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There's no one better to discuss this topic with than Dr. Kristen Neff. Dr. Neff received her doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley and is currently an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin.
During Kristin’s last year of graduate school, she became interested in Buddhism and has been practicing meditation in the Insight Meditation tradition ever since. While doing her postdoctoral work she decided to conduct research on self-compassion – a central construct in Buddhist psychology and one that had not yet been examined empirically.
Today we talk gender roles, her brand of "feminism meets self-help," and dive into her books, including her latest, Fierce Self Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive.