindness -- but do you extend the same courtesy to yourself? We're often our own worst critics -- a...

Read This When You're Being Too Hard On Yourself

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 05.19.2016 | Healthy Living

Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. We all have a center of wisdom and balance within us, but sometimes life takes over and we can feel all over the...

The Lies We Tell Ourselves: Limiting Beliefs vs. Liberating Truths

Pam Stucky | Posted 05.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Pam Stucky

We hold ourselves back far more than anyone outside us does. It all comes back, again and again, to fear of failure, fear of rejection. We need instead to start believing in our resilience and our worthiness.

How Strong Is Intention?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

by Deepak Chopra, MD We live in an exciting time where energy technology may be able to harness thought and intention to serve as a catalyst for shif...

This Mother's Day, Give Yourself the Gift of Mindfulness

Martha Brettschneider | Posted 05.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Martha Brettschneider

Mindfulness helps us cultivate gratitude by noticing the beauty in life's tiny details in the here and now. What better gift to give ourselves on Mother's Day?

Self-Compassionate Parenting

Devi Natarajan | Posted 05.04.2016 | Parents
Devi Natarajan

Acceptance of my emotional struggles as a human being has helped liberate me from the clutches of guilt experienced as a parent.

Letting Go of Shame and Self-Criticism

Homaira Kabir | Posted 05.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Homaira Kabir

We're all works in progress, often driving with the brakes on. To let go and unleash our full potential, we've got to take the whole of us along on the journey, brakes, accelerator, fears, gifts and all.

Self-Criticism or Self-Compassion: Which Works Best?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 04.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Michelle McQuaid

So how can you practice more self-compassion? Neff suggests that self-compassion is a teachable skill that is "dose dependent." The more you practice it the better you get. You might find it helpful to try:

The Interconnection of Self-Esteem, Self-Compassion, and Suicide

Karalyne Martinez | Posted 04.21.2016 | Impact
Karalyne Martinez

Research from the National Occupational Mortality Surveillance found individuals who work in financial services are 1.5 times more likely to commit su...

How To Tame Your Inner Critic

Lisa Firestone | Posted 04.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

When we come to know how this voice is harmfully shaping our present perceptions, emotions and actions, we can learn to regard it as more of an external enemy than our true point of view. There are several steps to this process:

Who's Someone You'd Do Anything For?

Matt Hearnden | Posted 04.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Matt Hearnden

How can you justify knowing that you'd do anything for someone else, but that you wouldn't do anything for you?

How to Be Your Best Self? Embrace Your Imperfection

Bojana Jankovic | Posted 04.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Bojana Jankovic

Because we put so much pressure on ourselves to constantly strive toward perfection, we often end up losing out on recognizing the small wins that we have throughout our day. That feeling of defeat lessens our ability to appreciate what is around us.