iOS app Android app

#Compassion

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.

Let's Make Peace, Not War

Anush Kostanyan | Posted 01.04.2015 | Impact
Anush Kostanyan

Look around you. Observe the world you are living in. Can you feel the beating of a thousand desperate hearts? Can you see the fear for tomorrow in the looks of people? Can you hear the cries of a thousand mothers who are losing their children each day?

The Battle Between Success and Compassion

Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D. | Posted 01.03.2015 | Education
Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.

If you were asked to rank in order of importance academic achievement, happiness, and care for others as priorities for our young people today, how would you respond?

I Yam What I Yam

Rena DeLevie | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Rena DeLevie

The more we embrace who we are, the more comfortable we become with ourselves, the more we can refocus those bosses who want us to be like them. The quiet confidence that my client developed from embracing her sensitivity was a powerful tool.

Omitting the 'Obnoxious Roommate'

Naomi Firestone | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Naomi Firestone

Once I understood the alien point of view toward myself, I had to expel it! It has been extremely helpful to make the voice conscious.

35 Powerful Images of Kindness Found Within Conflict

Kindness Blog | Posted 12.29.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

During times of conflict and political or religious civil unrest, the power of the human spirit's capacity for non-violent protest and kindness still shines through.

When the Bad News Comes, Be There and Remain Faithful

Martha Nelson | Posted 12.25.2014 | Fifty
Martha Nelson

This is the final part of a four-part series on death, and life, and decisions we face going forward into our final twenty or so years. (For the first...

A Diwali Reflection: The Exchange of Lamps

Vineet Chander | Posted 12.23.2014 | Religion
Vineet Chander

The heart is the place where we keep that which we treasure the most. What might it mean to make our hearts a temple?

Compassion 101: Lessons From My Son

Beth Frede | Posted 12.22.2014 | Parents
Beth Frede

Where can you let yourself be just a little bit more? Where are you holding on so tightly in your life that compassion can barely squeeze through? And what's possible if you let go, just a little bit, that's not possible at the moment?

The Colorado Republicans' 'People-Like-Me' Problem

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.21.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

With Beauprez and Gardner at the top of the Republican ticket,  you're witnessing a repeat of the 2012 election, where voters came around to thinking that Obama cared more about them than Romney did.

6 Steps To Getting Over A Fight With Your Partner

Gina Senarighi, MFT, CPC, CDWFC | Posted 12.20.2014 | Divorce
Gina Senarighi, MFT, CPC, CDWFC

All of us face challenges in relationships. No matter how beautiful the relationship, disagreement is an unavoidable part of loving another human. As a therapist I see clients every day who have lost family members and lovers to conflict.

Selfless Acts in Health Care

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa DeCastro

The idea of running into a burning building or being faced with armed criminals is a risk we can readily understand, but being a health care worker is less tenable to us in the risks that they too face every day. For it is not often that they can see what they need to avoid.

Want To Train Your Brain To Feel More Compassion? Here's How

Fast Company | Helen Weng | Posted 10.16.2014 | World

Many of us know that if we want to become more physically healthy, we can exercise. What if we want to improve our emotional health? Are there ways to...

Ebola and Thomas Eric Duncan: Compassion for All

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 12.15.2014 | Black Voices
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

When Thomas Eric Duncan, a visitor from Liberia, became ill in Dallas on September 24, he went, as many people do, to the local hospital emergency room. However, serious questions must be raised about what happened when he did.

I'm Sick Of Apathy -- And You Should Be, Too

Rebekah Bolser | Posted 12.13.2014 | Teen
Rebekah Bolser

By choosing to not care, to not have an opinion, to not take a stance, you are part of the problem. Ignoring something doesn't make it go away. And you cannot rely on others to fight for the world you want to live in. It's on you. And me. And all of us to build the world we want to live in.

The Memories From One Act of Kindness Can Last a Lifetime

Kindness Blog | Posted 12.10.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Over 30 years have passed, since this particular act of Kindness was shown towards me, yet I can still clearly remember what happened and remain deeply thankful to the person who helped the little boy that I once was

The Moment That Made Me a More Compassionate Mother

Amy Heinz | Posted 12.08.2014 | Parents
Amy Heinz

The other day, I was walking through the grocery store parking lot with all three of my kids. Because I was distracted by the usual chaos of reminding everyone to hold hands, look for cars and get their fingers out of their noses, I was surprised to hear a voice behind me.

The Homeless: 39 Questions for Your Reflection

Kindness Blog | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Kindness Blog

When you see a homeless person, do you look the other way and keep on walking? If you do ignore a homeless person's request for help, just how quickly does the incident evaporate from your mind? Seconds? Minutes? Hours?

Childhood Lasts A Thousand Years

Wendy Lustbader | Posted 11.30.2014 | Fifty
Wendy Lustbader

Who is most aware of what we have carried forward with us from childhood? Our partners. Intimate relationships are the contexts where these old reflexes are most likely to emerge and even dominate our current experience.

Acts of Compassion Speak Louder than Words to Your Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.30.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Developing the capacity for compassion and sharing is a huge challenge for young children. Because they are still in an egocentric stage of developm...

Are You Too Nice?

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

A simple thing, but it rattled me for the rest of the day. What is it about me that made that woman think it would be all right to ask such a personal favor? Does she not know I'm a doctor and a germaphobe? What if she has a cold? A sore throat? Herpes?

40 Ways to Practice Self-Kindness

Kindness Blog | Posted 11.26.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

As we all know modern life can be very stressful. With so many demands on our time, through juggling family, work and friends, it can be a little difficult to give ourselves the attention that we really need and deserve.

Understanding 'Understanding'

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

We are all a person in a situation. As much as we want others to understand our situation, we should try to understand theirs. Maybe even the slow driver of the minivan who got his food before me had a very good reason for driving slowly. Probably not -- but maybe.

Daily Meditation: A Case For Compassion

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.25.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...