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Empathy is the cosmic glue that holds us together

Pioneers for Change | Posted 07.19.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: George H Lewis An artist's mission is not so much to make people understand the world but to awaken them to the fact that they are the world, ...

Born This Way: 10 American Women Share Views on Race, Acceptance and Moving On

Raquel Eatmon | Posted 07.14.2016 | Women
Raquel Eatmon

I'm not ashamed of who I But there surely was a time when I lacked confidence in toting my blackness. There was a time when being called the n-word left a stain on my esteem and childhood pride.

A Doctor's Compassion Goes A Long Way

Michele Kleinmann | Posted 07.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Michele Kleinmann

As I lay strapped to the cold, hard table, the doctor prepped me for my third nerve block. With the drapes positioned over my face, I couldn't see any...

How Mindfulness Can Help Couples Cool Down

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 07.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

When each partner can react with greater equanimity, both partners can recover more easily. They regain a deeper acceptance of the other, recover their perspective taking and communication skills, and thus resolve disagreements more quickly before they spiral out of control.

Tomorrow Can Be Better

Jennifer Lizza | Posted 07.11.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Lizza

I am a mother. I am of the belief that I am supposed to be teaching my children to become empathetic, loving adults and in doing so I realize that they are in fact teaching me. Children are our reflection. They do as they see. The thing is everything is a mess right now. It's a big old mess.

Why Blacks and Whites Must Talk About Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and Dallas Police

Raquel Eatmon | Posted 07.11.2016 | Women
Raquel Eatmon

About an hour in, a 60-something-year-old man began an upbeat conversation about LeBron James. "I just don't know how he made it, he beat terrible odds, it's just incredible!" He said. Others cheerfully agreed. I did too, but I had some questions.

'Spiritual Empathy.' Empathy As A Way of Life... Empathy As A Way Of Being...

Jenny Florence | Posted 07.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jenny Florence

When we live through these seven principles we open ourselves to the possibility of experiencing life with the openness and awe of a child, walking hand in hand with an adult whose perspective stems from the wisdom of a life being lived.

What Is The Secret Of America's Success? -- The Good Americans

Neil Ghosh | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
Neil Ghosh

In its recent survey of attitudes of government performance, the Pew Research Center posed a question to a wide swath of Americans: What is the secret of America's success as a nation?

The Eagle's Gaze

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Bil Hitchcock

Harry Truman saw a great deal of misery in his life resulting from war. In WWI he served as a captain of Missouri's Regiment Battery D, serving in Fr...

Empathy: Our Hope In The Fight Against Intolerance

Chloe Hollett, J.D. | Posted 07.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Chloe Hollett, J.D.

The Technicolor parades inspiring hope throughout this nation have come to an end, and so, too, has 2016's LGBT Pride Month, dedicated in celebration ...

3 Ways to Teach Empathy With Media Literacy

Emily Long | Posted 06.29.2016 | Education
Emily Long

Learning how to work with others is a vital part of any hands-on media literacy education.

An Idea Called Empathy

Nathan Timmel | Posted 06.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Nathan Timmel

When I heard about Lane Graves, the toddler killed by an alligator at Disney, I almost threw up. My son is 23-months old, roughly the same age as Lan...

Why We Should Teach Empathy to Preschoolers

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 06.29.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

Shuka Kalantari In the fall of 1978, Yalda Modabber had just moved to Massachusetts from Iran. Her timing was bad: The next year, a group of armed Ir...

Daily Meditation: Compassion And Empathy

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.29.2016 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

What My Yoga Practice Has Taught Me About Business

Charles Edge | Posted 06.28.2016 | Business
Charles Edge

This may sound a little surprising, but yoga and business have a lot in common. Yoga teaches us about depth and focus. But as I've yoga can also provi...

When Parents Feel Helpless: Using 5 Steps to Parental Intelligence

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.24.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Do you feel helpless many times during the week when your child or teen presents a problem you aren't ready for? Your child may be in a very irritable mood and you don't know what's cooking with friends, camp, or school. You're bewildered and don't know where to start to address this irritability. You are at a loss to know where to begin to manage the situation.

Why Every Member Of Congress Should Take An Acting Class

Anthony Meindl | Posted 06.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Anthony Meindl

As we continue to process the shootings in Orlando, and now as 60 members of the House of Representatives stage a sit-in to push for gun legislation, ...

Are You A Helicopter Parent? : The Infographic

Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, R. Psych. | Posted 06.22.2016 | Parents
Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, R. Psych.

The term "Helicopter Parenting" is a common one, and is frequently tossed around in both the media and in social circles. In fact, this term is often...

Hard Moments

Ashley Grof | Posted 06.21.2016 | Women
Ashley Grof

Those hard moments that sometimes last longer than we'd like can help us be empaths and more open to others. Self-knowledge, awareness, experience, a...

The Right Words: Finding Empathy In Fearful Vulnerability

Ashley Ballou-Bonnema | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Ashley Ballou-Bonnema

There's a bit of fear that inhabits every truth that makes up who we are. It's a fear that is shared within every honest breath we give back to the world and undermines the self-assured faith we hold within ourselves.

Changing Our Relationship With Fear

Homaira Kabir | Posted 06.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Homaira Kabir

How then do we tame our fears and move beyond the conviction of impending disaster? The answer, handed down the ages from contemplative traditions, and now tested and researched by science, is the following: We need to face our fears.

Storytelling in Virtual Reality: The Basics

Jesse Damiani | Posted 06.16.2016 | Technology
Jesse Damiani

In the last three years, we've witnessed a boom of "Gold Rush" proportions as companies, brands, and artists scramble to develop virtual reality tools, platforms, and content, trying to figure out what will win out in this new frontier.

Thank You from a Gay Guy

Domenick Scudera | Posted 06.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

This week has been rough for those of us in the LGBTQ community. First, the horrific murders in Orlando hit like a ton of bricks on Sunday morning. ...

"Me Before You" - Movie Trifle or Truth?

Terry Newell | Posted 06.16.2016 | Entertainment
Terry Newell

Me Before You, the newest edition to the "boy meets girl, tear-jerker" movie genre has earned mostly snarky reviews from critics, who find it a formul...

Those Holding 'Anti-Gay' Sentiments Need To Stop Making Things Worse By Expressing Outrage Over The Florida Massacre

Mark Baer | Posted 06.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark Baer

Many of those spewing anti-gay rhetoric engage in gaslighting, which “is a form of mental abuse in which a victim is manipulated into doubting their...