Remember what the airline attendant says:
"Before assisting others, put your oxygen mask on first."
Taking care of oneself is the first step in caring for others.
"Learn to love yourself, be gentle with yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others."
--- Wilferd Peterson
Call to Courage
"Having the courage to show up when you can't control the outcome"
Finding Joy on the Journey to Family Recovery
Self-Care Tips While Supporting a Loved One
While written with friends and family of addicts in mind, advice given can be adapted to those supporting incest and abuse survivors.
Self-Kindness Gives Us Strength
Self-compassionate people have the resilience needed to cope with stressful life events.
Sanskrit for "unconditional friendship with self"
Spend these 5 minutes with Pema Chödrön to hear and learn more about the concept of maitri
The New Earth
This book changed my life and was the impetus for M*OASIS. I learned how to stop creating my own suffering.
The New Earth Podcast
Great Companion to the book
Chapter by chapter podcast offers insights, conversation, and even clarification to the book. Also found on Spotify and Podbean
Self-Care for Family and Friends
Learning how to manage your feelings. "Good self care enables you to better care for others."
That Will Transform Your Relationship With Yourself
"How we think about ourselves informs how we feel about ourselves which informs the actions we take in the world."
Space Between Self-Esteem & Self Compassion
Self-Compassion is Not Self-esteem
Kristin Neff on the consequences of self-esteem, and the healthier benefits of self compassion.
How to Care for Yourself When Caring for Others
Caring for Others by Being Your Best Self
Article is written about caring for injured or ill loved ones, yet the principles are similar.
Self-Compassion Meditations & Exercises