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Presence, Not Praise: How To Cultivate a Healthy Relationship with Achievement

Presence, Not Praise: How To Cultivate a Healthy Relationship with Achievement | Things I'm inspired by right now | Scoop.it
Why instilling admiration for hard work rather than raw talent is the key to fostering a well-adjusted mind.

Despite ample evidence and c
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Calls for school pupils to spend more time learning outdoors | Deadline News

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EXPERTS have called for more Scottish school lessons to take place outdoors. Professor Peter Higgins of Edinburgh University says schoolchildren are
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Watch now: Prison Nonviolence Project | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS Video

Contemplation and meditation are helping criminals become "peacemakers."
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Young filmmaker documentary award winner: In the Name of Greatness - video

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In the Name of Greatness is Dorothy Allen-Pickard's winning film in the documentary category of the Intergenerational Foundation young filmmakers' short film competition in association with the Guardian and the National Union of Students.
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A two-sentence conversation about praise and time.

A two-sentence conversation about praise and time. | Things I'm inspired by right now | Scoop.it
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on the nature of time, breathing and naps

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Peter Adler Eye of the Storm Leadership

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I enjoyed the learning today in Edinburgh. Lots to think about 

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Robert Cialdini explains the six ways to influence people - Interview: - Barking Up The Wrong Tree

Robert Cialdini explains the six ways to influence people - Interview: - Barking Up The Wrong Tree | Things I'm inspired by right now | Scoop.it
Dr. Robert Cialdini is the authority on the study of influence. Here he explains how the six principles of influence can help you be more persuasive.
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The Power of Process: What Young Mozart Teaches Us About the Secret of Cultivating Genius

The Power of Process: What Young Mozart Teaches Us About the Secret of Cultivating Genius | Things I'm inspired by right now | Scoop.it
On the "powerful blend of instruction, encouragement, and constant practice."

"The trick to creativity … is to identify your own peculi
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Brain can be trained in compassion, study shows (May 22, 2013)

Brain can be trained in compassion, study shows (May 22, 2013) | Things I'm inspired by right now | Scoop.it

Until now, little was scientifically known about the human potential to cultivate compassion — the emotional state of caring for people who are suffering in a way that motivates altruistic behavior.

 

A new study by researchers at the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison shows that adults can be trained to be more compassionate. The report, recentlypublished online in the journal Psychological Science, is the first to investigate whether training adults in compassion can result in greater altruistic behavior and related changes in neural systems underlying compassion.

 

"Our fundamental question was, 'Can compassion be trained and learned in adults? Can we become more caring if we practice that mindset?'" saysHelen Weng, a graduate student in clinical psychology and lead author of the paper. "Our evidence points to yes."

 

In the study, the investigators trained young adults to engage in compassion meditation, an ancient Buddhist technique to increase caring feelings for people who are suffering. In the meditation, participants envisioned a time when someone has suffered and then practiced wishing that his or her suffering was relieved. They repeated phrases to help them focus on compassion such as, "May you be free from suffering. May you have joy and ease."


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Have we all been duped by the Myers-Briggs test? - Fortune Management

Have we all been duped by the Myers-Briggs test? - Fortune Management | Things I'm inspired by right now | Scoop.it
Despite its popularity, the personality test has been subject to sustained criticism by professional psychologists for over three decades.
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Paul Bloom: The Case Against Empathy

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Empathy research is thriving these days. Several new books enthusiastically champion an increase in empathy as a cure for humanity’s ills. This enthusiasm may be misplaced, however.
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Here are the things that are proven to make you happier: - Barking Up The Wrong Tree

Here are the things that are proven to make you happier: - Barking Up The Wrong Tree | Things I'm inspired by right now | Scoop.it
All of the scientific research on how to be happier in one place.
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» 7 Damaging Myths About Self-Care - World of Psychology

» 7 Damaging Myths About Self-Care - World of Psychology | Things I'm inspired by right now | Scoop.it
In our society self-care is largely misunderstood. Its narrow and inaccurate perception explains why many of us -- women in particular -- feel guilty about
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J. Ruth Gendler, Author, Artist, Teacher - The Books

J. Ruth Gendler, Author, Artist, Teacher - The Books | Things I'm inspired by right now | Scoop.it
Ruth Gendler is an artist, author, and teacher offering her art and books for sale online and a description of the courses and workshops she offers to children and adults.
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This is a divine book, may copy came today. Want to give it to everyone I know and love. 

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I have loved this book for well over 20 years.  Every time I read it, feels like the first time.  Brilliantly written, and a joy to revisit.  I have gifted this book to many friends because I can't imagine anyone not having the pleasure of reading it.  ♥

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» Our Brain on Stress: Forgetful & Emotional - World of Psychology

» Our Brain on Stress: Forgetful & Emotional - World of Psychology | Things I'm inspired by right now | Scoop.it
Scientists have known what common sense tells us—that stress has an impact on memory and emotion. Changes occur that are linked to our emotions and memory.
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Kind of intuitive but good to read the research 

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