Life is not always easy. It can be filled with challenging experiences and people, life can stretch us to the limit, to the edge of our breaking point and sometimes beyond. Your perspective, your mindset can bring peace and freedom by turning the dial in your mind to a more compassionate lens. Self-compassion is foundational for a sustaining a compassionate mindset – you can’t give what you don’t have. You can practice self-compassion by being mindful of your thoughts and feelings without judgment, expressing understanding and kindness towards yourself. Compassion towards others can be challenging but in the end, comes with so many benefits and rewards. My proprietary Start with Compassion Framework can help to break down the barriers that prevent us from having a compassionate mindset.