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#Compassion

It's Christmas: 7 Reasons Why We Should Forgive But Never Forget

Jenny Florence | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenny Florence

If someone has treated us badly, an inability to forgive will cause the situation to return to our mind again and again, each time loaded with intense emotions that can eat away at our own inner well-being. It is important to remember that forgiveness doesn't mean that we are condoning something that wasn't all right.

Science Explains Why Kids Are Terrible At Sharing

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living

When we were kids, sharing our snacks or toys was about as appealing as sitting in time out. We were hardly willing to give up our most prized possess...

Look Beyond the Labels

Deanna Heon | Posted 02.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Deanna Heon

Look beyond the labels and you may find a kindred spirit, and even a friend, in someone you never expected.

Moving the World to Reach Peace and Compassion

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 02.16.2015 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

How do you learn courage in a society full of fear? This question was addressed at the 14th World Peace Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.

Your Disability Is Not My Problem

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 02.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Lianne Mandelbaum

When we support change that widens ramps, opens doors, assists those with vision or hearing challenged, or helps protect those who may have life-threatening food allergies, we may someday, in fact, actually be assisting our parents, our children or even ourselves.

The Year of Speaking Kindly

Kindness Blog | Posted 02.15.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Would you like to increase harmony in your life, cut the potential for conflict and hurting other people? If yes, then this challenge might be for you...

Pray It Forward

Melanie Young | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I am counting my blessings this season and especially during my week-long visit to my hometown, Chattanooga, Tennessee. I've found that southerners ha...

Your Own Shoes

Stacey James | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Stacey James

The older I get the more I realize everyone truly does have their own story. Who they are, where they've been, where they're going, who they are becom...

It's Better to Give Than to Receive

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 02.14.2015 | Good News
Dean Dauphinais

Paying off a complete stranger's layaway account is something my wife and I first did three years ago.

How a Dating Buddy Can Transform Your Search for Love

Ken Page | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Ken Page

Clients who ask for -- and listen to -- the advice of wise, loving friends have more successful lives. Dating may be a lonely journey, but you don't have to take it alone. Having a dating buddy will definitely make it more fun.

Lasting Love

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

It's not about jewelry, weekly flowers or other expensive gifts that make a relationship remain as loving and intimate as it was at the beginning. It's all about reconnecting to who you were when you met, how you behaved and communicated during those times.

On Erasing the Worst Five Minutes of Each Day

Sandra Shpilberg | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Sandra Shpilberg

This way the worst five minutes of each day turn into the best five minutes of each day, shining a bright neon sign that says "UNDER CONSTRUCTION" on the areas that need more attention for us to grow into self-aware, conscious, grateful people that embody loving kindness.

7 Steps to Being a Kinder Person

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Kindness is the best gift. You know because it gives you that welcome skip in the heart, whether you're giving or receiving. Yet in this time of frantic holiday making, kindness can get lost along the way.

I Can Breathe; You Can Breathe -- Eric Garner Cannot

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 02.08.2015 | Impact
Robert V. Taylor

The root word for spirituality means "breath of life." It is the breath of life that feeds our humanity, our values, our sense of connection to all sentient beings, our spiritual pulse and our uniqueness as individuals. Our life needs spirit and our spirit needs breath.

Take Care of Yourself This Holiday Season

Stephanie Harrison | Posted 02.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Harrison

Self-care brings me great peace and joy, which in turn allows me to bring peace and joy to the world around me. It is empowering to be able to make small daily choices that have positive ripple effects through my life. This holiday season, how will you strengthen your light and use it to illuminate the world around you?

5 Ways Faith Contributes to Strong Marriages, New Studies Suggest

David Briggs | Posted 02.08.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

Four studies published in the Journal of Family Psychology indicate that cultivating practices such as selfless prayer, spiritual intimacy and compassionate love can help keep couples happily together through the challenges of marriage.

What Do Emotional and Social Agility Have to Do With Creativity?

Todd Kashdan | Posted 02.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Todd Kashdan

Ask yourself, "Is this contributing to my wholeness?" and if you're getting constructive criticism, if you're dedicating effort toward a meaningful goal, and you feel uncomfortable... it is.

Compassion: Who Needs It Most Over the Holidays?

Catherine Zinger | Posted 02.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Zinger

And again I found myself guilty of having made false assumptions and was reminded that all is not what it appears to be -- that because a person is successful and admired deeply by so many, doesn't mean he doesn't suffer his own demons.

Room at the Inn

Steven Crandell | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business
Steven Crandell

When you have no place to rest and little money, a coffee shop that permits you to visit its warm premises, use its free power or free Wi-Fi, that hands out cups of cold or hot water, is more than a resource. It's a temporary sanctuary.

I'll Keep That In Mind

Stephanie Giese | Posted 02.07.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Giese

I do not owe you an explanation, and I think anger is a healthy reaction to what this child has endured in his very short lifetime. As you huff and pull your children away from our "bad example," I will roll my eyes and remind myself that you do not know what you do not know.

Our Brains Are Hardwired For Compassion

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Our culture is often portrayed as greedy. We supposedly want money, power and fame, but at the same time, it's in our nature to care deeply for others...

Debunking the Myths About Boys and Emotions

Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D. | Posted 02.04.2015 | Education
Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.

Yet scientists are discovering that what society says about men's (and boys') social and emotional abilities is simply not true, and that cultivating their natural capacity for emotional attunement and relationships is critical to their overall well-being. But we need to start when they're young.

The NYPD Needs Training in Compassion

Lodro Rinzler | Posted 02.03.2015 | Religion
Lodro Rinzler

In the wake of the death of Eric Garner, and the lack of indictment of the officer who killed him, I am heart-broken. I did not know Eric, nor did I k...

Compassion Is Not the Most Important Tool for Success

Rena DeLevie | Posted 02.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Rena DeLevie

Don't underestimate rest. It's a beautiful gift we can give ourselves. Rest the body, rest the mind, rest the heart. Rest is a gentle segue to sleep and, for most of us, we need to rest before we can drift off to sleep.

For a Better Brain, Please Sit Still

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 01.31.2015 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

With mindfulness, the meditator cultivates an impartial and non-reactive awareness of everything inside and outside the body and mind. Compassion meditation strengthens an attitude of love for all other beings.