#Compassion

How To Survive Your Daily Commute

Izzy McRae | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Izzy McRae

If I ever get ahead of myself, and start thinking how well I am managing to keep calm and happy in this crazy city, all I need to do is take the tube in rush hour. 20 minutes of having people barging past me, pushing their backpacks into my face as I try to find a place to stand where I can hold onto something to avoid falling into the person next to me as the train stops...I completely lose my zen.

From The Worst In Human Nature To The Best: The Positive After-Effects Of Tragedy

Steve Taylor PhD | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK
Steve Taylor PhD

We've been through a lot of trauma in the UK lately. In the midst of negativity, it's important to remember the positive things that can emerge from t...

The Manchester Attack, One Month On

Darryl Morris | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK
Darryl Morris

The scene set around me, as the emergency services seemed to fall from the sky. Shrapnel wounds, groups huddled together, fathers comforting mothers, comforting children. I made my way through the city, now laced with armed officers, uncertainty ricocheting through the streets and returned to our studios for a night of rolling news. The show no presenter ever wants to host.

A Place For Faith In The Public Square? Grenfell Response Suggests There Is

Daniel Singleton | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Politics
Daniel Singleton

There are many issues which Farron highlights in his speech about how 'liberal society' appears intolerant of different view and beliefs. However, what yesterday shows in part, is that faith can play a positive role in the public square, as long as it is not cramped out by illiberal liberalism.

Five Tips For National Carers Week

Alison Murdoch | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK
Alison Murdoch

"Whenever possible be kind. It is always possible," says The Dalai Lama. When life is at its most unfamiliar, depressing or frightening for your family and friends, please don't back away - it's when they need you most.

What Is Mindful Parenting Anyway?

Dr Elizabeth Sparkes | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Parents
Dr Elizabeth Sparkes

What mindful parenting is not: superficial, lack of discipline, looking fabulous at all times, getting it right first time and every time, having children that meditate every day (but that's not a bad thing if it happens).

On Being Sensitive And Living In Your Heart

Dr Elizabeth Sparkes | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Elizabeth Sparkes

I hesitate in regards to listening to the news these days as it's so difficult to hear, but at the same time there is so much strength and pulling together going on too. There is so much distress around at the moment, it's important to rest back from it all now and then and take care of yourself.

Being Nice Isn't Always Easy

Luke Cameron | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Cameron

See, we can choose to live our life two ways; helping ourselves up, or helping others up first. You might not get to the top as quickly as you had hoped by not climbing on others to get there, but when the struggle to the top gets harder, it's those very people above you, that are leaning down with a helping hand.

A New Breed Of Politician

Sharon Bull | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Politics
Sharon Bull

Jeremy Corbyn speaking at Derby August 2016 - picture by Sharon Bull Ashamedly, until a few years ago, I had very little interest in politics. Most e...

The Hierarchy Of Suffering

Daloni Carlisle | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Daloni Carlisle

This is what I call the hierarchy of suffering and I want to challenge it. It's a way of thinking that says because I have this cancer, my suffering trumps yours. My friend did not call to tell me about her accident because, in her mind, her suffering is lower down in this pyramid. She is not worthy of my sympathy.

Wave Goodbye To Self-Criticism And Say Hello To Compassion

Dr Jessamy Hibberd | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Jessamy Hibberd

There's a deeply entrenched belief that you need to be self-critical if you want to work hard or do well. That you have to suffer to succeed and without self-criticism you might become complacent or put in less effort.

The People I Meet

Ruby Wax | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

A few nights ago, in the second half when it was the audience's turn to speak, a man asked how mindfulness would work for someone with multiple personality disorder. I asked if he was kidding and he and his partner said he wasn't and that he had a disorder called D.I D.

Compassion (An Extraordinary Tale)

Ruby Wax | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

I went to the gallery and met Tiffany; young, great looking and gushing with sweetness, saying that even though she paid £1,300 she doesn't mind, she wants me to take the computer because it would be bad karma if she didn't give back what was mine.

Compass Or A Sat Nav For The Digital World?

Stephen Carrick-Davies | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Tech
Stephen Carrick-Davies

Asking students yesterday about the earliest time they logged on that morning, most admitted to waking early for fear of missing out (FOMO). The adrenaline rush they receive from posts being "liked" can become addictive and sleep is the casualty.

When Is It OK To Laugh At People With Disabilities?

Amanda Elias | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

I get it, people don't understand Parkinson's, it's just a condition that makes you shake right? Wrong, sadly very very wrong. The thing with Parkinson's is that there is no one box fits all label, each sufferer will experience different symptoms.

Compassion Fatigue? Not In Our Name

Katherine Davies | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Katherine Davies

Photo: Glen Matthews It was odd to read the recent news commentary reporting 'compassion fatigue' over Syria. I do not know a single person who is no...

Why We All Need To Be More Compassionate

A. Dassu | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
A. Dassu

We focus so much on what we have to do and our lack of time. We rush from one place to the next, our lives are filled with things to do, places to be that we sometimes don't allow ourselves to be more compassionate.

Faster, Higher, Stronger: Celebrating The Humanitarian Spirit At The Rio Olympics And Onwards

Unni Krishnan | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK
Unni Krishnan

In wars and disaster zones, a simple explanation is that humanity is a force that advances the idea of life, with dignity. To strengthen the idea of humanity for people caught in conflicts, epidemics and disasters, we could borrow some ideas from the Olympic motto: Citius (faster), Altius (higher) and Fortius (stronger).

Imagine

Katherine Press | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK
Katherine Press

Scrolling though the news channels this morning was like the opening sequence to a film in which the director is trying to convey just how chaotic the world has become in the dystopian future. Except it's real life. It's right now, and though I can choose to turn off the TV, I cannot forget what I've learned and I cannot ignore it - and nor should you.

What's Next?

Katherine Press | Posted 08.07.2017 | UK
Katherine Press

The first thing I read upon waking today was a twitter alert about the shooting of Philando Castile. Yesterday my morning news was of Alton Sterling. I sat and cried wondering what we can do, when would we start making this world better instead of breaking it apart?

Brexit - Time to Get Serious About Compassion

Izzy McRae | Posted 02.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Izzy McRae

So last week I wrote about how to cope with other people's negative emotions. The following day, the Brexit result was announced. The result packed such a big emotional punch that even though I normally try to keep out of politics, I felt I had to write about it. Brexit shows how difficult it can be to remain compassionate and balanced in response to a slew of anger and hatred.

Moving On from Brexit Blame

Liz Lowe | Posted 01.07.2017 | UK Politics
Liz Lowe

Still reeling from the aftershocks of last week's vote to leave the EU, I wanted to write something - but so much has already been written, and the internet needs another angry rant like Instagram needs another 'avocado on toast' shot. Lets face it, we're all a bit exhausted.

What the Brexit Vote Tells Us About Humankind

Susanna Halonen | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Politics
Susanna Halonen

Nearly a week ago Britain made the historic vote to leave the EU. To this day, nearly half of the country (48.1% of the voters to be exact) continues to be devastated with the shocking results. That includes me.

How Can You Avoid Catching Other People's Negative Emotions?

Izzy McRae | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Izzy McRae

When someone is feeling negative, while it may be helpful to empathise with them, it's not great (or indeed helpful) to feel the same as them. How can we stay kind and open, without picking up their negativity?

Let's Fight Hate With Compassion, Not With More Hate.

Jonathan Young | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Politics
Jonathan Young

I had barely heard of Jo Cox when the news emerged of her death last Thursday. But watching the tributes pour in, I felt a deep sense of loss. The l...