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Why Compassion?

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 04.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

When we ignore such an inventory, we run the risk of citing platitudes allegedly bringing meaning and depth to our lives. We know what we believe but we don't know why. And when the why becomes increasingly obscure, so does the lived experience of the principle we hold to be true

Jesus Would Sign This Petition

Dilara Hafiz | Posted 04.14.2016 | Religion
Dilara Hafiz

Is this a sign of the future? For those in any doubt whether hatred, ignorance, or intolerance exists in America, here's an example in black and white and red.

East Africa Hub: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.13.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize seven grantees across the globe in East Africa who are receiving seed grants that are inspiring cha...

Are We Seeing the Bigger Picture?

Catherine Nagle | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

When we look closer into other's experiences and encourage them, it will move us forward emotionally. In this way, we all become masters like Da Vinci. By imitating his obsessive study of details, we too can create the most beautiful canvas possible in our own lives.

Be Your Own Buddha

Gabriela Masala | Posted 04.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Gabriela Masala

Apparently, in the Buddha's final moments, his disciples asked: "Who will guide us once you are gone?" Buddha replied: "APPA DIPO BHAVA -- Be a li...

Climate Change: Theological Considerations

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 04.11.2016 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

This would not be the first time that theological revisioning has been called for throughout history; seismic shifts in political and economic realms have called into question theological beliefs which previously brought people some modicum of comfort and certainty.

Do You See Through the Eyes of Compassion?

Terri Britt | Posted 04.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Terri Britt

We never know what's going on with someone. We have no idea if they're sick, if a relationship just ended, or whether they're struggling at work. What you can be sure of, however, is if that person isn't being kind and loving, there is something hurting inside of him or her.

Got Grit?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 04.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Much of that work has to do with dealing with differences. Not just the differences that inevitably occur between people who are attracted to each other, but the differences between who we each thought we were getting and who that person actually is.

Secret Shame: The Spiritual Costs of Online Porn

David Briggs | Posted 04.11.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

As the secular culture marches on in its acceptance of pornography, one group of Americans is not finding it as easy to adapt, research indicates. The widespread access to graphic sexual images may be particularly damaging to religious individuals.

How Do You Spell Compassion?

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 04.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

So, what is the world you want to live in? It seems that the first step each one of us can do is simple. It just takes the decision to do it. Transforming our passion into compassion.

Daily Meditation: The Value Of Self-Care

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.07.2016 | Religion

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

Dear Presidential Campaign 2016: Let's Break the Weak Peace Cycle

Alexandra Nicewicz Carroll | Posted 04.06.2016 | Religion
Alexandra Nicewicz Carroll

Weak Peace benefits no one and hurts everyone. Weak Peace reinforces insecurity, fear, and hate while reducing cooperation, solidarity, and love.

Self Love Rising #lovesaveslives

Kajal Pandey | Posted 04.06.2016 | Impact
Kajal Pandey

The one thing we can't learn is Love. We can only truly feel Love. This powerful energy transcends every limit, challenge, suffering and hateful act...

Pollinating Projects: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.06.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we highlight seven grantees who are plating seeds and pollinating change. In California, bats, bees, birds and b...

5 Ways to Show Our Parents the Love They Deserve

Geneviève Colmer | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Geneviève Colmer

For most of us, our parents have been there through thick and thin. Even if we've had some ups and downs with our folks, we must acknowledge all that they have done for us and as they step into a new phase of their life it's time for us to show up for them. Here's how:

Are You a We or a Me?

Cara Bradley | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Cara Bradley

I have a dream that as more and more people wake up from their own narcissistic slumber they'll start showing up for each other, someday the "wes" will outnumber the "mes."

Today's Buddha Doodle: Right?

Molly Hahn | Posted 04.05.2016 | Good News
Molly Hahn


5 Tools for Men to Help Improve Your Relationship With Women

Mark Chasan | Posted 04.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Chasan

As I have gotten older, so has the age range of the women I am dating. As women get into their 50s, they often experience menopause. I have been tol...

How Positive Attitude and Enthusiasm Are Helping Me Fight for the Opportunity to Walk Again

Brooke Thabit | Posted 03.31.2016 | Impact
Brooke Thabit

On a warm, typical evening with friends just over three years ago, I took a dive off a dock to immerse myself in my happy place, completely unaware that the water below was shallow. The accident left me paralyzed from the chest down and confused as to what the future held for me.

Here's Why We Struggle To Make Connections With Our Doctors -- And Why That Needs To Change ASAP

Posted 08.08.2016 | Healthy Living

Americans don’t always trust their doctors, and here’s the proof: a 2012 survey found that just 34 percent of U.S. adults said they had “great c...

Meet the 4 Women Who Went to Court and Came Home With a Goat

Anna Pippus | Posted 03.30.2016 | Green
Anna Pippus

The morning was uneventful; mostly, they waited and chatted. It wasn't a normal day. Animal rights activist Anita Kranjc was appearing in a small-town courthouse facing criminal charges for giving water to a thirsty pig en route to slaughter.

Muslim Students Spread Message of Love Following Recent Attacks

Rose Deighton | Posted 03.29.2016 | Religion
Rose Deighton

At a time when fear and uncertainty give rise to quick and sometimes unfounded judgements, this video reminds us that we are united by our humanity.

Don't Shame Your Kids Into Hating You

Kellie Edwards | Posted 03.26.2017 | Parents
Kellie Edwards

Do you remember that stinging pain and confusion of being criticised or punished by your parents? It felt like they were rejecting you in some way - w...

Spirituality, Compassion, Marshmallow Peeps

Carl Safina | Posted 03.28.2016 | Green
Carl Safina

In a thoughtful interview with Sam Mowe, The Sixth Extinction's Pulizer-winning author Elizabeth Kolbert responds to a question about spirituality. She speaks of spirituality in a broad sense, as meaning thoughtfulness and restraint.

The Empty Tomb in North Carolina

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 03.28.2016 | Religion
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

Late in the night, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene heard the news coming from North Carolina. Late in the night, a sweeping anti-LGBT bill overturned local ordinances protecting gay and transgender people.