Mich Y, Reviewer
I love the work of Kristin Neff and her first book on self compassion allowed me give myself the kindness and self care I so needed at the time. Neff develops her work further with this book exploring why self compassion is a feminist issue and how it makes our force as women stronger and more effective as it combines strength with love. She explores how as women we can use self compassion for our own personal journey and also to fight for justice. The book is divided into 3 parts - the first part explores why women need self compassion, part 2 gives us tools for self compassion including many exercises and the final part looks at how we can use self compassion in the world. I found the second part useful to expand my self compassion tools and Neff breaks this down into sections on how we can hold ourselves tenderly, stand strong, meet our needs and become our best selves. I found this to be an enlightening book that enabled me to think about self compassion in a new way and to align it with my own personal healing journey and my political activism. Highly recommended. Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a digital ARC.