Compassion

Mindful Moments Make a Difference to Your Life - Personally and Professionally.

Kathryn Lovewell | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kathryn Lovewell

Mindful moments can occur during the simplest of tasks - taking the register, hanging out the socks or making a cup of tea... Whatever profession you are in; whether a teacher, a nurse or an architect; you will be more effective, productive and creative when you include a mindful practice into your working and personal life.

Mindfulness and Compasssion Go Hand in Hand

Sharon Bull | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Bull

Across the world animals are being hunted and killed in vast numbers (some on the brink of extinction) by human hands and unlike animals that kill purely to survive, for most humans this is not the case.

The Gratitude Apple

Sharon Bull | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Bull

This is a true story and I am thrilled to share it with you, as not only is it significant in the telling of unconditional love, compassion and gratitude, but also in the synchronicities of life too.

Mindful Managers Care More Readily

Michael Chaskalson | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Chaskalson

I teach mindfulness from time to time to groups of senior executives at one of the UK's leading financial services organisations. These are ambitious people with big jobs. They have only a few steps left on their career paths and the organisation wants to help them make those. That's where programmes like my Art of Mindful Leadership training come in.

Guess What...Animals DO Have Emotions

Maria Senise | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Senise

Last year, while I was home alone, I had discovered something that sent a wave of shock through me. I had ventured into the basement for a work out when it was to my dismayed surprise that I noticed a very old robin stuck in our window well. I knew he was old because he he had grey tufts of hair surrounding his head like a halo, and the poor little guy didn't move very much.

Kindness: An International Value

Georgina Jones | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Jones

family and friends but also to unite strangers through a value that can be included in every aspect of life. Kind acts do not have to be newsworthy to involve a positive chain and this effect is often present in everyday kindness we see and do like helping a stranger carry their luggage upstairs.

Compassion in Politics and Power

Sharon Bull | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Politics
Sharon Bull

I often wonder how different the world would be if it was governed more equally. If compassion ranked high on the agenda with power, wealth and status, which seems to have been the driving force in our world for centuries.

Honouring Peter Gilbert - a Giant Voice for Spirituality's Role in Compassionate Care

Tony Lobl | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

When Rowan Williams uses the word "special" you take note. But when he mentions it three times in one sentence and prefaces it each time with the word "very" we're clearly being called to attention.

Is There a Healthier, Healing Way to See Ourselves?

Tony Lobl | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

To many - like myself - mentally challenging this stigma is at the heart of prayer, because if we successfully silence the voice of this self-stigmatisation we're left with nothing but the awareness of being a son or daughter of the divine, as Jesus showed us all to be.

Mindful Parenting - Meltdown Rescue

Sheila Bayliss | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sheila Bayliss

Before you know what's happened, they're pushing all your buttons and your ability to stay calm is being stretched past its limit. But it's not too late for a mindful response. Self-compassion is a mindful skill that can support you in just this kind of real-world situation.

The Way We Help People Does Not Help People

Dominic Frisby | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Politics
Dominic Frisby

The highest form of charity, argued the 12th-century Jewish philosopher Maimonides, is when the help given enables the receiver to become self- sufficient. But our systems of state charity - aka welfare - have too frequently had the opposite effect: they have actually created dependency. It is time to re-think the way we help people.

Peace and Reconciliation - A Legacy of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

Sajda Khan | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sajda Khan

The world mourns the loss of one the world's most revered statesman. Eulogies at his memorial service reminisce over his noble characteristics, wish him a peaceful repose and beckon humanity to embrace his legacy...

Spread a Little Warmth This Christmas

Lesley-Anne Alexander | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK
Lesley-Anne Alexander

It is very easy to get caught up in the whirl of Christmas parties, presents and social plans or to feel resentful of the expense and the family obligations. But for many people, winter can be a lonely season and Christmas is especially hard.

10 Ways to Create a Compassionate Workplace

Andy Fraser | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Andy Fraser

Since today is World Kindness Day and most of us will be spending it at work, I thought this would be a good time to share a few tips on how we can transform our workplace in a way that benefits, well... basically everyone.

Bringing Emotions Back Into Medicine

Elizabeth Dzeng | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Dzeng

I had always thought I could never be a great doctor because I felt too emotionally bound to my patients. It was impossible for me to hold back tears when feeling that gut wrenching empathy for families mourning the passing of their loved ones. Because it always seemed as if I were the only resident moved by these scenes, I reasoned that this was an unprofessional impulse.

Six Good Reasons to Create a Compassionate Workplace

Andy Fraser | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Andy Fraser

Before you start picturing boardroom sing-alongs and group hugs around the water cooler, let's define a compassionate workplace as follows: a work environment where people feel valued and supported, and are encouraged to develop their skills and reach their full potential.

Hannah's story - Getting Help for Drug Addiction

Danny McCubbin | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Danny McCubbin

I started smoking cannabis and drinking socially when I was about 13. I fairly quickly progressed on to harder drugs and at about 15 I was using speed, ecstasy and cocaine.

Things the Future Will Hate Us For: #1

Ben Gwalchmai | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK
Ben Gwalchmai

We know we're on the cusp. As a species, we almost always are. But in the beginning of the 21st century - as everyone's favourite ex-rocker scient...

Are We Getting the Most From Meditation?

Jessica Brown | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Brown

Meditation has caught the attention of Westerners in recent years, becoming a daily routine for those in search of calmer, healthier, more productive lives. We're told it will calm us down, make us more productive, and improve our memory. It's even been said to make music sound better.

Values and Ethics in Socially Entrepreneurial Universities

Tim Curtis | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Tim Curtis

The purpose of the socially entrepreneurial University can therefore be said to be to make society more equal and just through the values and decisions of our graduates. The debate on values then becomes re-centred on what values we wish to develop in our graduating students, and thus into social entrepreneurship that we create? Here are some suggestions.

Psychopathic Brain 'Lacks Basic Hardwiring' To Feel Compassion

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Don't blame Hannibal Lecter, he cannot help being a callous murdering monster. Psychopaths lack basic hardwiring in the brain that enables most peo...

We'd All Be Worse Without a Nurse

Graeme Keeton | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Graeme Keeton

The Mid Staffs report gave nursing a considerable shake, but those bad eggs are not representative of the nursing population, and certainly not of my mother.

Losing the Plot in the Welfare Debate

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Politics
Jeffrey Gedmin

I don't think anyone seriously denies that welfare reform of some sort is necessary, whether to reduce waste and fraud, to re-establish proper incentive for the unemployed to look for work, or to help restore order to public finances. Around these basic points there's consensus. The question is, however, reforms at what cost, and to whom?

The Search for Happiness: Tolstoy, Bhutan and the United Nations

Vinciane Rycroft | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Vinciane Rycroft

In Tolstoy's fable of The King and the Shirt, the king's physicians gather round their ailing ruler in an attempt to find a cure for his mystery illne...

I'll Be Doing Myself a Favour on World Kindness Day

Andy Fraser | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Fraser

Today is World Kindness Day, and we're all being encouraged to help change the world by committing one simple act of kindness. I for one fully intend to play my part - and not for entirely selfless reasons.