Life is a mystery, and 2020 has been a stranger year than most. With multiple disruptions and many unknowns, it’s been nearly impossible to stay consistently calm. As a nation, and a world, we’ve had to reexamine fundamental beliefs and habits, get creative, and reinvent (or at least reorient) ourselves in multiple aspects of life. With an election just around the corner and political anxiety mounting on both sides, the “year of uncertainty” continues!
A pandemic, economic challenges, a presidential election, and more make the end of 2020 an endurance race. But if we align ourselves based on our compassionate efforts, we can get through this together.
Today, September 21, the world celebrates the International Day of Peace—a day declared by the United Nations in 1981, asking humanity to commit to peace. On this day, we press pause on our disagreements, set down our weapons, and join together as one human race.
The world seems to be changing on an hourly basis. While you adjust to our new reality, focus on yourself and make time to meditate.
While “empathy,” “sympathy,” and “compassion” are three words that many use interchangeably, they are not synonymous with one another. Let’s take a closer look at how to differentiate them.
Want to keep your cool this Thanksgiving? Give mindfulness a whirl and see if you can cook up calmness instead of whipping yourself into a frenzy.