COMPASSION Archives - Vicki McLeod
December 24, 2021

Awakening From a Strange Dream

In The Overstory (Penguin Random House 2019), Dory, one of Richard Powers’ characters, watches the twin towers fall on 9/11. She thinks, Finally, the whole strange […]
December 9, 2021

Wading Through the Muck of Being Human

They say being human is to suffer. How do we embrace this? Mindfulness and self-compassion are key practices as we wade through the muck of our own humanity.
May 14, 2020

10 Ways to Cope Compassionately with COVID-19

A recent blog post by Dr. Chris Germer, of the Center for Mindful Self Compassion, is both reassuring and uplifting in the face of the uncertainty posed by the the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 13, 2020

Shared Emotions Online, How The Internet Broke Me

Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase “I broke the internet,” as crowed by those whose posts go viral. Recently, I had the reverse experience. The internet broke me.
November 23, 2018

Mourning in the digital age

We asked people what they wanted done with their digital assets and online identities after their deaths.
November 20, 2013

Give Yourself a Do-Over

Remember when you were a child and you were learning something new? I can vividly recall hours of practicing 'double-dutch' skipping with my girlhood friends, the uber-athletic Karen and the angelically curly-headed Lois.