Earlier this year, Dr. Kristin Neff was featured in a New York Times article about self-compassion. If you’ve read my series, Dealing With Anger Mindfully — 6 Steps, you will be familiar with Neff and her work since it is featured in step 3 of the series, Do Self Compassion.
The NYT article illustrates the connection between self-compassion and improvements in a person’s health (depression, anxiety, eating and more). With that said, it seems like the commenters/readers of the article were still a little skeptical about the ideal of self-compassion, calling it another word for self-indulgence.
Luckily Neff made a video about self-compassion. After watching it, do you understand the difference between self-compassion and self-indulgence?