Self-Protective Self-Criticism

Source:  Self-Compassion - Kristin Neff Bold italicized sentences indicate book quotes. Why are so many of us so hard on ourselves?  It feels counter-intuitive. We want to succeed and become the best versions of ourselves. It makes no sense to self-sabotage with self-destructive thinking. Kristen Neff, psychologist and self-compassion specialist, suggests a straightforward explanation for … Continue reading Self-Protective Self-Criticism

Captain Fatass

It can be difficult to pin down what defines the “self” when we examine consciousness. People often use metaphorical alter-egos and multiple selves to explain their behavior. “You don’t know him how I know him.  He shows me a completely different side.” “I’m sorry.  I am not myself today.” “Have you met my drunk alter-ego? … Continue reading Captain Fatass