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I Practiced Self Compassion for a Year — This is What Happened

I Practiced Self Compassion for a Year — This is What Happened, by Rachelle McKeown. Photograph of woman sitting alone hugging herself, by Anthony Tran.
Photograph by Anthony Tran

How practicing self compassion and releasing judgment can reduce stress and anxiety while increasing your productivity and happiness

Have you ever thought about how much we abuse ourselves? What about how often we think, “I should’ve said/done that differently,” or wonder why we did something ridiculously idiotic when we knew better? As someone with high functioning anxiety, I tend to obsess over this stuff, calling myself and idiot or

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