Kindness

Kindle Kindness

I’m feeling plenty of pain, stress, and suffering in the world around me and it makes me want to respond. So I am challenging myself (and of course, you too!) to start this week with a mindset and purpose of kindling tiny flames of kindness. I suspect that no matter what personal situations have you …

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Self-Kindness

Being kind to self isn’t always easy. Even understanding what self kindness is can be a bit confusing. We have talked about how harshly we sometimes judge self and how that can make matters worse. We don’t criticize a leopard cub for not being able to fend for itself. (is that little critter not adorable?!) …

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Common Humanity

Kristin Neff is a researcher on the topic of self-compassion and author of “Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself.” She believes that there are three steps toward greater self-compassion. The three steps or aspects of self-compassion are:      Mindfulness      Common Humanity      Self-Kindness Today, let’s look at the …

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Kindness Wins

Kindness Wins If you asked people if they’d like to live in a kinder world, you could safely predict a nearly unanimous response. Who wouldn’t want to live in a world where people were kind? And if you asked if such a world would ever exist, lots of folks would shrug and reply, “Maybe SOMEday.” …

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