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Articles: The Five Myths of Self-CompassionBy Kristin Neff | September 30, 2015
Kristin Neff tackles the misconceptions that stop us from being kinder to ourselves.
Discussing the new film adaptation of Kahlil Gibran’s timeless poems with students can help reveal the science of a meaningful life.
Articles: Just One Thing: Forgive YourselfBy Rick Hanson | June 25, 2015
Everyone makes mistakes. But it takes skill to hush your inner critic!
Articles: How to Help a Narcissist to ForgiveBy Linda Graham | April 14, 2015
Narcissists struggle to forgive people for even minor transgressions. But a new study points the way forward.
Two new studies investigate self-compassion in adolescents.
It's easy to make New Year resolutions. The trick lies in keeping them!
Articles: Five Ways to Get the Gift RightBy Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | December 15, 2014
Do presents make you anxious? Here are research-based techniques to help bring joy back into the holidays.
We think of kindness as something we do for others. But Rick Hanson says kindness is a two-way street.
Videos and Podcasts: Overcoming Objections to Self-CompassionBy Kristin Neff | October 23, 2014
Kristin Neff considers—and rebuts—some of the main objections to treating yourself with kindness.
Videos and Podcasts: The Three Components of Self-CompassionBy Kristin Neff | October 21, 2014
Kristin Neff, the world’s leading researcher of self-compassion and founder of the Mindful Self-Compassion program, explains the core features of self-compassion.
Articles: How Self-Compassion Beats RuminationBy Linda Graham | August 20, 2014
A new study suggests that self-compassion improves mood, largely by helping us avoid negative rumination.
Putting something off can trigger a downward negative spiral. But a recent study suggests that being kind to yourself can help you achieve your goals.
A new study finds that children of mindfully self-compassionate parents tend to have lower rates of anxiety and depression.
Articles: Forgive Yourself, Save Your RelationshipBy Juliana Breines | May 14, 2014
Recent research suggests that forgiving yourself for your own mistakes might be good for your partner, too.
Articles: Feeling Self-Critical? Try MindfulnessBy Emily Nauman | March 10, 2014
New research shows that mindfulness may help us to stop comparing ourselves to other people.
Many people believe that being hard on themselves will make them better people, but research doesn't support this belief.
Articles: Just One Thing: Accept DifficultyBy Rick Hanson | December 10, 2013
Sometimes things are difficult—and we can make it worse by telling ourselves that "things shouldn't be this way." But Rick Hanson suggests an alternative.
According to the research on failure, students may need more than just grit to succeed.
Videos and Podcasts: How Does Mindfulness Help Cultivate Self-Compassion?By Kristin Neff | October 8, 2013
Author and psychologist Kristin Neff explains how self-awareness can help us to identify and alleviate pain and distress within ourselves.
Conflict between parents is inevitable—but it doesn’t have to hurt kids. Here’s how to turn a disagreement into a positive lesson.
Laura Pinger and Lisa Flook share their lessons from creating a "kindness curriculum" for young students.
Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, explains what he sees as the four science-based keys to well-being.
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