Blog Topic: Self-Compassion

Our Deepest Fear

By Marianne Williamson Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness That most frightens us. We ask ourselves Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually,...

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The Journey by Mary Oliver

Leaving the self-critical voice behind and choosing kindness.  Enjoy this poem by the late Mary Oliver. One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice – – – though the whole house began to tremble...

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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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