At an early age we were taught by our parents to have compassion for other people—for those less fortunate than ourselves and those who are suffering from illnesses. But we were never taught to have feelings of compassion for ourselves when we are having a hard time? Because of that, its often much harder to do.
New research has revealed that we all could benefit from some of the good feeling and support that we give others. Call it compassion toward ourselves or self-compassion. It’s a new area of psychological research that is currently being explored. (more…)