Jan 13, 2018
Why Compassion? I'll tell you...
I’ve been doing some deep thinking about the podcast, perinatal mental health in general and how to continue the movement forward through our neck of the woods here. I really believe and feel deeply that more information, awareness and support need to get to mothers and families. I believe that we can improve our efforts at prevention too and I’m hopeful to have that reflected in the podcast this year. How can we improve the lives of mothers, fathers, babies, couples? It’s a complicated issue or set of issues...
For now, I’ll talk about one way through this in particular that I see A LOT. Well, maybe two ways.
We need to change our culture of perfection-or-nothing and into a culture of compassion and flexibility. I think this is key to combat stigma, guilt and shame.
I’m going to talk a little bit about developing self-compassion AND how OTHERS can be more compassionate towards those who are suffering.
Short-hand: if you’re in it and suffering, be kind to yourself and allow for learning to happen. If you’re not in it, but looking from the outside… LISTEN, be kind to the person who is struggling and allow you both to learn.
Tune in to this episode to hear more!
I really hope this give you a tool or two in coping and healing through the yuck and getting back to the good!
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