Self-Compassion is Essential  

"There is something wonderfully bold and liberating about saying yes to our entire imperfect and messy life." -Tara Brach in Radical Acceptance

“We cannot change and grow when we are in shame and we can’t use shame to change ourselves or others.” -Brene Brown in I Thought it Was Just Me

“Without loving kindness for ourselves, it is difficult, if not impossible, to genuinely feel it for others.” -Pema Chodron in The Places That Scare You

“We can drop the fundamental hope that there is a better ‘me’ who one day will emerge.” -Pema Chodron in When Things Fall Apart

“Having compassion starts and ends with having compassion for all those unwanted parts of ourselves, all those imperfections that we don’t even want to look at.” -Pema Chodron in When Things Fall Apart

Resources

Dr. Kristen Neff discusses self-compassion at a Tedx event