“A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such
moments can change the course of your life.”
Why Self Compassion Works Better Than Self Esteem Olga Khazan
This article features an interview with Kristin Neff talking about the difference between boosting self-esteem and boosting self-compassion.
Self-Compassion Blog Dr. Kristin Neff
An excellent blog consisting of articles by Dr. Kristin Neff about self-compassion, how it works and the physiological aspects of it.
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Articles Various Authors
Fantastic overview of Mindful-Based Cognitive Therapy.
Why Does Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Work? Warren W Tryon Ph.D
Article that explains the biological reason Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy works and how it helps treat depression.
Julie Myerson: How Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Changed My Life
A personal testimony as to how Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and the practice of meditation helped Julie Myerson overcome severe anxiety.
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Kristin Neff, Ph.D., says that it’s time to “stop beating yourself up and leave insecurity behind.” Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind offers expert advice on how to limit self-criticism and offset its negative effects, enabling you to achieve your highest potential and a more contented, fulfilled life. Read More
“Buck up.” “Stop feeling sorry for yourself.” “Don’t ruin everything.” When you are anxious, sad, angry, or lonely, do you hear this self-critical voice? Read More
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A guide to reconciling Buddhist spirituality with the American way of life addresses the challenges of spiritual living in the modern world and offers guidance for bringing a sense of the sacred to everyday experience. Read More
Alchemists sought to transform lead into gold. In the same way, says Tara Bennett- Goleman, we all have the natural ability to turn our moments of confusion or emotional pain into insightful clarity. Read More
Throughout our lives we long to love ourselves more deeply and find a greater sense of connection with others. Our fear of intimacy—both with others and with ourselves—creates feelings of pain and longing. But these feelings can also awaken in us the desire for freedom and the willingness to take up the spiritual path. Read More
“Believing that something is wrong with us is a deep and tenacious suffering,” says Tara Brach at the start of this illuminating book. This suffering emerges in crippling self-judgments and conflicts in our relationships, in addictions and perfectionism, in loneliness and overwork--all the forces that keep our lives constricted and unfulfilled. Read More
Weaving together traditional stories, personal experiences, and a deep understanding of the Buddha's way of mindful living, Thich Nhat Hanh provides step-by-step practices that foster understanding and intimacy in any relationship and extend our love even to those that cause us pain. Read More
In societies that encourage us to compete with each other, compassion is often seen as a weakness. Striving to get ahead, self-criticism, fear, and hostility toward others seem to come more naturally to us. Read More
In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares ten guideposts on the power of Wholehearted living—a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness. Read More
Mindfulness Quiz – Dr. Kristin Neff
Take Dr. Kristin Neff’s Mindfulness Quiz, an easy 26 question test, to see how self-compassionate you are.