“Metta” means lovingkindness. A beautiful way to compensate for the hard-wired tendency to fix our attention and affections on mainly one person, or small group of people, is to deliberately cultivate and practice an attitude of compassion and kindness toward people in general....
Lately, I've been wondering what would be on my personal list of top five practices (all tied for first place). You might ask yourself the same question, knowing that you can cluster related practices under a single umbrella, your list may differ...
On today’s episode of Being Well, Dr. Hanson and Forrest talk about managing one of our most difficult emotions: anger. This includes:
The physical and interpersonal costs of anger
Distinguishing between skillful and unskillful anger
Using anger as a tool to find deeper issues.
Do Positive Experiences “Stick to Your Ribs?”
Take in the good.
Scientists believe that your brain has a built-in “negativity bias.” In other words, as we evolved over millions of years, dodging sticks and chasing carrots, it was a lot more important to notice, react to,...
We base our actions toward children on ideas about their nature and needs and it is important to examine the notion of “optimal frustration,” which means not always giving a child what they want to make them more independent....