Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit
Happy Birthday to Nobel Peace Prize Winner, the Dalai Lama. July 6th was the Dalai Lama’s 80th Birthday. This seems a good time to be blogging about ‘peace and compassion.’ For his birthday, the Dalai Lama has asked that people share his ‘8 Lessons.’ Here they are –
8 Lessons on Life from the Dalai Lama (As seen in the Huffington Post.)
- Live life with a free mind and an open heart.
- Practice “universal compassion.”
- Redesign the way we educate.
- Stand up against injustice.
- Make humanity the bottom line of business.
- Always lend a helping hand.
- Play your part in healing the Earth.
- Use your personal power to be a force for good.
‘Loving Kindness Meditation,’ and its Use in Healthcare –
- Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
The results of this pilot study – “overall, loving-kindness meditation appeared safe and acceptable and was associated with reduced symptoms of PTSD and depression. Additional study of loving-kindness meditation for PTSD is warranted to determine whether the changes seen are due to the loving-kindness meditation intervention versus other influences, including concurrent receipt of other treatments.”
- A Tool to Improve Healthcare Provider Compassion, Resilience, and Patient Care.
The Summer of Peace. Stanford University is hosting a global compassion summit. July 7 – 9th.
“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV. The Art of Happiness.
Celebrating the Summer of Peace
‘Peace within,’ has a way of rippling out to others. May You Enjoy a ‘Summer of Peace’ here on Cape Ann, and wherever you go, or wherever you are. Peace. ~ Karen
For more information and research on mindful meditation, ‘loving-kindness’ meditation, and other relaxation tools for stress and pain management, you can contact me via email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Karen Pischke B.S.N., R.N. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness™ Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit www.DreamtimeWellness.com. Find us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dreamtime-Wellness-/348619611849199
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