Everyone's Doing The Best That They Can

Everyone's Doing The Best That They Can

We don’t have to hit rock bottom in order to show ourselves compassion. We don’t need to be heartbroken, shattered, or at wit’s end. Maybe we’re just having a rough day. Maybe we’re feeling anxious. Believing that we are all doing the best that we can opens our hearts to kindness and compassion. It allows us to see one another as humans, flaws and all. 

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9 Dos & Don’ts: How To Hold Space For Someone Who’s Hurting

9 Dos & Don’ts: How To Hold Space For Someone Who’s Hurting

We often believe it’s our job to solve others’ problems. But that’s not the case at all. Even though you may not be able to offer a solution to a loved one’s pain, you can meet her needs by offering space, support, and compassion. At the crux of the nine dos and don’ts is the simple premise that your role as a confidante is to listen with an open heart and provide emotional support—not solutions—to your loved one.

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