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Fierce Self-Compassion

A recent article by researcher Dr Kristin Neff raises some important points about different ways of being compassionate. Recently, I have noticed a difference between what Dr Neff calls ‘yin, or soft compassion’ when things haven’t been going well, compared with joyful compassion when all is well in my world.

Now this article by Dr Neff, raises another type of self-compassion – fierce self-compassion – when we say ‘Enough.  For my safety and well-being, I must stop allowing that to happen again’.