It’s often easier to show kindness and compassion to a friend or loved one than it is to ourselves. Many of us grow up thinking that being hard on ourselves is the way to success—but an inner voice wired for self-criticism actually holds us back from living fulfilled and joyful lives.
In this week’s mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. Andrea Pennington and Dr. Kristin Neff to talk about where self-criticism comes from and the biggest hurdles that stop people from loving themselves.
Dr. Andrea Pennington is an integrative physician, acupuncturist, meditation teacher, #1 international bestselling author, and TEDx speaker. With her extensive medical expertise and training in trauma recovery combined with her experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, Dr. Pennington helps people to build resilience, reclaim vitality, and thrive despite the inevitable trauma and drama life brings.
Dr. Kristin Neff is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, and a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research. In addition to writing numerous academic articles and book chapters on the topic, she is author of the book Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself.
Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Andrea Pennington here.
Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Kristin Neff here.
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