SEATTLE — In our day and age, a lot of times we are our own toughest critic. Author Laurie Cameron joins New Day to share the power of self-compassion and treating yourself with kindness. In her new book, The Mindful Day: Practical Ways to Find Focus, Calm, and Joy from Morning to Evening, Laurie helps readers tame their inner critic to lead a better life.

Some suggestions Laurie makes to tame your inner critic:

1. Make friends with the voice in your head.

2. Realize that you are not alone.

3. Deepen your self-awareness.

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