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#Compassion

How to Be Mindful in the Real World

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle McQuaid

When it comes to improving our well-being, most of us think about the exercise we should be doing, the foods we should be eating and the sleep we should be getting, but have you thought about how your brain might be able to help cultivate enduring well-being?

Snippets Of Wisdom From The Dalai Lama On His 80th Birthday

Diana M. Raab | Posted 07.06.2015 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

To be in the presence of the Dalai Lama was awe-inspiring and left a long-lasting impression upon me. In his natural and self-effacing manner, he effortlessly spoke his mind, incorporating his wonderful sense of humor, infectious giggle, and penetrating intelligence.

The Buddhist And The Neuroscientist

The Atlantic | Kathy Gilsinan | Posted 07.06.2015 | World

In 1992, the neuroscientist Richard Davidson got a challenge from the Dalai Lama. By that point, he’d spent his career asking why people respond to,...

A Birthday Gift for the Dalai Lama -- Global Compassion Education

Emily Hine | Posted 07.06.2015 | Impact
Emily Hine

While I love his wish, I say let's take it a step further: Let's give His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, the gift of global compassion education by mainstreaming compassion training in schools, communities and businesses around the world.

Becoming The Dalai Lama: Celebrating an 80-Year Journey of Compassion (All Together Podcast)

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 07.06.2015 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

In this wide-ranging conversation we learn about the iconic leader's spiritual formation in Tibet, his extraordinary escape from the Chinese, his interest in science, how he meditates and what compassion means in real life.

Has the Internet Killed Compassion?

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 07.02.2015 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

I am not sure I will ever understand how people can be so hateful to one another. What I do understand is the power of the anonymity of the internet. I understand that most of these people would never say these words to my face or even in front of the people they care about.

Why We Need a Muscular Compassion

Daniel Goleman | Posted 07.01.2015 | Impact
Daniel Goleman

The Dalai Lama's version of compassion is more muscular than Sunday-school stereotypes of a benign but soft and flabby kindness. He sees such full disclosure as one application of compassion in the public sphere, as is forceful action to right injustice of every kind.

Grief is NOT Self-Pity, Joel Osteen

The Rev. Sue Wintz | Posted 07.01.2015 | Religion
The Rev. Sue Wintz

Our 17-year-old daughter died in 2003. I mourn her deeply every day and will for the rest of my life. I do not wallow in self-pity, nor do I want to let go of what God gave to us as a precious gift on the day of her birth. I will not 'get beyond it,' as her death is a fact in our family's story.

The Result of Design Thinking Students Designing Their Own School: EmpathicEducation for a CompassionateNation

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 06.30.2015 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

This post is Part 2 of a 2 Part Series on Design Thinking Students Designing Their Own School. As a clinical psychologist and forensic expert in spec...

Design Thinking Students Co-designing Their Own School for the Sake of Empathy

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 06.30.2015 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

In order to inspire, motivate, and engage students in the learning experience, it is necessary to look at the world through their eyes. When adults pause and consider the world through from the students' perspective, we begin to examine their authentic needs, instead of the needs imposed upon them.

On Being an American

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Bil Hitchcock

No matter the side or sides you take on various issues, we have to remember that we are all Americans first, and because of that we owe it to each other to have respect for one another.

Are You Loving Yourself or Abandoning Yourself?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

You don't have to spend any energy seeking compassion from others. It's right here for you, as available as the air you breathe. We live in an ocean of love and compassion. All you need to do is open your heart to it through your intention to be loving to yourself.

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Your Primary Responsibility in Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Suza Scalora | Posted 07.04.2015 | Healthy Living

Life is not as complicated as our minds lead us to believe. In this powerful video, Eckhart Tolle explains the deeper meaning beneath the word respons...

6 Ways To Get More Love In Your Life

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

While many of us are searching for romantic love, remember that true love comes in many different forms and circumstances. Getting more love in your life requires more than dating tips; you'll have to work at it and make some inner changes to find love that has deeper meaning.

Gay Marriage, Racism and Obamacare: The Challenge of Caring

Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D. | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D.

Racism, homophobia, and disregard for the poor are just examples of a common set of processes. We have a psychological problem in our country and in our world. We know some of what it is. It is time to solve it.

Occasionally you realize someone you thought was a dear friend is actually a foe, their true character finally revealed. But how do you forgive the unforgivable? Here are my 10 steps to handling betrayal with elegance and grace.

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

My last blog addressed the topic of a self-hate attack--a sudden, intense mental episode of self-condemnation. Alternatively (or in addition) self-...

Lights Go On: Part XLVIII -- And So...

Thomas Bähler | Posted 06.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Thomas Bähler

Click here if you'd like me to read this to you To my love who is appearing in my life I take you as my partner for you love me for me as I lo...

New Hope in Nepal: Education Transforms Lives

Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche, PhD | Posted 06.23.2015 | Religion
Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche, PhD

In the aftermath of Nepal's earthquakes, my first concern has always been for the children. A million children affected by the earthquake need homes. They need to be cared for and protected from very real dangers such as trafficking.

Whom Do We Look At After a Tragedy?

Mike Domitrz | Posted 06.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mike Domitrz

Nine people were killed in an act of racial terrorism. As our country and the world continues to discuss what brings so much pain, terror, and violence into our lives, one of the common reactions after a tragedy is for people to ask, "Why?"

How Education Can Be a Force for Good

Daniel Goleman | Posted 06.22.2015 | Education
Daniel Goleman

The Dalai Lama had come to John Oliver High School for an in-person session on Educating Hearts and Minds. Several hundred students were packed into the school gym for the event, which was live-streamed as well to thirty-three thousand others across the province.

The Health Benefits of Practicing Compassion

Deepak Chopra | Posted 06.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

The spiritual value of compassion has been shown to extend to mind and body as well. It's in our nature to be sympathetic and kind to others while doing great good to ourselves at the same time.

Not My Monkey, Not My Circus

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathy Gottberg

I have a habit of being almost fanatical about my commitments. If I say I'm going to do something, come hell or high water, I'll do it. For the most...

Gov. Bobby Jindal Denies Clemency to Prisoner Serving 13 Years for Possessing Two Joints

Anthony Papa | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics
Anthony Papa

In the case of Bernard Noble it seems that Louisiana's Governor Jindal has chosen not to show the compassion that our President has shown and instead ignores the injustice of Noble's case while he rots away in prison for 13 years for the possession of two joints.

Do You Know Who You Really Are?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 06.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

I had been working with Pamela for a couple of months, attempting to help her see and value her true self, her essence. I could easily see her beautif...

Speak From the Heart

Mila Atmos | Posted 06.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Mila Atmos

Speaking to my children often reminds me how difficult it is to communicate well. I aspire to be able to express kindness and compassion even in the h...