compassion

Happiness, Inner Peace, and Money

In this quick two minute video, the Dalai Lama speaks about how compassion is not just for the benefit of others, but also for ourselves. We spend so much time and effort trying to attain happiness outside of ourselves, but compassion, he says, is the true source of happiness and inner peace.

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Embracing otherness, embracing ourselves

An emotionally gripping talk on self awareness that will compel you to look inside and question who you are and how you view others. Thandie delicately weaves through the universal task of defining a ‘true self’ and makes a strong case against it stating that “if we’re all living in ourselves and mistaking it for […]

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The space between self-esteem and self compassion

Every one of us understands what it means to judge others versus accepting them for who they are. Yet, few of us can relate this to how we view ourselves. Kristin Neff points out from her research that there is a glaring difference between how self-esteem and self compassion influence our happiness, life satisfaction, and […]

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In search of the man who broke my neck

In this jaw-droppingly emotional talk, Joshua Prager uses his beautiful storytelling to weave through the events that led to his broken neck and the challenging trek he encountered while searching around the globe for the man who did it. Calling on the words of Viktor Frankl, “the last of human freedoms is to choose one’s […]

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How One Random Act of Kindness Can Change a Life

November 22, 1973 It’s thanksgiving morning in North Hollywood, California. A day typically spent eating turkey and giving thanks to family and friends, the Mahavorick family of five will anticipate neither this holiday in their modest-sized home. This is the same home where 13-year-old Anthony Mahavorick’s senses will eventually be awakened by the taste of […]

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Empathy: It’s Nothing Personal

Sometimes it becomes difficult to see the common ground we all share. On the surface our lives are so full of contrast that we often forget just how much we have in common. It is important to realize that no matter what our jobs, passions, appearance or lifestyle, we are all on the same road […]

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