Inclusion and Diversity

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 […]...

February 1, 2022

The Benefits of a Silent Retreat

By Laila Narsi

Finding our inner calm and peace can be difficult in a world full of noisy distractions. Participating in a silent retreat allows us to take the time and make space […]...

January 24, 2022

Igniting Self-Compassion in Africa

By Mirjam Luthe

Vulnerable populations in developing countries have little or no access to mindfulness and self-compassion practices, which limits their ability to support their mental health and wellbeing in dire circumstances. So […]...

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 […]...

August 8, 2019

My first Experience as a Person of Color in MSC — "Is it Really Me?"

By Sydney Spears

I can remember my very first MSC training experience from several years ago like it was yesterday. There was definitely a surge of internal experiences that I observed as I […]...