Food for Thought

November 1, 2022

Falling Asleep in the Arms of Gratitude

By Kathryn Lovewell

In my world, judgment and gratitude cannot, by their very nature, co-exist. I cannot be grateful for my body and judge it at the same time. I cannot be grateful […]...

February 10, 2022

Commemorating Black History Month: Black History is Everyone's History

By Sydney Spears

In commemorating February as Black history month in the United States, I began to reflect upon my own experience of learning about these important African American experiences. Personally, I identify […]...

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...