Cultivating Self-Compassion in Caregiving: A Path to Healing

A woman who acts as a family caregiver for a senior loved one spends time at the beach practicing self-compassion.

Family caregivers give quite a lot of themselves to meet the needs of their loved ones, often leaving behind their own desires and needs along the way. It may seem normal, then, to assume that caregivers would feel very good about themselves, with high self-esteem and a sense of purpose. However, the exact opposite can…

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