One of the best ways to keep the love fires burning is first to be kinder to yourself, says education researcher Kristin Neff. Sounds like a win-win! Read more.Read more
Practicing self-compassion not only makes individuals healthier and happier but also is a good predictor of healthy romantic relationships, according to a new study by University of Texas at Austin educational psychologists Kristin Neff and Tasha Beretvas.Read more
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The leading international expert on self-compassion, University of Texas at Austin educational psychologist Kristin Neff, has released a new book on how to reduce insecurity, anxiety and self-criticism and be kinder to yourself.Read more
Try a Little Tenderness: This can be a touchy subject, especially for parents, but recent research cautions there's such a thing as too much self-esteem. Many child-rearing books now tentatively suggest it's not necessary for parents to lavish "good job, good job" on their five-year-old when he blows his nose on his sleeve. As it turns out, criminals, bullies and bigots often have high self-esteem.Read more