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#Compassion

Who Rescued Whom? Shelter Dogs and Prison Inmates Give Each Other a New 'Leash' on Life

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

Five dogs. 12 weeks. Increased compassion. Better sleep. More patience. Peace of mind. Improved relationships. Smiles. Opened hearts. Expressed emotions. More unconditional love. At a maximum security prison. And the dogs didn't charge for their services.

'Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good': A Talk With Jan Karon

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 11.03.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Nine years ago, Jan Karon, the author of the hugely popular Mitford series of novels, announced that Light From Heaven (2005) would be the last Mitford book. Now, she's back with a new Mitford novel.

Trust to Be Trusted

Mark Coleman | Posted 11.03.2014 | Impact
Mark Coleman

Friendliness and trust are linked, but also very different. In relationships that matter, trust masked as friendliness is fleeting and false, much like receiving an award you do not deserve or did not earn.

Daily Meditation: A Mantra For Compassion

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.03.2014 | Religion

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

It's Hard to Be a Kid! Tips for Compassionate Parenting

Sarah Rudell Beach | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
Sarah Rudell Beach

Compassion literally means "to feel with" or "to suffer with" another person. It means seeing something the way they do, and experiencing it with them. Here's what I've learned about being a more compassionate parent, especially in the moments when compassion may not come readily.

Today's Buddha Doodle - Through Thick And Thin

Molly Hahn | Posted 11.02.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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What Robin Williams Can Teach Us to Do for Each Other

Tamar Chansky | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tamar Chansky

And we want to help. And we're afraid to. We're afraid of not knowing what to say. We're afraid of looking too closely into the deep and bottomless well of someone else's unhappiness, afraid of how those dark waters may beckon to us.

Today's Buddha Doodle - Give Love!

Molly Hahn | Posted 10.29.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Why It's Okay to Mourn Robin Williams

Amanda Trusty | Posted 10.28.2014 | Arts
Amanda Trusty

May this world continue to be blessed with fearless artists who are inspired by Robin Williams' comedy, courage, and creativity. May we pour out compassion. May we be aware of mental health and the sickness that comes with it.

7 Habits Of Considerate People

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.03.2014 | Healthy Living

"Being considerate of others will take you and your children further in life than any college or professional degree." - Marian Wright Edelman Edel...

Today's Buddha Doodle - Share this with a friend!

Molly Hahn | Posted 10.26.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Born to Be Mild

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 10.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Ann Kennedy

I am a firm believer in the concept that no one "gets there" alone. I know that I have had a lot of help along the way, and I strive to help others as they go through life too. I know what it's like to be alone, to struggle and to be the victim of an injustice or cruel act.

Today's Buddha Doodle - Keep Calm And...

Molly Hahn | Posted 10.25.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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The Secret to Being Popular

Amanda Gore | Posted 10.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

How many times in your life have you watched someone with a tinge of envy -- wishing you were like them? People surround them, with adoring looks o...

12 Lessons Life Will Teach You (Sometimes the Hard Way)

Alexandra Harra | Posted 10.25.2014 | Women
Alexandra Harra

These lessons aren't part of any class curriculum. They are taught between the lines -- picked up through pain and need and faulty action. They are unwavering truths of life we often forget but more often dismiss.

There Is Still Some Time

Jamie Tworkowski | Posted 10.21.2014 | Good News
Jamie Tworkowski

You are not alone in these places. Other people feel how you feel. You are more than just your pain. You are more than wounds, more than drugs, more than death and silence.

Today's Buddha Doodle - Do This In Public

Molly Hahn | Posted 10.21.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Today's Buddha Doodle - Rise

Molly Hahn | Posted 10.20.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Today's Doodle - Let a smile spread through your heart

Molly Hahn | Posted 10.19.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Today's Buddha Doodle - Close Your Eyes And See...

Molly Hahn | Posted 10.18.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Today's Buddha Doodle - A Radical Invitation

Molly Hahn | Posted 10.15.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Today's Buddha Doodle - Love is...

Molly Hahn | Posted 10.13.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Robin Williams: We All Know Someone Hurting Like He Was

Judy Silk | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Judy Silk

If you haven't walked in my shoes, please don't revert to the mentality that says just a little elbow grease or mind over matter will solve all our problems.

The Beauty Within: Helping the Poor Often Means Looking Past an Ugly Exterior

Jan DeBlieu | Posted 10.12.2014 | Impact
Jan DeBlieu

I've seen the blight and hopelessness. But I've also met people there who are working with the poor -- and in the process creating miracles. This makes me wonder what qualities they have that the rest of us lack.

'It's Not Your Fault': Jesus, Forgiveness and the Life of Robin Williams

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 10.12.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

Healing from self-blame for wrong done to you is possible, especially through a compassionate connection. I have hardly ever seen this demonstrated as well as in the film Good Will Hunting, starring Robin Williams and Matt Damon.