Children, Teens, and Families

January 25, 2020

Project Huruma Supporting Kenyan Women and Children in Need

By Lorraine Hobbs

Project Huruma has emerged with a vision to support caregivers and survivors of trauma around the world with mindfulness and self-compassion skills, starting with the Mt. Elgon community in Western Kenya. Here, we offer you the first in a series of a...

September 14, 2019

On the Road to Empowerment: Fierce Self-Compassion for Mothers

By Admin

Compassion is aimed at the alleviation of suffering—that of others or ourselves— and can be ferocious as well as tender. -Kristin Neff...

June 14, 2019

Self-Compassion for Parents: Nurture Your Child by Caring for Yourself

By Susan Pollak

by Mara Elwood
CMSC Correspondent

Parenting can be one of the planet's toughest jobs. In her forthcoming book, Susan M. Pollak, MTS, EdD, shares practical strategies and practices for the parenting journey, all b...

November 1, 2018

Self-Compassionate Parenting Through Addiction Recovery

By Catherine Polan Orzech

by Catherine Polan Orzech
Mothers in recovery face the challenges as parents that others of us will never have to face. But they also face many of the same internal hurdles that bedevil all parents. We can learn from them, and with them, how l...

March 30, 2018

Self-Compassion and Teen Suicide: A Mother’s Quest to Break Barriers

By Center For Mindful Self-Compassion

My son Benji reminds me of Lovejoy, the glowing green comet that visited earth a few years ago for the first time in 11,500 years. Both are beautiful and rare, other-worldly phenomena transiting my life....