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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Simply Kind Tuesdays - Self Compassion

Week 4
As I explained last Tuesday, Claudia of Everyday Kindness has made some changes ... splitting the Everyday Kindness Challenge into two parts:

1. The original challenge to perform at least one act of kindness per day continues.
2. The new challenge is 'Simply Kind Tuesdays' ... the goal of which is to increase awareness of the kindness that surrounds us.
I invite you to participate in either or both challenges as time & energy permit. Clicking on the Simply Kind and/or Everyday Kindness logos at the top and bottom of this page will take you to others participating.

I happened upon a link to an article on 'self-compassion' at Mama's So Mindful recently and was reminded that until we're kind to ourselves, it can be difficult to practice kindness with others.
I commend this article and the accompanying website to you.

According to research by Dr. Kristin Neff, Associate Professor in Human Development at the University of Texas at Austin, there are three elements of self-compassion: Self-kindness, Common humanity, and Mindfulness.

The website provides information and tools for self-assessment.
Click if you'd like to find out how 'self compassionate you are',
for a self-compassionate exercise, and some suggestions to increase self compassion.

Thought for Today
"If you haven't any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble." Bob Hope


Sandee said...

It reminds me of you have to love yourself if you intend to love others.

Have a terrific day. :)

Maude Lynn said...

Thanks, Storyteller! I'll check out the links.

Anonymous said...

Gosh, what awesome resources. I've never seen those before!

Thank you for being a part of this meme! :)

NicciN said...

Thanks so much for the links. I have been checking them out. They are really great.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving Storyteller!

Joyce said...

Sorry I have not visited in a while. Life has gotten busy and my health has not been good resently. Kindness is a great thing. I try to do something every week for others. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Love and Hugs,
Joyce from Creation In Progress

Momisodes said...

I loved reading the 3 elements of self compassion. Self-kindness is something I struggle with daily.

Thank you so much for sharing these links.

Michelle said...

This is all so true. You have to love yourself before you can love someone else. Thanks for the links. I'll stop by for a visit.

Joyce said...

Hello, Friend,
I did a Simply Kind Tuesday post this week, too. :)

Karen said...

Thanks for the links! Most of us could use a little more self-compassion!!