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#Compassion

Meeting the Needs of Communities: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.24.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Building communities that thrive are based on the ability to meet the basic needs of its people. Grantees around the world are making it happen one st...

Hidden Health Complications and Motherhood

Lauren Dillard | Posted 02.24.2016 | Parents
Lauren Dillard

In the daily shuffle, it's easy to forget that there are millions of families living and coping within the confines of their special needs.

Why I Still Call Myself an Alcoholic

Sarah Galla | Posted 02.23.2016 | Women
Sarah Galla

I have not had a drink in over a decade. Yet, I still refer to myself as an alcoholic. An alcoholic in recovery, but nonetheless, an alcoholic. I am also many other things. I am a mother, a wife, a friend, a daughter, a yogi, and yes, even a huge Monopoly enthusiast.

Are You Feeling More Anger?

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 02.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

The problem is the unconscious contagion, when we are not even aware of the "virus" that is making us react like that. We are retaliating from an invisible aggressor that threatened us somewhere else, and projecting our reaction on the next person we talk to.

No, You're Not Needy

Rena DeLevie | Posted 02.22.2016 | Business
Rena DeLevie

I am continuously dumbfounded that fear-based managers think shutting down employees is going to improve anything. It's counter-productive. Fear-based management results in disengaged, resentful, low productivity employees.

Are You Too Hard On Yourself? Here Are 10 Ways To Fix That

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.19.2016 | Healthy Living

This goes out to anyone who is too hard on themselves. Being a human being is a difficult job. You're going to make mistakes along the way. However, t...

Goals Over Genetics

Janice Hansen | Posted 02.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Janice Hansen

There's not much that can get my daughter Amy out of bed at 5 a.m., but running through Disneyland, her favorite place on earth, is one of them. Shive...

When Unconditional Compassion and Kindness Is Life-Giving

Susan E. Mazer | Posted 02.17.2016 | Impact
Susan E. Mazer

So frightened, so helpless, and with few to no options. The political struggles in the Middle East blind us to the human cost of this endless conflict. It reaches into the depths of human despair and suffering, and is sometimes met with the deepest compassion and hope on the other side.

I Love You, 'Terrible Person'

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

After sitting in sadness upon learning of her passing, and swimming in shame and guilt for not staying connected with her, I realized something that didn't occur to me until a few days later. A better question was, "Why had we not stayed connected with each other?"

What Is Your Purpose?

Holly Robinson | Posted 02.17.2016 | Religion
Holly Robinson

"What is my purpose?" I asked, panicked enough to sit up in bed and wake my husband, who made a befuddled Scooby Doo noise and promptly went back to sleep.

A Caring Heart: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.17.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

When a compassionate heart is moved to make a difference, it ignites change. Through advocacy, awareness, information, and resources this week's grant...

Calling Forward

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 02.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

We spend years in classrooms regurgitating either something we heard in a lecture or something we read. If the teacher approves of what we present, then we receive grades and points allegedly suggesting some measure of success

How Is Your Life Going? 3 Reasons You May Be Struggling

Donna Labermeier | Posted 02.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

I happen to strongly believe that when good people suffer greatly, it means they have a great destiny and mission in this lifetime to fulfill. It isn't enough to just talk the talk, we have to walk the walk and put ourselves in other people's shoes if we are meant to make a huge difference in this world.

How to Support Your Friend in an Emotional Emergency

Laura Jack | Posted 02.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Laura Jack

Next time, try out these new tools when you find yourself in a situation where someone tells you what is going on under the "I'm fine." The thing is, most of us want to say and do the right things for the people in our lives, but we didn't how. Here's a start!

Personal Development: Who Benefits?

Matthieu Ricard | Posted 02.11.2016 | Impact
Matthieu Ricard

(Photo: ©MatthieuRicard) Nowadays, there's more and more talk of "personal development," an expression that is used very loosely and adapted to ever...

Surviving Valentine's Day, a Practical Guide to Healing from Heartbreak

Michaela Haas | Posted 02.10.2016 | Women
Michaela Haas

Yeah, I know: The ads for candlelight dinners, the roses on coworkers' desks, the pulsating hearts in every shop window - Valentine`s Day is hard to s...

Improving the Quality of Life: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.10.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week's grantees demonstrate a heart for humanity, animal welfare, small businesses, and the environment -- vital resources that enrich our world and lives.

Teaching Kindness and Compassion Key to Saving Planet

Max Guinn | Posted 02.10.2016 | Green
Max Guinn

Two experiences last summer changed the way I look at the world. I spoke on a panel with the Dalai Lama as part of the Global Compassion Summit in hon...

An Open Letter From Mother Earth

Dr. Andra Brosh | Posted 02.07.2016 | Green
Dr. Andra Brosh

Dear Human Beings: I write to you with a heavy heart and with great concern. I have been more then patient with your reckless insensitivity toward ...

How Meditation Benefits CEOs

Emma Seppälä, Ph.D | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Emma Seppälä, Ph.D

The research on mindfulness suggests that meditation sharpens skills like attention, memory, and emotional intelligence. I spoke with a number of executives about their experiences with meditation, and saw again and again how their observations about meditation in the workplace connected back to the findings of academic research.

A Massive Shift Toward Love

Jennie Lee | Posted 02.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jennie Lee

It is time to eliminate concepts like "survival of the fittest" or "the one with the most toys wins." It is time to open our hearts and call in the survival of the most loving.

3 Ways to Get What You Want While Building Your Compassion Muscle

Laura Jack | Posted 02.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Laura Jack

By giving people the benefit of the doubt, sharing what is going on for you, and asking for what you need, you build compassion for yourself and others, and you are more likely to have your emotional needs met during these moments of inevitable heartache.

6 Surprising Health Reasons Why You Should Be More Compassionate

Posted 02.15.2016 | Healthy Living

Studies have shown that our DNA drives us to carry out acts of compassion for the greater good of our species. There’s evidence indicating that infa...

Inspiring Connections and Conversations: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.03.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Connecting people through conversations and resources serves as the catalyst to social change. The Pollination Project gives $1000 seed grants to grantees making a difference in the way that we talk about and address social matters, as well as how we allocate resources to the communities that need them most.

The Tyranny of Perfection

Dr. Randy Kamen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Randy Kamen

The pursuit of perfection contributes to heightened anxiety, stress, depression, and diminished self esteem. At the same time we cheat ourselves out of the potential joy and satisfaction that could be gleaned from what we do accomplish.