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The Politics of Welcome

Steven Crandell | Posted 09.17.2014 | Impact
Steven Crandell

Hospitality is an industry in the United States, not a way of living.

Women Need To Stop Blaming Other Women

Geraldine Estevez | Posted 09.17.2014 | Women
Geraldine Estevez

The perception men have of women is skewed, but the perception women have of each other, I dare say, is even worse.

Don't Judge the Judging - Today's Buddha Doodle

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.17.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn


Who Are We, Anyway?

Joseph B. Kadane | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Joseph B. Kadane

The arrival of large numbers of children on our doorstep is not a physical menace to us. Nor is it an unsustainable financial burden. It is not a legal or bureaucratic matter either. Instead, it is a moral issue of how we choose to define ourselves as a country.

Simple, But Difficult - Today's Buddha Doodle

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.16.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn


An Open Letter to British Nanny Emma Jenner

Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW | Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents
Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW

Children need boundaries and limits and will feel scared and out-of-control if they are not enforced. But limits enforced without compassion and understanding of the predictable upset are counter to a child's development

The Best (And Worst) Reasons To Become A Doctor

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

While doctoring may not involve the hard life of a cowboy, it certainly has its challenges. And those challenges are becoming even more apparent as our health care system changes.

How To 'Work Out' Your Heart: A Guide To Building Emotional Strength

Sahaj Kohli | Posted 09.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Sahaj Kohli

It's time to be intentional and make working out your heart as important as working out your body, not just for the health benefits but also to be your best self and contribute to a better world.

8 Ways to Teach Compassion to Kids

Signe Whitson | Posted 09.09.2014 | Impact
Signe Whitson

In turn, experts agree that fostering compassion in young people is among the best ways to prevent verbal, physical, and emotional aggression from taking root.

8 Life Hacks For Increasing Inner Peace

HeartMath LLC | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
HeartMath LLC

Sometimes it can feel as though inner peace is a gift of bliss reserved for the lucky ones that don't have the same load of burdens we have. The fact is we all have our own unique stressors and challenges.

The Real Religion

Tami Shaikh | Posted 09.06.2014 | Religion
Tami Shaikh

I believe that the religion above all religions is Compassion. Religion means restraint -- restraint from treating others with disrespect and in an inhumane way. The only way we can change the world is through compassion!

How To Really Change Your Children's Lives This Summer

Glennon Doyle Melton | Posted 09.06.2014 | Parents
Glennon Doyle Melton

It's important to cultivate and encourage open minds and healthy bodies. And it is at least as important to cultivate and encourage tender hearts in our little ones and in ourselves.

Outsmarting the Fear of Failure

Martin Snepp | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Martin Snepp

For so many of us, the fear of failure is crippling. It stands in the way of us achieving what we really want in life. With our pride at stake, many of us prefer to take the easy, safe option. Perhaps we save face. But at what cost?

Hope for Kindness

Craig Ing | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Craig Ing

I only use Facebook to maintain my Dont Mind Life community page so generally, if there is nothing of interest in my timeline on the first page, I don...

The Secret Lives of Doctors

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

Doctors are just as mortified as you are miffed when our schedules blow up in our faces and we keep you waiting for more than 10 minutes, let alone for more than 20 minutes, even if the reason is because we were in the emergency room or operating room.

What Am I Learning Here?

Sister Jenna | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

Much of life is constantly allowing feedback to emerge so we can either confirm that we are on the right track or shift tracks to align a perfect balance of existence.

To the CEO of Cracker Barrel

Tony Posnanski | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Tony Posnanski

Joe did not give money from the register. Joe did not give away merchandise. He gave away a corn muffin that is given to almost every person that walks into Cracker Barrel. Not only that, but he gave it to a man that was hungry.

Melting Down in the Frozen Foods Aisle

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 08.30.2014 | Parents
Lisa Abeyta

At the other end of the aisle was a young mother, her back to me. She raised her arms to her head, holding it for a moment, and then pressed her hands to her eyes, her back straight and shoulders tensed. A young boy was busy pulling a box of cereal from the stroller in front her.

Is Compassion Children's Most Admirable Quality?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 08.30.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

We are assured by experts that compassion is hardwired into all human beings because such qualities help us to become functioning members of society. But, if you're like me, you would swear that children are born without an ounce of compassion in them.

Lindsay Holmes

8 Ways To Tell If You're A Truly Compassionate Person | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living

With so many self-help tools and research aimed at helping us be more joyful, it's pretty obvious that the pursuit of happiness is in vogue -- but wha...

7 Ways to Redefine Happiness and Raise Caring Kids

Katie Hurley | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents
Katie Hurley

Happiness isn't something students achieve through test scores, winning season and college acceptance letters. If we redefine happiness for our children and teach them that positive actions increase positive emotions, we send a message that prosocial behavior is important.

What Really Creates Emotional Intimacy

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

The more we practice staying connected with our spiritual guidance and our own feelings, the more we create inner and relationship safety.

Why We Need To Reassess Our Notion Of Charity

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 06.23.2014 | World

It is one of the seven virtues of Christianity. It used to have a central place in Roman ethics and Judaism as well. Today, we remain deeply impressed...

The Inside and Outside of Compassion

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 08.16.2014 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

Even without direct contact, we can still cultivate a general feeling of human connection at spiritual and emotional levels through being committed to expanding our empathy and sense of oneness with all beings.

Behind a Thriving Family

Catherine Nagle | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents
Catherine Nagle

What does our First Lady, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, and my mother, Amelia DeNofa, have in common that make a family thrive?