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My Friend Michael And The Power Of Acknowledgement

Mike Schwager | Posted 06.09.2014 | Religion
Mike Schwager

Something extraordinary happened in that room. In the midst of the roomful of people acknowledging each other for their best qualities, one could palpably feel the energy in the room spiraling up and rising. Until a moment came when the energy had lifted to a place of unification.

The First Leader in My Life:

Manijeh Motaghy | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Manijeh Motaghy

Since I wrote my blog about COMANDS: The Seven Traits/Skills of Effective Leadership, many people have asked me to say more about my grandmother, Esma...

Is There a Cure for Narcissism?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

When we emphasize compassion over esteem and measure our successes in terms of what we give as opposed to what we get, we build a solid sense of self that can leave us feeling less stress and more satisfaction in our lives. We can overcome insecurities and accomplish much more. And when we fall short, we can take a positive and resilient attitude that ensures better outcomes in the future.

The Best-Kept Secrets to Exceptional Productivity

Emma Seppälä, Ph.D | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Emma Seppälä, Ph.D

Success, achievement, wealth, power, innovation are all things to strive for. But is there a way to disrupt the current modus operandi that ironically seems to break us down as it moves us up?

A Luminary Leaves a Legacy of Song

Sister Jenna | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

Maya Angelou offered us a portal to see our lives in the form of real-time poetry. She gave birth to breaking through the cage and having the courage to talk about it. She reminds us that every day is a good day, because we never know what truths will emerge when faced with challenges.

Trance of 'Unreal Other'

Tara Brach | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

The truth is: Without a genuine willingness to let in the suffering of others, our spiritual practice remains empty.

The 'Rules' I Choose To Live By

Robin Korth | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

As my years are folding one into the other, I have come to the immutable fact that there really are no outside "rules" in life that really work. They are dictated and designed by someone else. So they reside exterior to my own soul.

You and I Are Fine, It Is Just That Behavior That Doesn't Work Right Now

Kellie Edwards | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Kellie Edwards

I am sending myself kindness and understanding in this moment because I am not perfect and need to be gentle with myself when I stumble like this.

7 Things Mindful People Do Differently Everyday and How to Begin Now!

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

When the comfortable emotions are present we also hold those lightly as we know that are not permanent either, but have this same nature of coming and going. With this experience, people who practice mindfulness can be grateful for the good moments and graceful during the more difficult ones.

Studies: It Is Most Blessed to Give and to Receive

David Briggs | Posted 07.29.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

Congregants who only gave help to other members were twice as likely to fully trust their fellow worshipers as participants who neither gave nor received help. Members who only received help were nearly three times as likely to have the same high level of trust. But it was the combination of both that made the biggest difference.

The Invisible Square

Tami Shaikh | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Tami Shaikh

Today, as I embark on a new journey, I ask success to become one with me, love to run through my soul and contentment to fulfill my heart.

Pasta and Peacemaking: Learning Nonviolence From My Kids

Derek Flood | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Derek Flood

It's amazing to me how much of our spiritual and emotional problems have clear biological and physical causes. The reason he was so demanding is that his body was hungry, and so his brain went into alarm mode:

Why It's Important To Face Your Fears In Life And Business

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.29.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Brooke Deterline, CEO of Courageous Leadership, joined HuffPost Live on Tuesday to share the advice she gives to those seeking her council in hopes of...

Why We Feel Others' Pain -- or Don't

Wray Herbert | Posted 07.24.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

What is it that makes two minds respond so differently to the same encounter with misfortune?

Armchair Analysis: Was Your Relationship 'Good' Enough to Warrant So Much Grief?

Megan Devine | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

If you're wrestling with what to share or not share about your relationship, here's what you should know: The reality is, everyone has imperfect relationships.

Empathy: The Missing Link Between Parents and Childfrees

Keesha Beckford | Posted 07.23.2014 | Parents
Keesha Beckford

Let's get something straight: My complaining about my corner of motherhood is not an invitation to be patronized or blamed from my parenting choices. It does not signify a lack of love for my children, or that I am delusional about either the big picture or the minutiae of parenting.

On Being a Not-So-Peaceful Warrior: Lessons From My Mother's Diary

Peggy Tileston | Posted 07.23.2014 | Women
Peggy Tileston

Once again, I have to turn toward this war-like part of myself with curiosity and compassion so that I can train her, and train her well. I thought I had done most of that work, but opportunities for training and fine tuning my warrior self are on-going.

How Compassion Can Unleash Third Metric Success For Women in Workplaces

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Michelle McQuaid

It's time for women to be valued for the bottom-line benefits that come from embracing their feminine traits of empathy, kindness, collaboration, openness and flexibility rather than repressing them in order to fit the required leadership mold.

The Path to Love

Marco Cáceres | Posted 07.21.2014 | Religion
Marco Cáceres

It is extremely cliché to say "love conquers all" or "anything is possible with love." It is also cliché to say, "What the world needs is love." Of ...

There Is No Competition

Miriam Ava | Posted 07.19.2014 | Business
Miriam Ava

Perfectionism stifles creativity. Pressure to achieve kills innovation. Productivity on steroids becomes mass production.

Global Compassion and the Nigerian Schoolgirls

Paul Ekman | Posted 07.19.2014 | Science
Paul Ekman

Why do we care when we see the Nigerian schoolgirls who are the prisoners of Boko Haram? We do watch. Most of us don't change the channel. Why?

For Me? I Don't Think So: Saying No to Unwanted Gifts

Mary-Lou Stephens | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary-Lou Stephens

Just because you are a good person who practices empathy and compassion doesn't mean you're a doormat. If someone tries to dump their negativity on you remember the problem is not yours unless you choose to accept it.

Cultivate Compassion {Buddha Doodle}

Molly Hahn | Posted 07.14.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

Check out the new look at the Buddha Doodles online gift shop! Click this link: www.BuddhaDoodles.com...

What's Great About Kids Today

Colleen Turner | Posted 07.14.2014 | Fifty
Colleen Turner

Bullying behaviors do not last long when a child's peer group appreciates the importance of respecting themselves and others

After the 'Guffaw' -- The Serious Face of Visible Trauma

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Some of you correctly noted that there really is nothing funny about trauma to the face and head. There was a tangential point to make about our societal idiocy when it comes to quick-fix-weight-loss-by-any-means, and I made it. But then what? What comes after the... "guffaw"?