Self Compassion Helps You Get Through Tough Times – by Marie Miguel

Kindness Blog

What is self-compassion?

Self-compassion is the act of extending kindness towards oneself during moments of suffering. When we fail in life, it can be excruciating to handle. But with self-compassion, you can manage those emotions in a way that makes you feel less negatively about yourself. Kristin Neff, a psychology professor at the University of Texas at Austin, created self-compassion scales. A long self-compassion scale has 26 items, while the short one has 12. Neff identified ways that people could be kind toward themselves and showed us that we could accept who we are. There are many ways to be compassionate toward yourself when you’re suffering. Here’s what self-compassion is and what isn’t.

What self-compassion is

  • Kindness toward oneself – it can be easy to fall into negative thinking patterns when bad things happen to us in our lives. But extending genuine kindness toward oneself is self-compassion.
  • Concern for…

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Look for the light

Tell Me About It

We can decide to be happy, make much out of little, embrace the warmth of our ordinary days.

Life unfolds as a mystery; an enterprise whose outcome cannot be foretold. We do not get what we expect, We stumble on cracks, We are faced with imperfection. Bonds are tested and tightened, and our landscape shifts.

In sunshine and in sadness, there is sunshine look for it. There is light look for it, There is light look for it, look for it!


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A Huge Thank you.

Writing With An Open Heart

2019 has been all about balance for me. Balancing the good and the bad. Facing emotions that terrified me. I owe a lot to this beautiful community and to everyone who has given me writing advice here. I owe a lot to the dreamers who never quit and made it to their destination before me. I owe it to anyone who tries, fails and then shares it with the world.
Thank you for knowing my weaknesses and being a huge part of my strength.
Thank you for your lovely comments that have kept me going throughout this year.
Thank you for reading about my sadness and taking some of the burden off my shoulders.
Thank you for sharing your heartbreaks and for being understanding when I shared mine.
Thank you for all the wonderful and positive vibes.

I truly enjoyed reading your inspiring words for 2020.
I appreciate every comment…

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2020, Here We Come!

Penny Wilson Writes

Penny Wilson Writes  has gone through several transformations since it’s beginning.  At the end of the year, the end of a decade, we all tend to look back and reflect.  The last decade has seen the Biggest changes in my life.  The. Biggest.  My decision to move from Oregon to Texas, was the hardest decision I ever made, and it was the best decision I ever made.  Words that come to mind when I think about the life that I have now are Thankful, Grateful and Blessed.

My time here on WordPress is included as one of those Blessings.  Writing is an outlet for me, a way to express myself and the events in my life.  The community here has been so supportive!  Your encouragement gives me the courage to put myself out there, when in the past, I would have never dreamed of publishing anything I’ve written!

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Daily Prompts- A goodbye and a hello!

Keep it alive

Saying goodbye with a wave and a smile

Finally the clock has struck the hour

Hurrah the old one is out and the new one in

In our endings lie our new beginnings

It wasn’t a stellar year by a long shot

But I’m always happy that time passes by

Good or bad, every passing moment

Always gives us something to think about

Lessons to learn and changing our mindsets

If living is not learning then what is?

I wish you all a wonderful new year full of opportunities and happy experiences.

In response to the following prompts;







Word of the day Challenge;







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