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Why Paying It Forward Makes You Feel So Damn Good

Written by on August 29, 2016 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 1 Comment
Why Paying It Forward Makes You Feel So Damn Good

There’s no happiness like one that comes from doing something good for someone else without expecting anything in return. This kind of selflessness comes in all shapes and sizes. It can happen on a large scale — like, for example, whenever Oprah has one of her famous giveaways — or on a smaller scale, like what occurs between you and another individual.

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Six Questions to Recognize If You are Over-Giving in Your Relationship

Written by on March 17, 2016 in Relationships & Sex with 0 Comments
Six Questions to Recognize If You are Over-Giving in Your Relationship

True love is about giving. Sometimes it is easy to cross the line and over-give in a way that hurts us. These six questions will help you catch yourself when you do and prevent resentments.

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The Science of Compassion: Kindness Is a Fundamental Human Trait

Written by on February 17, 2016 in Conscious Evolution, Conscious Living, Meditation with 1 Comment
The Science of Compassion: Kindness Is a Fundamental Human Trait

Throughout his life, Thupten Jinpa (the Dalai Lama’s primary English translator) has studied the connections between science and compassion. In his latest book, A Fearless Heart (https://goo.gl/5Ysblw), Jinpa builds off a landmark lecture given at Stanford Medical School to explain how we can take a scientific approach to train our compassion muscle to relieve stress, fight depression, improve our health, achieve our goals, and change our world.

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Empathy – Our Power to Melt Separation

Empathy – Our Power to Melt Separation

Empathy allows us to make a psychic and emotional connection with another person, to actually enter into their mind-space. The separateness between you and the other person fades away. Your ‘self-boundary’ melts away, so that in a sense – or to an extent – you become them.

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Seat of Selflessness Found in Brains of Extreme Altruists

Written by on September 25, 2014 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Seat of Selflessness Found in Brains of Extreme Altruists

Altruism has posed a puzzle for psychologists and evolutionary biologists for centuries. Why is it that humans will help others even to their own detriment?

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How Rewarding Is Love? Some Clues from Neuroscience

Being in love is like being on… crack? Head-over-heels love and Mother Theresa-style love look very different in the brain. ‘Agape’, or selfless love, has its own rewards. This Valentines Day, try a loving kindness (metta) meditation. Our world needs it.

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