Mindfulness and Self-Compassion
"Treating yourself with kindness is the cornerstone to finding peace in a frantic world," Mark Williams and Danny Penman, Mindfulness.
On hectic days when we feel frazzled or the times when we feel criticized (either self-inflicted or from others), mindfulness can really help us shift our perspective from negativity to one of self-compassion.
Compassionate Mindfulness is a path towards balance by:
Compassionate mindfulness gives us permission to make sure that we have at least one nourishing activity each day rather than a depleting laundry list of chores. How can you mindfully nourish yourself today?
In addition to Mark Williams and Danny Penman's book: Mindfulness, other great resources on mindfulness and self-compassion are Kristin Neff (Self-Compassion and her 2013 TED Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvtZBUSplr4) and Christopher Germer (The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion).
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