Compassion

How to Take Care of Others Without Burning Out

In our over-stressed world, many health care providers, social workers and caregivers are suffering from slow yet painful burnout. Many of the rest …

Happiness

Self-Compassion as an Antidote to Empathy Fatigue

Are you a mental health professional or caregiver? Would you like to know how to avoid burnout or compassion fatigue?<p>Many of us know that we need to …

Self Compassion

The science of being 'nice': how politeness is different from compassion

The word “nice” has an unusual history in the English language.<p>Originally a term for “foolish”, its meaning over the centuries has morphed from …

Personality

Today in Random Acts of Tim Tebow Kindness: A shout-out to grandma that leaves her speechless

Tim Tebow has a gift. Whether you like him or not, he has the gift of giving all different kinds of people joy.<p>He brought Florida Gator fans their second and third national titles after going a decade without winning one. He also delivered a Heisman trophy, just the third in school history.<p>He gave …

Tim Tebow

Why Animal Sentience Matters—and Why We Need a Charter for Animal Compassion

What is the role of the artist and the writer in an age of animal suffering, wildlife destruction and species extinctions? In 50 years, when our …

Liberal View

Kindness Isn’t Weakness (and We Need It to Survive)

<b>“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of</b> …

Happiness

How being called 'the world’s ugliest woman' changes your life

Motivational speaker Lizzie Velasquez can't gain weight.<p>Lizzie Velasquez​ stumbled upon a video of herself titled "the ugliest woman in the world" …

New Zealand News

Halle Berry reveals she once lived in a homeless shelter

Halle Berry opened up about living in a homeless shelter when she was 21<p>August 10, 2017 - 12:20 CEST<p>Before she became an Oscar-winning actress, <b>Halle</b> …

Halle Berry

Hoda Kotb Shares Adorable Video of Baby Haley Joy Learning to Crawl

Hoda Kotb’s 6-month-old daughter hasn’t quite got the hang of crawling yet. But, she’s certainly making progress in getting mobile, as shown in the …

Country Lifestyle

Happy Birthday Hoda Kotb! Why the Today Show Host Is Having the Best Year Yet

Happy, happy birthday to you, <b>Hoda Kotb</b>!<p>The <i>Today Show</i> host turns 53 today, and while she will surely be showered in gifts, cake, candles and wine</i> …

Celebrity News

Can compassion successfully challenge the status quo on health?

Opinion: Compassion may have saved Obamacare. But in the U.S. and in Canada, there’s proof that more is needed for real healthcare change<p><i>Danielle</i> …

Health Care

Watch: A birthday surprise for Hoda Kotb | NOLA.com

Everybody's favorite Hoda -- that would be Hoda Kotb, formerly of WWL-TV in New Orleans -- got a sweet on-air surprise Wednesday (Aug. 9) from her …

New Orleans

Hoda Kotb shares images of Haley Joy at the beach — and learning to crawl!

Check off another baby milestone for Haley Joy, who recently started crawling!<p>But the nearly 6-month-old resisted showing off her skills for the camera. On Monday, Hoda Kotb shared a video of her young daughter rocking back and forth on all fours attempting to be mobile. She even got a hand — or a …

Psychiatry

What travel is not and what it is

I woke up this morning to read a post from another travel blogger that lit a fire in my belly.<p>I usually don’t get upset by what other people write, …

Travel (Australia)

San Diego firefighter shows ‘empathy and compassion’ in child rescue after fatal collision

A San Diego firefighter has gained worldwide acclaim after he provided comfort to a little girl following a fatal collision in San Diego.<p>Last …

Canadian News

The Difference Between Empathy And Sympathy

...The post The Difference Between Empathy And Sympathy appeared first on TeachThought.

Empathy

Start your weekend with this adorable pic of Hoda Kotb and daughter Haley Joy

If you're looking to start your weekend with a smile, look no further than this adorable shot of Hoda Kotb and baby daughter Haley Joy!<p>The beaming little one looks ready to hit the beach with mom in her little white hat in a picture Hoda posted to Instagram on Friday.<p>"Just because,'' Hoda wrote …

Parenting

Everyone deserves care: Insisting on compassion in the face of congressional cruelty

The best measure of a society is its compassion — our tax dollars should reflect that<p>When I heard that the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act didn’t have enough votes, I thought that maybe my family could stop worrying about health care. The next day, my brother-in-law …

Liberal View

The Other Side of Empathy

<i>‘A resounding feeling of despair filled me as this visit came to a close. The whole situation had been a stressful, uncomfortable and, quite</i> …

Emotions

What's the Difference Between Empathy, Sympathy, and Compassion?

Sara SchairerYou have empathy for the homeless man on the corner, but does that also mean you have compassion for him? You send a sympathy card when …

Dalai Lama

Find Compassion for Difficult People

It takes compassion to deal with the difficult people in your life.<p>New research suggests the answer to avoiding the anxiety, high blood pressure and disappointment of interacting with a person that rubs you the wrong way lies in preparation. You can adjust your thinking about the person before an …

Mindfulness

Stranger Helps Mom Flying Alone with Crying Kids, Gives Entire Plane a Lesson in Compassion

Where in the hell did the village go, you guys?That’s what one woman is asking after an eye-opening experience on a flight last week, in which she …

Parenting

Mom Gets Real In Viral Post About ADHD

Parents of kids with ADHD deserve empathy, not judgement<p>On a recent trip to Walmart for some groceries, a harried mom was dealing with a tantrum. And …

Parenting

The Surprising Way Compassion Can Help Prevent Burnout

Almost 50 percent of human resource managers said about half of employee turnover was due to burnout, according to a study by The Workforce Institute …

Harvard Business Review

Working at a bakery and living with food allergies has taught me to practice compassion through food

A number of years ago, I “grew out” of a nut allergy. I’m not entirely certain how my body rid itself of the allergy, but after three months of …

Food

Is Social Media Causing Our Children To Lose Their Compassion?

I’ve been in rant mode for the past couple of days after reading the story I’m linking to. The basics are that 5 teens between the ages of 14 and 16 …

New York State

Kristen Bell wrote an essay about why she tries to be kind instead of nice, and she’s got a point

Kristen Bell recently wrote a must-read essay for <i>Cosmopolitan.</i> In it, Kristen Bell <i></i>highlights the difference between being kind and being nice. Her …

Kristen Bell

Put God Back in the Golden Rule

Our world is awash with sound bites of moralistic advice, some straight out of a fortune cookie. Recently on a train, I noticed two large posters …

Faith

On Compassion | SPH | Boston University

In public health, we are, in part, professional observers of the many ways that the world can be a cruel, dangerous place. The effects of disease on …

Boston University

What the Dalai Lama Taught Daniel Goleman About Emotional Intelligence

Two decades before Daniel Goleman first wrote about emotional intelligence in the pages of HBR, he met his holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at Amherst …

Emotional Intelligence