Growing empathy for a peaceful world
I've been very impressed recently by Dr Dan Siegel's work, on many levels. I've been particularly fascinated by the similarities which he spotted between the effect on the pre-frontal cortex of the brain of secure attachment and of mindfulness practices. Absolutely fascinating. I highly recommend reading his book Mindsight - very illuminating about the nature of the pre-frontal cortex, which is the neurological centre of empathy.
You'll find a review of Mindsight here - and a delightful parenting blog too!