Self-Compassion: Are you lonely this Christmas?

This week is going to be particularly tough for many, even if we were not in a pandemic. Loneliness can be a terrible feeling at times, which tends to be heightened during the holiday period and it’s something everyone has to deal with at some points in their lives being social animals.

So how do you gently own and process your loneliness to give it compassion, rather than get stuck in it?

Thanks to the following guests for participating:

Julianna from the Folk-Told Folk-Tales Podcast

Sarah Wells, life coach specialising with living with chronic illnesses

Here are some of the resources from the show:

Dr Kristin Neff at a 2013 Ted Talk:

Dr Vivek Murthy speaks to ZDoggMD:

Books looked at this week:

Dr. Kristin Neff: Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

Dr. Vivek H. Murthy: Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World

PS. I do not receive commission for reviewing books and talks.

Published by suswatibasu

Suswati Basu is a writer, journalist, producer and feminist activist residing in London. She has written for the Guardian, Huffington Post and the F-Word blogs, and has worked for various media outlets such as the BBC, Channel 4 and for ITV News/ITN. She currently works as a senior intelligence expert.

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