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Calm

This Is Your Brain on Lies 

Whether it’s lying about being sick or being stuck in traffic, telling a white lie may seem to make our lives a lot more convenient. But research shows when we shrug off white lies, we feel more comfortable telling bigger lies and hurting the people we care about. Read More 

  • Mindful Staff
  • January 14, 2021
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Compassion

Empathy Fatigue is All Too Real 

Feeling empathy for others’ pain is innately human, but it can be stretched too thin. Here’s why we get numbed to horrific events—and how to preserve our tenderness and our desire to help. Read More 

  • Sharon Begley
  • October 22, 2020
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Compassion

How to Deepen Empathy and Reconnect with Your Estranged Child 

If your adult child has stopped communicating, and their love seems to be long gone, don’t lose hope. Tina Gilbertson writes that a key step in healing estrangement occurs when parents bring empathy and compassion to the forefront of this fractured relationship. Read More 

  • Tina Gilbertson
  • July 29, 2020
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Compassion

Mindful Education for Anti-Racist Allies 

Sharing his own lived experience along with compassion, Emmanuel Acho helps us learn about important issues to have more constructive conversations about race—and ultimately lead to change. Read More 

  • Amber Tucker
  • July 24, 2020
Compassion

The Science of the Bystander Effect 

Writer Sharon Begley explores the research on why decent people will watch someone in trouble, possibly even film it, rather than step up to help. Read More 

  • Sharon Begley
  • March 12, 2020

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