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Joy vs. Happiness

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Although we often think that joy and happiness fall under the same category, these emotions are very different. Yes, both joy and happiness describe our feelings of satisfaction, contentment, and pleasure. However, these feelings are triggered by different reasons and differ in their nature. Happiness is externally based and tied to our experiences. Our happiness […]


Why Self-Compassion is Important for Teens

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Self-compassion means giving yourself the same care, love, and kindness you would give to a loved one. Dr. Kristin Neff, a pioneering self-compassion researcher argues that “self-compassion is a more effective motivator than self-criticism because its driving force is love, not fear.” Research shows that self-compassion has many benefits to our mental health and that […]


Common Humanity vs. Isolation

How many times have you comforted a loved one who has made a mistake saying “Come on, you’re only human.” One of the key elements of self-compassion is the awareness of our common humanity. The mere fact that we are human beings means that we are imperfect and mortal. The emotion of compassion is interactive […]


5 Ways to Practice Self-Compassion

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Self-compassion is a powerful skill that we can learn and practice. Being compassionate towards yourself has many benefits. When you learn to be self-compassionate, you will begin to treat yourself with more understanding and kindness. You will also be able to experience deeper self-knowledge and self-love. The first step in activating self-compassion is mindfulness. First, […]


The Epidemic of Loneliness

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Although loneliness is not technically classified mental health disorder in the Diagnostic Statistics Manual, this personal phenomenon can lead to both physical and mental illness. Loneliness can look similar to some forms of anxiety, but most often, it resembles depression. A recent survey of 20,000 young people 18-24 years old showed that there is an […]


The Importance of Self-Compassion

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According to Kristin Neff, a leading researcher on self-compassion, “with self-compassion, we give ourselves the same kindness and care we’d give to a good friend.” Neff’s research demonstrates that self-compassion leads to improved resilience, more accurate self-concepts, along with less anger and narcissism. Thus, it is more beneficial to our mental health then self-esteem. Self-compassion […]