Self-compassion is a critical component of mental health, but in a world where we are often our own harshest critics, this can be difficult. Keeping some compassion-centered phrases on hand will make it easier to shift your perspective when you catch yourself being too harsh. … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to speak to yourself with compassion
Often enough, when your child is acting problematically and having emotional outbursts, the issue is that they don’t feel understood. Even if you do understand them, the problem can lie in the manner in which you listen to them. Are you making it clear through verbal and … [Read more...] about How mindful listening can help you handle your child more compassionately
Throughout his life, Thupten Jinpa (the Dalai Lama's primary English translator) has studied the connections between science and compassion. In his latest book, A Fearless Heart, Jinpa builds off a landmark lecture given at Stanford Medical School to explain how we can take a … [Read more...] about The science of compassion: kindness is a fundamental human trait
Relating with nature helps people connect to what makes them human. Even when behind bars. Marc Bekoff, professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado, has been teaching "Animal Behavior and Conservation" to male prisoners for over a decade. … [Read more...] about Animal behavior and conservation class helps inmates develop compassion
Matt Taylor’s passion is exploring the power of design to make compassion go further. He has found the perfect job: he is in charge of strategy and operations at IDEO.org, where he is unleashing the social sector's capacity to innovate through human-centered design. He recently … [Read more...] about Will you join the compassion renaissance?