Self-Compassion vs Self-Esteem – what’s the difference and why is it important?

As you may have understood, I’m an advocate of self-love and self-compassion.

Those qualities arise spontaneously through yoga- and meditation practice and may be the way forward for this world; for humans to live in love and peace and our planet Earth to be treated with love and respect.

There’s research being done on the subject of self-compassion (which includes self-love along with Kristin Neff’s definition).

Kristin Neff* at the University of Texas has done a good amount of research on self-compassion.  Her TEDx-talk about the difference of self-esteem and self-compassion is an important one, so I let her explain it. Enjoy!



*Kristin’s website


Stay tuned for coming blogposts and webinars on self-love; what is it really and can it be practiced?



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