Entries tagged with “Compassion”

“A History of God” Author Karen Armstrong

The faith and spirituality expert shares her insight into the unifying practice of compassion.

14 Affirmations for Getting Along With People You Disagree With

Divisiveness takes a psychic toll on humanity. Affirmations remind us that we all want to be seen, heard, acknowledged, and respected.

3 Steps to a Kinder Mind

How to cultivate and strengthen our capacity for kindness and compassion.

5 Questions for Emma Seppälä

Researcher (and new S&H columnist) Emma Seppala, unpacks the latest studies on happiness and offers a new way forward in her new book The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Scie…

5 Self-Love Exercises

When I was a therapist, I met with many clients who nurtured others but spent a minimal amount of time offering love or care to themselves. A former client I’ll call Dave worked h…

5 Ways to Deal With Difficult People

Feeling like you might throttle someone? Try these tactics instead.

7 Steps to Emotional Perspective and Transformation

Difficult conversations are a powerful time to learn to handle strong emotions. It's not an easy practice, but it is worth the effort.

Asking Questions Is Most of Compassion

What is compassion? “We believe that the word represents something that we offer to others, or to ourselves. But is that accurate?”

August: Forgiveness

Empathy and compassion, for ourselves and others.

Book Review: A Fearless Heart

A Fearless HeartHow the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our LivesBy Thupten Jinpa, PhDHUDSON STREET PRESSCharles Darwin’s ideas have often been used to portray human…

Book Review: A Plea for the Animals

A Plea for the AnimalsThe Moral, Philosophical, and Evolutionary Imperative to Treat All Beings with CompassionBy Matthieu RicardShambhala PublicationsAccording to a statistic cite…

Book Review: Altrusim

AltruismThe Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the WorldBy Matthieu RicardLITTLE, BROWNThe idea that personal interests motivate all human actions—termed “universal selfish…

Book Review: Walking Through Anger

Conte’s approach hinges on the principle of Yield Theory: the idea that anger is best defused when we meet other people where they are, as opposed to where we would like them to be.

Carrie Newcomer's Latest Album: Kindred Spirits

With lyrics like “God walks around in muddy boots” and “a summer tomato is a cause to rejoice,” it’s clear Carrie Newcomer has a knack for finding the transcendent in the everyday…

Clairsentience and Compassion

A 3-step approach to cultivating compassion and overcoming empathic sensitivity.

Close to the Ground: Buddhaland

She was sitting on a bench outside the grocery store where I shop. It was 8 a.m. and drizzling—typical for spring in Eugene. I watched her sip coffee out of a well-worn Starbucks c…

Compassion Cell Credo

Kevin Anderson offers a call to action: My membership in the human race is my truest belonging.

Compassion for Dating in the Technological Age

Recently I had a young man working with me who showed me the Tinder app as a means of finding dates. Here, you could rifle through a series of pictures like speed dating online, an…

Compassion Made Simple

When you’re focused on any activity, whether it’s your email, listening to a friend or sitting in a formal meditation practice, your mind is bound to wander. In The Now Effect I in…

Compassion: Brain Food for Happiness

Did you know that compassion, the act of recognizing someone else’s suffering with the inclination to want to support them, creates important activity shifts in the brain that are …