Lunch Lady Magazine

cool to be kind

It goes without saying that the world could afford a little more kindness. Spend enough time reading the news and browsing the internet and it becomes easy to believe that we’re a species marked by our selfishness and mistrust. Yet a growing body of evidence is showing not only that our capacity for altruism is one of humanity’s most defining traits, but also that being kind and compassionate is actually good for our physical and mental wellbeing.

“It all comes down to our mammalian origins,” explains James Kirby, a research psychologist who founded the University of Queensland’s Compassionate Mind Research Group. “Our parental investment strategy is to have a small number of children that we spend an incredibly long time raising.” The helplessness of our children—an evolutionary price we pay for our oversized brains—means that we have a “caregiving motive”. “When we hear our baby cry because they perceive a threat, we move towards that threat in order

Stai leggendo un'anteprima, registrati per continuare a leggere.

Altro da Lunch Lady Magazine

Lunch Lady Magazine1 min letti
Mindfulness Practices for Kids
Have a bell ready and ask the kids to practise deep listening skills. Start by noticing what sounds they hear all around them and invite them to share mindfully without interrupting one another and by listening with care. Continue by asking every
Lunch Lady Magazine8 min lettiPsychology
Between
I live in England, very close to Cambridge. It’s a very pretty part of the world, with a lot of very old buildings (my home was built in 1675), a lot of history and lots of pretty countryside. My parents were really respectful of me. I was given a lo
Lunch Lady Magazine5 min lettiSelf-Improvement
Yoga
Tell us a little bit about yourself. I’m the daughter of immigrants from India, the youngest of three sisters, and the proudest Masi (maternal aunt) to the two most intelligent and awe-inspiring little people. I offer yoga through a holistic, social-