Food for Thought

January 24, 2020

Coping During Australia's Bushfire Crisis: MSC Teachers Share Their Stories

By Center For Mindful Self-Compassion

"... A knowing arises in me that I need an anchor, a way to find balance for my nervous system. This anchor is what gives me some stability to hold onto. Without that I become a mess and am unable to be of service to myself or anyone else."...

October 15, 2019

Taking Our Practice into the World

By Aimee Eckhardt

While we may begin training in self-compassion to ease our own personal pain, the transformation that follows is a deeply practical, radically counter-cultural state of being which directly benefits the world at large....

August 9, 2019

Medicine for Difficult Times

By Ravi Chandra

This incisive and thoughtful commentary teaches how self-compassion, mindfulness, and relationship can support us in coping with tragedy and violence...

July 15, 2019

“How is Your Heart Today?”
Compassion at Angola Prison

By Dr. Chris Germer
CMSC Co-Founder

Touched by the depth of caring and authentic brotherhood he found during a recent trip to Angola Prison in Louisiana, USA, Chris Germer discovered the power of self-compassion to support those suffering under the oppressive weight of shame for their ...

May 9, 2019

Unearthing Me:
A Psychologist’s Journey with Self-Compassion

By Admin

By Jennifer Ayres, PhD A cherished painting, a well-loved game of Candy Land, and an old journal: A Texas psychologist excavates the many layers of her self-compassion (r)evolution.​ ...