Next time you're dealing with something difficult and experiencing stress, try the following self-compassion exercise adapted from the work of Dr. Kristin Neff.
You can learn more about self-compassion through the work of Dr. Neff at www.self-compassion.org. There you will find a multitude of resources and research on the subject. We are grateful to Dr. Neff and her team for their permission to adapt this exercise. We hope it brings you some peace.