According to neurosurgeon Jim Doty, mindfulness and compassion must go hand in hand.
Researchers say happiness reveals more about human welfare than standard indicators like wealth, education, health, or good government.
"So it’s no wonder many of us aren’t not happy—we’re drained and emotionally exhausted! Nearly half of us lie awake at night due to stress, the worries of the day coming home to roost when we finally stop moving. We tell ourselves to “tough it out” rather than to rest or reassess what we’re doing." Kira M. Newman