“One of the most foundational elements of emotional well-being is self-compassion. Without it, you cannot find true happiness. Self-compassion is about learning to be kind to yourself and to be self-forgiving of the flaws we all have and the mistakes we all make as human beings. It is the ultimate form of self-love and a prerequisite to real self-confidence.” ( Dr. Kristin Neff has a wonderful series of books on Self-Compassion that can be found on Amazon.