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#Compassion

Other Parents' Grief

Kate Blanchard | Posted 07.01.2013 | Parents
Kate Blanchard

Those of us with healthy children may, for a time, enjoy the luxury of remaining oblivious to their vulnerability and impermanence. But when a "close call" provides an unwelcome reality check, we can take some comfort in the fact that all parents are, really and truly, in this together

Meditate Your Way Through Anger

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 06.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Trying to eradicate anger is like trying to box with our own shadow: It doesn't work. Getting rid of it implies either expressing it and creating untold emotional damage, denying its existence, or repressing it until it erupts at a later time.

Buddha Doodle - 'Courage'

Molly Hahn | Posted 06.29.2013 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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What's Worse Than a Coworker Who Undermines You?

Adam Grant | Posted 06.29.2013 | Business
Adam Grant

When we're being undermined by one person, we recognize the importance of seeking support from someone else. But it may be even more critical to invest in those supportive relationships when dealing with someone who's guilty of both undermining and supporting us.

The Power of Compassion: A Lesson at the Zoo

Ellen Kellner | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Ellen Kellner

I have experienced and witnessed that the only way to transmute violence, anger, and fear is with courageous love and compassion.

Heartsick: End All the Damn Blasts

Barton Kunstler, Ph.D. | Posted 06.22.2013 | World
Barton Kunstler, Ph.D.

We cannot undo what happened last Monday. We can, however, cease the mad violence for which we are responsible, over which we have control. That would be the truest and best memorial we can offer to those so hurt by last Monday's blasts.

Connected by Catastrophe

Craig Ing | Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Craig Ing

Why don't we go out of our way, disrupt our daily routines, and demonstrate compassion more frequently? What is it that makes it so difficult?

From Boston: A World Citizen's Reflection During Lockdown

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 06.19.2013 | Religion
Homa Sabet Tavangar

Just as Bostonians' grit and determination won't be deterred as they plan a bigger and better marathon next year, let's resolve to not let the fury that might have sparked last week's horror turn us against compassion and connection.

Love The Stranger As Yourself

Ron Kronish | Posted 06.18.2013 | Religion
Ron Kronish

We must love our fellow Jews as brothers and sisters in a historic, unique collective family, and we must treat the non-Jew with the same dignity that we would wish and envision for ourselves. This is the real meaning of what it means to be "holy" in the "Holy Land" today.

What Would Buddha Do About The Boston Bombing?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 06.17.2013 | Religion
BJ Gallagher

We may or may not forgive, but we must let go of revenge, otherwise we become prisoners of our own anger, and of the vicious cycle that is terrorism.

❤Today's Buddha Doodle: If Nothing Else, Be Kind ❤

Molly Hahn | Posted 06.17.2013 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Compassion Amid Chaos

Larry Yang | Posted 06.17.2013 | Religion
Larry Yang

Thank you, Boston, for teaching us how to be compassionate in the midst of the most difficult circumstances -- but more profoundly for showing us that, as human beings, we are able to be compassionate whether we think we know how to be or not.

Buddha Doodle - 'Connect'

Molly Hahn | Posted 06.16.2013 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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A Buddhist Meditation Practice For The Boston Marathon Tragedy

Lodro Rinzler | Posted 06.16.2013 | Religion
Lodro Rinzler

When something like this happens, we often say, "There are no words." Perhaps we should not yet go to words. For those of us located outside of the Boston area, we may not yet be able to go to deeds either. For now, maybe it is OK to go to our vast broken heart.

Wheelchair Wisdom: Go With the Flow

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

This was the reality of the situation. This was the truth of the here and now. I couldn't be with him out there on the dance floor, so I had to reframe the situation and enjoy the experience in a completely different way.

Faith And Mercy: Who Among Us Is Most Likely To Forgive?

David Briggs | Posted 06.11.2013 | Religion
David Briggs

Many religious people count on God's forgiveness, but it is far more difficult to put aside human feelings of bitterness and resentment to pardon others. New research, however, shows the two spiritual goals are related.

The Greatest Gift You Can Give Yourself

Debbie Gisonni | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Gisonni

Each experience you have in life is a lesson, especially those that are most damaging to you. Once you forgive yourself and others, you give yourself the gift of emotional freedom.

Building Trust and Compassion in Banking Through Transparency and Social Capital

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 06.04.2013 | Business
Project Compassion Stanford

Trust can be restored to banking, when transparency exists to show that the bank and its customers, employees and stakeholders quantifiably improve safety for all, and function holistically as exchanges for capital in all its forms.

People Are the Only Thing That Matter

Shelby Doherty | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Shelby Doherty

The worst thing you can do in this life is let someone think that they don't matter. People need each other, and we have the power to inspire others. Everyone wants to feel that someone cares about them.

Pray For Strength To Choose

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 06.02.2013 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

I've always believed that when you pray for God's will, you are praying simply for the strength and wisdom to choose what God would want you to choose. In other words, you aren't praying for God to intervene in this world. You're praying to enable yourself to do what God would have you do.

The Greatest Gift: Harmony Cooking for Those You Hate and Love

O'Brien Browne | Posted 06.01.2013 | Business
O'Brien Browne

If you hate your boss, bring her/him home-made muffins. If your best friend is getting on your nerves, bake bread together. If you can't stand your family, cook for them.

Your Past Need Not Become Your Future

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Today is a very special day. It has never happened before and it will never happen again. And we have no idea what will come next. What a great day just to be here. To show up now. The perfect day to let the past rest where it is and let the future take care of itself.

Evolution of Compassion

Michelle Roya Rad | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Michelle Roya Rad

This type of compassion is not an easy one, and not everyone can comprehend or understand it. It takes an expanded mind to be able to go far enough to feel another person's point of being and to accept it as is.

STUDY: Why It Pays To Keep Compassion 'On'

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Project Compassion Stanford

We sometimes avoid compassion for self-interested reasons. Yet this study suggests that turning off compassion might work against self-interest by undercutting two things that we hold dear: our moral self and our moral standards.

Sexual Genius: An Interview With Esther Perel

Mark Matousek | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

In a nutshell, her thesis is this: Intimacy in relationships is frequently -- and inexplicably -- the enemy of sex. The intimacy Perel is referring to is the romantic ideal of semi-conjoined couples who believe that love means quashing mystery in favor of sweet companionship.