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#Compassion

How to Get What You Need at Work

Rena DeLevie | Posted 09.01.2015 | Business
Rena DeLevie

What do you need to meet or exceed expectations? If you're not being handed what you need, and who is, it's your job to ask for it. Oh the intimidation of asking for what we need! Here's a cheat sheet.

Pity Party Worth Having: How Serving the Homeless Saved Me

Johanna Falber | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
Johanna Falber

The question of homelessness, whether it be a stray animal or person is the same cause for alarm. We don't drive by a stray animal and not stop to help, so why would we not be concerned about a teen eating out of the garbage, or a woman trying to shield her children from the rain?

5 Healthy Habits Every Ambitious Woman Should Have

Michele Lian | Posted 09.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Michele Lian

Here's what I've been doing to get closer to regaining that balance, and how you can too.

12 Qualities Of An Enlightened Person

Charles Francis | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Charles Francis

Those who achieve any measure of enlightenment do so through some form of daily meditation practice, a willingness to let go of old views, and a commitment to helping others find peace. It takes work and dedication, but it is well worth it.

Can Connection Save Us?

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

You may not have cataracts, glaucoma, or macular degeneration but your vision may be distorted in similar ways. And without clear vision -- and I'm not talking 20/20 -- we can't connect with each other.

Who's the "Mentally Ill, Homeless Man" Down the Street?

Matt Hartman | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Matt Hartman

The next time you see someone rambling on the street or asking for money, put yourself in their position. We need to imagine lacking a family, lacking food and lacking simple roofs over our heads. Maybe then, we'll understand and begin showing compassion.

Obelisk Art 450: Our Oldest City Is on the Cutting Edge of Compassion

Dilara Hafiz | Posted 08.25.2015 | Arts
Dilara Hafiz

25 artists of international renown have created original art on 8 ½ foot wood and fiberglass obelisks to illustrate the diverse history of Saint Augustine and the ways in which the four original themes of 'Freedom, Democracy, Human Rights and Compassion' continue to resonate today.

What Are You: A Bhogi or a Yogi?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

A yogi is one who discovers that the greatest joy and peace of mind is within themselves, they see the exquisiteness of inner silence and their actions are for the good of others, whereas a bhogi is more concerned with their outer appearance, putting themselves first by enjoying and even over-indulging the mind and the senses.

A Chance Encounter

Nathan Timmel | Posted 08.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Nathan Timmel

Kayla wouldn't have normally been shopping at this particular grocery store, because it was known as the "ghetto location." It was nearing the Fourth...

The Afghan Express

John Toomey | Posted 08.24.2015 | World
John Toomey

In the latter half of the 1900's, Afghan camel drivers arrived in Australia to help explore a way into the countries previously-undiscovered central region. The harsh terrain could only be survived by hardened warriors who knew well how to endure such conditions.

Sharing Your Feelings: Helpful or Hurtful?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

"I just have to tell you how I feel. I'm very upset about what you did." "I'm really angry with you." "I just want to be honest with you. I'm so h...

Compassion

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 08.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara Jacoby

Compassion is defined by Dictionary.com as "a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong...

Bite-Size Garbage

Rena DeLevie | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Rena DeLevie

Yes, we need to earn income, so we do what we need to do. But self-protection is free. Setting boundaries and limits are yours for the taking.

The Forgotten Ideal of Maturity

Tom Morris | Posted 08.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Morris

There's an old ideal that we seem to have forgotten throughout much of our culture. What I have in mind is maturity. Say the word now and people think...

A Radical Movement in Corporate America: How Heart-Centered Meditation Can Change The Game

Tova Payne | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business
Tova Payne

Compassion-based meditation is healthy all around: within the workforce it facilitates more harmonious relationships and it supports inner calm from any life challenges that could hold you back from being fully present at work

How Do You Handle Criticism?

Mike Robbins | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

I've received some criticism in the past couple of weeks in a few different situations. This has caused me to step back and reflect on how I handle c...

Marco Rubio is Anti-Abortion, Not Pro-Life

Christopher Lamb | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics
Christopher Lamb

If he was pro-life, wouldn't he oppose corporate polluters who release toxins into the air that annually sicken or kill hundreds of thousands of people in this country, including a disproportionate number of children and the elderly?

The Path from Personal Transformation to Societal Change

Matthieu Ricard | Posted 08.19.2015 | Impact
Matthieu Ricard

I myself am deeply convinced that love and compassion--the two faces of altruism--are the cardinal virtues of human existence and the heart of the spiritual path. Loving kindness is the wish that all beings experience happiness, while compassion focuses on eradicating their suffering.

'Only When There is Calm Will Things Settle'

Kyle David Anderson | Posted 08.18.2015 | Education
Kyle David Anderson

Every task we undertake as humans -- social beings, after all -- threatens to do violence, or at the very least ring hollow, when the well-being and happiness of ourselves and those around us are ignored.

Empathy and Decision Making

Mark Baer | Posted 08.17.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

We are both members of The Esquire Network (TEN) and he has been mentioning that we seem to have very similar approaches to the practice of law and suggesting that we should discuss it further over breakfast. We did just that.

Mindfulness: Do You Have the Courage to Surrender?

Steven Crandell | Posted 08.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Steven Crandell

As a kid, I dreaded having to say, "uncle." Red-faced and sweating, I would struggle with all my strength to avoid getting pinned on the playgroun...

If I Have A Seizure: A Call for Compassion

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 08.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

"If we could look into each other's hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, ...

What if the Parenting Study on Happiness Was About Compassion Instead?

Katey Zeh | Posted 08.14.2015 | Parents
Katey Zeh

Maybe becoming a parent has made me less happy, at least in the short-term. But I also know that it's made me more compassionate and more committed to advocate for women and families.

Four Lies We Tell Ourselves That Keep Us From Being Happy

Heather Sample Spires | Posted 08.12.2015 | Women
Heather Sample Spires

Women can be the biggest b*tches. I mean, we can find just the littlest thing about a person and cut them down right at the knees. And not even think twice.

Infiltrating Prison with Love, Compassion, and Respect

Nancy Deville | Posted 08.11.2015 | Women
Nancy Deville

When I tell people that I teach yoga to incarcerated women, I often see a look pass over their faces. To me, there is no greater need than women who are locked into cages, demoralized, deprived of sunlight, nutrition, and physical comforts.