CMSC Blog

  • Gifts of Service They Won’t Forget

    By Aimee Eckhardt
    Seeking the perfect gift for someone special? A contemplation on the gift of service.

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  • Self-Compassion for the Holidays

    by Chris Germer and Kristin Neff

    If you must make a New Year’s resolution this year, why not start at the beginning—commit yourself to be more self-compassionate, especially when you’re not.

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  • The Near Enemies of Fierce Compassion

    by Chris Germer and Kristin Neff

    When we are aware of the near enemies of fierce compassion, including hostility, emotional reactivity, and self-righteousness, and we can act compassionately and affirmatively in the world without adding to the suffering that is already there.

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  • Taking to the Road With an Open Heart: Adventures in Mindfulness and Self-Compassion in Vietnam

    Written by Cassondra Graff, M.S., LCSW

    Something inside me said “Go!” So I did.

    I went to Vietnam in the Spring of 2018 with an international delegation of like-minded people with two objectives: firstly, to bring the Mindful Self-Compassion, MSC program to Vietnam and make the program more accessible to the locals; and secondly to enable Vietnam to self-sustain MSC programs in the future. We would ultimately achieve these objectives with our Vietnamese partners and the generosity of people from all over the world…

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  • When the Dopamine Blinders Come Off, Self-Compassion is There

    by Michelle Becker
    How compassion for our partner and ourselves can help when disillusionment and negativity bias kick in.

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