Children start developing empathy and compassion as toddlers and should have a good understanding of generosity by age nine. Here are five thoughtful ways parents can help foster these behaviours.
Pink pigeons may make more charismatic subjects for our adoration, but their feral relatives who keep us company in towns and cities are just as deserving.
It's easy to be cynical about charity drives like the Vinnies CEO Sleepout. Are they just PR stunts or can they make a difference beyond fundraising? Our study shows they can, and they do.
Part of yoga's appeal is that it continues to be seen as a mystical, ancient tradition. The truth is, the practice of yoga has gone through some profound shifts.
Before you reach for that checkbook or give to a charity online, pause to think about what makes a cause good in the first place.
The myth of compassion fatigue suggests that compassion is a finite resource. The reality is that health-care providers are over-worked and need better institutional support.
Research shows empathy itself does not have any limits. If it appears limited, it is because of people's goals, values and choices.
After such a difficult political experience, empathy is the key not only to feeling connected, but feeling understood – and understanding others.
Without compassion for others and the courage to do something about it, our community is more likely to be mean-spirited and miserable than happy and generous.
A global movement aims to let compassion guide political and community life. This has obvious relevance for a competition-driven nation with a troubling capacity for harsh attitudes and policy.