self compassion does not mean playing it safe

Conversations with the Wise: Linda Graham

Often we want to contribute to society in some way but it’s hard to take the first step. Will our efforts make a difference? James Baraz interviewed Linda Graham, MFT – Resources for Recovering Resilience who teaches nationwide on the integration of mindfulness, relational psychology, and neuroscience as part of a series called “Conversations with the Wise”:

“When we do one scary thing a day we can train the brain to overcome inertia or anxiety with an action. We train ourselves to respond rather than stay scared. To do something small is fine—that’s how the world changes. When we take wise action from a full, loving heart it makes a difference. Every choice has an impact.”

For the full conversation go to and click on “Conversations with the Wise.”