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MFA Class 4

3 Things:
 
1: Check out Lying-Down Yoga. Here are the postures, and the track is below. If nothing else, the guidance invites you to be in a different way when you move. 

2:  As for the short practices, here's the 3-minute open awareness. 

3:  Capture some Difficult Conversations

Stuff I promised you . . . 

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"When a person experiences empathy—the feeling component—the pain centers in the brain light up. ... But when a person is focused on compassion—the action component of trying to alleviate another’s suffering—a distinctly different area of the brain, a 'reward' pathway associated with affiliation and positive emotion, lights up."

Trzeciak, Stephen; Mazzarelli, Anthony. Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence that Caring Makes a Difference (p. 31). Studer Group. Kindle Edition. 

"Feeling empathy is a necessary precursor (or prerequisite) to motivate acts of compassion; so the terms are related, yet they are also distinct."

Trzeciak, Stephen; Mazzarelli, Anthony. Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence that Caring Makes a Difference (p. 31). Studer Group. Kindle Edition. 

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"One of the most robust and consistent findings in the research literature is that people who are more self-compassionate tend be less anxious and depressed. The relationship is a strong one, with self-compassion explaining one-third to one-half of the variation found in how anxious or depressed people are. This means that self-compassion is a major protective factor for anxiety and depression."

Neff, Kristin. Self-Compassion (p. 110). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition. 
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"The main issue is that carefully considering another’s perspective is no guarantee that you’ll be able to do it accurately. Perspective-taking does not increase accuracy."

Epley, Nicholas. Mindwise (p. 170). Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Kindle Edition. 

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