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Practicing Loving Kindness and Compassion toward others should be part of who we are, because all of us are living the Human Experience.
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Empathy loss: Tylenol makes you care less about other people’s pain – study

Empathy loss: Tylenol makes you care less about other people’s pain – study | The Kindness Principle | Scoop.it
Drugs that feature acetaminophen, such as Tylenol, may be quite good at helping people get through aches and pains, but they might also make them less sensitive to the pain or suffering of others.
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Peter Singer: The why and how of effective altruism | TED Talk | TED.com

Peter Singer: The why and how of effective altruism | TED Talk | TED.com | The Kindness Principle | Scoop.it
If you're lucky enough to live without want, it's a natural impulse to be altruistic to others. But, asks philosopher Peter Singer, what's the most effective way to give?
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The power of kindness -- Sott.net

The power of kindness -- Sott.net | The Kindness Principle | Scoop.it
How being good to others can be good for you. Treating other people well isn't just good for your karma. It's good for your health and vitality, too. Psychology researcher Barbara Fredrickson, PhD, author of Love 2.0: Creating Happiness and...
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How to Raise Kind Kids - American Profile

How to Raise Kind Kids - American Profile | The Kindness Principle | Scoop.it
Help your children approach the world with empathy and compassion.
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Child Development Scholar Suggests Strategies to Build Foundation for Empathy, Tolerance

Child Development Scholar Suggests Strategies to Build Foundation for Empathy, Tolerance | The Kindness Principle | Scoop.it

Select groups and activities that include a variety of children, suggests Bradford Wiles, so your child will learn to see the value in all people. Wiles, assistant professor at Kansas State University in early childhood development, explains that developing empathy for others has a positive effect on children and the adults they become.This classroom is made up of preschool children on the Manhattan campus.

Somewhere between the ages of 3 and 5, children start to develop the understanding that other people have thoughts and feelings, too.

"When you understand that, and can take another person's perspective, that is part of empathy,"

Wiles gives other suggestions on how to help children learn empathy and tolerance:"

- Book with diverse characters.... - Inclusive classrooms and play groups... - Talk. ... - Voice your expectations and aspirations for the child. ... - No TV.... - Play materials that have multicultural aspect....
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Why Developing Self-Compassion Is Much Healthier than Self-Esteem - Fulfillment Daily

Why Developing Self-Compassion Is Much Healthier than Self-Esteem - Fulfillment Daily | The Kindness Principle | Scoop.it
Share & Inspire Others!9258718139The Challenge: No matter how hard we try, no matter how successful we are, we think it’s never good enough. The...
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Unlike treating people for low self-esteem which may lead to a newly constructed narcissist – self-compassion does not lead to blaming others in order to feel good about oneself.

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Scientists Discover Through Studying Toddlers That Humans Are Inherently ... - The Inquisitr

Scientists Discover Through Studying Toddlers That Humans Are Inherently ... - The Inquisitr | The Kindness Principle | Scoop.it
Humans are said to be selfish, and the assertion that greed is good has been followed. But is altruism really an illusion? Though evolutionary theorists have a
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Fostering empathy in your child - Seacoastonline.com

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With today’s emphasis on technology, concerns have been raised that children are less empathetic.Technology has been blamed for an apparent growing
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The Medicine of Altruism | The Office of His Holiness The Dalai Lama

The Medicine of Altruism | The Office of His Holiness The Dalai Lama | The Kindness Principle | Scoop.it
The offical website for The Office of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the spiritual leader of Tibet
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'Too much of a good thing': When empathy is overwhelming - The Herald-Times (subscription)

'Too much of a good thing': When empathy is overwhelming - The Herald-Times (subscription) | The Kindness Principle | Scoop.it
A long-held truth among psychologists that stress and sadness are contagious has been confirmed in a recent study from the Pew Research Center.
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Raising Kind Kids: Crossing Fingers for Kindness ~ My Little Poppies

Raising Kind Kids: Crossing Fingers for Kindness ~ My Little Poppies | The Kindness Principle | Scoop.it
“Cait from My Little Poppies, mom to three young kids, talks about how she works on raising kind kids.”
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'I know just how you feel': The power of radical empathy

'I know just how you feel': The power of radical empathy | The Kindness Principle | Scoop.it
Eric Liu: I recently read 7 words that shook me to the core, the words civil rights worker Michael Schwerner told a KKK gunman just before he was killed
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The Power of Sushi, Sumo and a Little Bit of Kindness | Kindness Blog

The Power of Sushi, Sumo and a Little Bit of Kindness | Kindness Blog | The Kindness Principle | Scoop.it
When I was a little kid, my family used to travel internationally to visit family. We invariably had to do a layover somewhere in Japan, Korea or Taiwan. On one trip, we were in the Tokyo airport when I got lost. I was 8 years old at the time and didn't think to tell anyone…
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“Dance as a Producer of Humanity – Kinaesthetic Empathy and the Art of being Human”

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How Kindness Became Our Forbidden Pleasure

How Kindness Became Our Forbidden Pleasure | The Kindness Principle | Scoop.it

"People are leading secretly kind lives all the time but without a language in which to express this, or cultural support for it."

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Studies Link Social Anxiety To Empathetic Ability, High IQs, & Sentinel Intelligence

Studies Link Social Anxiety To Empathetic Ability, High IQs, & Sentinel Intelligence | The Kindness Principle | Scoop.it
By Steven Bancarz| A few years ago, a series of studies came out in an attempt to sort of 'debunk' people who practice spirituality.
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Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren't Taught In School

Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren't Taught In School | The Kindness Principle | Scoop.it

Empathy: While the three previous categories refer to a person’s internal emotions, this one deals with the emotions of others. Empathy is the skill and practice of reading the emotions of others and responding appropriately...

Your emotions are only one half of all your relationships. It’s the half you focus on the most, sure, but that’s only because you hang out with yourself every day. All the other people that matter to you have their own set of feelings, desires, triggers and fears.

Empathy is your most important skill for navigating your relationships. Empathy is a life-long skill, but here are some tips you can use to practice empathy.

- Shut up and listen: - Take up a contrary position to your own: - Don’t just know, try to understand:

ERIC RAVENSCRAFT


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Emotional intelligence is not something that is taught, but it is learnable and requires teachers. Teachers are role models and pedagogues who lead in this sense.

 

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7 Fun Ways To Teach Your Kids Mindfulness

7 Fun Ways To Teach Your Kids Mindfulness | The Kindness Principle | Scoop.it

I taught a mindfulness class at my daughters’ elementary school this week. Unsurprisingly, the kids taught me way more than I taught them.

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5 Steps to Create a Compassionate Workplace - Huffington Post

5 Steps to Create a Compassionate Workplace - Huffington Post | The Kindness Principle | Scoop.it
Now that we are learning that a more compassionate workplace results in more positive work relationships, increased cooperation, better customer relations, and reduced stress, the question begs to be asked: What steps can we take to develop or...
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Empathy Map: Using Empathy to Better Understand Your Customers - InMoment

Empathy Map: Using Empathy to Better Understand Your Customers - InMoment | The Kindness Principle | Scoop.it
Take the customer stories our products collect to the next level by creating an empathy map, inspired by Copyblogger Media.
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How to Sow the Seeds of Compassion in Your Kids - Huffington Post

How to Sow the Seeds of Compassion in Your Kids - Huffington Post | The Kindness Principle | Scoop.it
If we teach our kids to interpret cues correctly to guess how someone is feeling and to want other people to feel good, the end result will be kids who make choices that result in other people feeling good and not making choices that make...
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‘Survival of the Nicest’ demonstrates altruism all around | Science News

‘Survival of the Nicest’ demonstrates altruism all around | Science News | The Kindness Principle | Scoop.it
“Selfishness is not the rule in human society, new book argues.”
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The why and how of effective altruism

The why and how of effective altruism | The Kindness Principle | Scoop.it
“If you're lucky enough to live without want, it's a natural impulse to be altruistic to others. But, asks philosopher Peter Singer, what's the most effective way to give?”
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