The Transformative Effects of Mindful Self-Compassion

An explosion of research into self-compassion over the last decade has shown its benefits for well-being. Individuals who are more self-compassionate tend to have greater happiness, life satisfaction and motivation, better relationships and physical health, and less anxiety and depression. They also have the resilience needed to cope with stressful life events such as divorce, … Read moreThe Transformative Effects of Mindful Self-Compassion

Breathing Compassion In and Out

This post was originally published on this siteDuring loving-kindness meditation, the meditator thinks of a particular person, visualizes her, and silently repeats a series of phrases designed to evoke feelings of goodwill toward that person. Examples of common phrases are “May you be happy,” “May you be peaceful,” “May you be healthy,” “May you live … Read moreBreathing Compassion In and Out