As we prepare for the High Holidays, join Kavana partner and psychologist, Dr. Rachel Turow, to reflect upon how we have treated others, and note aspects of those interactions that we could improve. Paying greater attention to the way that we treat ourselves can have a strong influence on our brains, bodies, well-being, and relationships. So many of us are our own worst critic. Although it might seem modest and even motivating, self-criticism holds us back from thriving personally and from engaging in the important work of tikkun olam, repairing the world. The good news is that specific, accessible practices can help us build compassion and forgiveness towards ourselves—and thereby touch the lives of those around us.