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Teaching Kindness and Compassion Key to Saving Planet

Max Guinn | Posted 02.08.2016 | Green
Max Guinn

Two experiences last summer changed the way I look at the world. I spoke on a panel with the Dalai Lama as part of the Global Compassion Summit in h...

An Open Letter From Mother Earth

Dr. Andra Brosh | Posted 02.07.2016 | Green
Dr. Andra Brosh

Dear Human Beings: I write to you with a heavy heart and with great concern. I have been more then patient with your reckless insensitivity tow...

How Meditation Benefits CEOs

Emma Seppälä, Ph.D | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Emma Seppälä, Ph.D

The research on mindfulness suggests that meditation sharpens skills like attention, memory, and emotional intelligence. I spoke with a number of executives about their experiences with meditation, and saw again and again how their observations about meditation in the workplace connected back to the findings of academic research.

A Massive Shift Toward Love

Jennie Lee | Posted 02.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jennie Lee

It is time to eliminate concepts like "survival of the fittest" or "the one with the most toys wins." It is time to open our hearts and call in the survival of the most loving.

3 Ways to Get What You Want While Building Your Compassion Muscle

Laura Jack | Posted 02.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Laura Jack

By giving people the benefit of the doubt, sharing what is going on for you, and asking for what you need, you build compassion for yourself and others, and you are more likely to have your emotional needs met during these moments of inevitable heartache.

We're Biologically Driven To Be Compassionate: 6 Surprising Health Reasons Why We Should Follow That Instinct

Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living

Studies have shown that our DNA drives us to carry out acts of compassion for the greater good of our species. There’s evidence indicating that infa...

Inspiring Connections and Conversations: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.03.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Connecting people through conversations and resources serves as the catalyst to social change. The Pollination Project gives $1000 seed grants to grantees making a difference in the way that we talk about and address social matters, as well as how we allocate resources to the communities that need them most.

The Tyranny of Perfection

Dr. Randy Kamen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Randy Kamen

The pursuit of perfection contributes to heightened anxiety, stress, depression, and diminished self esteem. At the same time we cheat ourselves out of the potential joy and satisfaction that could be gleaned from what we do accomplish.

Check Your Friendships: The Voting Has Begun

William Spear | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics
William Spear

The cacophony of anger, disappointment and outright disgust with the American political process coupled with the banality of cat videos and lottery winners gone bust has reached epic proportions

Danes Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands: Helping Refugees

Kajsa Paludan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Impact
Kajsa Paludan

Whilst men, women and children continue to drown in our seas as they leave behind their families and possessions in a desperate attempt to reach Europ...

The Cost of Compassion

Melanie DeSimone | Posted 02.01.2016 | Religion
Melanie DeSimone

I can't help it. I think too much. I wonder too often. I work too hard to make sense of things. And the thing that is puzzling me right now is why people pull away from those experiencing deep and lasting pain.

Presidential Politics and the American Soul

Robert Koehler | Posted 01.28.2016 | Chicago
Robert Koehler

When I want to believe that America is a democracy -- indeed, to feel so deeply this is so that my soul trembles -- I turn to Martin Luther King, who gave his life for it.

The One Thing Caregivers Need to Know: How to Care for Themselves

Kristin Neff | Posted 01.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Kristin Neff

Think of all the generous, kind people you know who constantly give compassion and care to others, yet continually beat themselves up. "You're so stup...

Standing in Solidarity With the Hurting

Eric Leroy Wilson | Posted 01.27.2016 | Religion
Eric Leroy Wilson

You can find some beautiful things in alleys and dark places. Just ask Elizabeth Gibson. On her typical morning walk she spotted something in a dumpster.

Social Responsiveness: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 01.27.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Around the globe individuals are answering the call of addressing social issues that impact the disadvantaged and underrepresented. Through $1000 se...

Why Kindness Heals

James R. Doty, M.D. | Posted 01.26.2016 | Healthy Living
James R. Doty, M.D.

Hopefully sharing this new science of kindness helps all of us -- physicians and patients alike -- to see in new ways how and why kindness heals and even more importantly how being kind results in one living a longer -- and happier -- life.

How to Bounce Back After Failure Smacks You in the Face

Leona deVinne | Posted 01.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Leona deVinne

This past week I messed up, ROYALLY. I was horrified when after arriving home from being out of town for my dad's funeral, I glanced at a paper calen...

I Know You Love Me. Now Let Me Die

Kindness Blog | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Kindness Blog

While we are developing more and more ways to extend life, we have also provided water and nutrients to a forest of unrealistic expectations that have real-time consequences for those frail bodies that have been entrusted to us.

Why I'm On A Mission To Make A Positive Impact In Healthcare

Brian Boyle | Posted 01.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian Boyle

I am not a doctor, nurse, physical therapist, specialist, EMT, paramedic, or healthcare professional. However, I do have some medical knowledge -- an...

Chat for a cure: How Viber merges mobile messaging and community in support of ALS

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

Did you take the ice bucket challenge to support ALS? If so, you found out that a bucket of cold water can hurt so good! At the height of ice bucket ...

Thinking About Thinking

James R. Doty, M.D. | Posted 01.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
James R. Doty, M.D.

"Do you know what a mantra is, Jim?" I shook my head. I didn't have a clue. "It's kind of like a song or a sound you make that helps you focus your...

Positive Snark Management

Rena DeLevie | Posted 01.21.2016 | Business
Rena DeLevie

Have you ever had a snarky client? I can hear you laughing. Yes, it's a natural rite of passage for a creative leader to be faced with managing snarkiness. You can snark back at her or you can choose professionalism and, perhaps, even take the relationship to a higher level of partnership.

The Dance, The Music and the Lyrics

Rena DeLevie | Posted 01.21.2016 | Business
Rena DeLevie

Sharing information with people is an everyday event in the business world. The challenge for most Creative Executives is to communicate in a way that allows their team to hear and understand.

Unleashing the River: A Call to People in Recovery

Brooke M. Feldman | Posted 01.20.2016 | Impact
Brooke M. Feldman

When I think about compassion and its transformative power, I can't help but think of the abundance of compassion bubbling up out of the millions of people in long-term recovery from addiction challenges.

Slip Into Someone Else's Shoes

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 01.20.2016 | Impact
Lianne Mandelbaum

I truly believe if we could each step into someone else's shoes, if only but for a moment, we would all act with greater empathy and the world would be a safer and better place for all of our children.