Mindfulness can help us cope with intense social, political, and global issues to prevent overwhelm and burn out. It can also help feel our interconnectedness and cultivate compassion so that we’re ready and able to be a force of good.
Self-compassion, like mindfulness, is a practice. For many of us it may not come easy and may even seem totally foreign. There’s strong evidence in the research to support self-compassion as a reliable way to build inner resources and strengthen our sense of self and belonging.
In this video, I discuss self-compassion and teach a simple 3-step practice for directing loving kindness towards oneself.