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Common Humanity

What I've Learned From the Men Who Harass Me on the Sidewalk

Trudy Smith | Posted 07.21.2015 | Women
Trudy Smith

Working towards justice and speaking the truth are things that I am still learning to do in love instead of anger. It's easier when I remember that my enemies are not other human beings, but destructive behaviors and the belief systems that drive them. Behaviors, beliefs, and people can change.

Stray Cats and Dogs in Peru

Kevin F. Adler | Posted 06.15.2014 | Impact
Kevin F. Adler

For the animals in Mancora, the situation is abysmal:Hungry dogs roam the street, half limping as they go because they were hit by a moto taxi; emaciated cats, always seemingly pregnant, search for anything to eat. This is the daily scene in the market.

Our Bear Humanity: The Backstory on ChamPa

Kevin F. Adler | Posted 07.11.2013 | Travel
Kevin F. Adler

Even our smallest actions can have profound reverberations.

Embrace Humanity With Self-Compassion

Kristin Neff | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Kristin Neff

One of the most important elements of self-compassion is the recognition of our shared humanity. Compassion is, by definition, relational.