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3 Keys to Empowerment While Grieving

Elizabeth Berrien | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Berrien

To have loss is to be human. With each loss, we add on to our layers of experience. We always hold the ability to honor our losses with grace and dignity. There is nothing weak or small about this journey

The Gift of the Forest: Jane Goodall at 80

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 05.31.2014 | Green
Bill Halamandaris

Jane's understanding of nature -- the gift of the forest -- and her resulting reverence for life has led her to campaign for compassion. Her central message is the unity of life.

Biblical Third Metric Quotes Show How Ancient Wisdom Can Help Redefine Modern Measures Of Success

Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion

The four pillars of the "Third Metric" initiative provide a foundation on which to build a successful life that achieves satisfaction beyond goals of ...

Why We Are Together but Feel Alone

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Umar Zulqarnain

Technology allows us to hide from others while being connected. We can edit who we are, what we say, and how we are perceived. We become willing to dispense with people and comfortable with being dispensed. We can decide when to communicate and how much.

Einstein's Greatest Discovery

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Halamandaris

Near the end of his life, Albert Einstein was interviewed by the editor of a scientific publication. The interview ranged across the breadth of Einst...

How To Manage Anxiety At A Moment's Notice

Tiffany Crawford | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Crawford

Practice extreme compassion for yourself and any other parties that maybe involved. Compassion brings the gift of shifted perspective. It allows you to see the love, desire and intention of what is going on.

Do You Really Know How Powerful Your Intentions Are?

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 05.26.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

Too often, in the busyness of our lives, our intentions are semi-unconscious, meaning they slip unnoticed directly through to the reactive habit-mind, circumventing the deeper contemplative self. As a result, we may make choices which spawn consequences that we may not anticipate.

About the Student Suspended for Shaving Her Head to Support Her Friend With Cancer

Melissa Sher | Posted 05.26.2014 | Parents
Melissa Sher

What's important is what Kamryn did and why she did it. She did it to stand with her friend Delaney in her fight. And, Delaney, we do not know you, but we stand with you too.

Easing the Struggle

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

We are struggling. We are taught that life can be understood, secure and predictable if we have the right education, right employment, right financial...

Gateway to Curing Mental Illness

Chantel Garrett | Posted 05.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Chantel Garrett

When we can see the millions of young people and adults among us who live with brain disorders through a lens of compassion, radical shifts in innovation and funding will undoubtedly unfold. My family is ready for action. Are you?

How We Are Failing Our Children When It Comes to Their Future Happiness

Kristi Ling | Posted 05.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristi Ling

How might the world shift in profound ways if all kids studied the basics of happiness for even one semester in school?

"When You Write the Story of Your Life, Don't Let Anyone Else Hold the Pen"

Gurbaksh Chahal | Posted 05.17.2014 | Good News
Gurbaksh Chahal

I love this quote. Its origin isn't known, but I first came across it in an iconic Harley Davidson ad. To me, the quote is meaningful in several diff...

Why Coming Through On Your Promises Feels So Good

Tiffany Crawford | Posted 05.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Crawford

Honoring your word begins with honoring yourself. As simple as it sounds, and as much of it is a human birthright, it often is forgotten in the midst of competing demands and obligations. Here are three elements to remembering to honor yourself in those crazy moments of life.

My Day as a Test Case for Self-Compassion

Kellie Edwards | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Kellie Edwards

My day started badly. I had an important international interview for our mindfulness4mothers project at 7 a.m. My husband was interstate so I had o...

Is Technology Worsening Our Basic Restlessness?

Nancy Colier | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

We need to stay fiercely aware of its power to steer us away from our true needs. We must remain mindful of our own minds and careful not to be seduced into the unconsciousness that technology makes possible.

A Letter to People in Pain: The Early Days of Grief Are a World of Their Own

Megan Devine | Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

If you're here, in the early days, and the universe has just split open and everything has changed, I'm sorry you're here. Others have come before you, but that doesn't really matter now.

This Will Help You Capture The Spring Spirit

Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Safe Havens for Extreme Poverty

Richard Stearns | Posted 05.06.2014 | Religion
Richard Stearns

For too long we have depended on the idea of innocent suffering to provoke our compassion, while we look away from complex suffering. As poverty retreats to the fragile states, now more than ever we need to overcome suffering with understanding, generosity, and perseverance. Turning our heads away from human suffering should never be an option.

Amplifiers and Inhibitors of Compassion in Organizations

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Project Compassion Stanford

CompassionLab's Monica Worline, Ph.D., presented a summary of CompassionLab to His Holiness the Dalai Lama in a dialogue devoted to the topic of compa...

Compassion Is the Working Side of Love

Robin Korth | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

Compassion is listening and truly hearing what another has to say. It is a conscious pausing and a slowing down to see and feel the person beside us -- to notice that they are just like us and that they count.

The Power of Love in Business: Lessons From a Dogsledding Expedition

Lydia Davey | Posted 05.04.2014 | Small Business
Lydia Davey

Applying love in business has freed me to release my grip on knowledge, and to share it without reserve. It has enabled me to work on behalf of my clients, instead of simply for them.

What My Students Think Makes a Great Teacher

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 05.03.2014 | Education
Nicholas Ferroni

A day doesn't go by that my students don't enlighten me with their genuine innocence or entertain me with their youthful ignorance.

What Can Happen When You Mindfully and Compassionately Send Criticism or When You Don't

Whitney Hess | Posted 05.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Whitney Hess

I wrote an email yesterday that I didn't want to have to write. After three weeks of back and forth with someone I hoped to hire for a project, her mo...

10 Things I Learned From Oprah and Madonna About Success

Shayne Traviss | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Shayne Traviss

There are so many powerful people in the world who have all had such a profound influence on humanity. Two of them have a magnetic effect on my mind a...

WATCH: 'Technology Cannot Produce Compassion'

Posted 02.26.2014 | Healthy Living

With more than 8 million Twitter followers, the outside observer may assume that His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama knows a thing or two about (mindfull...