Self-compassion is the ability to extend kindness and understanding to oneself in the face of perceived failures, inadequacies, or in instances of general personal suffering. This doesn’t mean feeling sorry for yourself, or being self-indulgent or weak, but simply that instead of beating yourself up for failing, you treat yourself as you would treat a friend who was facing a similar situation. In this way, self-compassion goes beyond a basic acceptance of one’s experiences to embracing oneself with warmth and understanding in the face of difficulty or distress. There is now empirical evidence that self-compassion, practiced regularly, helps train the brain away from shame and toward feelings of happiness and joy.


5 Pillars of Love

5 Pillars of Love The 5 Pillars of Real Love What is real love? I believe that all forms of real, healthy love are built on self-love. The concept of self-love is often confused with selfishness, self-centeredness or narcissistic tendencies.


Experiencing Homelessness Never Stopped LaRayia Gaston From Feeling Abundant

LaRayia Gaston’s unwavering inner compass and infectious sense of abundance has accompanied her through a childhood of physical abuse and the 3 periods of homelessness that followed her decision to leave home out of radical self-love at 16.


Stop Hating Yourself | Russell Brand


Listening to Your Intuitive Self

“Let us become silent that we may hear the whispers of the gods … There is guidance for each of us, and by lowly listening we shall hear the right word. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


Why You Should Not Take Anything Personally | Don Jose Ruiz

In this short video, Don Jose Ruiz shares the tips and advice we could take back in our life to put disagreement in action and not taking anything personally. You have UNLIMITED potential.


Compassion For The Dark Side

Having compassion for the shadow parts of ourselves is key for our personal healing.


Dr. Robert Firestone on Developing Self-Compassion

Dr. Robert Firestone talks about the importance of self-compassion and being a good friend to yourself.


The Power of Mindfulness: What You Practice Grows Stronger | Shauna Shapiro | TEDxWashingtonsquare

How do we change? In this pioneering talk, Dr. Shauna Shapiro draws on modern neuroscience and ancient wisdom to demonstrate how mindfulness can help us make positive changes in our brains and our lives.


Kelly McGonigal: Two Interventions to Foster Positive Change

Health psychologist and Stanford lecturer Kelly McGonigal walks us through scientific studies that show the self that's really good at change is not the self of self-criticism - it's the self of self-acceptance.


Loving Kindness Towards Oneself | Venerable Hasapanna | 22-04-2011

Venerable Hasapanna talks about skillful ways to give loving kindness to yourself, in meditation and in practice, with many examples from her own life.


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