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It is a life-changing realization that the balm of self-compassion lives within each of us. It is made for our painful moments. When we meet our difficulties with mindfulness and self-compassion we open ourselves to our innate wisdom, kindness, and courage and discover we aren't alone.

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Writer, teacher, advocate, and retired psychotherapist, David Fredrickson has dedicated his professional and volunteer life to the needs of underserved communities including at-risk children, adolescents, and families and those affected by HIV/AIDS.

Following a health crisis, David was confronted with the powerful awakening that he did not hold himself with the same compassion he aspired to offer others. Thankfully, he discovered Mindful Self-Compassion and has become a student and trained teacher.

A long-time resident of San Francisco, David attends GLIDE Memorial Church and sings with its world-renowned GLIDE Ensemble. 

Additional information about David, including his novel, "Life on All Fours," and his blog, "Daily Bites and Blessings", can be found on his website,

United States
San Francisco