(Benefits) What is Compassion?

Compassion is the most transforming energy in the universe with everything we all long for – kindness, caring, loving.  It is a courageous state of mind and heart, with far-reaching consequences in terms of how we experience ourselves and reality…

 

Does research supports the value of practicing Compassion?

Yes. Scientific research shows that being compassionate can improve health, well-being, relationships and sense of purpose.

 

Compassion can be cultivated by meditation practice and offers many benefits:

Strengthens brain circuits for pleasure and reward and leads to lasting increases in self-reported happinessReduces risk of heart disease by boosting the positive effects of the vagus nerveMakes people more resilient to stress; lowers stress hormones in the blood and salivaBoosts the immune responseIncreases Positive emotion, decreases ruminationDecreases negative emotions such as: hatred, jealousy, angerEnhances communication and connection with others so better relationshipsMore compassionate people / parents / workers / societies have better social skills, take care of their most vulnerable members, assist other nations in need, and perform more acts of kindness.

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10 Things I Learned From My #3D #Printer: An Early Adopter’s Diary – PCMag

How can I possibly describe what it’s like using a 3D printer for a year? It’s not easy. It’s sort of like asking someone why they like sunsets or the opera. Instead, let me describe the 10 things I learned over the last year—and what you can expect to go through yourself after you open the box of what I call “the best Christmas present ever.”

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Edorble Virtual World for Classrooms

Today we released the first beta of Edorble, a 3D virtual world where teachers and students can come together to talk, browse the web, and explore. We couldn’t be more excited. Go ahead and claim a world at www.edorble.com

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Ten Types of Tech Tools That Every Teacher (and Librarian) Needs

Technology integration can be a daunting task, especially with the myriad of tools out there to choose from. Where do you begin? That’s what today’s post is all about. 

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Why Gratitude Makes You a Happier Person

“Stop pitying yourself, people have it worse, you should be grateful.” You’ve probably heard this before, and it’s some of the most cliché, unhelpful advice around. When gratitude is inspired by guilt, obligation, or shame, that’s not gratitude at all. True gratitude is a practical tool that serves a number of purposes beyond the after school special fluff of being thankful for what you have.

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Bookmaking Across Subjects: Making Learning Last Longer

Taking class projects schoolwide makes learning more fun, more engaging, and more lasting for students.

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37 Ways to Help Kids Learn to Love Reading

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