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Compassion for Others

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.

The Science Of Choosing Compassion

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 09.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Project Compassion Stanford

Think about compassion like a radio dial. We can tune our compassion up or down, but where the dial lands will depend on our concerns about being overwhelmed and on how well we can control our emotions.

Putting Compassion To Work At Work

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 09.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Project Compassion Stanford

My task was to teach them how to become more compassionate using an accessible program of exercises. First, however, I had to convince them that it was worth their precious time to learn how to stop, settle the mind, and open the heart.

Power Through Hard Times.. By Appreciating The Little Things

Robert J. Wicks, Psy.D. | Posted 01.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert J. Wicks, Psy.D.

What surprised me the most though was how quickly I had fallen into the basement of my own psyche. I had thought of myself as having inner strength and a strong faith. However, I really was living on thin ice.