#1000 Speak: On Self-Compassion

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This was Sara’s contribution to #1000 Voices for Compassion on Friday – and I thought it was wonderful. How many of us are far too hard on ourselves? Set unrealistic aspirations and targets? Rush around and try to do it all, snapping at those who offer help? Take a moment to decompress and read Sara’s words of wisdom. And compassion…

Sara Letourneau

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Today is February 20, 2015, the day when 1000 Voices For Compassion makes its mark. Bloggers all over the globe have committed to posting articles today to celebrate compassion in all its forms and recognize the importance of such acts in our lives and the lives of others. If you’re interested in reading more articles by our movement, I encourage you to visit 1000 Voices of Compassion’s Facebook group or search the hashtag #1000speak on Twitter.

I prefaced my #1000speak lead-in article, “Acts of Compassion in Literature,” by saying I’d been debating two possible ideas before deciding to pursue both. Originally, “Acts of Compassion in Literature” was going to be today’s post. However, as I worked on this second piece, the topic struck a deeper, more resonant chord than I’d expected. Then again, the idea of self-compassion had already been on my mind recently. So, I decided to switch the order…

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