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Developing a Practice of Self-compassion

Learning to be as kind to ourselves as we are to others. This was central to my conversation with Lisa Tilstra as we unpacked the power of self-compassion. Referencing research on the subject conducted by UC Berkley, Lisa described compassion as the feeling we experience when confronted with another person’s suffering. Developing self-compassion would mean developing the ability to treat ourselves as we would others given the same circumstances. Most interesting is the apparent impact of self-compassion on internal motivation and its positive influence on our ability to achieve goals. Please listen in to learn more, including reflections about the relationship between self-judgement and our propensity to judge others. We even talked about how we can call on self-compassion to help us through tough times like holiday, which for many can be very challenging.

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