Protect Yourself from Burnout

Protect Yourself from Burnout

We all feel overwhelmed from time to time, but during the pandemic we’ve seen a radical increase in burnout. Let’s talk about what burnout is, why it’s happening more frequently, and how we can protect ourselves from it.

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It’s OK Not to Be OK: Putting Mental Health First

It’s OK Not to Be OK: Putting Mental Health First

Simone Biles’ decision to put her mental health first and withdraw from Olympic competition has sparked a crucial conversation. It takes incredible strength and courage to have the entire world watching and expecting you to make a flawless reach for yet another gold medal, but the importance of Simone pressing the pause button in order to take care of her mental health cannot be overstated.

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Roadblocks to Fierce Self-Compassion

Roadblocks to Fierce Self-Compassion

A foundation of fierce self-compassion allows us to take action in our lives and in the world while holding ourselves in loving kindness. But as much as we see the benefit of having compassion for ourselves, some things may trip us up along the way. So, what are some common roadblocks to fierce self-compassion?

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How EMDR Therapy Heals Emotional Distress

How EMDR Therapy Heals Emotional Distress

June is National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month. It's estimated that seven to eight percent of the world's population will have PTSD at some point in their lives. PTSD Awareness Month is dedicated to raising awareness about the condition, reducing the...

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Sleep and our Mental Well-Being

Sleep and our Mental Well-Being

Do you sleep poorly, or struggle to get to sleep? You're not alone. An estimated one-third of the world's population suffers from insomnia. Sleep is critical to our physical and mental health, so it's important to understand how sleep issues affect our well-being and...

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The Science of Happiness

The Science of Happiness

For a long time, the field of psychology has focused mainly on providing relief from things that affect us negatively, addressing diagnoses like trauma, depression, and addiction. But a newer branch of psychology, called positive psychology, is interested in what...

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Transformations Through Mindful Self-Compassion in Eldoret

Transformations Through Mindful Self-Compassion in Eldoret

A version of this article was first published through the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion's (CMSC) newsletter. In the coming months, CMSC will be featuring service initiatives and social-justice efforts within the CMSC community. Today, we offer a beautiful,...

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How Fierce Self-Compassion Empowers Women

How Fierce Self-Compassion Empowers Women

The theme for International Womens Day 2021 is #ChooseToChallenge. This year, the organization affirms that “a challenged world is an alert world,” and asks us to to take action in calling out gender bias and inequality, so that we may create a more inclusive world. What a beautiful and necessary mission! But does it feel a little… daunting? How do we do this? What will it take? A foundation of fierce self-compassion is key.

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Self-Compassion: The Power of Loving Yourself

Self-Compassion: The Power of Loving Yourself

How do you talk to yourself when you are struggling? Is your inner voice kind, understanding, and encouraging, or harsh and critical? Self-compassion is strongly linked to decreased stress, increased happiness, physical and mental well-being, and overall life satisfaction.

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Parenting Through a Pandemic: Helping Our Kids and Ourselves

Parenting Through a Pandemic: Helping Our Kids and Ourselves

The COVID-19 pandemic has complicated things for all of us, but it has made life particularly challenging for parents. Balancing physical safety and mental and social health seems like an impossible task.

How do we help our kids, and ourselves, cope with the stress and uncertainty of our current situation?

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