Putting ourselves into other people’s shoes and walking around for a while is a positive way to make connections and to help develop and encourage compassion in our lives. But as well as supporting our connection to other people around us, why is empathy also important for ourselves?
What makes us happy? What do we need to be happy? Is happiness something we can buy? Even if we know it isn’t, we are still being encouraged to see it that way, and corporations across the world are actively trying to sell us happiness. But what does this mean?
28 billion non-recyclable crisp packets will be produced between now and 2025 (when Walkers claim they will make recyclable ones) so can they really claim this to be a positive action to curb plastic pollution?
How well do you listen and how much are you heard? Did you know that listening and being heard and cared by someone you don’t really know can act as a stimulant for natural healing? So just much power can empathy have on our bodies?
Welcome to the school whose teachers vow to approach every child with “unconditional positive regard” in an attempt to really understand each child as an individual and to rethink punishment as a form of discipline.
According to recent government research, two-thirds of children aged 10 to 17 and a quarter of 6-9 year-olds consume energy drinks - drinks which contain 60% more calories and 65% more sugar than normal soft drinks...and that's not mentioning the caffeine. So should they be banned?
Our education systems only test and reward a very limited intelligence, and so we are constantly seeing intelligent children failing tests designed to test a different kind of intelligence, and thus being branded as failures.
The UK appointed a Minister for Loneliness last week - amidst concerns of a growing 'epidemic of loneliness' sweeping the UK. If this is the case, what is going wrong in our society to cause people to feel so lonely?
Did you know that there are 'naked' alternatives to every plastic bottle or plastic thing in your shower and bathroom? If you haven't already started to question the amount of throw-away plastic cluttering your shower, now is the time.
The baobab tree is one of the most majestic trees on earth. Capable of living for thousands of years, these trees can grow as wide as a bus is long and hold up to 120,000 litres of water in their trunks and they predate both humankind and the splitting of continents. So why is it that they are now struggling to survive?
Did you know that if bees were to disappear from the face of the earth, humans would have just 4 years left to live. Why? In brief, they pollinate 70 of the roughly 100 crop species that feed 90% of the world.
This weekend sees the first ever TED conference inside a refugee camp, being held at Kakuma Camp in Kenya, This conference aims to offer a different lens into the reality of life as a refugee, away from the images of devastation and suffering, and towards stories of resilience, of contribution, of creativity.