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Workplace Spirituality: Why & How it Works like a Charm

When reading the slowly increasing bulk of research literature about the positive results of workplace spirituality – it is a wonder that researchers are not out there shouting it from the rooftops! Academics speak of ‘groundbreaking work’ and positive results (van der Walt & De Klerk...

Powerful Architectural Illustrations Visually Interpret Mental Illnesses

Italian illustrator Federico Babina has turned his attention from movies stars and fairy tale characters to the deep emotions felt by those experiencing mental illness. In his new series Archiatric, Babina’s architectural illustrations demonstrate a deep understanding and empathy for sufferers of psychological disorders. Through 16...

The Promise of Self-Compassion for Stressed-Out Teens

At a lunchtime workshop at Princeton for overscheduled, underslept college students a few years ago, I was teaching a three-step practice of self-compassion. The practice encourages a stance of self-kindness in the face of setbacks. One 19-year-old college athlete looked askance. “So, you want me to...

Getting mental health into the curriculum

When one hears the word ‘curriculum’ in the context of mental health, it might seem bewildering. What could the contents be and how would this be imparted to school students? First, why is it important? Data show the growing prevalence of mental illnesses, especially among children...

‘Mental health apps have gaps in information’

Mental health and well-being, often the subject of self-help books, is now the focus of apps by entrepreneurs identifying a need for them among teenagers and young working professionals. Apps, some of them available for a subscription fee, promise to address mental health issues ranging...