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Innovation Begins with Perspective Shifts

Innovation Begins with Perspective Shifts

As small minded thoughts pervade the web and media, when it seems as if the sentiment of the world is pessimistic and divisive, I am reminded that behind the scenes there are thought leaders hard at work. Without even knowing it, they are chiseling away at deep rooted life philosophies and will eventually change several of us ever so slightly.

Empathy Documentary Project: Rick Hanson on Empathy

Empathy Documentary Project: Rick Hanson on Empathy

The Center for Building a Culture of Empathy is a portal for empathy and compassion related resources; art, articles, definitions, conferences, experts, history, interviews, newsletter, science, videos, etc. For more on empathy visit the website at http://CultureOfEmpathy.com. This is part of a larger documentary project by Edwin Rutsch on the nature of empathy.

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What is Positive Psychology? An Animation

What is Positive Psychology? An Animation

If you’ve ever struggled to explain positive psychology to a friend or colleague, you are ready to appreciate this short animation by Nick Standlea, a former research associate for Mike Csikszentmihalyi at the Quality of Life Research Center. It’s food for the eyes and ears.

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Self-Compassion Fosters Mental Health

Self-Compassion Fosters Mental Health

Being kind to yourself is a surefire way to improve your mental health and reach your goals, a growing body of work suggests. Now research has revealed an easy way to boost this self-compassion—by showing kindness to others.

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