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#Compassion

How Compassionate Leadership Results in a More Innovative Culture

Matt Tenney | Posted 08.18.2013 | Business
Matt Tenney

Ironically, in the recipe for creating and sustaining a highly innovative culture, compassion might just be the most important ingredient. It's well ...

Using Technology To Grow Global Compassion

Sam Reiss | Posted 08.18.2013 | Impact
Sam Reiss

As I listen to Thao detailing her way of life, her realities, her truth, I begin to feel myself inching closer to touching this multifarious human spirit. Less poetically speaking, I start to feel like some of my work over the last two years might be headed in the right direction.

Disliking Someone Is Really Disliking Yourself

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Qualities such as kindness, compassion, and forgiveness are the seeds we want to plant to cultivate a beautiful garden. But the self-centered ego's need for grasping, gaining, and selfishness easily buries them.

What It Feels Like to Have Alzheimer's -- And Why We Need to Know

Marie Marley | Posted 08.14.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

I have to admit almost all have focused on the caregiver. We can feel contentedness, pride and joy. We can also feel sadness and loneliness. The list goes on and on. But how does the person with dementia feel?

Renee Jain: Why Being Selfish Is the Most Unselfish Thing You Can Do: The Martyr Mentality Myth

Renee Jain | Posted 08.13.2013 | Women
Renee Jain

By making space for the imperfect, to recognize that we won't always be able to 'hold it together,' we are better able to feel connected to others when we fail or go through a period of suffering

Caring For Others Will Save The World

Joseph Ward III | Posted 08.12.2013 | Religion
Joseph Ward III

If we care enough, we can give ourselves permission to journey into the shoes and lives of others we don't understand; we can open our arms to hold and listen to the LGBTQ people of our world.

Let's End the Mommy Wars

CT Working Moms | Posted 08.11.2013 | Parents
CT Working Moms

We should be supporting women's decisions instead of critiquing them and making snap judgments based off of our limited knowledge of other people's situations.

Reboot Your Life in 21 Days

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert V. Taylor

Rebooting your life is a gift to yourself. It reconnects you with your spirit, the wisdom and joy that lives in you and the truths that ground your choices. It is a personal anti-virus program for you to be free of what distracts, disorients and keeps you from your best and highest good.

Bread and Circuses in Rome and America

William Astore | Posted 08.10.2013 | World
William Astore

Perhaps our new national motto should be: When in America, do as the Roman Empire would do. Eat to your fill of food and violence, cheer on the warfighters, and dismiss expressions of doubt or dismay about military interventions and drone killings as "feminine" and "weak."

Can Our Gods Coexist?

KidSpirit | Posted 08.08.2013 | Religion
KidSpirit

Looking back at history, one may come to the conclusion that people with differing conceptions of God may never live peacefully among one another. However, I believe that this is not only possible but that it could become a reality in my lifetime.

How To Be Nicer To Yourself, More Often

Andrea Wachter | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

Your negative soundtracks have likely been playing for many years. It doesn't help that we are surrounded by a culture that supports negative self-talk so this will be an ongoing practice. The way we talk to ourselves is a habit that can be changed with awareness and willingness.

What Is Forgiveness?

Pragito Dove | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

I could put my energy into anger and resentment, or focus on loving myself and enjoying my life. How I came to choose the latter is explained in this video.

What The Buddha Might Say To Bill Gates

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Wise spiritual teachers from all traditions have taught how the path of service is the most important of all, as it means we are less self-obsessed; through caring for others we can step out of indulgence and into big-heartedness, releasing any sense of separateness.

Religious Crusade Against Boy Scouts?

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 07.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Robert V. Taylor

The decision of the Boy Scouts looks enlightened when compared to the religious and cultural war that some religious leaders and institutions are trying to wage on scouting and gay youth.

Providing End-of-Life Care to Homeless People

Christine Schanes | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Christine Schanes

My letter is a tribute to all of the people and institutions involved in assuring that Karen Lee, an unsheltered homeless person, died free of pain and indoors.

'Lift Your Wings'

Angelica V. Hernandez, Ph.D. | Posted 07.29.2013 | Women
Angelica V. Hernandez, Ph.D.

When she twists her body, I think of a diver going into a flip, transforming her long sleek body into the diameter of a radial tire. She is balled up, resisting my touch. I talk to her in a soft, playful voice, an attempt to lessen the shame and fear that deforms her body.

How to Practice Asteya: Non-Stealing of Others' Time

Alexandra Franzen | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Franzen

On a surface level, practicing Asteya can mean literally not stealing money out of someone's pocket. It can also mean not hoarding materials you don't need, mindlessly consuming natural resources, coveting other people's possessions, or appropriating other people's ideas.

5 Ways To Communicate Better

Rob White | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

Communication is the ultimate human connection. If you follow the "silverback tips" that I learned, you'll maximize your chances of successfully establishing rapport with others.

5 Ways To Develop A Superpower (No, Really!)

HeartMath LLC | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
HeartMath LLC

Maybe you're not leaping tall buildings in a single bound, but remember your care, kindness and love have the power to transform many things. Cultivate your heart coherence and you'll be surprised by the number of things in a day that you can improve for yourself and others.

The Role of Love in Mental Health

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

Love breathes. Love relaxes us, it restores what was lost and mends what was broken. It lets us feel whole and alive, a part of something bigger than ourselves.

#imagineaworldwhere Compassion Is Standard

Samantha Carlin | Posted 05.23.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Samantha Carlin

To me, this meant that Daniel accepted that humans are, undeniably, human, and subject to the confusion of outside forces. It's not that people are fundamentally "bad," it's that people often have challenging or unhappy life experiences that, unfortunately, cause them to behave unkindly.

Compassionate vs. Casino Capitalism: Moderation or the Wild West

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business
Mitchell J. Rabin

It shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that "casino capitalism" is one of the very worst and lowest expressions of the human spirit. In human civilization, we have achieved some of the most extraordinary acts of love, art and heroism for millennia.

The Role of Vows

Maggie Lyon | Posted 07.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lyon

How might I ripple and radiate out from the closest, most interior circles to the nether regions of the universe as an ever more welcoming, beaming, and loving presence?

Every Mom Deserves Your Nod

Jenn Horton | Posted 07.20.2013 | Parents
Jenn Horton

Moms of the World: Look up. There we are, looking back at you, nodding, smiling. You're in the thick of it, or it's just a thick day, and we get it.

Tips to Rock Yo Mama Self

Wendy Silvers | Posted 07.20.2013 | Impact
Wendy Silvers

There are no limits to the power of the mama. Mother energy is tender, fierce and unceasing. Think of Mother Nature. Today, we are redefining what Mama Power means.