Do you get something wrong every day? That’s “bombu” nature. This Buddhist concept means we never get things completely right: instead we often make a mess of things because we’re human. Bombu nature means we need to accept we […]
Here are links to some self-compassion resources on this website: Self-compassion: Kindness towards the person you already are Four exercises in self-compassion Why the growing interest in self-compassion? True Friend – an online course in mindful self-compassion My self-compassion audios […]
Here’s an exercise in self-compassion especially for those who feel guilty about doing nice things for themselves. In my youth in Ireland we were told that good Irish Catholics should engage in ‘self-mortification’ which is giving yourself a tough time […]
What, if it happened in the future, would transform your life? What, if it had happened in the past, would have transformed your life? Psychology tells us there’s a good chance that neither of these events would change your feelings […]
When I began to write and think about self-compassion in 2015, the concept generated less interest than it does today. Self-compassion as a practice was becoming part of the mindfulness movement but outside that arena not much was heard about […]
Self-compassion is becoming a key aspect of mindfulness in the West. It is also, in my opinion, one of the greatest gifts you could give yourself. What is it? It involves: deliberately treating yourself, with your mixture of faults and […]
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