Self Compassion

7 Simple Ways to Spread Kindness

As children, our parents tell us to make up for misbehaving by doing something nice for someone. As adults, we help friends move into a new house; we …

Happiness

Why Our Family Triggers Us—And What to Do

A stranger or even a friend makes the same remark to you as a family member. But it’s your family member’s words that sting the most. Somehow our …

The Seven C's of Thanksgiving

Feeling nervous about an upcoming family gathering? The seven C's of Thanksgiving can help you prepare you, body, mind, and spirit for any family …

Emotions

5 Positive Holiday Tips for Those in Recovery

Nirmala RanigaIt is not unusual for those in recovery to feel both excited and anxious about the holiday season. Right now, you are healing your mind …

Self-Compassion for Social Anxiety Disorder

Self-compassion is often lacking when you live with social anxiety disorder (SAD). While others may easily let mistakes that they make go, you are …

Mental Health

Podcast #356: How to Finally Beat Procrastination | The Art of Manliness

Procrastination. We’ve all done it and we tell ourselves we’ll never do it again. So we come up with an elaborate time management system to get us on …

Procrastination

How to Heal After Your Teacher Crosses the Line

Here are some recommendations from contemplative psychotherapy for working with transgressions by or painful break with a spiritual teacher while …

10 Common Ways We Suppress Joy

Here’s a crazy question: What if everything we ultimately needed to experience joy was in us <i>right now</i>?And <i>what if</i> all we needed to do was <i>get out of</i> …

Happiness

3 Assumptions Teachers Should Avoid

Assumptions. We all have them. We carry them into the car, into the classroom, into work.<p>Some assumptions operate to save cognitive space: We plan …

Malcolm Gladwell

11 signs you're going to be even more successful than you think

You're always looking for a better way to do things<p>Are you stuck in the past -- or hurtling toward the future?<p>On an episode of Business Insider's …

Success

Panel of Stanford Medicine leaders discusses compassion in health care | Scope Blog

Compassion in health care begins with self compassion, a panel of Stanford Medicine leaders agreed at a discussion last week. The event was part of …

Stanford University

How Do We Move Forward After Losing the People We Love?

Source: Pexels<i>It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to</i> …

Happiness

Want to become self-compassionate? Run a marathon

Unsurprisingly, running a marathon is tough. It takes months of training before runners even make it to the starting line and this preparation can, …

Marathons

The Real Reason Why It's so Hard to Be Happy, According to Science

Your brain is a 2 million year old piece of hardware that was programmed to live in a world of real physical threats, not a world where the biggest danger is an email from our boss.<p><i>Why haven't our brains learnt to get rid of negative emotions? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and</i> …

Happiness

Why Being Nice to Yourself Will Make You Happier, Healthier and More Successful, According to Science

The Golden Rule says to treat others as you would treat yourself. Self compassion research shows that, for most people, that's bad advice. If you really want to be successful, here's what you should do instead.<p>When it comes to being a good friend, most of us know what to do. If we see someone we …

Compassion

How To Help Today's Perfectionist Girls Love Themselves

Girls today are pushing for perfection, whether their goal is to attain the perfect smile, take the perfect selfie or perform perfectly at soccer, …

Canadian News

Indigenous students report alarming rates of depression and anxiety

Alarmed by the growing prevalence of depression and anxiety among Indigenous university students, Shadi Beshai dreams of doing more research that …

Canadian News

Why Haven't Our Brains Evolved Out Of Feeling Negative Emotions?

<i>Why haven’t our brains learnt to get rid of negative emotions? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Matt Bodnar, Investor & Accidental Podcaster, on Quora:</b><p><b>Why haven’t our brains learnt to</b> …

Emotions

4 Ways You're Being Too Hard on Yourself, and How to Fix It for Good

Overcoming negative self talk is tough, but it shouldn't be. Think about it: From comforting words to bear hugs to encouraging text messages, you’re …

Why Do Human Beings Still Experience Unpleasant Feelings?

Why haven’t our brains learnt to get rid of negative emotions? Why is it so hard to stop feeling something you know is bad for you? <i>originally appeared on</i> Quora <i>-</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p>Answer <b>by</b> Matt Bodnar, Creator …

Emotions

How to Help Teens Become More Self-Compassionate

Leslie came to the first class of my course on self-compassion for teens with a definitive chip on her shoulder. She refused to sit with the group, …

Mindfulness

Michelle Williams Reveals She Had Thoughts Of Suicide During Peak Destiny's Child Fame

Michelle Williams suffered from depression that peaked just as Destiny's Child was at the height of fame, the singer revealed this week.Williams, who …

Canadian News

Step By Step Advice for People Who Struggle With Their Emotions

What's some good advice for people who struggle to handle their emotions? <i>originally appeared on</i> Quora: <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p>Answer <b>by</b> Matt Bodnar, Investor & Accidental Podcaster, on Quora:<p>Emotions are a topic we …

Happiness

The biggest game-changer in reducing daily stress

Here are 3 ways to be gentler with yourself while making room for imperfection.<p>Compassion is a virtue that most of us desire in our lives. After all, …

Self-improvement

The Experience of Mindfulness - Los Angeles Review of Books

I HAVE A natural fondness for any author who can pack penguins, the Stoics, and <i>Pokémon Go</i> into a single paragraph. The author in question is Thomas …

Mindfulness

Stanford psychologist says this mindset shift will make you happier and more successful

If you want to be happier and more successful in life, it's important to fight the brain's natural tendency to focus on the negative. Instead, try …

Jack Ma

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 …

Regina

Tune Into ‘She’s All Fat’ — The Podcast That Sizzles with Radical Self-Love

April and Sophie, the voices behind the “She’s All Fat” podcast, speak in vibrant tones that envelope you in pop culture-heavy conversation. It’s …

Women's Health

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 …

Compassion

Cancer, chemo, and the road to ‘self-compassion’

The National Cancer Institute tries to be helpful: “At some point during chemotherapy, you may feel: Anxious; Depressed; Afraid; Angry; Frustrated; …

National Cancer Institute