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Perfecting Imperfection

“When we learn self-compassion, we are able to have genuine compassion for the frailties and unwise actions of others,” says Dr. Matthew Goodman, an associate professor of internal medicine in the University of Virginia‘s School of Medicine.┬áDr. Goodman is a senior teacher in the UVA Mindfulness Center of the Division of General, Geriatric, Palliative & […]

It Is OK Not to Feel OK

“We make the situation worse when we punish ourselves for feeling sad or anxious or angry,” says Bethany Teachman of how we have managed our emotions during the past year. Teachman is a professor, the director of clinical training, and the director of the Program for Anxiety, Cognition, and Treatment (PACT) in the Department of […]

Reflections on Resilience and Interconnection in 2020

We end 2020 with a reflection on a year of hardship and hope. Anthony DeMauro, associate director of Dalai Lama Fellows at the Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia, shares his thoughts on the collective care vital to our resilience and interconnection during this holiday season–and far beyond it. Lifetime Learning wishes you […]

A Contemplative Pause: Practice for Learning and Living

Self-reflection, practicing gratitude, and noticing dispositions can be transformative in teaching and in life. During this Thanksgiving season, Karolyn Kinane gives us pause to contemplate “how we are being with each other.” Kinane is associate director of faculty engagement and pedagogy, Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia. We welcome your thoughtful comments below. […]