Self-compassion May Matter More Than Self-esteem

Self-compassion May Matter More Than Self-esteem

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Photo by Sun StarA new book explains a decade of research by psychologists that finds that self-compassion may be the most important life skill, imparting resilience, courage, energy and creativity. It’s also a skill many people lack.

“Compassion is sensitivity to the suffering of self and others and a commitment to do something about it,” explains one researcher.

Kristin Neff, an associate professor at the University of Texas wrote the book, Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind, released in April.

 

(READ the article in LiveScience)

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