When we’re struggling with illness, though, our self-esteem can plummet. We may see ourselves as slow, irritable, unlovable and stuck. Research shows that maintaining positive feelings about ourselves during illness flares can improve both physical and mental well-being. Psychology Today Kristin Neff is a leading researcher on self-compassion according to Psychology Today. Neff has written, "People feel compassion for … Continue reading Chronic illness: Do I have self-compassion?
I am an exceptionally modest person. And I could never figure out where that Came from. I wasn't really that much when I was younger to the point I became. There are the usual woman's body image issues but mine have generally been rather healthy no matter my weight really. But I won't wear shorts. … Continue reading Self-Image: Me vs. my Body
I have talked about our need for self-compassion from time to time and how I had basically none for years. You can't have compassion when you have no self-worth and feel utterly and fundamentally worthless. Which is why I needed to cultivate it. According to a new paper in the Journal of Clinical Psychology one particularly promising way that … Continue reading Chronic pain and self-compassion