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  • WISDOM vs. KNOWLEDGE

    April 22, 2013 By Ramakant Tiwari, Speaking Tree Like Inspiration and Motivation, it is another issue that confounds several. Let us analyse and remove the cobwebs of confusion and delusion. Wisdom is always wisdom. It is always TRUE and REAL. Wisdom NEVER undergoes mutation. Knowledge is always unreal...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Wisdom and spirituality may yet save human race

    By Timothy D. Bates, The Day Connecticut March 31, 2013 "...I respectfully suggest that we, as a species, have two attributes distinct from other organisms that would allow us to do this: our intellectual and spiritual capacities. We have already begun to use our intellect to create more environmentally...
     Posted by: brendah
  • A Word To The Wise, Part 2

    Wednesday, March 6, 2013 Marilyn Powell, Ideas with Paul Kennedy, CBC Radio URL: http://www.cbc.ca/ideas/episodes/2013/03/06/a-word-to-the-wise-part-2/ Times have changed. So has the study of wisdom. Philosophers, make room for the scientists! In this two-part series, Marilyn Powell talks to psychologists...
     Posted by: brendah
  • A Word To The Wise, Part 1

    Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Marilyn Powell, Ideas with Paul Kennedy, CBC Radio URL: http://www.cbc.ca/ideas/episodes/2013/02/27/a-word-to-the-wise-part-1/ Times have changed. So has the study of wisdom. Philosophers, make room for the scientists! In this two-part series, Marilyn Powell talks to psychologists...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Creative Thinking: The roots of adult wisdom sink deep into childhood lessons

    By Mark Ballard, Special to The Telegraph When I was growing up, no matter what the situation or issue was, I could always talk to my parents to receive comfort and advice. Whether I had been mistreated in some way, needed to be reassured about something or simply wanted to know what I should do, both...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Unexpected Wisdom

    The New York Times, Opinion Pages Letter to the Editor January 7, 2013 To the Editor: Re “ Suffering Fools Gladly ,” by David Brooks (column, Jan. 4): There is no excuse for condescension or abuse of someone judged less intelligent, even if your name is Steve Jobs or Pauline Kael. By excusing certain...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Psychological Distance: 10 Fascinating Effects of a Simple Mind Hack

    By PsyBlog Think distant: the incredible power of abstract thought. This mind hack is simple: you imagine yourself way off in the future, or living in a different country or as a different person. The aim is to have that feeling of detachment, of stepping outside yourself, by whatever means you can....
     Posted by: brendah
  • Turns Out Empathy is Contagious

    By Liza Finlay, The Huffington Post, HuffPost Impact Is empathy contagious? Turns out it is. That may be hard to believe. Especially at this time of year, when frantic shoppers cut lines to snag deals and even the good folk at the Salvation Army fall prey to thieving employees. But, in fact, empathy...
     Posted by: brendah
  • How Arianna Huffington Uses The Powerful Potential Of Social Media To Create Change

    The Huffington Post founder talks about how the development of online tools has changed giving back. By Rachael Chong, CEO and founder of Catchafire Arianna Huffington is the president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of 13 books including...
     Posted by: brendah
  • The Wisdom of Five Empathy Experts at TED

    From Iraq to oxytocin, a round-up of big thoughts from big empathy experts. By Ada Calhoun 1. Sociologist Sam Richards asks if it’s possible to understand the motivations of an Iraqi insurgent? He wonders: Can anyone truly understand and empathize with another? 2. Buddhist roshi Joan Halifax explains...
     Posted by: brendah
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PUBLICATIONS
  • Eastern wisdom and Western philosophy: Several comparative points (2016)

    Abstract: The two conceptions “the Eastern” and “the Western” have been known for several recent decades. The Eastern is used to show the area of the sunrise, including Asian countries - the civilizations in the valleys of Nile River, Ganges River and Yellow River (Huang He River); whereas, the Western...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • The Relationship between Mental and Somatic Practices and Wisdom (2016)

    Abstract: In this study we sought to explore how experience with specific mental and somatic practices is associated with wisdom, using self-report measures of experience and wisdom. We administered standard surveys to measure wisdom and experience among four groups of practitioners of mental and somatic...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Exploring wisdom in the Confucian tradition: Wisdom as manifested by Fan Zhongyan (2016)

    Abstract: Exploring the wisdom manifested in the world's great traditions can enhance our understanding of significant human strivings to live a meaningful and satisfying life and, at the same time, to help other people live better lives. This study focuses on Confucianism, which emphasizes self...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Correlates of Wisdom (2016)

    Abstract: Several rating measures and standardized scales of general and personal wisdom have been developed, ranging from cognitive to noncognitive assessments of wisdom. Although correlations of wisdom partly depend on its measurement, several general patterns emerge: Personality qualities related...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Stories of growth and wisdom: A mixed-methods study of people living well with pain. (2016)

    Abstract: Chronic pain remains a daunting clinical challenge, affecting 30% of people in the United States and 20% of the global population. People meeting this challenge by achieving wellbeing while living with pain are a virtually untapped source of wisdom about this persistent problem. Employing a...
    (My publication) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wise Leadership in Kautilya’s Philosophy (2016)

    Abstract: Kautilya (4th Century B.C.) is a legendary figure in India for not only writing Arthashastra, a treatise that deals extensively with the strategies for building and running a nation based on strong fundamentals of economics and the wisdom of the leader, but also for making Chandragupta Maurya...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wisdom and Mental Health Nursing (2016)

    Excerpt: Wisdom is a complex quality. For example, one person's inconsequential recognition or perception may be experienced as extraordinary or incredibly insightful to another (Randall & Kenyon, 2004). Broadly, wisdom is considered to be a higher personal attribute that embodies a special combination...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • The Pursuit of Wisdom: A Chronological Inquiry of the World's Most Influential Seekers of Wisdom in the Fields of Theology, Philosophy, and Science (2016)

    Over the centuries we have been witness to transformational changes that have altered the way we think and live. The chapters in The Pursuit of Wisdom are dedicated to heroic individuals throughout history who have attempted to de-mystify the unknown in the secular world of Science and the venerable...
    (My publication) Posted by: jdeanc
  • “The Keepers of Stories” Personal Growth and Wisdom Among Oncology Nurses (2015)

    Abstract: This study examined whether oncology nurses experience personal growth and wisdom as a result of caring for patients. Using a grounded theory approach, 30 nurses were interviewed regarding their experiences caring for cancer patients. Every nurse in this sample cited at least one example of...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Clinical Wisdom (2015)

    Abstract: A diversity of cultural, economic and social factors influence our professional work as psychotherapists, and hardly anything we do with our patients is not dependent upon society’s political and moral choices. Moreover, what can be regarded as wisdom is difficult to agree upon, more so for...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
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