Her book, is one of the best reads I’ve had in a long time.
The research of Dr. Kristin Neff and others strongly suggests that people who are more self-compassionate lead healthier, more productive lives than those who are self-critical. And the feelings of security and self-worth provided by self-compassion are highly stable. Self-compassion steps in precisely when we fall down, allowing us to get up and try again.
There is generally a lack of self-compassion in our culture, so when things are difficult, we tend to beat ourselves up about feeling bad. The self-compassion break encourages us to acknowledge when we are suffering , to accept how we feel without judgement, and then acknowledge that other people are suffering as well in that moment.