A study from 2011 titled Practicing Compassion Increases Happiness and Self-Esteem completed an experiment showing that people who practice compassion showed an overall increase in happiness as well as a decrease in depression symptoms.

checking in

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this is a follow up   This is a follow up to a previous post where I decided to turn a new leaf and work on self-love and...
Alone time in nature has the effect of recharging emotions and grounding you to reality. You can absorb some of the calm energy that the natural world emits. A forest is a great monastery. It's still and...
This is some fun and easy photography you can do at home with just cell phone cameras. We turned on the flashlight on one of our phones and put a crystal on top. We turned the lights...
This is what a crack in the sidewalk looks like a 3am This photo was taken by my girlfriend who has a great eye for photography. I edited it to look dark...
We've had a long time family friend from Canada visit us on a yearly basis. He barely spoke any English but when I was 8 or 9 he had the patience to teach me the rules of...

Remi wants peace

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My sister and I have a thing where I get a photo of her doing the peace sign everywhere we go. We have hundreds of these photos stored up over the years, spanning across multiple states and...
fathers day bass fishing

Father’s Day

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For Father's Day this year we caught some largemouth bass in my grandpas pond. Me, my dad and my brother caught and released about 5 or 6 fish, capturing photos of them jumping out of the water...

New Leaf

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This year will be the first page in a new chapter of my life. I'm dedicating myself to self improvement for my sake and the sake of my family and friends. I will continue...