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Self-Compassion as Part of Self-Care


Emotionally sensitive people are often among the most compassionate people you meet. They are compassionate with people they know, strangers, animals, and more, but they often struggle to be compassionate with themselves. They may even resist the idea that showing compassion to themselves is a desirable goal. Is self-compassion an indulgence? Does it need to be "deserved?"

Taking care of your physical health is important for your health. You may feel proud when you eat nutritious food...
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Child Anxiety

3 Powerful Ways to Turn Your Child’s Mistakes into Springboards for Success


“Wow, she’s a natural at soccer.”

 “He's like a math prodigy!”

 “Did you see how well she plays the violin? And she’s only five.”

Growing up, I was in awe of children and adults alike who displayed raw talent in sports, academics, music, and other areas. In fact, I thought such talent was the only path to success.

Don’t get me wrong—My mom attempted to influence me with the truism, “If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.”...
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