“Self-Compassion is not about letting ourselves off the hook and being self-indulgent. It’s about choosing to use our own happiness and our own desire to be in connection with others as our primary motivation as opposed to using guilt, shame and fear as our motivation and that we are able to relate to ourselves in a more compassionate way. Then we are able to approach the things in our life that give us happiness and meaning and hold ourselves accountable when we get in our own way.” –Kelly McGonigal, PhD