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#Compassion

You Don't Owe Anyone An Interaction

Caroline Garnet McGraw | Posted 07.27.2015 | Women
Caroline Garnet McGraw

Will some people have hurt feelings if you decline their invitations and delete their messages? Probably. That's tough to accept, but the alternative is worse. Trying to manage other people's emotions while tuning out your own is exhausting. It harms your health and your relationships.

Digital Lady to Dalai Lama -- What This Tech Expert Learned in a Meeting With the Most Compassionate, Connected Man on Earth

Danielle Di-Masi | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Di-Masi

The Dalai Lama's ageless advice -- as was Shakespeare's -- is brilliantly simple in today's complex digital age: Be real to yourself to create a real environment online. Read: Be human.

Is Love Really All You Need?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Love asks more of us than to simply feel a strong attraction to another person. It asks (or demands) that we put our own desires and preferences aside and replace them with a desire to serve the desires of our partner, not always, but probably more often than most of us would want to.

Lessons of Compassion From the Dalai Lama

Margaret Moodian | Posted 07.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Margaret Moodian

I attended the Dalai Lama's talk at the University of California, Irvine, recently for a celebration of his 80th birthday. He said that all he wanted for his birthday was compassion.

I'll Never Forget the Face I Never Saw

Lacey Johnson | Posted 07.24.2015 | Impact
Lacey Johnson

It was a numbingly cold night in January 2015. Despite having wrapped my body in multiple layers of clothing, I shivered incessantly as every hair on my arms and legs stood at attention.

5 Ways to Rock Your Feminine Super Powers

Kate Neligan | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women
Kate Neligan

When the masculine and feminine energies in each of us are in harmony then we will see this mirrored back to us with healthier relationships, less violence in the news, more creative solutions for the environment, and more loving exchanges in both the home and the workplace.

When The Comfort Zone Becomes Uncomfortable

Suza Scalora | Posted 07.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Suza Scalora

In this video, Eckhart Tolle talks about how the "conditioned self" has an impulse to remain in its comfort zone. However, the impulse behind the c...

Somewhere Between Empathy and Apathy

Corinda Lubin-Katz | Posted 07.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Corinda Lubin-Katz

It doesn't take much more than a quick glance at the news to conclude that the world is a mess. We are riddled with crises, crippled by corruption, an...

What Buddhist Monk Matthieu Ricard Has To Say About Saving The Planet

Mark Tercek | Posted 07.22.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

Renowned Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard believes we similarly should cultivate our ability to care and show compassion -- not only in our personal lives, but professionally, too.

Freedom From Negative Self-Talk

Suza Scalora | Posted 07.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Suza Scalora

Eckhart Tolle explains that self-talk is a form of self-hypnosis and it prevents awakening.

What Happens When We Put Empathy Into Practice?

Catherine Nagle | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

'It's Because You Left Me ... ' When Trocme was 10 years old, he was in a car accident. His father drove too fast, the car spun ...

Getting Fired Is a Universal Experience

Rena DeLevie | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business
Rena DeLevie

In the spirit of laughing at the outrageous, and misery likes company, I thought I'd share the three most common stories of how people get fired in this day of Fear Based Management and one totally new approach that will make you fall off your chair.

Come Out, Come Out Wherever I Am

Edie Weinstein | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Edie Weinstein

As public as I may seem to be, I realize how much I was hiding, out of fear of not being loved if people knew about the way my mind works sometimes. A...

The Modern Woman's Guide to Radical Self-Love

Melissa Mae | Posted 07.16.2015 | Women
Melissa Mae

As modern women, we're swamped, run ragged; concurrently expected to look rested and be supermodel-gorgeous as a constant. Juggling motherhood, a corporate career, beauty and fitness regimen, running the household and making time for social endeavors at once? Something's got to give.

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Why This Scientist And Buddhist Monk Is Calling For An 'Altruism Revolution'

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.17.2015 | Religion

Matthieu Ricard has lived many lives. As a young student in Paris during the late 1960s, he was writing his dissertation in biochemistry at the...

How About This Subversive and Revolutionary Idea? Who's With Me?

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 07.14.2015 | Fifty
Janet Eve Josselyn

I have decided to enter a judgment-free zone but not because I am a perfectly judgment-free person but because I am tired of people shaming other people for this, that or the other thing.

How to Sculpt with Our Hands A World That Reflects Our Hearts

Christopher Phillips | Posted 07.14.2015 | Impact
Christopher Phillips

Human autonomy and social conscience go hand in glove. They drive one another. They are a tag team for impelling and inspiring a person to involve herself deeply as a civic or social entrepreneur, to undertake kinds of challenges that expand a person's imaginative, physical, existential bounds.

Saying No to Affluenza: 5 Ways Faith Can Help Parents of Teens Raise Healthy, Caring Young Adults

David Briggs | Posted 07.14.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

How can parents help their own children say no to affluenza? Or to become caring young adults, forsaking refuge in addictive behaviors? One answer may be right down the street: Their local church, temple or mosque.

Everyone Should Be Required to See "Inside Out"

Mark Baer | Posted 07.13.2015 | Entertainment
Mark Baer

I want to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in the production and development of Disney•Pixar's film "Inside Out." The film is named "Inside Out" because it is about the inner workings of the mind, which controls how people behave.

Standing for Compassion: An Interview With Deepak Chopra

Hilal Isler | Posted 07.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Hilal Isler

Deepak Chopra spoke to me recently about the power of meditating collectively, the healing potential of compassion, and what he experienced the first time he meditated.

Why I Do Not Believe in Hell

Steve McSwain | Posted 07.10.2015 | Religion
Steve McSwain

There are many reasons why the storyline about hell does not work for me. Not anymore, anyway. There was a time I tried to believe in it, afraid I might just end up there if I did not.

Serving Love -- L'Arche Style

Rumni Saha | Posted 07.10.2015 | Religion
Rumni Saha

On a recent Sunday morning I was blown away by a radio interview of Jean Vanier and his L'Arche Movement. I had never before heard about this humanist and his epic movement where people with and without intellectual disabilities live and share their lives together as peers.

Lessons from a Goddess of Compassion: Live With Joy, Even While Grieving

Lisa Levart | Posted 07.10.2015 | Women
Lisa Levart

Dianne Gray has known grief but compassion and generosity flow through Dianne like a gentle river. Therefore, White Tara, the Tibetan Goddess of Compassion, was a natural choice for Dianne to embody.

5 Keys to Real Happiness From 5 Must-Read Books

Suna Senman | Posted 07.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Suna Senman

Fairytales feed our minds with the enchanted thoughts about finding a situation where our wishes are fulfilled and we live "happily ever after." Contrary to this belief, happiness is not something to go out and find.

Lessons of Tantrums, Wise Sibling Instincts and the Healing Power of Empathy

Jesua | Posted 07.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jesua

My son Ezra woke up sweetly today, pouncing on top of me in bed with all his 65 pounds of naked, sun-kissed, 6-year-old love, panting loudly with morn...