5 Ways to Develop Self-Compassion

  Self-compassion is having the ability to completely accept who we are. It’s about accepting our strengths, weaknesses, and flaws. It’s about accepting our bodies, our thoughts, and our feelings. So why is this so important? Without self-compassion it is difficult to be happy, feel confident, and to love others. These are the benefits of having self-compassion • Improves our …

Am I Really Mindful?

As a psychologist I have taught mindfulness for many years and believed that I was mindful in my daily life. However, I recently had shoulder surgery (snowboarding may be the death of me!) and discovered how frequently I must have been multi-tasking. Only being able to use my non-dominate arm for several weeks made me more aware of my actions …