RAIN: A Practice of Radical Compassion

The acronym RAIN – Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture – guides us in bringing mindfulness and compassion to difficult emotions. With practice, we can find our way home to open-hearted presence in the midst of whatever arises. Allow yourself to be with your feelings and see what they have to tell you. The video below is Tara Brach leading you through a meditation using the practice of RAIN. For more information and a printout of  these steps, you can visit Tara Brach's website at https://www.tarabrach.com/rain-practice-radical-compassion/.

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Resources on Racism and Inequality

Out of respect for the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and the many who came before them, I am posting information to help educate on racism and inequality and empower you to help create a new world where we all can be safe, respected, and treated with dignity. Here are some resources from Esther Perel that we want to share with you: We’re in a moment that highlights the fault lines in our society. I ask you to consider the difference between solidarity and reform. To understand that when we say things like “we just want to go…

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by Carlene Lehmann, M.A., LMFT Self compassion can help us develop more kindness towards ourselves and others as well as decrease anxiety and depression Self-compassion is the ability to offer kindness and understanding to yourself when you fail or make mistakes, instead of, judging yourself harshly. Instead of just ignoring your pain with a “stiff upper lip” mentality, you stop to tell yourself “this is really difficult right now,” how can I comfort and care for myself in this moment? Three components of self-compassion: self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness According to Kristin Neff, Associate Professor of Human Development and Culture and…