Have You Had Your Compassion and Love Today?

Broadcast on July 08, 2015
With Barbara Fredrickson

In her recent book, Love 2.0, Barbara suggests that love can be thought of as micro-moments of positive emotional connection with others, and love and compassion are one and the same with the awareness of suffering. Her research suggests that such micro-moments serve as nutrients for health -- both your health and that of others. Love and Compassion are thus positive health behaviors. Have you had your daily diet of them today?

For more resources on putting compassion into action and a summary of the entire Global Compassion Summit, please visit http://theshiftnetwork.com/page/putting-compassion-action

Barbara Fredrickson

Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience; Director of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Laboratory (www.PositiveEmotions.org)
Barbara L. Fredrickson, Ph.D. is Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Director of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab (a.k.a. PEP Lab) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford University, with a minor in organizational behavior. Among the most highly cited and influential scholars in psychology, her research is funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NCI, NIA, NCCAM, NIMH, NINR). Dr. Fredrickson has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and her general audience books, Positivity (2009, Crown, www.PositivityRatio.com) and Love 2.0 (2013, Penguin, www.PositivityResonance.com) have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Dr. Fredrickson’s scholarly contributions have been recognized with numerous honors, including the inaugural Templeton Prize in Positive Psychology from the American Psychological Association, the Career Trajectory Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, and the inaugural Christopher Peterson Gold Medal from the International Positive Psychology Association, and she is beginning her term as President of the International Positive Psychology Association. Her work has influenced scholars and practitioners worldwide, within education, business, healthcare, the military, and beyond, and she is regularly invited to give keynotes nationally and internationally.