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Compassionate Mind, Healthy Body

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Decades of clinical research has explored the psychology of human suffering. Yet that suffering, as unpleasant as it is, often has a bright side: compassion.'

 

Human suffering often inspires beautiful acts of compassion by people wishing to help relieve that suffering. What led 26.5 percent of Americans to volunteer in 2012 (according to statistics from the US Department of Labor)? What propels someone to serve food at a homeless shelter, pull over on the highway in the rain to help someone with a broken down vehicle, or feed a stray cat?

 

By Emma Seppala

http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/compassionate_mind_healthy_body


 


Via Edwin Rutsch
Dr. Amy Fuller's insight:

http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/compassionate_mind_healthy_body


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Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, July 24, 2013 5:50 PM

Compassion is the best medicine for suffering.

Maria Teresa Frezet terapeuta olistica's curator insight, July 29, 2013 3:58 PM

compassion is one of the most powerful emotions to change our life!

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