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20 Flips | 1 Magazine | 2 Likes | 3 Following | 7 Followers | @nvctrainer | Jim "earned" an ABA from the Henry Grady School of Journalism in 1977. He launched Radical Compassion on Scoop.it in 2011, and it is currently #1 in the Well-being category. Now, he's working on bringing the content from scoop.it to Flipboard!

Without Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness Doesn’t Work

Mindfulness has become the corporate fad <i>du jour</i>, a practice widely touted as a fast-track to better leadership. But we suspect that not all the benefits laid at its feet actually belong there. Our research and analysis has revealed a complicated relationship between mindfulness and executive …

A Map Of How Emotions Influence Our Lives, Commissioned By The Dalai Lama

When the Dalai Lama teams up with a top psychologist, who teams up a top data viz firm, you get the Atlas of Emotions.<p>The five circles slowly pulsing on my screen are meant to visualize the entire core of human emotion. Fear. Disgust. Anger. Sadness. Enjoyment.<p>Reductive? Yes. But that’s exactly the …

5 Ways to Raise a Grateful Child

Science shows gratitude makes children stronger and happier. Here's how to get them to say thanks.<p>Cultivating gratitude, you may have heard, is great for your mental health. But according to research, it might be even more important for your kids' outlook. Studies show that children taught to count …

The Charter of Free Inquiry: The Buddha’s Timeless Toolkit for Critical Thinking and Combating Dogmatism

“Do not go upon what has been acquired by repeated hearing; nor upon tradition; nor upon rumor…”<p>Two millennia before Carl Sagan penned his famous Baloney Detection Kit for critical thinking, another sage of the ages laid out a similar set of criteria for sound logical reasoning to help navigate the …

Critical Thinking

How Expressing Gratitude Might Change Your Brain

A lot of so-called “positive psychology” can seem a bit flaky, especially if you’re the sort of person disinclined to respond well to an admonition …

Indiana University

How Images Trigger Empathy

People need to actually see what others are going through to feel compassion.<p>While looking back and trying to make sense of a year just ended, we often focus on its most hopeless parts, the violence and acrimony. Last year did include plenty of negativity to mourn. But it also reminded us of an …

War

The 7 Step Morning Ritual That Will Make You Happy All Day

We read a lot about this or that morning ritual that will make you productive. But what about one that makes you happy?Research shows that being …

10 Habits Of People Who've Lived To Be 100

1 of 11<p>Pamela Moore/getty images<p>Want to live forever? Even if you're not going for immortality, it's a safe assumption that you want to be around for the long haul. And while 70 or 75 is more than enough time to live a fulfilling life, why not aim higher? As in triple digits. Believe it or not, …

Oliver Sacks on Gratitude, the Measure of Living, and the Dignity of Dying

“I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.”<p><i>“Living has yet to be generally recognized as one of the arts,”</i> proclaimed a 1924 guide to the art of living. That one of the greatest scientists of our time …

Literature

Obedience

White Camargue horses running through the water

About - Zilla online magazine

<b>Who we are</b><br>Zilla is an online magazine dedicated to design, trends and inspiration. Its mission is to fuel your creativity and inspire you on a daily …

Trends

Where are you my light ?

Why Self-Compassion Trumps Self-Esteem

In this incredibly competitive society of ours, how many of us truly feel good about ourselves?<p>I remember once, as a freshman in college, after …

Self-help

2014 April 12 - Clouds and Crosses over Haleakala

<b>Clouds and Crosses over Haleakala</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Wally Pacholka (TWAN)<p><b>Explanation:</b> Aloha and welcome to a breathtaking skyscape. The …

New Gandhi

Let’s say you wake up one day and decide to impersonate someone you admire. No, not Elvis, but say Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi. Is that a good idea? Is …

Preview: “The History of Nonviolence” from Occupy Comics #3

Occupy Comics #3, the final issue of the Kickstartered anthology, came out today, and to celebrate the release — as well as the 50th anniversary of …

Comics

2013 August 27 - A Flight through the Hubble Ultra Deep Field

<b>A Flight through the Hubble Ultra Deep Field</b> <b><br>Video Credit:</b> NASA, ESA, F. Summers, Z. Levay, L. Frattare, B. Mobasher, A. Koekemoer and the HUDF Team …