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#Compassion

No Act of Love Is Too Small

Staci Frenes | Posted 09.04.2016 | Religion
Staci Frenes

I was in the Santa Cruz Mountains not long ago, speaking and singing at a women's conference. We were focusing on the theme of loving others in practical ways through our gifts, and something in particular happened there that will remain imprinted in my memory.

You Don't Know Me

William Spear | Posted 09.04.2016 | Home
William Spear

And I am no different than you, my skin wrapped around my beating heart -- pleading for mercy and loving-kindness and waiting for this long night to be over.

The 7 Sustainables

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 09.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

We live in a time that calls for radical honesty about the nature of life and what it means to commit to a sustained relationship with our lived experience. The hope is that the seven sustainables offer a way to live more deeply while preparing the way for future generations.

Jewish American Literature: A Story of Impossible Assimilation

Jesse Bogner | Posted 09.03.2016 | Religion
Jesse Bogner

One culture that is often left out of curriculums on multiculturalism is Jewish culture. While most curriculums do something that recognizes the Holocaust, a particularly relevant culture to students, especially New Yorkers, is Jewish American life.

An Open Letter To My Friends and Family: I Am Surviving

Shawna Ayoub Ainslie | Posted 09.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Shawna Ayoub Ainslie

I want to tell you what it feels like to wake up in a bubble. To wake up and look around to find the world is far away and your pillow is not real, or not as real as it was when you went to sleep. When you thought to yourself, "Great day. No blips on the radar. Everything's alright."

Fostering Authentic Generosity in Our Children

Jesua | Posted 09.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Jesua

For myself, this breakthrough of bringing my genuine sadness to my children about hurtful tendencies I notice between them, and powerfully inviting them to embody, enact and extend authentic generosity to one another and the world around them, is one I will continue to learn from!

Yoga's Guide for Peaceful People Management

Jennie Lee | Posted 09.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jennie Lee

For better or worse, people affect us from the moment we wake up in the morning until we fall asleep again each night. Their words and actions can dis...

Reason, Empathy and Constant Choices

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 09.02.2016 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

Who would argue against the value of empathy? Most would consider the ability to identify with and feel the suffering of others as one of our most valuable traits. Yet some disagree.

How to Get What You Need at Work

Rena DeLevie | Posted 09.01.2016 | Business
Rena DeLevie

What do you need to meet or exceed expectations? If you're not being handed what you need, and who is, it's your job to ask for it. Oh the intimidation of asking for what we need! Here's a cheat sheet.

Pity Party Worth Having: How Serving the Homeless Saved Me

Johanna Falber | Posted 09.01.2016 | Impact
Johanna Falber

The question of homelessness, whether it be a stray animal or person is the same cause for alarm. We don't drive by a stray animal and not stop to help, so why would we not be concerned about a teen eating out of the garbage, or a woman trying to shield her children from the rain?

5 Healthy Habits Every Ambitious Woman Should Have

Michele Lian | Posted 09.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Michele Lian

Here's what I've been doing to get closer to regaining that balance, and how you can too.

12 Qualities Of An Enlightened Person

Charles Francis | Posted 08.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Charles Francis

Those who achieve any measure of enlightenment do so through some form of daily meditation practice, a willingness to let go of old views, and a commitment to helping others find peace. It takes work and dedication, but it is well worth it.

Can Connection Save Us?

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 08.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

You may not have cataracts, glaucoma, or macular degeneration but your vision may be distorted in similar ways. And without clear vision -- and I'm not talking 20/20 -- we can't connect with each other.

Who's the "Mentally Ill, Homeless Man" Down the Street?

Matt Hartman | Posted 08.26.2016 | Impact
Matt Hartman

The next time you see someone rambling on the street or asking for money, put yourself in their position. We need to imagine lacking a family, lacking food and lacking simple roofs over our heads. Maybe then, we'll understand and begin showing compassion.

Obelisk Art 450: Our Oldest City Is on the Cutting Edge of Compassion

Dilara Hafiz | Posted 08.25.2016 | Arts
Dilara Hafiz

25 artists of international renown have created original art on 8 ½ foot wood and fiberglass obelisks to illustrate the diverse history of Saint Augustine and the ways in which the four original themes of 'Freedom, Democracy, Human Rights and Compassion' continue to resonate today.

What Are You: A Bhogi or a Yogi?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 08.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

A yogi is one who discovers that the greatest joy and peace of mind is within themselves, they see the exquisiteness of inner silence and their actions are for the good of others, whereas a bhogi is more concerned with their outer appearance, putting themselves first by enjoying and even over-indulging the mind and the senses.

A Chance Encounter

Nathan Timmel | Posted 08.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Nathan Timmel

Kayla wouldn't have normally been shopping at this particular grocery store, because it was known as the "ghetto location." It was nearing the Four...

The Afghan Express

John Toomey | Posted 08.23.2016 | Home
John Toomey

In the latter half of the 1900's, Afghan camel drivers arrived in Australia to help explore a way into the countries previously-undiscovered central region. The harsh terrain could only be survived by hardened warriors who knew well how to endure such conditions.

Sharing Your Feelings: Helpful or Hurtful?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 08.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

"I just have to tell you how I feel. I'm very upset about what you did." "I'm really angry with you." "I just want to be honest with you. I'm so h...

Compassion

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 08.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara Jacoby

Compassion is defined by Dictionary.com as "a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong d...

Bite-Size Garbage

Rena DeLevie | Posted 08.21.2016 | Business
Rena DeLevie

Yes, we need to earn income, so we do what we need to do. But self-protection is free. Setting boundaries and limits are yours for the taking.

The Forgotten Ideal of Maturity

Tom Morris | Posted 08.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Morris

There's an old ideal that we seem to have forgotten throughout much of our culture. What I have in mind is maturity. Say the word now and people think...

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?