The Chemicals of Care: How Self-Compassion Manifests in Our Bodies

In my work I have defined self-compassion as having three main interacting components: self-kindness, a sense of common humanity and mindfulness. Self-kindness refers to the tendency to be caring and understanding with oneself rather than being harshly critical or judgmental. Instead of taking a cold “stiff-upper-lip” approach in times of suffering, self-kindness offers soothing and … Continue reading The Chemicals of Care: How Self-Compassion Manifests in Our Bodies