March 30, 2021

When You Need More Than Gentle: Yang Self-Compassion as the Powerful Side of Kindness

By Jessie Everts
CMSC Guest Author

When we first take a Mindful Self-Compassion course, important aspects of our inner life can be illuminated. For psychotherapist and author Jessie Everts, her first course revealed for her the importance of both tender self-compassion and is lesser-u...

March 30, 2021

Fierce, Tender, Whole: Taking Action for Ourselves and the World

By Dr. Kristin Neff
CMSC Co-Founder

Women are being called by the pressing issues of the day—sexual harassment, pay inequality, rampant prejudice, health disparities, political division, our dying planet—to claim our power and take action. I believe that by developing and integrati...

September 4, 2020

Healing into Compassionate Parenting

By Rachel Mills-Brantley, MSW, LCSW

Show of Hands: Who is a Stellar Parent during this time of a global pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement for racial justice, and increasingly toxic and violent political fissure […]...

June 29, 2020

Self-Compassion and Waking Up to Racial Injustice

By Dr. Kristin Neff
CMSC Co-Founder

By participating in and benefitting from an unjust system, we perpetuate racism. We need to have self-compassion to see our role in racism clearly, holding this uncomfortable truth with love and acceptance, so we can wake up and commit to do things d...

June 9, 2020

Building a Brave Space in MSC

By Dr. Steve Hickman
CMSC Executive Director

I was touched today upon reading this beautiful poem by Micky ScottBey Jones, and it inspired me to reflect on how we might be sure our MSC teaching spaces are […]...