Happiness demands that we confront negative feelings head-on, without letting them overwhelm. Real life is full of disappointments, loss and inconveniences. To live a rich and meaningful life, we must allow ourselves a full range of emotions. Otherwise life is just a struggle against reality. Negative states are as important as positive, they help cue us into what […]
In a Northwestern University study, those who believed that their partners encouraged their “ideal achievements” reported higher marital satisfaction – and it wasn’t just about helping him become a rock star or her a top doctor. When a partner felt supported even in daily obligations, he or she was significantly happier in their relationship.
In 2011 came across this amazing lecture by Brené Brown that I can not recommend enough. Weaving humor, insight and compassion she speaks bravely about the power of vulnerability.
The word “compassion” comes from the Latin word compati, which means “to suffer with”. Probably the best-known definition is that of the Dalai Lama who defined compassion as “a sensitivity to the suffering of self and others, with a deep commitment to try to relieve it. In other words, sensitive attention-awareness plus motivation. In the […]