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Days of Inspiration for the New Year!

Menna van Praag | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

"You are your best thing." -- Toni Morrison I've not yet met a person who doesn't underestimate themselves, who isn't shocked to realize what they're...

Days of Inspiration for the New Year!

Menna van Praag | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

"I write only because there is a voice within me that will not be still." -- Sylvia Plath Why do you write/act/sing/paint/do whatever it is you love ...

What My Daughter's Food Poisoning Taught Me About Suffering

Vanessa Loder | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents
Vanessa Loder

My daughter had no resistance to being sick. She had no experience with it; she'd never had a stomach bug before. Without that experience there was no story about what was happening or about what should be happening. There was no resistance.

The Danger of Physician Burnout on the Health Care Highway

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

Whether we're doctors, nurses, med students, or health professionals in other arenas, I can tell you that we went into this for the patients. Someone along the way touched our hearts and our souls and we decided that nothing else but helping patients would put the fire in our bellies.

Transform Self-Sabotage and Vulnerability Into Triumphant Growth

Erin Cox | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

The positive shift in energy in 2015 has been palpable. Last year, starting on Jan. 1, I knew I was in for a year of major growth and mandatory shifti...

The Secret Medicine of Heartbroken Kindness

Jesua | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Jesua

It is easy to be kind when we are feeling wonderful about life, when we're feeling buoyantly inspired, or luminous in love, or poignantly connected to...

How Helping The Homeless Youth Helps You

Robin Hall | Posted 03.18.2015 | Impact
Robin Hall

Having worked at a homeless shelter now for nine months, the problem seems clear: A distinct lack of compassion on our behalves, and a severe lack of mental health services for the homeless.

How To Train Your Brain For Happiness

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living

Broody, a very unhappy brain, is plagued by fear and self-doubt. "Seeing others in pain, physical or emotional, fires his own pain network," says A...

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...