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#Compassion

How Stress Kills Compassion

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.17.2015 | Healthy Living

Stress isn't just bad for our physical and mental health -- it may also inhibit our ability to empathize with others, according to new McGill Universi...

Begging for Change from a Smartphone - by Simona Asinovski

Kindness Blog | Posted 03.18.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Have you ever asked a stranger for something as basic as food or shelter? I have. It's the most humiliating and humbling experience you can ever have.

Being Mindful About Mindfulness

Robyn Brentano | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Robyn Brentano

Whatever your practice might be, I hope that it involves training in compassion. Now, with all the challenges we face in the world, we can be confident that kindness and compassion are the bedrock of personal and social change.

Altruism in the Face of Violence

Matthieu Ricard | Posted 03.17.2015 | Religion
Matthieu Ricard

At a time of worldwide challenges, altruism is an ever-more-urgent necessity. Whether we pursue a spiritual path or not, the first task we have to set for ourselves is to become better human beings.

Social-Emotional Learning: Why Now?

Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D. | Posted 03.17.2015 | Education
Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.

Yet a closer examination of the science behind social-emotional learning reveals a story of human development that suggests an even deeper reason for implementing it -- one that goes beyond teaching these skills solely to remedy our social ills or to enhance academic success.

Days of Inspiration for the New Year!

Menna van Praag | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

"The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt." -- Sylvia Plath Self-doubt is the meanest of murderers. It likes to torture its victims slowly, pullin...

Days of Inspiration for the New Year!

Menna van Praag | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

"Your will shall decide your destiny." -- Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre A creative life is not for the faint of heart, at least not if you want to mak...

On Dealing with Drunk Guys

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 03.15.2015 | Women
Kathleen Buckstaff

I shouldn't be surprised, but I am. I recently read a story that confirmed that women have been dealing with drunk men for thousands of years.

New Year, New You? No Way!

Jessica R. Dreistadt | Posted 03.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Jessica R. Dreistadt

During the first few weeks of each new year, I feel overwhelmed with the deluge of advice for how I might improve my life. Lose weight. Save more. Get...

'How Generous Are You Willing To Be?' A Dance Teaching Story

Jesua | Posted 03.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Jesua

If I had known how to bow then, I would have bowed. I would have fallen to my knees and kissed her feet. But instead I just stood there, meeting her gaze, shaking, knowing I had been given a tremendous teaching, a true gift.

Why We Made the Controversial Decision Not to Cut a Gay Character From Our Faith Film

Victor Hawks | Posted 03.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Victor Hawks

When shopping our film around, we were asked to cut Trevor and his entire storyline. Major studio players and sales agents at big agencies all the way down to smaller distribution houses all said they "loved the film" but needed Trevor to be cut simply because he was gay, as the "core Christian audience will not accept a gay character." It wasn't a discussion but an ultimatum.

Compassion

Jim Selman | Posted 03.11.2015 | Impact
Jim Selman

Compassion begins with ourselves and extends out to embrace all of humanity and through compassion we ultimately discover and experience who we are.

When It Comes to Family Giving, Next Generation Holds the Key

Steven Crandell | Posted 03.11.2015 | Money
Steven Crandell

Communication is of critical importance when it comes to managing family philanthropy. But many people who include themselves in the next generation take a passive role and wait for the older generations to reach out and set up opportunities to talk.

What Comes After #JeSuisCharlie

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.08.2015 | World

As the world mourns the victims of Wednesday's attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, many are asking the important question, "Where do we go from here?" I...

Food Is No Laughing Matter For My Son

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 03.09.2015 | Parents
Lianne Mandelbaum

As a parent with a food allergic child, I feel a constant low-grade anxiety about meals. The world is full of culinary land mines, and I try to map a path to navigate around them for my child.

What Will Ever Be Enough?

Jon Horford | Posted 03.09.2015 | College
Jon Horford

You find yourself making comparisons between your life and the life of someone you assume has it all figured out, and all of your accomplishments are never enough to satisfy you.

My Mind's an A**hole and So Is Yours

Scott Stabile | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Scott Stabile

Here's a glimpse into how my mind works sometimes... (If you don't like profanity, please stop reading now.) _____ If someone cuts me off on the roa...

In Memory of Officer Liu: What Buddhism Offers to Police and Race Relations

Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D. | Posted 03.09.2015 | Religion
Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D.

Buddhism, one of the world's great religions, teaches respect for life and affirms the dignity of each human being. This core teaching can help daily police-community encounters, even when police must do the difficult job of apprehending criminals.

On the Kindness of Things

Kindness Blog | Posted 03.08.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Where does the world of objects start and stop? Where does an 'it' start becoming a 'you' or a 'me.' This is not clear, for the world of objects has no stable borders, and in actual practice includes much of what should be a 'you' or even an 'I.'

Days of Inspiration for the New Year!

Menna van Praag | Posted 03.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

"Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible." -- Doris Lessing If you wait for everything in your life to line up i...

Days of Inspiration for the New Year!

Menna van Praag | Posted 03.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

"Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong." -- Ella Fitzgerald ...

The Comments A Cancer Survivor Doesn't Want To Hear

Rachael Yahne | Posted 03.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

Unfortunately, when the time comes to begin the intimate and sometimes awkward conversation of "I have/had cancer," it will produce mixed reviews. While the majority of feedback will be positive and supportive, the brash among us will offer slightly hurtful responses instead.

Measuring the Immeasurable? Compassion Under a Microscope

Dr. Fran Grace | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Fran Grace

Compassion -- The Course For 10 years, I've been teaching a college course called Compassion. We study the lives of the great exemplars of compassi...

3 Ways to Bring More Love Into Your Life

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

Love isn't something to look and search for. It's something that we open ourselves to. It's a matter of finding the love that is already within us and expressing that out into the world so that we can create the love in our lives that we desire.

Acceptance in Infertility: 9 Untruths in the 'Never Give Up' Message

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 03.07.2015 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

I am beyond thankful that infertility education is continuing to be in the spotlight. However, I believe, some of the messages being delivered by some are contributing to the loss of ourselves to this painful, difficult, long and oftentimes heartbreaking journey of infertility.