Category: Happiness

“Compassion is a verb.”

“Compassion is a verb.”

Thich Nhat Hanh once said that “Compassion is a verb”.  A verb is a word used to describe an action. Compassion is defined on Dictionary.com as “a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune”; a feeling…a noun.  Although there is a clear paradox in these two definitions, Hanh’s statement …

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The Power of Active Listening

The Power of Active Listening

How many times have you had the same conversation over and over and over again?  There’s that one person who constantly feels the need to tell you their story, their hardships, their accomplishments, or what they said to the Comcast guy when he was late for their appointment….even though you have heard this story SO …

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Find Joy in the Little Things

Find Joy in the Little Things

I woke up early this morning….really, really, really early, and for some reason I just could not go back to sleep.  Typically this would annoy me, but I paused for a moment and listened into the sound of absolute silence throughout my house.  I took a breath, threw back the covers, and decided to shift …

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