Monthly Archives: October 2013

Compassion Fatigue

An amazing aspect of our brain’s pain system is not just that it senses existential pain as well as physical pain, but also that this same system feels pain when we are confronted with another’s distress. We feel this in … Continue reading

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Emotion Felt in the Body

Emotion Felt in the Body.

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Emotion Felt in the Body

Our conference, Transforming Health Care Through Compassion held on October 25th, was a big hit. We had about 80 participants, not too bad for a first time event with a less than effective marketing plan. Should I be surprised? Compassion … Continue reading

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Compassion in Health Care

I am helping to organize a conference on October, 25th in Greenville, SC, USA on the role of compassion in healthcare. The meeting is jointly sponsored by the Greenville Health System, Clemson University and Furman University. We have a great … Continue reading

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Book Alert!

Best selling author of Buddha’s Brain neuropsychologist Rick Hanson has just published a new book, Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm and Confidence. I haven’t finished it yet, but it is really great so far. You, I, … Continue reading

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Reform?

In the US, our government has been brought to a standstill in a political dispute over what has been billed as healthcare reform. I will make a disclosure: I support President Obama and the Affordable Care Act. As an employed … Continue reading

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