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Meditation and Mindfulness, a Journey to My Soul

Meditation and Mindfulness, a Journey to My Soul | Metta Practice: Compassion & the Art of Living | Scoop.it
I sit I close my eyes I relax I concentrate on my breath and calm my mind In and out In and out In and out Deeper and deeper I go, ever closer to my soul Thoughts enter my mind Problems at work, pr...
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Top 50 Important Life Lessons You Must Learn

Top 50 Important Life Lessons You Must Learn | Metta Practice: Compassion & the Art of Living | Scoop.it
Learn the wisdom that comes from life lessons. Here are my top 50 essential life lessons.
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Currency of Empathy: Does Technology Help or Hinder Empathy?

Currency of Empathy: Does Technology Help or Hinder Empathy? | Metta Practice: Compassion & the Art of Living | Scoop.it

This digital bonanza is freaking us out. What kind of humans are we becoming when our faces are smashed into screens?  Will technology make us a more or less empathetic society? 


Can computers feel love?  The time for hand wringing or opting out is over.  The sooner we realize that we can’t stop this speeding bus -all we can do is try to drive it where it needs to go – the better off we will be.


As much as computers can approximate

  our cognitive functioning, computers

cannot do empathy


By Jennifer Lehner and Jackie Acho


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המחשבים, אהבה ואמפתי - אפשר?

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How I Began My Practice In My Car

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RT @mindfuleveryday: 'How I Began My Practice In My Car' by @joreerose33
http://t.co/1t8zpxdOmm "I didn’t need to sit on a cushion to be me…
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Finding mindfulness in unexpected places - KevinMD.com

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My mind seems to be most quiet, most present, when I'm with my son. And, I'm at my best when we're outside.
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Overcoming Your Negativity Bias - New York Times (blog)

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Overcoming Your Negativity Bias
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A good starting place is simple self-awareness, because you can't change what you don't notice. For example, how are you feeling right now, in this moment?
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Thinking too much? Control your selves - The Spokesman Review

Thinking too much? Control your selves - The Spokesman Review | Metta Practice: Compassion & the Art of Living | Scoop.it
Thinking too much? Control your selves
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The need for which I addressed by focusing on our two cats, who are in seventh heaven precisely because they are unencumbered with self-awareness.
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3 Ways to Raise Kind Kids

3 Ways to Raise Kind Kids | Metta Practice: Compassion & the Art of Living | Scoop.it

Welcome to our new Raising Happiness video series produced by the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley!  This week I give three quick tips for raising kids who are kind.


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"If You Want To Walk Fast, Walk Alone. If You Want To Walk Far, Walk Together."

"If You Want To Walk Fast, Walk Alone. If You Want To Walk Far, Walk Together." | Metta Practice: Compassion & the Art of Living | Scoop.it

"If you want to walk fast, walk alone. If you want to walk far, walk together."  

If you want to learn fast, to improve fast, go out and study on your own. Wait for no one. Take your education into your own hands. Read everything you can, learn from every moment you can, and grow exponentially.  

Now… If you want to create something that lasts with all this education that now fills your head you’re going to have to change pace; you’re going to have find someone walking at your speed and walk together.


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Barbra Streisand - 'Children Will Listen' Live

Barbra singing 'Children Will Listen' from the Presidents Inaugural Gala in '93. She gives a great monologue at the beginning that introduces the song, and a...

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Wonderful message, presented as only Barbra can -- in the most beautiful voice on the planet!  Please listen...

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Wonderful message, presented as only Barbra can -- in the most beautiful voice on the planet!  Please listen...

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The 50 Best Social Psychology Books on Persuasion, Influence and Understanding Your Brain

The 50 Best Social Psychology Books on Persuasion, Influence and Understanding Your Brain | Metta Practice: Compassion & the Art of Living | Scoop.it

Have you ever wanted to be more persuasive, convincing, or if nothing else, understand how others try to influence you? …Of course! Who hasn’t?


Understanding how storytelling works in persuasion, influence, and change, and the research/neuroscience that informs it all is critical if anyone is going to work with stories effectively.


And hooray -- Gregory Ciotti has put together his list of favorite books that help us understand persuasion, influence, change, and stories more deeply. We'll all become more articulate and better at our craft -- whether you are a consultant, storyteller, entrepreneur or CEO.


Some of these I've read, some I haven't -- so I can't wait to dig into this list myself.


I hope we all learn lots and gain lots of useable insights for our work. Enjoy!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 


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Must have list on influence !

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Michael Harris's comment, September 20, 2012 11:08 AM
Great list Karen. Thanks for finding it. I really enjoy your collection of articles. It's the highlight of my day.
Karen Dietz's comment, September 20, 2012 12:34 PM
Thanks for the comment Michael! Enjoy the day.
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Must have list on influence !

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Medical advice from the Dalai Lama's doctor

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A young girl bravely stood to ask the Dalai Lama's doctor a question, and he gave her an unusual answer.
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Physical and psychological benefits of going barefoot

Physical and psychological benefits of going barefoot | Metta Practice: Compassion & the Art of Living | Scoop.it
For thousands of years humans lived in close connection with the Earth: they walked and ran barefoot. They slept on the ground. In modern times our lifestyles have more or less totally disconnected us from our planet.
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Healthwise: Love: The key to spirituality that produces health benefits - MyCentralJersey.com

Healthwise: Love: The key to spirituality that produces health benefits - MyCentralJersey.com | Metta Practice: Compassion & the Art of Living | Scoop.it
Healthwise: Love: The key to spirituality that produces health benefits
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Barnes is probably one example, among many, of how spirituality and/or religion can improve health and longevity.
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The Difference Between Empathy and Sympathy…And How It Can Improve Your Career

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Have you ever told someone, (The Difference Between Empathy and Sympathy...And How It Can Improve Your Career http://t.co/Q2rX9LZol7 via @MyCareertopia)...
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Tweet from @Hayley_Leake

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RT @Hayley_Leake: 1. Make peace with your past... #mindfulness #INtheAM #4UMA http://t.co/oqv2Z2TKjm
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The Science of Compassion at Parliament of the World's Religions

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The Science of Compassion. Dr. James Doty is Chair of the Dalai Lama Foundation Board of Directors, and serves on the International Advisory Board of the Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions.
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Yale doctor's mindfulness training helping smokers - San Francisco Chronicle

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Yale doctor's mindfulness training helping smokers
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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Yale doctor's research into a technique called mindfulness training and how it can help smokers quit is now available as an app.
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Study: People Can Be Trained in Compassion - The Epoch Times

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Study: People Can Be Trained in Compassion
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The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center of University of Wisconsin–Madison boasts a meditation room and a brain imaging lab.
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How To Get Rid of Your Victim-Hoodie

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Are you one of those people who need to learn how to get rid of your victim-hoodie?  The fastest way to never be a victim again is to work on the level that controls your beliefs and your belief system.


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Brene Brown: How Vulnerability Holds the Key to Emotional Intimacy, by Spirituality & Health Magazine

Brene Brown: How Vulnerability Holds the Key to Emotional Intimacy, by Spirituality & Health Magazine | Metta Practice: Compassion & the Art of Living | Scoop.it

We are born with the hardwiring for connection, and I think we learn shame. It starts as a parenting tool. It’s also a tool for social control; it’s a tool in classrooms; it’s a tool in synagogues and churches and mosques. Shame needs three things to grow exponentially: secrecy, silence, and judgment, but it only works when it keeps you in a false belief that you are alone.  men have a tendency to have one or two responses to shame, which is anger or disengagement. Women have a tendency to turn against themselves. We tend to join the choir of the gremlins and engage in some destructive self-loathing.

We found that for people who held on to a secret of trauma—because of shame or because of guilt—keeping that secret had a worse effect on their physical well-being than the actual traumatic event. 


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Mind & Life Institute — Building a scientific understanding of the mind to reduce suffering and promote well-being

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Building a scientific understanding of the mind to reduce suffering and promote well-being...

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Being Fearless at Work in a Mindful Way | WorkLife Nation

Being Fearless at Work in a Mindful Way | WorkLife Nation | Metta Practice: Compassion & the Art of Living | Scoop.it
How one can work skillfully using mindfulness meditation. Michael Carroll, author of Fearless at Work, talks in this google hangout about meditation at work.
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