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Everyone has the right to shed tears

When we think of compassion for others, we need to consider that we see they are suffering.

When we think of compassion for others, we need to consider that we see they are suffering. 

When we think of compassion for others, we need to consider that we see they are suffering. Likewise, having compassion for ourselves, we need to acknowledge we are in pain.


Once we accept we are suffering, we will want to help alleviate or reduce that suffering and pain if we use compassion towards ourselves.

To offer ourselves kindness and understanding, not judge or criticise or say how it should be, accept a part of us is sad and another part of us wants to help.

You don't need to have a stiff upper lip, put on a brave face, be the one who keeps it together for everyone else.

You don't need to have a stiff upper lip, put on a brave face, be the one who keeps it together for everyone else.

Some people find it hard to show they are suffering as they feel they need to be strong for others.

However, when life is challenging no matter who we are, learning to admit this is a tough time just now, and it's upsetting, helps us ask ourselves the question 'what can I do to comfort and care for myself right now?

The following wee tips don't replace professional advice.

They are for self-care and to remind us, we all have the right to shed tears, and there are times for our wellbeing it matters that we do.

We have put together a wee download on why it's good to cry. 

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