Researchers and thinkers have often claimed that cultures can be divided between individualistic cultures and collectivistic cultures. The former prioritize individual satisfaction and achievement, while the latter prioritize the collective goals of the family, group and society.
I don’t go out of my way to hear about other people’s dreams. I don’t find them particularly meaningful, nor meaningfully different...
The Dalai Lama had come to John Oliver High School for an in-person session on Educating Hearts and Minds. Several hundred students were packed into the school gym for the event, which was live-streamed as well to thirty-three thousand others across the province.
Since the world of distractions and work intensity is unlikely to change any time soon, it seems the thing that can change to make things not only bearable, but more energizing, is our mindset.
The following is an excerpt from Daniel Goleman's new book, A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama's Vision for Our World. While we can't control when we ...
Those of us who have a pre-disposition towards positivity were often born that way. But the brain is a trainable tool. Being an optimist doesn't mean ignoring the facts; it means holding onto your enthusiasm in the face of them.
About a decade ago when I was in my early 40s, I was a somewhat of an emotional Neanderthal, totally unaware and unconscious, even though I did have a good heart and good intentions. (Doesn't that count for something?) I'm really not being hard on myself - just honest.
Serena grew up in a family where she was the caretaker. The oldest of four, Serena was the only member of her family capable of deep caring, empathy a...
I had read this verse over and over throughout my life, but when I read it that day, it felt like I was reading it for the first time. I didn't know how to be appreciative, and the impact it was having on me was quite severe.
It turns out that our unique tapestry of emotional responses -- whether joy, anger, curiosity, disgust, surprise, sadness, fear, shame or guilt -- all serve a distinctive purpose. Even though we might like to eliminate unfavorable emotions, they serve an important role.
Better not to tempt me in the first place. Take the Hummers away. Don't clutter my world with things I should not have. Don't dangle them in front of me, creating desire, only to then try to have me renounce them. Just ban the damn two-cycle hedge trimmer and let me be done with the matter.
Positive and constructive approaches offer a way to strengthen journalism, at a time when more than ever, we need a way of looking at the world that sparks the potential in us all.
In Pixar's newest movie Inside Out we're brought into the mind of an 11-year-old girl, Riley, to meet the five characters depicting her emotions: Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. These characters control everything from her decisions, to her actions, to her memories.
This most recent tragedy is not an isolated violation, but an exclamation mark in a long string of violations.
Only straight, cisgender* women are isolated, manipulated, emotionally abused, stalked, micromanaged, sexually coerced, and physically abused by their partners, right? Ah, no.
The spiritual value of compassion has been shown to extend to mind and body as well. It's in our nature to be sympathetic and kind to others while doing great good to ourselves at the same time.
Going through a divorce for the most part no longer carries the stigma it once did, but the toll it takes on you remains the same. My entire life I've only known what it's felt like to have the word "Divorce" attached to me.
"The Happiness Planner is a stationery line designed to help people welcome more happiness, positivity, and joy into their lives by applying the pra...
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy. ~ Hamlet (1.5.167-8) I have a marketing problem. I teach...
Your failures are not you. Your successes are not you. They are simply data points that help guide the next experiment.