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This Foundation Is Using Meditation To Bring Baltimore Together Amid Riots

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact

For the past 13 years, the Holistic Life Foundation has focused on bringing mindfulness meditation and self-regulation techniques to their headquarter...

How You Can Help Someone With Mental Illness: What to Do First

Farsh Askari | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Farsh Askari

Instead of an assessment (which implies judgment) and advice (which implies expertise), what someone who's mentally distressed, in any context, needs first, mentally and emotionally, is some acknowledgment and support.

See a Problem, Solve a Problem: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.28.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Zhou Zi Ru is a 15-year-old who has dedicated herself to advocating for harmonious relationships between stray cats and humans in Liaoning, China by procuring food scraps from restauranteurs and feeding her feline friends in centralized locations in order to coax them away from local food vendors.

To Heal Is to Touch With Love

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Bil Hitchcock

We should be approaching this NOT from a place of fear or anger, but from a place of love. Will there be those who disagree? Of course there will.... and their opinions should and be respected... just as the opposing should be as well.

A Compassionate Work Culture Can Really Benefit The Bottom Line, Too

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living

We know that being kind to others feels good, helps us heal, and even makes us appear more attractive. Now there's evidence that acting with compassio...

Two Actions to Take Now to Generate More Compassion Toward Others

Carolyn Jean Roney | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Jean Roney

Recently, I feel as though I have been cracked wide open. This is the first time that I have dived deep into some powerful work with a therapist. It i...

15 Essential Keys To True Happiness

Elyse Santilli | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

Happiness is an art that can be learned. Instead of sitting around waiting for joy to descend upon you or searching for fulfillment in all the wrong places, consider how you can incorporate these keys to true sustainable happiness into your life.

Religion and the Politics of Fear

Kelly James Clark | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
Kelly James Clark

As fear increasingly constricts Christian love toward Muslims, we would do well to remind ourselves of the radical love of Jesus who insisted in word and deed that our fears must not be allowed to overwhelm our compassion.

How To Stop Being So Hard On Yourself

Margie Warrell | Posted 06.24.2015 | Women
Margie Warrell

Of course none of us are perfect. We all struggle in our own way. Expecting that we should have it 'all together' all the time sets us up for a lifetime of disappointing ourselves.

How To Be Nicer, Healthier And More Focused In 15 Minutes

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living

Compassion is often presented as something you provide for others, but it can also be something you have for yourself. According to new research, ...

Jesus Christ and Prophet Muhammad Followed "The Golden Rule"

Craig Considine | Posted 06.21.2015 | Religion
Craig Considine

Christianity and Islam are often painted as mortal enemies that will be forever fighting in a war for religious supremacy. Christians and Muslims would be wise to remember that Jesus Christ and Prophet Muhammad are kindred spirits.

How to Love Yourself When You're Feeling 'Bleh'

Z Zoccolante | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

We show our perfect faces for the world, yet behind the scenes we struggle with similar things. When we're vulnerable with those things, we risk conne...

How I Lost a Kidney and Gained My Faith

Mary Katherine Backstrom | Posted 06.22.2015 | Women
Mary Katherine Backstrom

"You are donating your right kidney, correct?" Sharpie Nurse asked without really needing an answer. "That's what my kidnappers said," I cracked, as she pulled aside my hospital gown. She scrawled a big YES on my right side and a NO on my left. I felt cold.

5 Ways to Cultivate Purpose and Intention for an Authentic Life

Toneka Etienne, Ph.D. | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Toneka Etienne, Ph.D.

Are you going through the motions of your life mindlessly? Is your life dictated by routine and 'sticking to a schedule,' with little room for spontaneity?

Going Deeper Than 'I'm Sorry' -- 4 Keys to Repairing Daily Family Wounds

Jesua | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living

I don't know what's more personally heart-wrenching, emotionally exhausting or spiritually straining on a mundane level than feeling unresolved co...

Child With Autism Saved By Real-Life Superhero

Annie Fox | Posted 06.17.2015 | Parents
Annie Fox

I know for a fact that heart-warming things still happen around the globe, but we don't hear much about them.

Would You Rather Be Right or Be Real? Letting Go of Our Obsession With Rightness

Nancy Colier | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Refrain from feeding your mind's case for your rightness and others' wrongness; turn away from the thoughts that habitually defend and explain your version of truth. Instead of diving into your mind's narrative and returning to engage in your defense, use your awareness as an invitation to inquire into your experience.

A Birthday Letter to My Tween Son

Amy Heinz | Posted 06.14.2015 | Parents
Amy Heinz

I realize it's your birthday and you get to make the wish, but tonight, as you blow out your candles, I will be hoping with all my might that your tween years are filled with kindness.

4 Steps to Less Stress -- and a Happier, More Loving You

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 06.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

credit: maridav/ Awareness brings its own reward. Most of us have no idea how stressed we are because we've been that way so long. For y...

6 Things No One Tells Women About Their Weight Loss Journey

Anne Ricci | Posted 06.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Anne Ricci

The truth is that weight loss is a journey that looks a lot like a bumpy ride, and that every woman who successfully loses weight and keeps it off has to overcome challenges that are not often talked about. Let's take a closer look at six of them.

My Husband's Sweet and Profound Passage Into Spirit

Carol Jones | Posted 06.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Carol Jones

My friends, Book publishing is a slow process. It has been almost five years since my husband, Kenny, passed into Spirit and since I began writing Th...

Dispatch: Living the Farm Sanctuary Life With Gene Baur

Miriam Ava | Posted 04.09.2015 | Green
Miriam Ava

Consider California's first-ever water-restrictions just recently put into place. The majority of the state's water is used for livestock intended for meat production. Growing plants, on the other hand, is dramatically easier on the environment.

Imran Ali Khan: Align Your Profession With Your Passion

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

More importantly, what are the most common mistakes that most founders commit especially during the early stages of the business? Imran Ali Khan, Founder and Co-CEO at, shares his advice on how to avoid those pitfalls.

Just Thinking About Buddhism May Make You Feel More Compassionate

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.14.2015 | Science

Buddhists are known for promoting a philosophy of nonviolence, compassion and interconnection of all beings. According to provocative new research, si...

7 Stress Management Tools for Healthy Living

Sura | Posted 06.06.2015 | Healthy Living

Pay attention to your thoughts and notice if they're overly negative or out of proportion. Invite yourself back to place of non-judgment and compassionate awareness of yourself and others.