Practicing Self Compassion

January 14th, 2017

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Compassion as defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary is sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it.  Compassion for yourself is the ability to have sympathy for yourself as you experience the essential pains of life within in your mind and body.  Giving yourself compassion can come in many forms including reassuring yourself either verbally or physically, feeling unconditional love for yourself, and just being present for yourself like a healthy parent would be there for their stressed out child.