Archives Posts Tagged ‘self-compassion’

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The #1 Predictor of Relationship Success No One Talks About

25 Sep
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How You Relate to Yourself Predicts Your Relationship Success With Others

When we think about creating a healthy and successful relationship with someone, we tend to focus on how we can best bridge our differences. We want to allow room …Read More

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The Hard Data on Self-Love and Why It Leads to Success

17 Feb
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Whether we’re high power execs or stay-at-home moms, self-criticism is a tendency that many people have. In fact we often think of self-criticism as key to self-improvement. We fall for the idea that self-criticism pushes us to perform be…Read More

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7 Mistakes We Make to Be Successful & What We Should Do Instead

24 Jan

I’ve worked in a lot of high-achieving environments: Yale, Stanford, Silicon Valley, New York City. I noticed too many people pursuing “success” at a cost to themselves. They were postponing their happiness now in pursuit of success…with the idea that, when they attain success, they will be happy. Yet they were burning out themselves (and oth…Read More

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The Power of Self-Compassion to Boost Your Success

13 Jan

Many of us have the misconception that, in order to be successful, we have to sacrifice our happiness. I wrote my upcoming book, The Happiness Track because research shows this idea is not only wrong, but counterproductive. In The Happiness Track, I reviewed 100s of studies to show you how and why taking care of yourself, your happiness and your w…Read More

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18 Science-Based Reasons to Try Loving-Kindness Meditation Today!

28 Oct

Many of us have heard of meditation’s benefits. We may have even tried meditation once or twice. And many of us will have found it hard and concluded that
“meditation is not for me.” But wait! Did you know there are many forms of meditation? There are mantra meditations, visualization meditations, open-focus
meditations, breath-based medita…Read More

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The Scientific Benefits of Self-Compassion INFOGRAPHIC

27 Feb

Many of us believe being self-critical and hard on ourselves is a good thing.

We mistakenly think that being competitive and pushing ourselves hard is required for success. Research, however, is proving these theories wrong. Most of us don’t stop to consider whether our self-critical and competitive attitude are helping us achieve our goals. We …Read More

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Move Over, Outdated Happiness Theories: 7 Science-Based Ways to Seriously Boost Happiness in the New Year!

01 Jan

“The happiest people don’t have the best of everything but they make the best of everything they have.”

Did you know that most of us live our lives according to outdated (or even false!) happiness theories? It’s a new year and that means a new opportunity for you to make small choices that will help you make the best of everything you have and…Read More

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The Greatest Gift You Can Give: Yourself

18 Dec

This year, give the most inexpensive and yet most precious gift there is: YOU. You may not think much of yourself as a gift and may not even feel you have much to give. However, research suggests this is not so. You are sitting on a treasure trove. Here’s how to capitalize on it:

Connect.

Connect, with anyone, with everyone, in any small …Read More

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The Surprising Benefits of a Little Self-Love

27 Nov

Are you highly self-critical? Do you beat yourself up over failures? Do you work too much and push too hard without giving yourself time to breathe? Do you feel the need to compete, outperform others, and move ahead of the pack? Do you live with shame or a sense of not being good enough? We live in a society that regularly sends us the message to…Read More

Self-Compassion Outweighs Self-Esteem for Resilience & Empowerment

13 Jul

Strive for more, work even harder, aim to be the best! We live in a society that regularly sends us such messages. Meanwhile, most of us don’t stop to consider whether our goals are possible or whether they would even bring us lasting happiness. Even if we were to win a gold medal at the Olympics, our status as reigning champion would only la…Read More

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