It turns out that compassion for others and compassion for self are not just a nice idea. There’s new science that proves they lighten our load.
“Jay Narayanan points to a clever experiment showing that grudge-holders perceived a hill as steeper than did people who had been asked to recall a time they’d forgiven someone…”
The work of those caring for people with dementia is endlessly challenging. As you read the following article, keep in mind that a method of caring for people with dementia that reduces stress for everyone involved, is going to do a lot to keep caregivers fresh, engaged, and grounded in the beauty of the valuable service they provide.
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