Definitions: (1) having an easygoing forbearance; indulgent; agreeably tolerant; merciful; mild; (2) having a soothing influence; the ability to relieve pain, stress, or harshness; (3) willing to alleviate difficulty

Derivation: Latin, “mild, soft, smooth”

• Be not so severe as to cause disgust, nor so lenient as to make people presume. — Saadi Shirazi (1210-1291) Persian poet
• Self-care is not about self-indulgence; it is about self-preservation. — Audre Geraldine Lorde (1934–1992) American writer