Dacher Keltner

We ought to deeply consider how we impart wisdom upon and share lessons with our children.
When I met with Dacher to ask him a few questions, I realized I had a lot of mistaken assumptions about awe--assumptions that many people share, and our culture seems to encourage. In the interview below, he debunks many of those assumptions and presents a view of awe as accessible, plannable, and absolutely essential.
Craig Anderson: Awe happens when you encounter something so vast that you don't feel like you wrap your mind around it completely
Take the time to pause and open your mind to those things which you do not fully understand. You will be the better for it -- and, as your feelings of awe ripple out through acts of kindness, so will the rest of us.
Now back to emotions versus feelings. The distinction is important. Conclusion: Acknowledging sadness as a key emotion allows
While I love his wish, I say let's take it a step further: Let's give His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, the gift of global compassion education by mainstreaming compassion training in schools, communities and businesses around the world.
H/T Medical Daily "We’re wired to care. If you feel pain, a part of your brain lights up, and if you see someone have physical
Lisa Feldman Barrett's Feb. 28 New York Times op-ed seeks to undermine the science showing universality in the interpretation of facial expressions. We feel compelled to respond so that the public is not misled and is apprised of the broader, Darwin-inspired science of emotional expression that many scientists are working on.
Good Virus: Kindness Is Contagious, by documentary filmmaker, David Gaz explores the idea of kindness as an emotional contagion, and a force for good in the world.