Category Archives: Compassion

Alpha Doesn’t Have to Mean Ass…

Over the past few months I’ve been involved in or have been told about several conversations about individuals that are considered to be Alpha’s. These conversations were specifically about alpha males, so I’m going to talk about that specifically. The … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week – Creativity at Home Makes You Better at Work

Creativity and expression has long been known to be useful as a stress reliever. New research shows that exercising creativity outside of work helps improve performance on the job. The study didn’t answer the question why but one hypothesis is … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week – Eye Contact

The importance of eye contact in connection with others is nothing new. Recent research also found that both children and adults that avoid or are denied eye contact are more likely to suffer from “depression and feelings of isolation as well … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week – Self Forgiveness

Past research has shown that not forgiving ourselves contributes to depression, anxiety and weakened immunity. New research out of Baylor University suggests that it is easier to forgive yourself if you’ve made amends with others. The idea is that once we’ve addressed … Continue reading

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A World of Grey – 50 Shades and More…

Our culture loves to think of the world in absolutes. Right or wrong. Yes or no. Good or bad. Unfortunately that mindset can make life much more difficult. The reality is that much of the world we navigate through consists … Continue reading

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Thought for the Week…

It can be easy to judge others quickly based on what we first see. We forget that we are all complex and multi-faceted. While people may behave in ways we don’t like, it doesn’t mean that is all there is to … Continue reading

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Thought for the Week…

One of the most difficult challenges for many of us is when someone we care about is experiencing sadness, loss, grief, hurt or other very difficult emotions. We often feel helpless because we can’t fix it. We can’t take away … Continue reading

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