Tag Archives for " Compassion "

Unwavering Confidence

(Yet another post from Happify Daily, an extraordinary resource on the science of happiness. I’ll be teaching the exercise I’ve included below in finding your Compassionate Voice at the venues I’ve included below. May these tools be useful to you and yours.) The Seven Secrets of Unwavering Confidence We’ve all had confidence-eroding events in our […]

Why Forgiving Yourself Is the Best Thing You Can Do – For Yourself

(This article appeared as a recent Happify Daily blog. Happify Daily is an extraordinary resource on the science of happiness. In retrieving this article, I could surf through The Power of Mindfulness: Reshape Your Brain through Calm and Compassion; or The Seven Secrets of Unwavering Self-Confidence; or The Science of Giving: Why One Act of […]

“Full” – Ease Your Inner Hunger

I love recommending a resource for recovering resilience that is full of wisdom, wit, and practical learning, that will catalyze change immediately and sustain personal growth and transformation over the long haul. Full: How I Learned to Satisfy My Insatiable Hunger and Feed My Soul is just such a resource.  Originally sub-titled “how one woman found […]

How to Help a Narcissist to Forgive

(This post on narcissism and forgiveness was posted last week by the Greater Good Science Center at U.C. Berkeley. Click here for original post. Doing the research to write the article taught me a lot; forgiveness is not always easy. Yet I experienced a moment of being forgiven just a few days ago that taught […]

Self-Compassion Is a More Powerful Motivator than Self-Criticism

Today’s accompanying Resource for Recovering Resilience – 8 Ways to Stay Motivated to Meet Your Goals – offers research to demonstrate that self-compassion – being kind to ourselves in moments of challenge or difficulty – gives us the strength to face our fears, both real and imagined. Even in moments of failure, people who practice […]

No Internet – Oh No!

When a recent winter storm blew through the Bay Area, a transformer on my block blew: no electricity, no lights, no heat, no refrigerator, no stove, no phone, no internet for 36 hours.  Many of you have experienced similar power outages and loss of resources in this stormy winter weather. Even though I could cope […]

Useful Tips on Fulfilling New Year’s Resolutions

(This article was published in the January 19, 2015 issue of First for Women magazine as 2015 Resolutions – Stress SOS.  “The latest psychological research indicates that self-discipline isn’t as critical to achieving your resolutions as treating yourself kindly is.  Linda Graham joins other psychologists in suggesting that self-compassion gives us a space to nurture ourselves […]

Unlocking Your Natural Anti-Depressants

We probably all know people who struggle with depression and how much that struggle can live in the shadows of our culture. Here’s a fabulous new resource that can help people unlock the five natural anti-depressants in the brain: mindfulness, compassion, purpose, play, and developing confidence. It’s a new book by my colleague Elisha Goldstein, […]

Resilience, Mindfulness and Compassion on TED and CBS

Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are I frequently teach the “power posing” exercise below to help people use body-based postures to strengthen their sense of confidence and resilience. Here’s the link to social psychologist Amy Cuddy’s June 2012 TED talk (now 22 million views) that explains the power behind the exercise: Our body posture […]

Blessed with a Brain Tumor

It’s important to me that the resources offered here truly help us become more resilient – able to meet even the most difficult challenges of our lives with courage, compassion, and equanimity. Will Pye’s Blessed with a Brain Tumor: Realizing It’s All Gift and Learning to Receive is just such a resource. A dedicated student […]

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