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10 Painfully Obvious Truths Everyone Forgets Too Soon | Live Learn Evolve

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Original Source Please check out Mark and Angel Hack life, awesome website with powerful articles! You know how you can hear something a hundred...
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Adult Children Of Alcoholics/ ACAs ACOAs ACODFs Blog: Healing/ Are You A Control Freak?

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Taking a break is secret to success

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Taking a break is secret to success. Sydney scientists have found learning improves when students take a rest from continuous study or training.

 

''It seems intuitive that every minute of study should make you better, but, actually, if you do too much it might backfire and you end up wasting time,'' said the study's lead researcher, Joel Pearson.

 


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The Napkin Dad Daily

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I doubt many perfectionists would agree with this. But if you are a perfectionist and you believe in improvement how do you explain your constant belittling of yourself and your efforts while in the very act of improving? You know that you have to not be perfect in order to improve, otherwise you would already have achieved what you were attempting, right? If you believe in improvement in life, work, relationships, hobbies, creativity, art, and more then you should aspire to improve, not to be perfect.

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I Don't Feel Your Pain: Overcoming Roadblocks to Empathy

I Don't Feel Your Pain: Overcoming Roadblocks to Empathy | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Why empathy is import at home and work and how to be better at it.

 

Neuroscientists have recently discovered that humans are wired to experience empathy through multiple systems of mirror neurons in our brains. These mirror neurons reflect back actions that we observe in others causing us to mimic that action in our own brains.  When we observe someone in pain or when we are with someone happy, we experience that to a certain extent. These mirror neurons are the primary physiological basis of empathy. They create a neural Wi-Fi that connects us to the feelings of people around us. 

 

Many people seem to be naturally empathetic. Others are not.  The good news is that research shows that empathy can be learned. There are however a few potential roadblocks to empathy that must be overcome.

 

by David F. Swink


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Barbara Kerr's curator insight, March 10, 2013 2:55 PM

Did you know that the training for negotiating with hostage-takers includes "faking" empathy--and that those being trained actually come to feel some empathy for someone they despise?  Good article about how we can learn to develop our empathy for improved relationships.

Barbara Kerr's curator insight, March 10, 2013 2:56 PM

Did you know that those who negotiate with hostage-takers are trained to "fake" empathy?  Read more to see what happens!

Garth Sanginiti's curator insight, August 1, 2013 9:57 PM

Empathy is a key skill to dealing and interacting with people in a manner that produces positive outcome and builds healthy relationships.  The article does a good job explaining what emphathy is, as well as giving some tips to improve in this area.  It also includes facts to support the assertion that empathy matters at work, "Empathy is also important in the workplace. A study conducted by the Center for Creatively Leadership investigated 6,731 leaders from 38 countries. Their results reveal that empathy is positively related to job performance. The study concluded that managers who show more empathy toward direct reports are viewed as better performers in their job by their bosses."

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OCPD - Scattered Thoughts from the Front Lines: Empathy vs. Sympathy vs. File Not Found

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When we say we want a partner to demonstrate empathy, is perhaps what we really mean  sympathy?

 

The point has been made by some of my friends battling OCPD is that it's not that they necessarily lack empathy (though sometimes they do). In fact, when someone they love is hurting, they are often all knotted up inside, hurting with and for their partner, but often, none of that shows on the outside.

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Life is Simple... Q: Mental Health

Good mental health is measured by your ability to adapt to a changing world while achieving your desired outcomes. This requires knowledge of present and future conditions, and logic of how nature works and how people behave. Experience requires knowledge of the past and can help or cause confusion. A combination of personal experimentation and risk management is essential.

 

To maintain good mental health never stop learning:

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OCPD - Scattered Thoughts from the Front Lines: How the Buddha Girl Got Cracked

OCPD - Scattered Thoughts from the Front Lines: How the Buddha Girl Got Cracked | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

...being accustomed to OCPD-think, I decided to place three daubs of museum wax under her, one at each corner, and really press her down on the shelf, hard. Better overdoing than doing just enough, right?

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