Knights of the Pain Table

A Camelot for Sufferers of Chronic Pain

Self-Compassion Preferable to Self-Esteem Mark Leary of Duke University Explains

| January 5, 2010

Self-Compassion Self-compassion is extending compassion towards one’s self in times of hurt, failure, pain or suffering.   It differs from self-esteem, which involves a person’s overall evaluation or appraisal of his/her own worth.    In times of crisis, which benefits us the most? Mark R. Leary, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke University, NC, […]

The Wolves Within – A Fable that holds Deep Wisdom

| December 29, 2009

The Wolves Within The study of mythology involves studying myths, which are sacred narratives. In reading these myths we learn lessons such as how to become a hero,  or how to deal with our internal struggles as human beings on this earth. This fable “The Wolves Within”,  contains wisdom so deep that it transcends cultures […]

Kindness – A Story of Compassion for Thy Herte

| December 26, 2009

Kindness One day a woman was walking down the street when she spied a beggar sitting on the corner. The man was elderly, unshaven, and ragged. As he sat there, pedestrians walked by him giving him dirty looks They clearly wanted nothing to do with him because of who he was — a dirty, homeless […]