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Compassion for Others

Lindsay Holmes

8 Ways To Tell If You're A Truly Compassionate Person

HuffingtonPost.com | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living

With so many self-help tools and research aimed at helping us be more joyful, it's pretty obvious that the pursuit of happiness is in vogue -- but wha...

Psychic Income

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Halamandaris

"That little girl changed me, though to this day she doesn't see how. Now what's important to me is 'psychic income' -- the feeling I get when I know I can make a difference in someone's life."

Why We Are Together but Feel Alone

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Umar Zulqarnain

Technology allows us to hide from others while being connected. We can edit who we are, what we say, and how we are perceived. We become willing to dispense with people and comfortable with being dispensed. We can decide when to communicate and how much.

Struck By Hindsight

Lisa Besaw | Posted 05.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Besaw

Hindsight can, and usually does, help one gain a whole new perspective. I'm presently feeling somewhat anxious and overwhelmed by some of my hindsight.

Share Your Problems With Me

Lauren Kahn | Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Kahn

Just because someone is struggling with new and potentially overwhelming challenges doesn't mean the tenor of your relationship with your friend has to change. Allowing her to continue being that friend can be its own form of compassion.

What It Means to Forgive

Ira Israel | Posted 09.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

Any part of the narrative that does not accept and embrace one's life or adds the judgement "that should not have happened" pulls one backward into a no-longer-existent past, hinders one from showing up authentically in the present, and places limits on one's not-yet-existent future.

Health Coaching Hits Close to Home

Robin Hoffman | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Robin Hoffman

My days of being "the baby" of the family are long gone now, and I have felt a burning desire inside to fully step up and into my own soul and let the gifts I have be of service to my own family.

What Is Forgiveness?

Pragito Dove | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

I could put my energy into anger and resentment, or focus on loving myself and enjoying my life. How I came to choose the latter is explained in this video.

Complain to Me, Please!

Jane Roper | Posted 05.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Jane Roper

Perspective is important. We should all keep in mind that our problems could be worse, and that all suffering is relative. This can help us feel less overwhelmed by our own challenges, more grateful for our many blessings, and more compelled to empathize with and help others.

The Power of Compassion: A Lesson at the Zoo

Ellen Kellner | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Ellen Kellner

I have experienced and witnessed that the only way to transmute violence, anger, and fear is with courageous love and compassion.

Connected by Catastrophe

Craig Ing | Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Craig Ing

Why don't we go out of our way, disrupt our daily routines, and demonstrate compassion more frequently? What is it that makes it so difficult?

Evolution of Compassion

Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD

This type of compassion is not an easy one, and not everyone can comprehend or understand it. It takes an expanded mind to be able to go far enough to feel another person's point of being and to accept it as is.

Why Empathy Precedes Compassion

Cindy Wigglesworth | Posted 05.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Cindy Wigglesworth

Empathy minus the feeling of being overwhelmed moves us in the direction of compassion. It enables us to be a loving force for good in the world.

On Having Compassion For Others: Learning To See Past 'The Mask'

Tara Brach | Posted 03.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Richie had truly "seen" Sharon -- her vulnerability and spirit, and he'd expressed his care by mirroring her goodness. It took another year and a half for her to tell him what those gifts had meant to her, and to apologize. But because he hadn't given up on her, a thaw had begun.

Hope And Heart: 5 Ways To Feed Your Compassionate Self

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 03.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

We feed the wolf of love with heart and with hope. We feed this wolf by sustaining our sense of what's good in other people, what's good in ourselves, what's already good in our world, and what could be even better in a world we can build together.

Why I'm Volunteering For The Homeless Count

Christine Schanes | Posted 03.11.2013 | Impact
Christine Schanes

I didn't expect my life to change as a result of my research for articles about homelessness for The Huffington Post. But that's exactly what happene...

Compassion Born From Tragedy

Michael Stanclift, N.D. | Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Stanclift, N.D.

When situations or people challenge us, we need to identify that we're angry, confused, or frustrated. If we acknowledge that we're likely to make poor decisions in these states, it's easier to find the motivation to let these emotions go.

Sandy Hook

Michael Neill | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

The future will change one person at a time and one thought at a time. You can't bring back a child, but you can bring back the hope in one. You can show love to those that have been raised in hate and you can be an oasis of kindness in a desert of cruelty.

How To Be Grateful To People We Don't Like

Pragito Dove | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

When we take 100 percent responsibility for what is happening inside of us, miracles happen. We find it easy to be grateful because we have transformed dislike into compassion.

How To Heal: On Self-Forgiveness And Making Amends

Tara Brach | Posted 02.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

We are deeply imprinted by the suffering we have caused others. In the Buddhist teachings, such sensitivity can be intelligent and healthy -- it plays an important role in awakening and freeing our hearts.

On Love As Your Guiding Principle

Cindy Wigglesworth | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Cindy Wigglesworth

Love became my "true north" -- my guiding principle for acting from my highest and best self. When I am confused and upset, I need something simple and easy to remember. So my "guiding question" in a tough moment is: "What would love do?"

What Hurricane Sandy Can Teach Us About the Principle of Thought

Garret Kramer | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Garret Kramer

In the wake of Sandy, I've been reflecting on the relatively upbeat and supportive mood around here and what it can teach us: Specifically, these questions: How come we can't pull together like this all the time?

Heart Solutions

Wendy Strgar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Strgar

If we want to build a nation that can outlast the massive changes that our environment will continue to demand from us, the only path that can hold us securely is a compassionate one.

Attention Is the Grounds of Love

Tara Brach | Posted 01.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

What if we paid deeper attention to those we live with? To the earth that is our home? To our own heart? Not only would we cease to cause harm, our attention would offer the medicine that could bring healing to our world.

The Key To A Clear Mindset

Garret Kramer | Posted 12.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Garret Kramer

The next time you aren't taking into consideration the feelings of others, it's perfectly normal and okay. Just remember, the self-centered feeling within you is actually your custom-designed reminder that it's you that is off, not the world around you.