Category Archives: compassion

Light at the End

“For, clearly, we will just have to gird ourselves for the difficult challenges ahead. There is, literally, a light at the end of the tunnel, but there is a tunnel, and we are well into it.” Al Gore, 2014 Advertisements

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Thought for the Day

“If you are going through hell, keep going” Winston Churchill

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Trends in Violence

While it seems like our world is becoming more dangerous, the data show quite the opposite. The trend line shows an accelerated reduction in violence from prehistory that continues into the 21 st century. I’m reading “The Better Angels of … Continue reading

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Get Well Elana

Elana Miller, a brilliant young Harvard educated integrative psychiatrist at UCLA who writes a wonderful blog Zen Psychiatry was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic T cell lymphoma stage 4 last week. Would you please keep her in your thoughts and devote … Continue reading

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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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