Tag Archives: Quality of life

Six Habits of Highly Compassionate People | Greater Good Magazine

“When we’re tempted to be harsh, critical, and judgmental with ourselves, can we instead choose to have compassion: acknowledging our suffering, noting how this makes us human and that we are not alone, and trying to be gentle or kind with ourselves (or at least refrain from beating ourselves up—’if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all’)?”

Source: Six Habits of Highly Compassionate People | Greater Good Magazine

Hooked on your phone? Anderson Cooper can relate

“That phone in your pocket is like a slot machine. Every time you check it, you’re pulling the lever to see if you get a reward.

At least that’s how former Google product manager Tristan Harris sees it. This week on 60 Minutes, he tells correspondent Anderson Cooper that Silicon Valley programmers are engineering your phone and its apps to make you check them more and more.”

Seven Emergency Preparedness Tips You May Not Know

It’s National Preparedness Month, which means it’s time to make sure you’re ready for whatever life throws your way. Emergency preparedness isn’t about doomsday prepping, though, it’s about being ready for the realistic events that can disrupt life at any time. Here are some lesser-known things you should do as you establish you and your family’s emergency plan.

Source: Seven Emergency Preparedness Tips You May Not Know

How to Keep a Zibaldone, the 14th Century’s Answer to Tumblr | Atlas Obscura

“Welcome to the world of the zibaldone. A strange melange of diary, ledger, doodle pad, and scrapbook, these volumes—along with similar ‘hodgepodges’ and ‘commonplace books’—served as a pattern for interior life from the 14th century onward, bringing comfort and inspiration to everyone from Thomas Jefferson to Lewis Carroll.”

Source: How to Keep a Zibaldone, the 14th Century’s Answer to Tumblr | Atlas Obscura

How Each Myers-Briggs® Type Reacts to Stress (and How to Help!)

“Everyone reacts to stress differently and needs different things to calm them down. What works for you may not work for your spouse, your child, or your friends. This blog will hopefully give you some practical, easy ways to help you and the ones you care about handle stress more effectively and quickly.”