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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.

Want Better Work-Life Balance? Try Doing Something Kind For Others

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living

Want to feel a great sense of work-life balance? Instead of doing less, try doing more -- for others. According to a new study, volunteering may i...

Do We Treat Our Co-Workers the Way We Like to Be Treated?

Sweta Saraogi | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Sweta Saraogi

Why can't we have more leaders who understand that power expands the moment it's shared, and who choose to leverage their individual leadership for collective progress?

How I Learned to Stop Hating My Job and Love My Life

James McCrae | Posted 04.20.2015 | Healthy Living
James McCrae

At this moment, you are being called to make an impact where you have been assigned. It's not perfect. But things are never perfect. Instead of waiting for your job to be perfect, make your reaction to your job perfect. Show up everyday as an act of service. Take what you are given and turn it into art.

Do You and Your Partner Fight Over Money?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 04.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Relationship conflicts over money get resolved when both people move out of control or resistance and into caring about themselves and each other. Partnerships based on caring and compassion support intimacy and joy, even when money is limited.

Reflections on the Many Dimensions of Love (Part 1)

Joel and Michelle Levey | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Joel and Michelle Levey

"For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for whic...

7 Steps to True Forgiveness

Cliff Hsia | Posted 04.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Cliff Hsia

Forgiveness lets you love again. Once you forgive, your heart is full of love. You are stronger because you love yourself and love others, no matter the magnitude of their shortcomings or transgressions. You forgive because you love, and you love because you forgive.

Valentine's Day: 20 Stories on Love, Chocolate, Roses, Secrets, Bromance, Breakups and Diamonds

Democracy Now! | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics
Democracy Now!

For Valentine's Day, we dug through the Democracy Now! archives to bring you these 20 stories. 1. Love Has No Color Just two years ago, a group of...

Can This Marriage Be Saved?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 04.15.2015 | Weddings
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Strengthening the shared commitment and practicing mutual generosity, compassion, honesty, kindness, and respect are all ways of maximizing the likelihood of not only staying together, but of experiencing greater fulfillment over time.

What I've Learned About Vulnerability

Lauren Stahl | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Stahl

What it all comes down to is this: I did not feel worthy of being vulnerable. I didn't know how to love, accept, or appreciate myself. So when I became sober in September 2012, I had to learn what it meant to love and connect with myself.

The Hammer

Ken McLeod | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Ken McLeod

When that hammer comes down, your life changes. You are not the same person. You learn things about life, about people and about yourself that you didn't know before, whether you wanted to or not.

Days of Inspiration for the New Year!

Menna van Praag | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

"Every so often I bump into stone walls and I have to pick myself up and climb over them." -- Vivien Leigh Without tenacity you'll give up at the fir...

Waiting for Nothing: Loving Yourself on Valentine's Day

Nancy Colier | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

With Valentine's Day coming, love is the topic of the moment. When we think about love, we generally think in terms of who loves us and whom we love, ...

Making It Better: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Fifty individuals and families have joined in, each giving $1 or more a day to support the grantees. Here are the extraordinary people we supported this week.

Meditation 101: A Multi-Step Process

Ko Im | Posted 04.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Ko Im

Beware of extremes and delusions. Recognize everything is an illusion. Along those lines -- perception is not reality, it is deception. Emptiness is not nothingness but is the real nature of phenomena; it is the way things really are as opposed to the way they appear.

Racism, Crime, and America's Faith in Punishment and Violence

Derek Flood | Posted 04.09.2015 | Religion
Derek Flood

Rather than approaching crime from the perspective of restorative justice and public health, seeking to help people to reform and re-integrate, our country has instead not only continued in a model of punishment that can only be described as "medieval", but has grown it to a scale unprecedented in world history.

Telling Our Medicine Story

Jesua | Posted 04.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Jesua

The older I get and longer I live, I notice that from my soul's perspective the essence of my life's lessons can be narrowed down to a sacred handful ...

Replace 'Should' With 'Could to Live a Happier Life

Erin Bahadur | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Bahadur

I am my harshest critic. I know I am not unique and I am not the only one this applies to. I challenge everyone to just pause and appreciate where you are today without any expectations. Be patient with yourself. You are right where you are supposed to be.

Stop Training Lawyers to Be Jerks

Jeena Cho | Posted 04.05.2015 | Women
Jeena Cho

I became a lawyer to pursue justice and to help people. This means that I have to maintain my humanity.