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  • Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Kristin Neff
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
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    The relentless pursuit of high self-esteem has become a virtual religion - and a tyrannical one at that. Our ultracompetitive culture tells us we need to be constantly above average to feel good about ourselves, but there is always someone more attractive, successful, or intelligent than we are. And even when we do manage to grab hold of high self-esteem for a brief moment, we can't seem to keep it. Our sense of self-worth goes up and down like a ping-pong ball, rising and falling in lockstep with our latest success or failure.

    Jeanette says: "Worth Reading"
    What did you love best about Self-Compassion?

    This is one of the best books I have ever read! It IS life-changing!

    In Self-Compassion, Dr. Neff provides us with a detailed, practical guide to having compassion for ourselves and for appreciating ourselves. She helps us become aware of and put an end to our debilitating, destructive habits of self-criticism, and she helps us create a warm, loving, caring space for ourselves. Throughout her book, Dr. Neff supports her messages with numerous, interesting studies and research. She takes her message further and deeper by sharing her own personal stories, so we may directly relate to her messages. Finally, throughout Self-Compassion, Dr. Neff provides countless practical exercises, so we may take practical steps to implementing change in our lives.

    I highly recommend this book!!!

    What other book might you compare Self-Compassion to and why?

    In order for me to find Dr. Neff and this extraordinary book, it first took finding the works of Thich Nhat Hanh, Jon Kabat-Zinn and his Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course, Christine Carter's book Raising Happiness and her online Greater Good Science Center, and Sharon Salzberg's books Lovingkindness and The Kindness Handbook. I highly recommend all of these; however, Dr. Neff's Self-Compassion has been most helpful in changing the way I think and relate to myself. As Dr. Neff describes, this is a similar concept to flight attendants asking us, in the event of an emergency, to first put on our masks before assisting children or those in need of help - we must care for ourselves before we can be most effective in our daily lives and in helping others.

    What does Xe Sands bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She has a calm, relaxing voice, that nicely complements the concepts she is sharing.

    What did you learn from Self-Compassion that you would use in your daily life?

    How to care for myself and how to use that care to create wellness, peace and love in my life and in my actions towards others.

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