March Theme: Kindness, Compassion, and Wellbeing

Yes. Be kind…

Sophia Center, LLC

“Be Kind” is a popular meme — encouraging people to be kind to one another.

Kindness and compassion can be seen as a way to help others, but compassion also benefits the giver as well as the receiver of that kindness.

Throughout the month of March, At the Gates of the Soul will explore how compassion can benefit our mental wellbeing.

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Emma Seppala wrote about research on the health benefits of compassion a few years ago, in an article for Greater Good Magazine. She points to research that says compassion is a natural part of being human.

Though economists have long argued the contrary, a growing body of evidence suggests that, at our core, both animals and human beings have that “compassionate instinct.” In other words, compassion is a natural and automatic response that has ensured our survival.

Seppala also writes about the psychological…

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