Saturday’s end of the world scare probably didn’t send you in a panic. Or maybe it did. Just a little? I know it wasn’t on my mind until two baristas decided to turn a boring day into an exciting one by counting down the last ten seconds to the end of the world. I started to think about how sad it would be if it were to all end here… before I had the chance to write that book I’ve always wanted to write, travel the world or own a home.

A few days later, I began to think about the people in my life that I was unintentionally taking for granted (including me!). It turned a false alarm into an opportunity to revisit my priorities and rethink the way I was treating loved ones in my life.

This week’s top posts reminded me of that. I think you will find new compassion for others and ways to better your relationships by being more present. Oh and if the end of the world scare shook you up just a tiny bit and you want to take the time to reflect and reconnect to your goals and yourself, this post will give you lots of great ideas!

Where Would We Be Without Compassion?

(Adventures in Positive Psychology) – These days we are getting farther away from the motto, “All for one and one for all,” and more focused on just the first part (all for one). This post asks us to rethink the balance between personal responsibility, individual determination and compassion for others.

Is it Love or Is it Sexual Addiction?: Partners Who Cross the Line

(Partners in Wellness) – If you have ever questioned your partner’s sexual behaviors, you might want to read this. It provides information on sexual addiction with the steps you need to take to help those suffering from it.

Your Brain, Mindful Presence and Five Practices to Energize Love In Your Relationship, 2 of 2

(Neuroscience & Relationships) – New healthy behaviors can change your brain and heal your heart so says this interesting post. Find out how being present can help you be a better partner and have a healthier and happier relationship.

Depression – It’s a Family Affair

(Family Mental Health) – When someone you know is depressed, whether it’s major depression or bipolar depression, it affects everyone in the family. Here’s how it impacts loved ones and what to do if the person suffering is someone in you love.

Mental Software Vs. Brain Hardware

(Guideposts to Happiness) – An intriguing post about mental illness which compares the brain to a computer. Are we at the will of our so-called psychological conditions or behind the wheel in the driver’s seat? You decide.