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Valentine's Day Knows No Boundaries

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 02.10.2017 | Home
Bil Hitchcock

Valentine's Day is fast approaching.....you have only four days to buy that something special for your special someone. This someone could be a long-...

Why Santa Is The Coolest Yogi EVER

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 12.15.2016 | Home
Ed and Deb Shapiro

A true Yogi is someone who displays great wisdom and compassion, who hears the suffering in the world, who serves others, and who loves and gives unco...

In Praise Of Altruism

Dr. Bill Cloke | Posted 12.13.2016 | Home
Dr. Bill Cloke

"Altruism is a benevolent state of mind. To be altruistic is to be concerned about the fate of all those around us and to wish them well. This should ...

Count Care In: From GDP To A Social Wealth Economic Index

Riane Eisler | Posted 11.08.2016 | Home
Riane Eisler

Policy makers need studies like the Care Index. Beyond this, they urgently need a broader index that shows the enormous human and economic benefits of valuing care in both homes and the market.

How to Awaken Joy in Kids

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 11.08.2016 | Home
Greater Good Science Center

By James Baraz, Michele Lilyanna Can joy be cultivated? And, if so, can we teach our kids how to be more joyful in their lives? In our experienc...

When Should You Forgive Your Partner?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 11.01.2016 | Home
Greater Good Science Center

Your partner just made fun of you in front of your friends. Now, you have to decide how to respond. Should you shrug it off and let it go, or really let them have it when you have a moment alone together?

You Have The Knowledge And The Opportunity -- What's Stopping You From Acting?

Leda Asmar | Posted 10.03.2016 | Home
Leda Asmar

A thousand years ago, when I was a nursing student at the American University of Beirut, I learned so much more than anatomy, physiology, health, dise...

Friendship And Our Vagus Nerve

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.23.2016 | Home
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We don't often think that the nature of our friendships has a profound or major impact on our health and well-being. But a recent New York Times, art...

What I Learned On September 11th

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 09.13.2016 | Home
Bil Hitchcock

I learned something on that sad day on the 11th of September 15 years ago. During that time of turmoil, fear, sadness, and terror, no matter where we live in this wide country, we were collectively and suddenly New Yorkers. Everybody was on one side...the emotion and caring for the people of this horrific scene was to a person the same.

What You Can Do Daily In A World Overwhelmed By Tragedies

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 09.09.2016 | Home
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

I sat down to write early this morning, and could only think of the many tragedies, some caused by humans and some by nature, that have been occurring for the last few weeks and months. I felt paralyzed. Did what I might have to say matter? Then I remembered a stranger's kindness, and I smiled.

The Power Of Community -- Both Actual And Virtual -- And A Lost Tortoise

Laurie Levy | Posted 09.07.2016 | Home
Laurie Levy

Sometimes, it takes a village to rescue a tortoise. I was driving down my alley when I spied an animal ambling along the entrance to my garage. Was it a possum out during the day? A wounded cat? I got out of my car to avoid hitting it and ... it was a huge tortoise.

The Art Of Friendship In Marriage

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.05.2016 | Home
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

When our partner is our best friend. There is an African saying goes like this: A friend is someone who knows your song and sings it to you when you...

5 Ways Parents Can Help Prevent Teen Depression

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 06.17.2016 | Home
Greater Good Science Center

Parents are understandably worried about their teens. Last year's spate of teen suicides in Palo Alto, coupled with high rates of teen depression, make parents wonder what they could be doing to better help their kids navigate the sometimes-treacherous waters of their adolescent years.

Intimacy, a Hierarchy (With Thanks to Abraham Maslow)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 06.03.2016 | Home
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We're complex beings, and there is always more to learn. Caring is more important than "knowing." Are we interested, receptive, curious? The element of surprise can fuel a sense of newness and add excitement when we're open to it.

5 Times Nurses Made Their Patients Forget They Were In A Hospital

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 08.08.2016 | Home

Nurses: the unsung heroes of the hospital. While doctors hurry through the halls, sweeping from one room to the next, nurses are the more constant pr...

The Heart Breaks Open

Woo Du-An (AKA Rob Whitesides-Woo) | Posted 05.20.2016 | Home
Woo Du-An (AKA Rob Whitesides-Woo)

Truthfully, I can't claim to know when it's best to allow my heart to break all the way, or when I would be better off to abide within my protective reflexes. I sometimes can't tell when I am not ready to surrender or if feeling too much would be damaging

Founder of Daily Dose Tim Karsliyev: Creating. Cultivating. Capturing.

Diana Mae Fernandez | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Diana Mae Fernandez

There's a new accelerated wave of how Entrepreneurs are captivating their target audience powerfully; and Tim Karsliyev is on the global forefront lea...

Have We Lost Our Sense Of Community: "Sunday Soul" Finds A Way Back

Lia Miller | Posted 05.05.2016 | Home
Lia Miller

Thinking beyond yourself, doing your part, getting involved and giving to others knowing that when you are in need, it will come back to you ... that is the essence of love.

Character and Integrity at Work

Judith Bowman | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business
Judith Bowman

There are metrics for measuring goals, P&L statements to show bottom-line profits and trophies to reflect triumph however, there is not a gauge to measure character and integrity -- central to creating a successful business with loyal employees while enjoying a respected reputation.

Loving Your Life of Service

Sharon Eakes | Posted 05.03.2016 | Home
Sharon Eakes

Finding oneself by serving others may seem paradoxical. The word "service" has gone out of style. Today it often conjures up images of military service, or customer service. Its broader meaning refers to kindness, acknowledgement, making a difference. A "life of service" might include any or all of these:

Are You Caring for a Loved One With Dementia? Try Mindfulness.

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 03.22.2016 | Home
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

Love is supposed to be reciprocal. What happens when our loved one stops showing us the love we have been conditioned to expect, when they meet our gaze with indifference, or when they tell us to go to hell? Dementia is an invitation for us to discover the true meaning of unconditional love, using mindfulness and loving kindness as gateway practices.

The Quest for Who Cares

Mitch Rosenzweig | Posted 02.24.2017 | Home
Mitch Rosenzweig

Although it was sarcastic, someone said to me the other day... "See if I care..." We have all heard it at some time. But really, aren't we all on a qu...

When Unconditional Compassion and Kindness Is Life-Giving

Susan E. Mazer | Posted 02.17.2017 | Home
Susan E. Mazer

So frightened, so helpless, and with few to no options. The political struggles in the Middle East blind us to the human cost of this endless conflict. It reaches into the depths of human despair and suffering, and is sometimes met with the deepest compassion and hope on the other side.

Who Cares About Caring?

Amy Steinberg | Posted 02.11.2017 | Home
Amy Steinberg

We use words to help us better understand our world, to communicate with each other about our thoughts, feelings and actions. Sometimes words have a hidden treasures inside of them that we don't notice right away, but on second glance we see something compelling and useful.

Alzheimer's Care... Where?

Allan S. Vann | Posted 02.01.2017 | Home
Allan S. Vann

At some point all caregivers must decide how best to provide long-term care for their loved ones with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Many caregivers provi...