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Compassion: Suffering together

Compassion, from the Latin compati, means ‘to suffer with.’ Aristotle argued that we could only experience it if we thought the suffering of another was nontrivial. Aristotle said ‘we would not have compassion for the upset of an emperor who’d lost a shipment of Larks tongues he’d ordered for his party!’ In this sense, it

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Happiness

What is happiness?

“Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”             -Nathanial Hawthorne   Over the recent weeks of isolation, I have found myself resisting temptation to settle in to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, or an endless stream of YouTube

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Gratitude

Gratitude: How do I get grateful

What is gratitude and why does it lead people to live happier and healthier lives? People who are grateful are likely to be joyful. Grateful people are less likely to experience depression and anxiety. Gratitude is associated with humility. And people who are grateful are known to have lasting and meaningful relationships with others. So,

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Community

Embrace the Mistakes

We are more comfortable doing when doing familiar things. Familiarity make us feel safe. Consider the way in which you drive to familiar places: when the route between point A and point B is known, we are unlikely to try a new route. After all: if there were a more efficient way of getting home,

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Inspiration

Remarks from Adm. William McRaven about improving the world!

We thought something inspiring would serve us well this week! Watch this Commencement address from the University of Texas given by Admiral William McRaven. He teaches us lessons about how to make the world a little better by doing the little things well. Enjoy! And remember, you have the power to make a difference in

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Mindfulness

Where will I be? The long journey ahead…

Whenever I make a commitment for a specific period of time, like my 4 years of college, for example, I like to think about where I might be at the end of the commitment. Four years is going to pass me by. No matter what. And, unless I die before the time passes—which I never

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