Archives Category: The Huffington Post

The Best Kept Secrets to Exceptional Productivity

24 Mar

Our culture has become one of compulsive overworking. Although this habit “get things done” – the tendency to push themselves further and harder often, over time, comes at a steep cost. Recent research, however, shows that there is a far more constructive and sustainable way to increase productivity, insight and well-being!

Most “successful…Read More

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Why Compassion in Business Makes Sense

12 Nov

Managers often mistakenly think that putting pressure on employees will increase performance. What it does increase is stress — and research has shown that high levels of stress carry a number of costs to employers and employees alike.

Stress brings high health care and turnover costs. In a study of employees from various organizations, healt…Read More

Compassion in Business

The Unexpected Benefits of Compassion For Business

22 Apr

Managers often mistakenly think that putting pressure on employees will increase performance. What it does increase is stress—and research has shown that high levels of stress carry a number of costs to employers and employees alike.

Stress brings high health care and turnover costs. In a study of employees from various organizations, health…Read More

Compassion, Even Behind Bars

11 Sep

A few weeks ago, an unprecedented letter arrived at our office at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University. Here is an excerpt:

The purpose of the inmate’s letter was to request reading materials pertaining to research on meditation and the brain. His goal upon his release is to get a Ph.D. in psyc…Read More

Express Your Gratitude

5 Ways to Do Good and Feel Good — Fast, Free and From Your Desk

07 Aug

Science tells us compassion is good for our health, and we know that helping others makes us feel good, but sometimes it feels like there just aren’t enough hours in the day. There is so much to do, can I possibly find time to contribute? Yes! In minutes, at no or low cost, and from your desk, you can contribute.

1. Lend A Few Dollars, Change So…Read More

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10 Science-Based Reasons Why Compassion is Hot!

19 Jul

Science suggests that compassion may well be the most important thing in your life.

1. It makes us happy (as happy as getting money)!

A brain-imaging study headed by neuroscientist Jordan Grafman from the National Institute of Health showed that the “pleasures centers” in the brain, i.e. the parts of our brains that are active when we experience …Read More

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