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| 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, […]