Practicing Well-Being

“Well-being is a skill.

Well-being is fundamentally no different than learning to play the cello.

If one practices the skills of well-being, one will get better at it.”

--Dr. Richard Davidson, neuroscientist who teaches about the ‘resilient mindset.’

 

The Dalai Lama met with Davidson and asked him to study kindness and compassion, which he did. He created the Center for Healthy Minds with a Kindness Curriculum teaching through stories and practices how to pay attention, work with emotions, and cultivate kindness. 

www.centerhealthyminds.org

Davidson discusses the impact that acts of generosity and altruism produce.

In Greater Good Magazine, Davidson offers:

“Human beings come into the world with innate, basic goodness. When we engage in practices that are designed to cultivate kindness and compassion, we’re recognizing, strengthening, and nurturing a quality that was there from the outset.” 

“Data shows that when individuals engage in generous and altruistic behavior, they actually activate circuits in the brain that are key to fostering well-being.” 

Wishing each of you a new year of well-being.

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