Self-acceptance is the active, honest acknowledgement and appreciation of our capabilities, talents, and physicality—all of our strengths and weaknesses. It is the act of recognizing our whole self, of integrating all aspects of ourselves into our self-image. But self-acceptance is not resignation! It is instigating self-development from a basis of compassion instead of criticism. The expectations we receive and internalize from our many identities—and our image-obsessed culture—can make self-acceptance difficult, but understanding how to balance a desire for change with our inner critic is essential to happiness and health. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.

Meditations on Self-Love: Daily Wisdom for Healing, Acceptance, and Joy

365 Daily meditations to help you embrace who you are Loving yourself is the key to happiness, fulfillment, and hope―and a positive meditation practice can help you get there.

Inner Harvest: Daily Meditations for Recovery from Eating Disorders

Find strength and renewal in recovery from eating disorders with the author of Food for Thought and explore your spiritual and personal development in recovery.

What Now? Meditation for Your Twenties and Beyond

Early adulthood is filled with intense emotions and insecurity. What if you never fall in love? What if you can’t find work you’re passionate about? You miss home. You miss close friends.

Going to Pieces without Falling Apart: A Buddhist Perspective on Wholeness

For decades, Western psychology has promised fulfillment through building and strengthening the ego. We are taught that the ideal is a strong, individuated self, constructed and reinforced over a lifetime. But Buddhist psychiatrist Mark Epstein has found a different way.

A Mindfulness for Beginners Journal: Prompts and Practices for Living in the Moment

Your journey to mindfulness begins here. Experience the joy of living in the moment―every moment. Filled with guided prompts and simple exercises, A Mindfulness for Beginners Journal offers a warm and inviting welcome into the world of mindful living.

Present Perfect: A Mindfulness Approach to Letting Go of Perfectionism and the Need for Control

While there’s no doubt that setting high standards for yourself is a good thing, you’ve probably already noticed that perfectionism can come at a high price.


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