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#Self Compassion

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.

Daily Meditation: The Value Of Self-Care

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.07.2016 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

5 Reasons To Let Go Of Perfectionism

Bojana Jankovic | Posted 04.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Bojana Jankovic

In many cases, perfectionism will likely take you far. For example, when you are striving to be the best parent you can be, delivering exemplary results at work, or planning a flawless event. Perfectionism can, unfortunately, also bring many unwanted results.

Daily Meditation: Self-Compassion

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.01.2016 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Here's How To Unwind If You've Had A Bad Day

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 03.17.2016 | 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 p...

A Reminder To Not Be So Hard On Yourself

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 03.16.2016 | 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 p...

Why College Students Today Are So Burned Out

Carly Stern | Posted 03.25.2016 | College
Carly Stern

In today's world, and especially within the Duke bubble in which I live, students operate in a state of constant comparison. Though perhaps we don't admit it, we are always measuring up and attempting to classify where we fail.

6 Reminders For Anyone Who Is Too Hard On Themselves

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.25.2016 | 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 p...

This Will Help You Tap Into Self-Compassion

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.23.2016 | 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 p...

The Latest 'God-in-the-bod' Research: How One Kind of Faith Can Help Young Women -- and Men -- Take Their Body Image Higher

David Briggs | Posted 02.23.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

Go tell it at the gym, on Instagram, at the mall and everywhere young people compare themselves to their peers. New research has found a potential antidote to the pop culture worship of ultra-thin body types.

3 Must-Know Secrets to Life (Without Jumping 18,000 Feet From a Plane)

Katrina Razavi | Posted 02.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Katrina Razavi

Today I want to share the three life lessons I learned by skydiving from 18,000 feet and how you can apply them to your life.

Are You Too Hard On Yourself? Here Are 10 Ways To Fix That

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.19.2016 | Healthy Living

This goes out to anyone who is too hard on themselves. Being a human being is a difficult job. You're going to make mistakes along the way. However, t...

Virtual Reality Therapy Could Be Used To Treat Depression

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.23.2016 | Science

Could virtual reality be the next frontier for treating depression? A new study, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry Open on Monday, sugges...