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The ABCs of Mindful Living: Authenticity, Balance & Compassion

Ira Israel | Posted 03.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

To help people understand what it means to live mindfully, I have broken it down to ABCs.

Education & Equality: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.04.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Two years ago, The Pollination Project started a daily giving practice, making daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world. Since we began, 50 more individuals and families have joined in.

'Hey, Can I Trust You?'

Heather Hollander | Posted 03.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Heather Hollander

When you have trust you have truth, and when you have truth you have love, and when you have love -- well, you have it all.

Yoga Hate: 6 Ways to End Exclusion and Up Oneness

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 03.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

Yoga and breath helped me undo the binds in my body, spirit and mind. I began to love my uniqueness.

5 Steps to Create a Compassionate Workplace

Susie Wolbe | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Susie Wolbe

Now that we are learning that a more compassionate workplace results in more positive work relationships, increased cooperation, better customer relations, and reduced stress, the question begs to be asked: What steps can we take to develop or increase a compassionate workplace?

Get Out of Yourself

Wendy Lustbader | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Lustbader

One of the chief cruelties of depression is how it encloses us in a dark tunnel, a space that doesn't extend beyond the borders of ourselves, our thwa...

5 Ways for Moms to Practice Forgiveness

Andi Wickman | Posted 02.27.2015 | Parents
Andi Wickman

We all have some part of us that needs forgiving in order to heal, but for some reason, most of us fight it with all we have.

Are Black Americans the Most Religious -- and Virtuous -- of All?

David Briggs | Posted 02.27.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

In a nation where rising numbers of people are dropping out of organized religion, one dynamic religious movement continues to display remarkable strength. The black church.

We ALL Need the Village

Kindness Blog | Posted 02.26.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Here's the thing: I've spent an evening broken to pieces, with my spirit in shreds, because of some of the things I've seen or heard about, which show where the village has failed.

Embracing the Conscious Death of Relationship

Jesua | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jesua

We are so sensitive and avoidant about death in this culture, aren't we? Not only about the death of the body -- our own, and those we cherish. But av...

'So Much More Than Enough' -- Lessons in Gracious Sharing

Jesua | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Jesua

What would happen if all of us in our world who have "so much more than enough" (and we do, really, in so many ways!) could simply extend generosity with this kind of ease and joy, this quality of open surrender and trust?

Raising Compassionate Boys Means Having Compassion for Boys

Tosha Schore, M.A. | Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents
Tosha Schore, M.A.

We can't just be compassionate when it comes easily. Having compassion requires taking a virtual trip into the dark depths of those who do wrong by us, or by others, learning their stories, letting go of anger, disappointment or embarrassment, and moving on.

Post-Traumatic Job Disorder

Rena DeLevie | Posted 04.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Rena DeLevie

The name will make you giggle and giggling is good. But the affliction is real and many suffer from it. Fear-based management is prevalent. Think a...

Turn a Personal Attack Into a Statement of Fact

Rena DeLevie | Posted 02.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Rena DeLevie

It's how we separate the emotion from the fact that gives us the ability to stay focused on the topic and not get caught up in the spiral of emotion.

Happiness Is an Inside Job

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

We have all been brought up to believe that different external things are responsible for our happiness. I was raised to believe that happiness was re...

Compassion Is In the Details

Kelly Suellentrop | Posted 04.25.2015 | Impact
Kelly Suellentrop

The real question is how often do I show compassion at all those tiny little moments that make up a lifetime, not just for myself, but for the people with whom I interact?

Touch As Nutrition

Kindness Blog | Posted 04.25.2015 | Impact
Kindness Blog

Children actively shape their sense of self, not just mentally, but with their hands, elbows and knees, their bellies and mouths, inside the frequency, textures and intensities of this constant, rich field of contact.

What My First Job After Wall Street Taught Me

Lauren Stahl | Posted 04.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Stahl

They say that by doing esteemable acts, we gain self-esteem. This was the case for me. Showing up for work each day and being present with my coworkers and the patrons made me feel good about myself. It gave me a sense of belonging and purpose. I searched for this my whole life.

How to Share New Compassion with Old Souls

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 04.25.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

Outside her room at the assisted living facility, other residents shuffled by, some with walkers, as silent sentinels in the last act of the drama of life. After 87 years, my mother's body and mind were gone, except for her strong heart. We could do nothing but wait.

How to Sow the Seeds of Compassion in Your Kids

Karyn Pickles | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Karyn Pickles

If we teach our kids to interpret cues correctly to guess how someone is feeling and to want other people to feel good, the end result will be kids who make choices that result in other people feeling good and not making choices that make themselves or others feel bad.

In Defense of Animals

Matthieu Ricard | Posted 04.22.2015 | Religion
Matthieu Ricard

By caring for animals as well, we do not love human beings less. We actually can love them better because our altruistic love grows stronger and vaster.

Nursing Job Satisfaction, Safety and Productivity

Abby Pingree | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Abby Pingree

I am aware that "get in and get out" is an attitude one must adopt to complete a very busy work day and still have time and energy to manage a home life. I feel this is not right. I understand that days like this occasionally occur but when this is the accepted norm it is time to re-think our nursing business model.

Embracing the Future: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Two years ago The Pollination Project started a daily giving practice, making daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world. Since we started, fifty more individuals and families have joined in, each giving $1 or more a day to support our grantees.

The Impetus for Change Is Compassion

Nicole Dash | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Nicole Dash

Today, my voice joins 1000s of others to share the message that compassion matters. Compassion makes a difference. Compassion is the answer. The impetus for change IS compassion.

Compassion, Empathy, and a Story About a Starfish

Jill Robbins | Posted 04.21.2015 | Good News
Jill Robbins

Adoption is part of my life. It has been a source of joy and a source of frustration. It has been a rollercoaster ride full of highs and lows and "oh sh*t" moments that has shaped me in to the person I am.