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Happy People Vs. Unhappy People

“it is unhappy people who tend to be most self-focused and are often socially withdrawn, brooding, and even antagonistic. Happy people, in contrast, are generally found to be more sociable, … Continue reading

April 4, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Sadness of Reality

So here I am on another over-night shift and as I was reading some of the notes from other staff members regarding current clients I remembered something shocking. I recently googled … Continue reading

June 2, 2012 · 1 Comment

Ubuntu- “I am what I am because of who we all are”

“Ubuntu is a philosophy that considers the success of the group above that of the individual.” Stephen Lundin- Ubuntu! The word ‘Ubuntu‘ originates from one of the Bantu dialects of … Continue reading

June 2, 2012 · 53 Comments

SELF-COMPASSION: CONCEPTUALIZATIONS, CORRELATES, & INTERVENTIONS (part III)

I have been exploring the idea of self-compassion through reading books on Eastern Religion, (Buddhism, the Dalai Lama, etc.) analyzing professional research articles, and practicing it in my daily life. … Continue reading

May 23, 2012 · 1 Comment

 SELF-COMPASSION: CONCEPTUALIZATIONS, CORRELATES, & INTERVENTIONS (part II)

I have been exploring the idea of self-compassion through reading books on Eastern Religion, (Buddhism, the Dalai Lama, etc.) analyzing professional research articles, and practicing it in my daily life. … Continue reading

May 22, 2012 · 2 Comments

SELF-COMPASSION: CONCEPTUALIZATIONS, CORRELATES, & INTERVENTIONS

I have been exploring the idea of self-compassion through reading books on Eastern Religion, (Buddhism, the Dalai Lama, etc.) analyzing professional research articles, and practicing it in my daily life. … Continue reading

May 22, 2012 · 3 Comments

The Impact of Compassion and Altruism on Your Physical and Emotional Health

“developing compassion and altruism has a positive impact on our physical and emotional health. In one well-known experiment, for example, David McClelland, a psychologist at Harvard University, showed a group … Continue reading

May 21, 2012 · 2 Comments

Lack of Compassion

“there is definitely supporting scientific evidence to back up the claims about the physical and emotional benefits of compassionate states of mind… For example, you could point out that lack … Continue reading

May 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Compassion: Defined

“Compassion can be roughly defined in terms of a state of mind that is nonviolent, nonharming, and nonaggressive. It is a mental attitude based on the wish for others to … Continue reading

May 13, 2012 · 1 Comment

Relationships and Friendships- Superficial vs. Compassionate

The Dalai Lama often speaks of two kinds of relationships- One built on superficial qualities such as physical attraction, money, social status, or power and another built on compassion, affection, … Continue reading

May 12, 2012 · 3 Comments
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