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A Radical Movement in Corporate America: How Heart-Centered Meditation Can Change The Game

Tova Payne | Posted 08.20.2016 | Business
Tova Payne

Compassion-based meditation is healthy all around: within the workforce it facilitates more harmonious relationships and it supports inner calm from any life challenges that could hold you back from being fully present at work

How Do You Handle Criticism?

Mike Robbins | Posted 08.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

I've received some criticism in the past couple of weeks in a few different situations. This has caused me to step back and reflect on how I handle c...

Marco Rubio is Anti-Abortion, Not Pro-Life

Christopher Lamb | Posted 08.19.2016 | Politics
Christopher Lamb

If he was pro-life, wouldn't he oppose corporate polluters who release toxins into the air that annually sicken or kill hundreds of thousands of people in this country, including a disproportionate number of children and the elderly?

The Path from Personal Transformation to Societal Change

Matthieu Ricard | Posted 08.19.2016 | Impact
Matthieu Ricard

I myself am deeply convinced that love and compassion--the two faces of altruism--are the cardinal virtues of human existence and the heart of the spiritual path. Loving kindness is the wish that all beings experience happiness, while compassion focuses on eradicating their suffering.

'Only When There is Calm Will Things Settle'

Kyle David Anderson | Posted 08.18.2016 | Education
Kyle David Anderson

Every task we undertake as humans -- social beings, after all -- threatens to do violence, or at the very least ring hollow, when the well-being and happiness of ourselves and those around us are ignored.

Empathy and Decision Making

Mark Baer | Posted 08.17.2016 | Divorce
Mark Baer

We are both members of The Esquire Network (TEN) and he has been mentioning that we seem to have very similar approaches to the practice of law and suggesting that we should discuss it further over breakfast. We did just that.

Mindfulness: Do You Have the Courage to Surrender?

Steven Crandell | Posted 08.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Steven Crandell

As a kid, I dreaded having to say, "uncle." Red-faced and sweating, I would struggle with all my strength to avoid getting pinned on the playground. C...

If I Have A Seizure: A Call for Compassion

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 08.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

"If we could look into each other's hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, ...

What if the Parenting Study on Happiness Was About Compassion Instead?

Katey Zeh | Posted 08.13.2016 | Parents
Katey Zeh

Maybe becoming a parent has made me less happy, at least in the short-term. But I also know that it's made me more compassionate and more committed to advocate for women and families.

Four Lies We Tell Ourselves That Keep Us From Being Happy

Heather Sample Spires | Posted 08.11.2016 | Women
Heather Sample Spires

Women can be the biggest b*tches. I mean, we can find just the littlest thing about a person and cut them down right at the knees. And not even think twice.

Infiltrating Prison with Love, Compassion, and Respect

Nancy Deville | Posted 08.11.2016 | Women
Nancy Deville

When I tell people that I teach yoga to incarcerated women, I often see a look pass over their faces. To me, there is no greater need than women who are locked into cages, demoralized, deprived of sunlight, nutrition, and physical comforts.

Our Parents' Level of Consciousness

Suza Scalora | Posted 08.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Suza Scalora

In this video, Eckhart Tolle and physical chemist Lothar Schäfer discuss that no one can act beyond their level of consciousness, including our parents.

Torture and the Psychologists

Paula Gordon | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Even if torture works, it's a really, really bad idea. That anyone does it is appalling. That American psychologists participate in and endorse torture is outrageous. The APA and its adherents lose any semblance of credibility.

Imagine Opening Hearts With Dr. Charlotte, And So It Is!

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 08.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

Dr. Charlotte Reznick seeks to open the hearts of children by healing the wounded with loving kindness.

Think Honestly and Critically About Reading and the Written Word

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 07.31.2016 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

As I delved deeper into Paul Thomas' work, and directed energy to the urgent nature of his calls for action and attention to class and race inequity in America, I found that we share many commonalities.

The Dalai Lama Sounds the Alarms for Sustainability

Natalie Pace | Posted 07.30.2016 | Impact
Natalie Pace

A peacemaker for the ages walks among us. Whether he is blessing world leaders who are notorious for war, accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, or speaking of his own exile from his homeland of Tibet, the message of His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet is the same. "This should be the peace century."

You Don't Owe Anyone An Interaction

Caroline Garnet McGraw | Posted 07.27.2016 | Women
Caroline Garnet McGraw

Will some people have hurt feelings if you decline their invitations and delete their messages? Probably. That's tough to accept, but the alternative is worse. Trying to manage other people's emotions while tuning out your own is exhausting. It harms your health and your relationships.

Digital Lady to Dalai Lama -- What This Tech Expert Learned in a Meeting With the Most Compassionate, Connected Man on Earth

Danielle Di-Masi | Posted 07.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Danielle Di-Masi

The Dalai Lama's ageless advice -- as was Shakespeare's -- is brilliantly simple in today's complex digital age: Be real to yourself to create a real environment online. Read: Be human.

Is Love Really All You Need?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Love asks more of us than to simply feel a strong attraction to another person. It asks (or demands) that we put our own desires and preferences aside and replace them with a desire to serve the desires of our partner, not always, but probably more often than most of us would want to.

Lessons of Compassion From the Dalai Lama

Margaret Moodian | Posted 07.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Margaret Moodian

I attended the Dalai Lama's talk at the University of California, Irvine, recently for a celebration of his 80th birthday. He said that all he wanted for his birthday was compassion.

I'll Never Forget the Face I Never Saw

Lacey Johnson | Posted 07.24.2016 | Impact
Lacey Johnson

It was a numbingly cold night in January 2015. Despite having wrapped my body in multiple layers of clothing, I shivered incessantly as every hair on my arms and legs stood at attention.

5 Ways to Rock Your Feminine Super Powers

Kate Neligan | Posted 07.24.2016 | Women
Kate Neligan

When the masculine and feminine energies in each of us are in harmony then we will see this mirrored back to us with healthier relationships, less violence in the news, more creative solutions for the environment, and more loving exchanges in both the home and the workplace.

When The Comfort Zone Becomes Uncomfortable

Suza Scalora | Posted 07.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Suza Scalora

In this video, Eckhart Tolle talks about how the "conditioned self" has an impulse to remain in its comfort zone. However, the impulse behind the cons...

Somewhere Between Empathy and Apathy

Corinda Lubin-Katz | Posted 07.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Corinda Lubin-Katz

It doesn't take much more than a quick glance at the news to conclude that the world is a mess. We are riddled with crises, crippled by corruption, an...

What Buddhist Monk Matthieu Ricard Has To Say About Saving The Planet

Mark Tercek | Posted 07.22.2016 | Green
Mark Tercek

Renowned Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard believes we similarly should cultivate our ability to care and show compassion -- not only in our personal lives, but professionally, too.