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Self-Compassion

Kristin Neff

5 mins

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Self-Compassion teaches us the art of being kind to ourselves by identifying what causes us to beat ourselves in the first place, and how we can relate to ourselves in more compassionate ways.

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Self-Compassion

Self-Compassion

by Kristin Neff

Overview

When was the last time you beat yourself up over a small mistake you made? It's still hard not to get angry at yourself for even the smallest missteps. We all set standards for ourselves that are too high, fall short, and just get more frustrated that we 'can't do anything right.'

But what makes us behave this way? And is there a way to overcome it? Dr. Kristin Neff answers these questions and more in Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself. Through developing your ability to treat yourself with kindness and gentleness, you'll be able to move through the world with love and fulfillment.

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If you are continually judging and criticizing yourself while trying to be kind to others, you are drawing artificial boundaries and distinctions that only lead to feelings of separation and isolation.

- Kristin Neff

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