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  • 5 Ways to Practice Self-Compassion

    by Mariana Plata, Psychology Today A while ago, I came across a wonderful post by my colleague Nicole Perry on Instagram. She shared a powerful message about self-compassion–an emotional tool I've found myself recommending more and more lately. Between societal pressures and digital overload, we...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • The Cinnabon Made Me Do It: Surprising Influences on Moral Behavior

    by Christian Miller, Merion West Suppose you are walking along in a shopping mall when suddenly someone approaches you to ask for help making change for a dollar. You gladly help—after all, it’s a small thing, and you have the change. Soon enough, you are on your way to the music store to buy some new...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • WHAT DOES “CHARACTER” EVEN MEAN?

    by Christian B. Miller, Character.org Character exists and character matters. But what is character? And what constitutes a good character? I am a philosopher who has worked on the topic of character for over ten years. I have found that unless we clarify what we are talking about, we run the risk of...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • 6 questions that will reveal whether you're wise; how wisdom wards off 'serious loneliness': study

    Researchers are digging into loneliness, an issue that some public-health officials say has become an epidemic in the U.S. In a paper published last month in the journal International Psychogeriatrics, Dr. Dilip Jeste and his team at the University of California-San Diego School of Medicine pointed out...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing releases short film

    The University of Oklahoma's Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing , founded and directed by moral philosopher Dr. Nancy Snow, recently released a short documentary film. The movie titled "Right behind the rain" explores the work done at the Institute to elicit change in Oklahoma...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Instead of a health care system ruled by efficiencies, we need one that treats patients as people, not health care consumers.

    by Vickie Cammack & Donna Thomson, Policy Options Politiques Ask any Canadian what “care” means and you will get rapid-fire answers that include words like kindness, love, concern, compassion and attentiveness. We know with inner certainty what it feels like to be cared for. But ask if these qualities...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • To succeed, be happy: Strong personal bonds help create achievers

    by NAVEEN KHAJANCHI, Hindu Business Line Cherish, nourish and flourish. These words are key to your happiness. From here starts a journey of our being happy, and making others happy. Our relationship with ourselves and others is very critical to our well being. I think it’s all about accepting oneself...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Berthold Hoeckner, University of Chicago – Wisdom, Meditation and Ballet Too

    by David Hopper, The Academic Minute Listen to The Academic Minute podcast here Does wisdom come from the mind or does the body have a part to play as well? Berthold Hoeckner, Associate Professor of Music and the Humanities at the University of Chicago, discusses how being in tune with both mind and...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • A new study suggests mindfulness isn’t quite as miraculous as we’ve been led to believe

    by Olivia Goldhill, Quartz Mindfulness is having a moment. The practice, which involves consciously focusing on and recognizing your thoughts and emotions, has been found to reduce stress, improve grades, increase compassion, aid weight loss, and bolster resilience. Above all, mindfulness is considered...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Should We Train Doctors for Empathy?

    By Jill Suttie, Greater Good Science Center Following a wave of research suggesting the benefits of emotionally attuned physicians, the medical field is exploring ways to cultivate empathy. Nine years ago, I was told that I needed a full hip replacement. I was 46 years old and athletic, and had none...
     Posted by: brendah
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  • Are we ready for wisdom in health care?

    By Margaret Plews-Ogan, MD, MS and Gene Beyt, MD, MS It seems that there could not be a better place for wisdom to take hold than in health care. What profession is more in need of making wise choices than one trusted with people’s lives? What organizations are more in need of wisdom than those charged...
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