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THE COMPASSIONATE MIND

Reading Time: 1 minute Unlike empathy and altruism, compassion is an emotional response which involves authentic desire to help. It provides immense health benefits and increases longevity. https://www.psychologicalscience.org/observer/the-compassionate-mind

TECHNOLOGY OF THE FUTURE SHOULD CARE FOR OUR WELL-BEING

Reading Time: 1 minute The article focuses on the ability to use technology to increase various qualities like kindness, empathy and happiness by designing interactions to prioritize the wellbeing of users. https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/technology_of_the_future_should_care_for_our_well_being

LIFE GETTING YOU DOWN? LEARN TO BOUNCE BACK

Reading Time: 1 minute Finding something (however small) we can control, focusing on what’s right, realistic and flexible thinking, showing vulnerability and seeking help us bounce back and live a happier life. https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/jan/05/life-getting-you-down-learn-to-bounce-back

WOULD YOU RATHER?

Reading Time: 1 minute Not asking superficial questions but self-revealing questions decrease anxiety and increase interest among strangers. They build psychological trust and improve performance in group problem-solving activities. https://www.characterlab.org/thought-of-the-week-would-you-rather

7 SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN BENEFITS OF GRATITUDE THAT WILL MOTIVATE YOU TO GIVE THANKS YEAR-ROUND

Reading Time: 1 minute Cultivating gratitude has enormous benefits: builds healthy relationships, improves physical health and psychological health, increases mental strength, improves self esteem, helps sleep better, enhances empathy and reduces aggression. https://www.forbes.com/sites/amymorin/2014/11/23/7-scientifically-proven-benefits-of-gratitude-that-will-motivate-you-to-give-thanks-year-round/#7268d166183c

FUN AND INSPIRING

Reading Time: 1 minute Really beautiful infographics to give us perspective and lighten our day. https://tinybuddha.com/category/fun-and-inspiring/

BUILDING CONFIDENCE AND SELF-ESTEEM

Reading Time: 1 minute Good article explaining low self esteem, reasons for it and steps that can be taken to break out of the downward spiral. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/hide-and-seek/201205/building-confidence-and-self-esteem

FINDING THE MEDICINE FOR YOUR SOUL

Reading Time: 1 minute Happiness as medicine for soul, and being authentic to who we are at the core as key for happiness. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-well-being-toolkit/201806/finding-the-medicine-your-soul

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