“Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.”
—Christopher Germer, The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion

"Son, what would you say to a client if he or she were in the same situation?" my dad asked.

"Excuse me?" I asked a bit taken back by the insightful question.

He repeated himself, "What would you say to a client if he or she were in the same situation as you?"

"I'd probably tell them that we all make mistakes and their...
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