The new science of self-compassion

A D.C. therapist argues that if we want to be good parents, we need to be good to ourselves.

 

This is because we live in a culture that equates happiness with being the best. Pushing through no matter what is considered ideal. But what are we left with whenwe stumble in our pursuit of the perfect result?

 

More and more I find myself turning to a new area of psychology research called self-compassion. It appears to go a long way towards reducing symptoms of stress and unhappiness.

 

By Jennifer Kogan