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Mark Turnipseed
Compassion as Self Care

Compassion as Self Care

When I was in recovery from heroin addiction, I learned how to practice mindfulness during my self-care routine, which I frequently talk about in the Halo 42 blogs. Among the many benefits that come from mindfulness, including stress and anxiety reduction, I have developed a newfound understanding of self-compassion, a term often misunderstood. I’m going to explain compassion, its benefits, and provide you with some actionable steps you can take to bring compassion into your own life through your self-care routine. Compassion comes from the Latin root word com-pati, meaning “to suffer with,” and if that’s the meaning of compassion, then...

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