January 19, 2022

Celebrating the New CMSC Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Committee

By Sydney Spears

As the Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, (DEIB), I am very happy to announce that the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion (CMSC) has recently established a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion […]...

November 30, 2021

What CMSC Needs. . .Is You

By Dr. Steve Hickman
CMSC Executive Director

“… to alleviate human suffering and improve the collective well-being of the planet through the practice of self-compassion.” ​As a reader of this blog, I imagine that our mission statement […]...

September 14, 2021

What I Learned about Self-Compassion—and Life—From My New Vacuum Cleaner

By Karen Bluth

Who would have thought I could learn about self-compassion – and life – from my new vacuum cleaner? SERIOUSLY? Truthfully, I was initially resistant to getting one of those Roomba […]...

September 14, 2021

There Was a Little Blackbird

By Anna Friis

This article was originally published in Anna Friis’ blog on September 5, 2021. Republished with kind permission from the author. This morning I walked past a small blackbird, contorted in pain […]...

August 3, 2021

When All Else Fails...

By David Teitelman

When your tried-and-true sources of connection, strength, and support disintegrate, how to you find your way back to inner stability? MSC Teacher, David Teitelman, reminds us of 4 simple powerful strategies we can use to steady ourselves — right he...