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On the Kindness of Things

Kindness Blog | Posted 03.08.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Where does the world of objects start and stop? Where does an 'it' start becoming a 'you' or a 'me.' This is not clear, for the world of objects has no stable borders, and in actual practice includes much of what should be a 'you' or even an 'I.'

Days of Inspiration for the New Year!

Menna van Praag | Posted 03.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

"Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible." -- Doris Lessing If you wait for everything in your life to line up i...

Days of Inspiration for the New Year!

Menna van Praag | Posted 03.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

"Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong." -- Ella Fitzgerald ...

The Comments A Cancer Survivor Doesn't Want To Hear

Rachael Yahne | Posted 03.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

Unfortunately, when the time comes to begin the intimate and sometimes awkward conversation of "I have/had cancer," it will produce mixed reviews. While the majority of feedback will be positive and supportive, the brash among us will offer slightly hurtful responses instead.

Measuring the Immeasurable? Compassion Under a Microscope

Dr. Fran Grace | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Fran Grace

Compassion -- The Course For 10 years, I've been teaching a college course called Compassion. We study the lives of the great exemplars of compassi...

3 Ways to Bring More Love Into Your Life

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

Love isn't something to look and search for. It's something that we open ourselves to. It's a matter of finding the love that is already within us and expressing that out into the world so that we can create the love in our lives that we desire.

Acceptance in Infertility: 9 Untruths in the 'Never Give Up' Message

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 03.07.2015 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

I am beyond thankful that infertility education is continuing to be in the spotlight. However, I believe, some of the messages being delivered by some are contributing to the loss of ourselves to this painful, difficult, long and oftentimes heartbreaking journey of infertility.

Resolving to Be Kind: 10 Resolutions for 2015

Kindness Blog | Posted 03.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Kindness Blog

I decided to focus on intentionally being kind to myself and to others to make it a daily practice and a way of living and being, not just a lofty concept. So I present to you these 10 resolutions for 2015:

Reversing Malaria And TB, Other Huge UN Goals Will Be Met In 2015

UN Dispatch | Posted 12.31.2014 | Impact

Years that shake up the international system do not come around that often. Think: 1945, 1968, 1989, 2000 and 2001. 2015 may be one of those years....

Your Truest Friend Resides Inside Your Own Heart

Nancy Colier | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

As we age, it seems that fighting with friends becomes less necessary or even possible. There are fewer matters worth fighting about and even fewer wo...

Days of Inspiration for the New Year!

Menna van Praag | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

"All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming." -- Helen Keller We've all suffered, some a great deal more than others. Sufferin...

8 Ways To Stop Your Child From Becoming A Bully

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 03.01.2015 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

There are numerous ways to ensure that your child has the greatest possible chance to learn to be kind and empathic to others. All of these are things that are easy for you to do at home.

Days of Inspiration for the New Year!

Menna van Praag | Posted 02.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Menna van Praag

"We gain strength, courage and confidence every time we look fear in the face. We must do that which we think we cannot do." -- Eleanor Roosevelt Oft...

Let's Make Compassion and Rewilding All the Rage in 2015 and Beyond

Marc Bekoff | Posted 02.28.2015 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

No one can disagree that adding compassion and rewilding in any number of arenas are good ways to move into the future. So let's just do it and continue to do so forever. Our planet is wounded and tired and needs to be rekindled, and we humans hold the key to the future. It's that simple.

Finding Your Way to a Merry Christmas

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 02.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

You've worked so hard to make a happy holiday season for the people you love -- the rest of us have no idea what it's taken you to get to this point. ...

In Defense of Love

Scott Stabile | Posted 02.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Scott Stabile

I think about, talk about and write about love a lot -- the power of love, the importance of love, the necessity of love, the anything and everything ...

How to Release Your Holiday Expectations and Enjoy 'What Is,' No Matter What's Going on in Your Life (Or the World)!

Erin Cox | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

Sometimes we have completely unrealistic expectations of ourselves and the way we idealize that everything should be. If we can just roll with it all, focus our energy on what brings us the most joy, and keep our expectations realistic... accepting what "is," then, we will have the happiest holidays ever.

This Holiday Season Have Compassion for Relatives Who Drive You Nuts

Annie Fox | Posted 02.21.2015 | Parents
Annie Fox

Holidays traditionally mean family time. If that thought doesn't swell your heart with joyful anticipation, you've probably got some "challenges" with members of your tribe. It happens in all families because we've all got certain kin folk like this.

When the Holidays Hurt: 'Tis the Season... to Pretend There's No Season at All

Ravishly | Posted 02.21.2015 | HuffPost Home

Listen. I'm not one to ever come out against presents. I love sea turtle calendars just as much, if not more than the average person, but I really need society to get the hell away from me with this whole "let's be jolly" thing.

It's Christmas: 7 Reasons Why We Should Forgive But Never Forget

Jenny Florence | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenny Florence

If someone has treated us badly, an inability to forgive will cause the situation to return to our mind again and again, each time loaded with intense emotions that can eat away at our own inner well-being. It is important to remember that forgiveness doesn't mean that we are condoning something that wasn't all right.

Science Explains Why Kids Are Terrible At Sharing

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living

When we were kids, sharing our snacks or toys was about as appealing as sitting in time out. We were hardly willing to give up our most prized possess...

Look Beyond the Labels

Deanna Heon | Posted 02.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Deanna Heon

Look beyond the labels and you may find a kindred spirit, and even a friend, in someone you never expected.

Moving the World to Reach Peace and Compassion

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 02.16.2015 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

How do you learn courage in a society full of fear? This question was addressed at the 14th World Peace Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.

Your Disability Is Not My Problem

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 02.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Lianne Mandelbaum

When we support change that widens ramps, opens doors, assists those with vision or hearing challenged, or helps protect those who may have life-threatening food allergies, we may someday, in fact, actually be assisting our parents, our children or even ourselves.

The Year of Speaking Kindly

Kindness Blog | Posted 02.15.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Would you like to increase harmony in your life, cut the potential for conflict and hurting other people? If yes, then this challenge might be for you...