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5 Things Much More Important Than Being Right

Scott Stabile | Posted 10.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Stabile

When we believe we've been wronged, we often want to prove to the one who's hurt or betrayed us just how wrong they are. Instead, the focus needs to be on forgiveness. When the desire to forgive takes precedent, the need to be right dissipates, opening the door for a more conscious and healthy connection.

Today's Buddha Doodle - Gratitude Equals...

Molly Hahn | Posted 10.01.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn


Today's Buddha Doodle - Silence is...

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.30.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn


3 Reminders That Can Help You Raise Resilient Kids

Leah Weiss, Ph.D., MSW | Posted 09.30.2014 | Parents
Leah Weiss, Ph.D., MSW

Now that my daughter is 4, I worry about how to raise an exuberant girl to be true to herself and resilient as she confronts the harried perfectionism and success-driven ethos of our culture. Sound familiar? Here are a few things I try to keep in mind on my own parenting journey.

Comfort Our People, Compassion for All God's People

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 09.29.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

This year, amidst the war that rages on the ground, in the shattered remnants of our hearts, we believe the world needs an extra Shabbat of Comfort, an extra dose of compassion, an extra week to seek comfort for all of God's fragile creation.

One Broken People to Another

Rabbi David Seidenberg | Posted 09.29.2014 | Religion
Rabbi David Seidenberg

What is justice, and what is vengeance?

Today's Buddha Doodle - Your Heart's Truth

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.29.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn


Patient Checklist: 10 Ways To Make The Most Of Every Visit

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

Nearly 10 million newly insured Americans will visit doctors' offices this year. The average time you -- or anyone -- has with a primary-care doc is 15 minutes. What's a sick person to do?

Do Not Love Your Neighbor as Yourself... Yet

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 09.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Rea Nolan Martin

Loving our neighbor as ourselves is one of the overarching spiritual laws of our time. It is an irreducible commandment, intended to remind us that w...

Let the Light In - Today's Buddha Doodle!

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.28.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn


Grumble or Grin? The Choice Is Yours

Millie Grenough | Posted 09.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

Photo © The other day my buddy Joe and I walked down the street bemoaning all the tragedies that are happening in the world. ...

This Woman Forgave the Drugged Driver Who Killed Her Spouse -- And Is Starting a Movement

Jen Reeder | Posted 09.27.2014 | Impact
Jen Reeder

In honor of her husband, Erin hopes to create a movement in which people live lives full of compassion, everyday miracle, adventure, and being "bold and authentically you." It's a call to action to live your best life possible.

The Rising Tide of Children at Our Borders

Caryl M. Stern | Posted 09.27.2014 | Impact
Caryl M. Stern

So desperate are they to be safe and have opportunities apart from violence, poverty and crime. These are children who simply want to be safe. To go to school, get a job and build a life. A life they simply cannot envision in their countries of origin.

Today's Buddha Doodle - Yo Guru

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.27.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn


5 Ways to Instill Compassion in Your Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 09.24.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

As your children expand their social world, the messages from others become increasingly influential. You can actively create a critical mass of people and institutions that will support and reinforce your messages of compassion.

Yes, Actually, You Are in Control

Tim McDonald | Posted 09.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim McDonald

We can't control other people and we can't control our environment (we can create it, just not completely control it). The one thing over which we can exert, and maintain control of, is our self and the way we respond to any, and every, situation.

Today's Buddha Doodle - How to Change the World

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.26.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn


Tend and Befriend

Donna Henes | Posted 09.24.2014 | Women
Donna Henes

"Men walk, women talk." The veracity of this the popular saying was proven in a landmark study conducted by two women scientists at UCLA.

LGBT Elites Need to KISS

Brian Stone | Posted 09.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Brian Stone

I'll be called out as a hetero-normative cisgender supporter of the patriarchy for saying this, but it would be nice if we could use English to talk about our issues. Maybe it's a bit quaint to advocate simplicity, but it seems to me that the LGBT elite have created an entirely new language made up of six syllable words.

Beginner's Mind - Today's Buddha Doodle

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.24.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn


The Ripple Effect of You...

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 09.24.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

Have you ever thought of yourself as a pebble? Metaphorically speaking, on the "pond of life" that is exactly what you are when you consider those who are affected by the ripple effect of your thoughts, deeds, and actions.

Unspiritual? Today's Buddha Doodle

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.23.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn


How We Respond to the Huddled Masses Says Everything About Who We Are as Americans

Scott Dannemiller | Posted 09.23.2014 | Religion
Scott Dannemiller

They are here. Among us. Christ in our midst. And for them we should open our arms wide. Like a Good Shepherd. Offering a warm embrace. A safe place to call home.

5 Simple Ways You Can Help Create Peace in Gaza and Israel

Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD | Posted 09.23.2014 | Impact
Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD

Living far away, it's often hard to know where to start or how to help. So, I began asking people with experience in the region and have identified five simple actions you can take today to support peace for people in Gaza and Israel.

Give Someone a Break

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 09.22.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

If I'm going to buy into the "people are in pain; give them a break" mindset, and encourage others to do so, I have to apply it to myself and recognize that there are good reasons from my own life why I've been unable to be my ideal self in many situations.