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10/19/20 Mindfulness and Self-Compassion for Our Troubled Times

Most of us fall into criticizing ourselves from time to time. But, that tendency seems to have increase for a lot of people during the stresses of the last seven months. Parents may criticize themselves for not being everything to everyone, as they attempt to sooth their children’s anxiety, facilitate virtual school at home, and entertain their kids when school’s not in session, even while balancing everything else in life. People who have faced layoffs and job struggles in the midst of the pandemic can layer on shame and self-criticism, even though they’re doing the very best they can. People often seem to expect themselves to be super-human. And yet, we’re all merely human. According to today’s guest, one of the keys to staying emotionally healthy during our chaotic times is practicing self-compassion. But, how can we break our self-critical habits and be kinder to ourselves? Host David B. Feldman interviews psychologist Dr. Shauna Shapiro, author of the book, Good Morning, I Love You: Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Practices to Rewire Your Brain for Calm, Clarity, and Joy.


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