CMSC Blog

April 6, 2021

Planting Seeds of Compassion in Israel

By Galia Tyano Ronen

In my home country of Israel, as we watched the COVID virus touch so many families and friends, a group of women friends and I created a new compassion program to help our community cultivate inner peace. We called it "Planting Seeds of Compassion" a...

March 11, 2021

The Body as Friend, Companion, and Guide: Restoring Connection Through Self-Compassion

By Ann Biasetti

When your body does not behave, look, or feel the way you want it to, you may feel that wish to pull away, blame, and shame it. It is exactly in these challenging moments that self-compassion is there to remind you that your precious body never meant...

March 11, 2021

Transformations Through Mindful Self-Compassion in Eldoret

By Laila Narsi

Sometimes, there are atrocities that are so horrific that we can’t help but be moved to compassionate action. Such was the case in 2018 when over 300 women and children were caught in the political crossfire between warring factions in the secluded...

March 8, 2021

Being Your Own Cheerleader

By Marina Barnes

In my profession, I have a bird's-eye view of the intense daily life struggles experienced by many teens who are overwhelmed by academic standards, social pressures, and familial stresses. This is a story about a courageous young woman, Malavika, and...

February 3, 2021

Taking the Self Out of Self-Righteousness

By Tracy Ochester
CMSC Guest Author

Most of us understand the importance of doing good and standing up for what is just, but how might we discern being "upright" from being self-righteous? A dedicated mindfulness practice can help....