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Compassion Is Not the Most Important Tool for Success

Rena DeLevie | Posted 02.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Rena DeLevie

Don't underestimate rest. It's a beautiful gift we can give ourselves. Rest the body, rest the mind, rest the heart. Rest is a gentle segue to sleep and, for most of us, we need to rest before we can drift off to sleep.

For a Better Brain, Please Sit Still

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 01.31.2015 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

With mindfulness, the meditator cultivates an impartial and non-reactive awareness of everything inside and outside the body and mind. Compassion meditation strengthens an attitude of love for all other beings.

Here We Go Again. From Fear to Love?

Sister Jenna | Posted 01.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sister Jenna

The peace found deep within would be worth the attempt to move our comforts of fear to love, and loving each other the same, not only those who agree with our side of the story.

Healing by Degrees

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

For me, truth lies in the faith of forgiveness, and when I surrender to this "faith of forgiveness," a newfound freedom enters my life. I don't believe that forgiveness is a one-time act, but rather an unfolding process.

10 Best Lessons I've Learned From My Middle-Aged Body

Vikki Claflin | Posted 01.31.2015 | Fifty
Vikki Claflin

Last month, I turned 58. As in 'years old.' Fifty. Eight. I don't care who you are, 58 is no longer "young." Body parts have shifted downwards. Skin has lost its memory yarn. Thighs ripple when we're standing still. Once-defined triceps now flap like sheets on a clothesline. Weight has moved into our hips and bellies with the tenacity of squatters on the back 40 of the Ponderosa.

The Radical Choice of Militant Kindness

Kindness Blog | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Kindness Blog

Kindness. It seems like such an easy choice. But a crazy thing happens when you drop your guard and step from behind that icy stand-offish barrier: people become comfortable around you.

Why Parents Should Introduce Philanthropy to Their Children

Lynn M. Croneberger | Posted 01.26.2015 | Impact
Lynn M. Croneberger

When I was a young teen, my parents took me to visit poverty-stricken communities in my hometown of Detroit, MI. It was their way of giving me a crash course in philanthropy, and I learned a lot from those visits.

Acknowledging Our Shared History

Maura O'Neill | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Maura O'Neill

As long as I have been able to vote elected officials at the local, state and federal level have struggled with what to do about immigration. When I u...

The Groundbreaking Study Proving Dogs Can Help Us to Be More Fully Human

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

While teaching his partner dog basic obedience, the dog opened Ernesto's heart and mind to feelings of empathy, patience, pride, responsibility, and loving affection he had not experienced in his childhood or adolescence.

You Are More Than Your Job

Rena DeLevie | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Rena DeLevie

Knowing who we are and how we want to be in this world, this is what makes work fun. The way we do it -- in fashion or electrical engineering or waste management -- doesn't matter as much as the awareness of self.

As We Are

Francesca Milliken | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Francesca Milliken

Carrie spoke through narrow lips that looked like they were sewn on too tightly. She had the gravelly voice of a lifetime smoker, but her trembly tone...

10 Ways to Have a Meaningful Thanksgiving

Kindness Blog | Posted 01.24.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Clink your glass often in praise of others. Toast the chefs and hosts, generously complimenting them, even if the turkey is a bit dry and the green beans are overcooked. You will enjoy the food and company more if you prime yourself for appreciative thoughts by voicing them loudly.

Our Infertility Rap Sheets

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 01.24.2015 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

As men and women suffering through infertility treatments we are identifying ourselves, sometimes completely, through how many treatments we have endured. We are so much more than this.

Do We Need Human Rights?

George Elerick | Posted 01.23.2015 | Religion
George Elerick

For many Maslow's hierarchy of needs is an important distinction in what makes up a human right. However, my claim in this post is that Maslow was a bit shortsighted in his sociological assessment.

Letters Left in London By Anonymous

Kindness Blog | Posted 01.21.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

For over a year now I have been writing letters to strangers anonymously and leaving them around London for someone to find in the hope that I will bring some warmth, comfort or encouragement to that person. Why, you may ask?

A Poster Child for Love in the Middle East

Brenda Keesal | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact
Brenda Keesal

As the trauma in Israel/Palestine rages on, I try to keep my focus on growing peace between people, far from politics, wherever I see the light. Meet my friend Tali. Her life story is more stunning than most, but it is what she does with her experience, that makes her a poster child for love.

The Healing Power Of Kindness

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 01.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Project Compassion Stanford

Kindness should be viewed as an indispensable part of the healing process. After all, it's been in the Hippocratic Oath for over a century: "I will remember that... warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon's knife or the chemist's drug."

The Real Mover Is Love: A Conversation About Community Service With the Dalai Lama

Matthew Weiner | Posted 01.14.2015 | Religion
Matthew Weiner

Last week His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama came to Princeton University and met with a select group of students to discuss part of the University's informal motto, "In the service of all nations."

Pain Sucks

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 01.13.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

This morning brought a splendid gift: I can walk without pain for the first time in two months. I feel like joyfully dancing in the street, but I'm so uncoordinated that I'd trip on a pebble and break a bone.

7 Ways Technology Can Improve Your Happiness!

Emma Seppälä, Ph.D | Posted 01.13.2015 | Technology
Emma Seppälä, Ph.D

So the question is: Does technology really help us connect? Is it worth the irresistible urge? In some cases no; in other cases, the research says yes. So what determines whether technology makes our day or gets us down? It depends on your tech-usage style.

3 Keys to Raising a Compassionate Child

Lauren Stevens | Posted 01.13.2015 | Parents
Lauren Stevens

I remember, in vivid detail, lying on the couch, silently crying after having suffered my second miscarriage. My despair was momentarily halted when m...

Listening: The Miracle Drug

Steve Young | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Steve Young

Written by Steve Young with Dr. William Scarlett (D.D.O.,FACS, FACOS,FAACS) "It's more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to k...

The Top 10 Lies Doctors Tell

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

Sometimes the lies are to our patients. Sometimes, the lies are to our families. And sometimes the lies are to ourselves. But, nonetheless, we lie. A lot. Often daily. Want an inside scoop on the lies to look out for from your doctor?

The Nicest Thing I Have Ever Witnessed Someone Do for a Stranger

Kindness Blog | Posted 01.11.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

With the prediction of serious winter storms in Dallas, I headed to Walmart (with apparently every other person in town) to stock up on a few essentials before the storm hit.

What a Self-Love Morning Routine Looks Like

Kindness Blog | Posted 01.10.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

I find that if I love myself first, I can be kinder to others throughout the day. As you read this list, take what sounds good for you and leave the rest.