I found Kristin Neff a few months ago and was so relieved (for lack of a better word). What a lovely notion to give yourself a break and have some self-compassion! Love that you shared this.
OMG woman, I literally just finished writing a post in which I wrote that I need to have compassion for myself. Thank you for this.
Uh- what did I just say to you today? I think that would be a lovely way to practice self-compassion.
I find this impossibly hard to do without the anchor of being well and truly witnessed. Otherwise I'm generally too awash in relativism. On another subject, I keep wondering what that drink of ginger, lavender and soda water tastes like...
This is so important. Some days I am so tired I don't even remember things I did. Last week I mailed three cards and it took me over a week to remember who I sent the cards to. I forget where I am going when I am driving. Yesterday I forgot I had an appointment for a CT scan. Anyway, I need to be far nicer to myself.
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Well,clicked,took the test,failed miserably,thinking I should change things up.Hope you are feeling a bit better my friend.
This kind of study makes me feel much more hopeful than the one about the mothers of chronically ill children having unraveling telomeres. Anyone remember that one? If I'd had more self-compassion at the time, I wouldn't have read it.I read more Jack Kornfield and Pema Chodron these days.
Thank you so much for this link Elizabeth. I live with my old mother-in-law who is immobile with paralytic stroke, I lost my father-in-law five months ago who was suffering from the Parkinson's for the last six years. I have found myself on the brink several times taking care of them, and in running a family. I have been harsh with myself and have agonised if I am a good caregiver. But I passed decently the test on humanity. So ... Thanks again Elizabeth for the link.
Those are wise words. Thanks for passing them along.