Archives Posts Tagged ‘compassion’

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How to Take Care of Others Without Burning Out

21 Jun
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In our over-stressed world, many health care providers, social workers, and caregivers are suffering from slow yet painful burnout. Many of the rest of us, working long hours and raising families, seem to be approaching burnout, too. Sometimes we may feel …Read More

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Our Loneliness Epidemic & What We Can Do About it

21 Jun
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About a month ago, a group of about 20 men—all fathers in their 30s and 40s—gathered at a home in Oakland, California to talk fatherhood. Alarmingly, when asked how many of them had “real friends”—the kind of confidantes with whom they could …Read More

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7 Powerful Ways to Uplift a Friend in Need (+ Yourself!)

20 Jun
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When Sheryl Sandberg, author of Lean Inlost her husband – she said no one knew how to talk to her. People felt awkward around her and didn’t know what to say. One of the goals of her new book, New York Times #1 Bestseller Option B is to talk…Read More

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7 Must-Read Books to Change Your Life This Summer

22 Apr
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We’ve been indoors, dragging all winter, and if you’re like me, you’re looking for some serious inspiration for the summer months. As an author of a happiness book myself, I tend to be picky about what I read—it needs to be inspiring, smart (r…Read More

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In a Difficult Conversation, Listen More Than You Talk

27 Feb

When Jared walked into a meeting to discuss a new marketing approach for a product, the conversation didn’t play out well. Five minutes into the dialogue, the product manager, Françoise, started interrupting him with questions he was planning to address later in the pitch. As the conversation ran off the rails, Jared struggled to keep a calm de…Read More


What to Do When You’re the Target of a Hurtful Office Rumor

12 Dec

When Caroline moved to a new city to take on a job at a company she was thrilled to join, she was surprised when she had a hard time building friendships and positive relationships with her colleagues. A few months down the road, she found out why: Someone from her previous company had falsely told one of her new colleagues that Caroline tries to …Read More

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7 Powerful Ways to Live a Highly Compassionate Lifestyle

23 Jun
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In this age of senseless terror, we can feel helpless. But there are small ways that you can help contribute to a kinder world. By living a compassionate lifestyle, you will improve not only society and the planet but also your own well-being …Read More

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In Relationships and at Work – Nice Guys Really Do Finish First

02 Feb
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To many people, the idea of compassionate leadership is touchy-feely at best and bad management at worst. But new research I discovered in writing The Happiness Track suggests that rather than making them look soft, acts of kindness and altruism…Read More


7 Mistakes We Make to Be Successful & What We Should Do Instead

24 Jan

I’ve worked in a lot of high-achieving environments: Yale, Stanford, Silicon Valley, New York City. I noticed too many people pursuing “success” at a cost to themselves. They were postponing their happiness now in pursuit of success…with the idea that, when they attain success, they will be happy. Yet they were burning out themselves (and oth…Read More

6 Surefire Ways to Increase Your Charisma

18 Jan
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We think charisma is a gift, a special charm that some people have and others don’t. In researching my book The Happiness Track, however, I found that charisma is not so much a gift as a learnable skill you can master.

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