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Kristin Neff, Ph.D., is an associate professor in human development at the University of Texas at Austin. A pioneer who first established self-compassion as a field of study almost a decade ago, Dr. Neff gives lectures on self-compassion internationally and conducts workshops for those who want to learn more about developing self-compassion.

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"This is an important book. Following its advice can free readers from the chains of self-criticism and replace them with the wings of self-encouragement."--Steven Stosny, Ph.D., author of Love Without Hurt
"A portable friend to all readers--especially but not only women--who need to learn that the Golden Rule works only if it's reversible: We must learn to treat ourselves as well as we wish to treat others."--Gloria Steinem
"Neff's compassionate tone makes Buddhist principles accessible, and exercises make them applicable in real life."--Publishers Weekly
"Brilliant! Self-compassion is a revolutionary new idea-a better idea-pioneered by the author, Kristin Neff, with profound implications for how to live our lives."--Christopher K. Germer, Ph.D., author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion
"This book and its courageous and compassionate author will become essential reading for all of us seeking inner peace and true, lasting happiness in our lives. Savor and enjoy!"--Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., author of Mindsight
"Based on state-of-the-art research, Neff provides essential lessons for how to excel personally and professionally through self-compassion."--Dr. Todd B. Kashdan, author of Curious? and Designing Positive Psychology
"A beautiful book that helps us all see the way to cure the world, one person at a time, starting with yourself. Read it and start the journey."--Rosie O'Donnell, talk show host
"In this deeply personal, highly practical book, Kristin Neff moves the entire study of compassion forward."--Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Happiness
"Drawing on a powerful blend of Western psychology and Eastern meditative strategies, Kristin Neff offers practical, wise guidance on the path of emotional healing and deep inner transformation."--Tara Brach, Ph.D., author of Radical Acceptance
"An original and doable blueprint for improving the quality of your life."--Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author of Flow and Creativity
"If you have a longing to relate to your inner life with authentic care, this book will show you how. Drawing on a powerful blend of Western psychology and Eastern meditative strategies, Kristin Neff offers practical, wise guidance on the path of emotional healing and deep inner transformation."--Tara Brach, Ph.D., author of Radical Acceptance
"Neff's powerful research and her ability to explain how self-compassion affects our everyday lives makes this book a transformative read."--Brene Brown, Ph.D., author of The Gifts of Imperfection

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