Shauna Shapiro explains how to face difficult emotions, re-center, and find calm.
How do we take the sting out of loneliness? Toni Bernhard suggests friendliness, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity.
Valerie Mason-John shares a meditation for cultivating a positive relationship with yourself, and, by extension, the world.
A three-step contemplation to give yourself the compassion you need (and deserve).
Loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity—these four loving qualities, says Pawan Bareja, are powerful ways to heal our trauma. The work of healing trauma makes us tender and vulnerable as we touch our history of wounds, sometimes from childhood and sometimes from our ancestors. But those who do Buddhist practice come from a tradition that does […]
Peggy Rowe Ward and Larry Ward on how to give yourself the love and compassion you deserve. And send some of that love to the wounded child inside you. They need it.
Someone in your life who’s too critical can undermine your self-worth. Psychologist Lynn Monteiro suggests four ways to take care of yourself.
Rashid Hughes shares how mindfulness helps us discern if our compassion is actually aggression.
Christiane Wolf on how to multiply the joy in your life with mudita — delight in the happiness of others.
If you’re spending the holidays with family this year, Jeremy Mohler has some advice for staying present when old wounds pop up.