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Staying healthy, work-life balance, stuff like that.
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RSA Shorts - The Power of Empathy - YouTube

What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuin...

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Burrough's curator insight, January 24, 2014 6:10 PM

Watch this for a different perspective on empathy.

 

Brene Brown illustrates the difference between sympathy and empathy, in this excellent short animation of an extract of one of her talks.

 

Recommend watching her TED talk on the Power of Vulnerability http://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability.html

 

(Via Sir Ken Robinson)

 

(Viewing time >3mins Rating: enlightening)

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» What Makes Men (and Women) Happy? A 75 Year Study’s Revelation - Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

» What Makes Men (and Women) Happy? A 75 Year Study’s Revelation - Mindfulness and Psychotherapy | Health, Wellness & Happiness | Scoop.it
The answer is even simpler than we can imagine.

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Marianne Hewlett's curator insight, February 19, 2014 3:27 AM

Happiness = Love. Simple!

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» Mindfulness & Meditation: Resting in Stillness - World of Psychology

» Mindfulness & Meditation: Resting in Stillness - World of Psychology | Health, Wellness & Happiness | Scoop.it
I’ve written much about the benefits of meditation, from stress management to mood stability, from increased creativity to breakthroughs in psychotherapy.
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12 talks on understanding the brain | TED Blog

12 talks on understanding the brain | TED Blog | Health, Wellness & Happiness | Scoop.it

Read Montague is interested in the human dopamine system -- or, as he puts it in this illuminating talk from TEDGlobal 2012, that which makes us "chase sex, food and salt" and therefore survive Specifically, Montague and his team at the Roanoke Brain Study are interested in how dopamine and valuation systems work when two human beings interact with each other."


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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, November 26, 2013 4:17 PM

Great videos and insights about how our brains work...

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Suggested by Maggie Roumain a colleague and former student who I trust as a source of information on brain research! 

Randy Bauer's curator insight, December 17, 2013 10:34 AM

A great resource of research that involves How Our Brain Works from TED Talks.

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Facing Dinner with Difficult Relatives? Consider These Strategies

Facing Dinner with Difficult Relatives? Consider These Strategies | Health, Wellness & Happiness | Scoop.it
For many people, the holidays are a joyous time; other people dread them.If you anticipate spending time with difficult relatives, consider these strategies:1. Before you walk into the situation,
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Happy Thanksgiving, American buddies!

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What 800 Undergrads Can Teach Us About Work, Parenting and Leaning In - Lean In

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The Science Behind Posture and How It Affects Your Brain

The Science Behind Posture and How It Affects Your Brain | Health, Wellness & Happiness | Scoop.it
I'll confess up front: I have terrible posture. It's been bad since I was in high school at least, and probably for even longer than that.
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Top five regrets of the dying

Top five regrets of the dying | Health, Wellness & Happiness | Scoop.it
A palliative nurse has recorded the most common regrets of the dying. What would your biggest regret be if this was your last day of life?
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Be happy, be positive, be brilliant. It's your life and only you can change it for the better

Be happy, be positive, be brilliant. It's your life and only you can   change it for the better | Health, Wellness & Happiness | Scoop.it
I'VE got two of the coolest jobs in the world. Job number one is as a children's author and I feel incredibly fortunate to have had significant success with the Spy Dog series. The humble Derby mutt...
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Real People = Real Connections = Real Well-being

Real People = Real Connections = Real Well-being | Health, Wellness & Happiness | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, I received a message in my LinkedIn mailbox.
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The 12 steps to happiness - Belfast Telegraph

The 12 steps to happiness - Belfast Telegraph | Health, Wellness & Happiness | Scoop.it
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Contrary to popular assumption, being happy is not automatic. The Dalai Lama calls it an art.

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Smelling lavender and rosemary increases free radical scavenging activity and decreases cortisol level in saliva.

Smelling lavender and rosemary increases free radical scavenging activity and decreases cortisol level in saliva. | Health, Wellness & Happiness | Scoop.it
Smelling lavender and rosemary increases free radical scavenging activity and decreases cortisol level in saliva.
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A Smartypants Scientist Makes An Easy Analogy About Our Planet, And Now I'm Scared

A Smartypants Scientist Makes An Easy Analogy About Our Planet, And Now I'm Scared | Health, Wellness & Happiness | Scoop.it
How does it feel to be living in the 59th minute of our 60 minutes on Earth?
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I don't have a 5th topic to put this in, but I guess it's to do with health and wellness. 

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Thoughts create reality: Researchers show how mindfulness can induce specific molecular changes to your genes -- Sott.net

Thoughts create reality: Researchers show how mindfulness can induce specific molecular changes to your genes -- Sott.net | Health, Wellness & Happiness | Scoop.it
With evidence growing that training the mind or inducing specific modes of consciousness can have beneficial health effects, scientists have sought to understand how these practices physically affect the body.

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How life in the digital fast lane has made us lose touch with our senses

How life in the digital fast lane has made us lose touch with our senses | Health, Wellness & Happiness | Scoop.it
It's no wonder that companies are training their staff in mindfulness techniques
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How 21st Century Moms Should Use Technology

How 21st Century Moms Should Use Technology | Health, Wellness & Happiness | Scoop.it
Your destination for parenting, beauty, home, food, travel and entertainment brought to you by the best voices online.
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David Steindl-Rast: Want to be happy? Be grateful | Video on TED.com

The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude.

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Jim Manske's curator insight, November 27, 2013 5:31 PM

Now, we set aside one day of the year to focus on gratitude, kinda like a Memorial Day for thankfulness.  I look forward to the moment when gratitude is so deep in our ongoing expereince that we need a day to remember, with a sense of wispy relief, that once upon a time we struggled with feeling separate and unhappy...We can call it Jackalmas.

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Study reveals higher levels of control and support at work increases wellbeing

Study reveals higher levels of control and support at work increases wellbeing | Health, Wellness & Happiness | Scoop.it
Research from Queen Mary University of London reveals positive aspects of working life – such as high levels of control at work, good support from supervisors and colleagues, and feeling cared for – support higher levels of wellbeing among...
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The Power of Mindfulness | Child Mind Institute

The Power of Mindfulness | Child Mind Institute | Health, Wellness & Happiness | Scoop.it
Mindfulness: How a meditation practice can help kids with ADHD, anxiety, autism and depression become less anxious, more focused, and more in charge of their own behavior
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Compassionate Mind, Healthy Body

Compassionate Mind, Healthy Body | Health, Wellness & Happiness | Scoop.it
Compassion research is at a tipping point: Overwhelming evidence suggests compassion is good for our health and good for the world.
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The secrets of the world's happiest cities

The secrets of the world's happiest cities | Health, Wellness & Happiness | Scoop.it
What makes a city a great place to live – your commute, property prices or good conversation? Charles Montgomery finds out
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The terminology of happiness and positive psychology

The terminology of happiness and positive psychology | Health, Wellness & Happiness | Scoop.it
Happiness. The English language lacks words for describing two entirely different states of happiness. FPsychologists call the transient, short-term happiness that brings a smile to your face "Hedo...
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Life's Messy; Train Your Brain to Adapt

Life's Messy; Train Your Brain to Adapt | Health, Wellness & Happiness | Scoop.it
Margaret Moore, co-founder and co-director of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital/ Harvard Medical School, answers all our burning questions about how to sift through the chaos of the digital age and organize our lives and minds.

 

Organization, she says, is not just about a cluttered desk. It’s about self-regulation, a skill that is developed by the pre-frontal cortex--the seat of executive function in the brain. The left pre-frontal cortex regulates your attention: it evaluates, judges, makes decisions. Modern life, with its barrage of incoming emails and phone calls and texts, taxes the pre-frontal cortex, inhibiting the brain’s ability to focus. Those who have naturally strong self-regulation can handle the overload—and those who don’t are left feeling guilty and out of control.

But the plasticity of the brain means we can all learn to be better focused and more organized.


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Melanie Greenberg's curator insight, October 28, 2013 7:22 PM

We need to learn and practice self-control and Mindfulness to overcome the barrage of distractions.

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Seeking serenity? Flotation therapy offers an inexpensive way to achieve it.

Seeking serenity? Flotation therapy offers an inexpensive way to achieve it. | Health, Wellness & Happiness | Scoop.it
Sensory deprivation therapy is proving popular in Washington and other parts of the country.
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Liz Read's comment, September 26, 2013 8:27 AM
I have always wanted to have a go in one of these!