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Compassion Around the World: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Just over two years ago The Pollination Project started a daily giving practice, making daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world.

Daily Meditation: Mantra For Compassion

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.11.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Make It Happen: Cross the Boundaries of Selective Sisterhood

Theresa Sirles | Posted 05.10.2015 | Impact
Theresa Sirles

She had moved into a public housing project from a homeless shelter with her daughter. She had no family, few friends and a spirit of survival that was simultaneously awe-inspiring and depressing.

How Mindfulness Changes Your Life

Sarah Rudell Beach | Posted 05.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Rudell Beach

Mindfulness doesn't eliminate the stressors from your life. Your children will still throw tantrums, people will still cut you off in traffic, and winters will still be cold. The profound transformation takes place within you. You choose to relate to the stressors in life more skillfully.

Days of Inspiration for the New Year!

Menna van Praag | Posted 05.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

"Never complain, never explain." -- Dorothy Parker This is a fantastic mantra to remember while you're engaged in the journey of following your dream...

The Power of Self-Compassion

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 05.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

What if there was one choice you could make that would change everything in your life for the better? Actually, there is. It's the choice to move out ...

The State Bar of California Intends on Silencing Its Members

Mark Baer | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics
Mark Baer

If the Bar does decide to require certain disclaimers in lawyer blogs, how does that impact previously published blogs over which the attorney does not have editorial control?

Why Compassion Matters

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 05.09.2015 | Science
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

Doctors rarely cure diseases, he added. For the most part, they manage them. He told my students that being a good physician means helping patients navigate illness.

How to Create Supportive, Healthy and Compassionate Relationships in Business

Alissa Grainger | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Alissa Grainger

As we have built our team it has been very important to me to provide a nurturing and compassionate environment. I have experienced exactly how powerful and transformative someone's support and guidance can be.

Your Syndrome's Missing Benefit

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Doctors don't much care for conditions we don't understand well, can't treat effectively, and can't even confirm with a blood test. The frustration that results often translates into one of medicine's more common, and most regrettable missteps: blaming the victim. Patients with syndromes are often overtly, or at least covertly, blamed for their symptoms and engender an "it's all in his/her head" attitude in their doctor.

The Softened Heart

Catherine Nagle | Posted 05.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Nagle

I believe that if we make the effort to listen, we can hear our hearts guiding us. And if we think we can ignore its wisdom, we will lose our way. Eventually we have to face up to our past choices. But doing so gives us an opportunity to bring our love and compassion into the world by listening to our wise hearts.

Kidney Donors Rock!

Jen Reeder | Posted 05.05.2015 | Impact
Jen Reeder

Bryan and I still to do all of the things we love, like hiking, camping and traveling, and have grown even closer since his transplant.

Teach Your Kids to Say 'Thank you' (and Mean It)

Annie Fox | Posted 05.05.2015 | Parents
Annie Fox

I am thankful for this landscape and how it restores my humanity. These hikes always put me in a kind and generous mood. I feel a kinship to every person and pooch I see. Appreciation and gratitude can do that. But we take things for granted. And so do our kids.

The ABCs of Mindful Living: Authenticity, Balance & Compassion

Ira Israel | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

To help people understand what it means to live mindfully, I have broken it down to ABCs.

Education & Equality: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.03.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Two years ago, The Pollination Project started a daily giving practice, making daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world. Since we began, 50 more individuals and families have joined in.

'Hey, Can I Trust You?'

Heather Hollander | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Heather Hollander

When you have trust you have truth, and when you have truth you have love, and when you have love -- well, you have it all.

Yoga Hate: 6 Ways to End Exclusion and Up Oneness

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 05.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

Yoga and breath helped me undo the binds in my body, spirit and mind. I began to love my uniqueness.

5 Steps to Create a Compassionate Workplace

Susie Wolbe | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Susie Wolbe

Now that we are learning that a more compassionate workplace results in more positive work relationships, increased cooperation, better customer relations, and reduced stress, the question begs to be asked: What steps can we take to develop or increase a compassionate workplace?

Get Out of Yourself

Wendy Lustbader | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Lustbader

One of the chief cruelties of depression is how it encloses us in a dark tunnel, a space that doesn't extend beyond the borders of ourselves, our thwa...

5 Ways for Moms to Practice Forgiveness

Andi Wickman | Posted 04.29.2015 | Parents
Andi Wickman

We all have some part of us that needs forgiving in order to heal, but for some reason, most of us fight it with all we have.

Are Black Americans the Most Religious -- and Virtuous -- of All?

David Briggs | Posted 04.29.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

In a nation where rising numbers of people are dropping out of organized religion, one dynamic religious movement continues to display remarkable strength. The black church.

We ALL Need the Village

Kindness Blog | Posted 04.27.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Here's the thing: I've spent an evening broken to pieces, with my spirit in shreds, because of some of the things I've seen or heard about, which show where the village has failed.

Embracing the Conscious Death of Relationship

Jesua | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living

We are so sensitive and avoidant about death in this culture, aren't we? Not only about the death of the body -- our own, and those we cherish. But av...

'So Much More Than Enough' -- Lessons in Gracious Sharing

Jesua | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living

What would happen if all of us in our world who have "so much more than enough" (and we do, really, in so many ways!) could simply extend generosity with this kind of ease and joy, this quality of open surrender and trust?

Raising Compassionate Boys Means Having Compassion for Boys

Tosha Schore, M.A. | Posted 04.27.2015 | Parents
Tosha Schore, M.A.

We can't just be compassionate when it comes easily. Having compassion requires taking a virtual trip into the dark depths of those who do wrong by us, or by others, learning their stories, letting go of anger, disappointment or embarrassment, and moving on.