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Cécile Gorner Blogpage Compassion holding hands

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

This week I came across this quote from the Dalaï Lama and it resonated deeply with me, especially in this time when we may struggle in our lives. We cannot change circumstances or even people, we all know that. But we can choose the way we respond to them, whether it’s with an action or …

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Joy vs Happiness

Everywhere nowadays we hear, see, read “be happy” or “be happier” as if it could be added on our to-do list, as if it was something to have or something we don’t have. But what is happiness? What is the difference with joy? When I personally understood the difference between happiness and joy, I felt …

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Listening is a skill

Try to remember last time when you had a conversation with someone (co-worker, friend, partner…). Were you really listening to this person? Or were you in reality focusing on yourself? How to check that? Let’s say you had one of the following thoughts in your head while you were having your conversation: how to convince …

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