Cooks Center for Human Connection

February 2023 Newsletter - Compasion and Self-Love

February is a month filled with acts of kindness and love. Focusing on these acts during this month can help you increase your ability to be compassionate. Compassion is the ability to see suffering in others and have a desire to help them or comfort them. By being compassionate, you are better able to understand and support the emotions of other people. As a result, you will feel more motivated to help and support others - and yourself. Being compassionate, to others and yourself, has shown to be extremely beneficial both psychologically and physiologically. Compassion builds connection and connecting with others has the ability to improve your mental and physical health, as well as increase your lifespan