Blog Topic: Self-Compassion

Neurochemicals

More than 1500 studies now show that being self-compassionate, rather than self-critical,  is more likely to help us rebound from difficult situations and cultivate more success and happiness over time. There are three interacting emotional systems in the brain, each...

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The Summer Day – Mary Oliver

Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean- the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down -...

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The Pain of Feeling Disconnected from Others

It's a bad feeling and sometimes difficult to bear. That 'pain of disconnection' that can arise when we are feeling rejected, betrayed, lost or alone. Sometimes our initial response is anger or resentment or blame, which are difficult feelings as well although...

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Where the Spirit Meets the Bone

Compassion by Miller Williams Have compassion for everyone you meet, even if they don't want it. What appears bad manners, an ill temper or cynicism is always a sign of things no ears have heard, no eyes have seen. You do not know what wars are going on down there...

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