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The Beauty Within: Helping the Poor Often Means Looking Past an Ugly Exterior

Jan DeBlieu | Posted 10.12.2014 | Impact
Jan DeBlieu

I've seen the blight and hopelessness. But I've also met people there who are working with the poor -- and in the process creating miracles. This makes me wonder what qualities they have that the rest of us lack.

'It's Not Your Fault': Jesus, Forgiveness and the Life of Robin Williams

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 10.12.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

Healing from self-blame for wrong done to you is possible, especially through a compassionate connection. I have hardly ever seen this demonstrated as well as in the film Good Will Hunting, starring Robin Williams and Matt Damon.

Today's Buddha Doodle - Let Love

Molly Hahn | Posted 10.11.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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The Uptown Beggar

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 10.07.2014 | Impact
Mitch Ditkoff

Thirty days I spent with them. Thirty days walking, talking, buying them lunch and trying to discover the organizing principal around which my story would authentically take shape. And I did. Find it, that is. The moment I met Fred.

Today's Buddha Doodle - The First Act of War

Molly Hahn | Posted 10.08.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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What A Dying Patient Taught A Burned-Out Doctor

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

In medicine, our goal is health, to make everything better. But sometimes we can't. Driving home from Mr. Johnson's funeral, I remembered our last conversation. What had he really wanted me to know? What could I learn as my lesson from his life?

Rant for the Litter

Arnie Reisman | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Arnie Reisman

Children the world over pour onto the endangered species list. Meanwhile, compassion lies bedridden with an IV drip in the House of America's elected leaders.

Today's Buddha Doodle - Trust Life

Molly Hahn | Posted 10.05.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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How to Teach Your Children Compassion

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.05.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Words have a powerful influence on children. What we say and the words we use impact their thinking, emotions and behavior. Early in children's lives,...

Permanent Temporary Connections

Craig Ing | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Craig Ing

At every event, when there is a common connection, people are more open to engage, interact and communicate.

The Dalai Lama Film : An Interview with Mickey Lemle

Stephanie Spiro | Posted 10.04.2014 | Arts
Stephanie Spiro

This month I'd like to focus on the timely and extraordinarily important Kickstarter campaign for filmmaker Mickey Lemle's The Dalai Lama Film, raising funds on Kickstarter until August 10th.

Religion vs. Spirituality

Tami Shaikh | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Tami Shaikh

People believe (and so do I) that spirituality is something different. It is our connection with the Divine. You can call Him, Her, and It, whatever name you want to. You can see Him the in leaves on the trees or in wings of a butterfly.

Today's Buddha Doodle - Surf's Up!

Molly Hahn | Posted 10.04.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Procrastination

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Procrastination can serve us when we discerningly decide what needs to belong to tomorrow and what needs to belong to today. The goal is not to get the process perfectly, but rather to remain focused on valuable lessons.

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

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Today's Buddha Doodle - Silence is...

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.30.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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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

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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

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Grumble or Grin? The Choice Is Yours

Millie Grenough | Posted 09.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

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