Mental Health and Racism
"It is a privilege to learn about racism instead of experiencing it your whole life." ~ Ahmed Ali "It's up to all of us - Black, white,...
Brené Brown makes a powerful case for fully experiencing, rather than suppressing, our vulnerable feelings. In her words: "You cannot selectively numb. When we numb [the hard feelings], we also numb joy, we numb gratitude, we numb happiness."
Kristin Neff's research indicates that it takes more than just self-esteem to foster psychological resilience. In order to cultivate genuine self worth, we need to provide ourselves with the same kindness and care that we'd offer to a good friend.
Jo Pang demonstrates the power of mindfulness, and its ability to nurture a more meaningful relationship with ourselves and each other. Mindful compassion, he says, offers profound healing and gives us the means "to transform [the world] from the inside out."