How to Mindfully Be Around Your Family This Thanksgiving

The trick to being around family during the holidays is, counterintuitively, going easy on yourself.

Self-compassion won’t convince your uncle that his support for Trump is support for white supremacy or stop your grandmother from judging you for not going to church. But it will give you a little bit more freedom to choose how to engage with those who trigger you back into parts of yourself much smaller, narrower, and younger than who you’ve become and who you really are.



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