How can we stop beating ourselves up for thinking, doing and saying the "wrong" thing?

“Having compassion starts and ends with having compassion for all those unwanted
parts of ourselves. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of
this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.”
―Pema Chödrön

Being kind to ourselves…does not come easily for many of us. We are all imperfect and it is part of human nature to fail, yet we still judge ourselves harshly, nearly all the time. I just did a workshop on self-compassion in NYC (see below), and have a few more coming up in February and March. I invite you to join me on the path to greater self-compassion, and learn a few tools to be just a bit kinder to yourself.

self-compassion themed 
writing + meditation workshop

We had a packed house at a self-compassion themed writing + meditation workshop on January 29th at the MNDFL studio on 8th Street in Greenwich Village. It was a beautiful evening of learning, breathing, writing and sharing.

There’s still some space remaining in this all-new workshop—#Self-Compassion—on either February 7th @ 9:30 am or February 8th @ 7:00 pm. It’ll be a chance to uncover the magic that is revealed by simply being gentler and kinder to ourselves. Together, we will explore ways to practice self-compassion, and discover its profound benefits.

Self-compassion and Love workshop from Caren Osten
 Peace + Positivity #Self-Compassion

Along with my friend and mindfulness meditation teacher, Cheryl Brause, of 2bpresent, we are offering an expressive writing + mindfulnessmeditation workshop at the Tovamiyoga studio in Mamaroneck, NY on Sunday, March 18 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm. I hope you can join us.

*No writing experience necessary.

In peace,