Compassion

The generous cabbie who gave a free ride and other random acts of kindness

By Tracy Ollerenshaw <i>Newsbeat reporter</i><p><b>A kind-hearted taxi driver refused to accept any cash from a dad who was taking his daughter home from Great Ormond Street Hospital.</b><p>Robel Kidane from Hillingdon, west London, tells Newsbeat it's a "London cabbie tradition" not to take a fare from the children's …

Great Ormond Street Hospital

The song Hoda Kotb sings to Haley Joy totally brings us back to our childhood

Anyone who knows Hoda Kotb knows she loves her some tunes. So it makes sense that she sings them to her daughter Haley Joy whenever possible.<p>And what does Hoda like to “Sing” lately? It’s a Sesame Street classic, a song which allows her to, as the lyrics suggest, "Sing out loud! Sing out …

Sesame Street

EMPATHY VS. SYMPATHY

“If you're looking for sympathy you'll find it between shit and syphilis in the dictionary.” ― David Sedaris<p>The terms <b>empathy</b> and <b>sympathy</b> are often …

Empathy

University of Regina research attempts to ease social anxiety with self-compassion

Hope is to offer online self-help approach<p>A University of Regina psychology researcher is trying to use self-compassion as a tool to help people …

Anxiety

Cultivating Self-Compassion

Five hundred years before Christ, it was Confucius who formulated the Golden Rule: treat others as you yourself would like to be treated. This rule …

Self Compassion

KZN storm: Tragedy, displays of bravery and acts of compassion when floods hit

Umlazi pupil Bongumusa Mavundla stood in the driving rain, glued to the spot from where he last saw a 19-month-old baby he tried to save from surging …

Weather

Hoda Kotb surprises inspiring family who lost mom to breast cancer

One year ago, Hoda Kotb surprised a special mother fighting breast cancer by gathering more than 30 family members for a touching photo shoot on the beach.<p>Erin Ludwig sadly passed away at 35 years old in March, leaving her husband, Jason, 35, to raise daughters Savannah, 6, and Aubrey, 2, in memory …

Health

Dalai Lama - Desmond Tutu 'Very Precious in This Troubled World'

(Photo: Mo Ibrahim Foundation)Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu should live "at least [a] few years" more, the Dalai Lama said in celebration of …

Dalai Lama

21 Kindness Quotes to Inspire a Better World

Kindness is something we could all use a little more of in our lives. It starts with ourselves. A slight shift in our thinking can start changing the …

Motivation

3 Meditations that Cultivate Compassion

Sara Schairer<i>“How can I help?”</i> Have you found yourself asking this question a lot more lately? Recent extreme weather events have displaced thousands …

Meditation

Forming Stronger Bonds with People at Work

Connecting with others is at the heart of human nature. Recent research emphasizes that the power of connections can help us be creative, resilient, even live longer. But we can easily overlook the importance of these bonds. As popular writer and researcher Adam Grant has noted, the pressure of …

Harvard Business Review

6 Incredible Ways Practicing Compassion Boosts Your Health, According to Science

This is the new kind of health nut. No special diet or exercise required, but the health benefits are huge.<p>It's no secret that prioritizing your health can be one of the most instrumental and life-altering things you can do to increase your quality of life. You likely already know all the …

University of Michigan

Show some compassion for your ailing wife

Q. My wife of 45 years has become negative, critical, and resentful of my sports activities, which she can't join because of ailments.<p>She complains …

Canadian News

The Opposite of Forgetfulness: Adorno on Gift-Giving

<i>To mark the publication of Stuart Jeffries'</i> Grand Hotel Abyss: The Lives of the Frankfurt School <i>in paperback we're publishing excerpts and pieces</i> …

Theodor W. Adorno

The Bodhisattva's Gift

When we examine our own giving, we often discern that we give for a wide variety of reasons, often with mixed motives. Although we may have the …

Buddhism

Are you self-compassionate? Personality quiz

Take our quiz to see how highly you score on self-compassion<p><b>Compassion is generally thought of as something that we show (or don’t show) to others. But recently psychologists have become increasingly interested in self-compassion. Do you go easy on yourself, or beat yourself up over the slightest</b> …

Personality

For Social Entrepreneurs, Self-Care Is The Key To Compassion

Burnout is common for entrepreneurs, but for social entrepreneurs actively working to improve the lives of others through social activism and advocacy, burnout may take another form – compassion fatigue.<p>Without proper self-care, compassion fatigue can cause social entrepreneurs and nonprofit …

Entrepreneurship

NHS nurses: pressures taking toll on compassion and kindness, our new study shows

It’s no secret that the NHS is under a critical amount of pressure. Latest reports indicate that 24,000 nursing positions are vacant and our new …

Ethics

Being empathetic is good, but it can hurt your health

Your husband was just passed over for a promotion, and he’s depressed. Your friend’s breast cancer has returned. As a supportive spouse and friend, you feel their pain. Growing research suggests there’s a cost to all that caring.<p>Empathy — the ability to tune into and share another person’s emotion …

News (U.S.)

Don't Let Self-Pity Poison Your Life — Choose Self-Compassion Instead

Unwanted changes, unexpected challenges, loss, disappointments, abuse or other forms of adversity often bring with them hurt or harm. Feelings of …

Self Compassion

Why being empathetic is good, and how the wrong kind of empathy can actually hurt your health

Your husband has just been passed over for a promotion, and he’s depressed. Your friend’s breast cancer has returned. As a supportive spouse and …

Psychology

'Kindness Curriculum' Shown to Improve Grades and Relationship Skills

« New York Has Replaced the Common Core. Here's What You Need to Know. | Main<p>Scientists want to make kindness as integral to the curriculum as …

University of Wisconsin

Compassion Fatigue

Source: tatlin/PixabayDisasters almost seemed endless this past summer. Multiple hurricanes in the United States and an earthquake in Mexico. We feel …

British Columbia

Pope at daily Mass: Draw near to those who suffer

(Vatican Radio) “Compassion,” “drawing near,” “to restore.” At the morning <b>Mass</b> at the <b>Casa Santa Marta</b>, <b>Pope Francis</b> prayed to the Lord, that He might …

Christianity

How to Become a More Compassionate Person

Compassion is more than being nice to someone for a few minutes or any short period of time. Being a compassionate person takes a lot of hard work …

Self-improvement

Compassion as a Classroom Management Tool

When I entered the ninth-grade English classroom, I had a clear vision of the first-year teacher I wanted to be: a strict, but thoughtful, educator …

Teaching

Believe in Kindness and Humanity

Humans, known as cognizant, are superior of all beings. Among many abilities, an extraordinary ability to showcase spontaneous gesture of kindness …

Nepal

A hot dog, a free Uber ride, and hope for humanity through random acts of kindness

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- It's really a testament to the core goodness of human beings that we rally to help one another in times of crisis. We saw that …

Cleveland

Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb open up about growing older and happier

Anyone who knows Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb knows they don't lie about anything — including their age.<p>“Long before Google, I told the truth,” Kathie Lee, 64, told Prevention magazine for its special “Love Your Age” issue, which hits newsstands Tuesday.<p>Hoda, 53, told the magazine said she …

Health

VegFest promotes compassion for animals at inaugural event

Meat-free diet promoted at Winnipeg conference<p>Winnipeg vegans united at an inaugural event celebrating compassion for animals and meat-free food …

Winnipeg