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Loving Kindness

Got Anger? The Secret to (Mostly) Calming Your Parental Rage

Hunter Clarke-Fields | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents
Hunter Clarke-Fields

My thoughts told me I was a terrible mother for my anger. I would spiral deeper into a hole. I couldn't see the light. I was fighting myself. I couldn't handle this ugly part of me. I had to change. But anger gets stronger when we fight with it, when we reject it.

Waiting for Nothing: Loving Yourself on Valentine's Day

Nancy Colier | Posted 02.12.2015 | 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, ...

The Secret Medicine of Heartbroken Kindness

Jesua | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Jesua

It is easy to be kind when we are feeling wonderful about life, when we're feeling buoyantly inspired, or luminous in love, or poignantly connected to...

Being Mindful About Mindfulness

Robyn Brentano | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Robyn Brentano

Whatever your practice might be, I hope that it involves training in compassion. Now, with all the challenges we face in the world, we can be confident that kindness and compassion are the bedrock of personal and social change.

On Dealing with Drunk Guys

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 03.15.2015 | Women
Kathleen Buckstaff

I shouldn't be surprised, but I am. I recently read a story that confirmed that women have been dealing with drunk men for thousands of years.

Friendly Fire: Why We Can Be Harshest With the Ones We Love Most

Miriam Ava | Posted 03.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

Often, we're most critical with the ones with love most. We're extra sensitive to certain characteristics, express annoyance toward particular hab...

On Erasing the Worst Five Minutes of Each Day

Sandra Shpilberg | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Sandra Shpilberg

This way the worst five minutes of each day turn into the best five minutes of each day, shining a bright neon sign that says "UNDER CONSTRUCTION" on the areas that need more attention for us to grow into self-aware, conscious, grateful people that embody loving kindness.

The Science Behind The Way We Love

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living

Love is certainly one of life's great mysteries. But thanks to neuroscience, we know that it's within our power to trigger a certain kind of selfless ...

When Loved Ones Aren't Very Loving

Judith Johnson | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

As adults we are each responsible and accountable for what we create, promote, and allow in our lives and how our behavior affects others -- no matter how justifiable we believe our attitudes and behaviors to be.

My Sweetest Songs

Tricia McCallum | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

It's war torn and sepia-colored now, parchment like, but the little scrap of paper containing this verse has long been a treasure of mine, a template for any poem I write.

14,000 Ways To Be Nice To Someone When They're Sad

Galit Breen | Posted 12.08.2014 | Women
Galit Breen

When things happen that make us sad -- big things like losing a pet and little things like bad days -- it can be hard to reach out for the help and support and lift that we need. But what we learned when we were sad is that, my goodness, people want to be there.

Practicing Mindful Acts of Kindness

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 12.06.2014 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

Showing kindness to others is possible when we make a commitment to practice loving-kindness and well-wishing, regardless of the difficulty or disappointment of the situation.

What Is Mindfulness? 10 Answers From 10 Teachers

Kellie Edwards | Posted 12.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Kellie Edwards

Sometimes I think there are as many ways of describing mindfulness as there are brands of shampoo. This can be confusing. So we asked many of the experts we interviewed to put it in their own words. Here is what they told us.

Overcoming Navel-Gazaphobia (the Irrational Fear of Feelings)

Nancy Colier | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

I recently attended a panel discussion on the topic of happiness. Early on in the dialogue, one of the panelists addressed what he considered the mist...

Motherhood Mindset: Three Ways to Practice Mindfulness With Your Baby

Dr. Juli Fraga | Posted 11.24.2014 | Parents
Dr. Juli Fraga

One of the ways we can remain present with our babies is to begin practicing the life-skills of mindfulness. Simply stated, mindfulness refers to paying attention, on purpose to the present moment.

Self-Care in Times of Suffering

Nancy Colier | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

There are times in life when things fall apart, when we lose something deeply important, something that makes us feel connected, grounded or safe. Som...

Today's Buddha Doodle - Love and Abundance

Molly Hahn | Posted 11.15.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Today's Buddha Doodle -- Just Perfect Like You

Molly Hahn | Posted 11.08.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Today's Buddha Doodle - Walking Meditation

Molly Hahn | Posted 11.03.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Today's Buddha Doodle - Through Thick And Thin

Molly Hahn | Posted 11.02.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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May All Children Be Happy: May All Parents Be Free From Fear

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 11.02.2014 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

Fear... that four-letter word. What scares you most as a parent? When my three sons were young, I lived in a constant state of anxiety. And for good reason: at any moment, things could run amok.

Today's Buddha Doodle - Give Love!

Molly Hahn | Posted 10.29.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Today's Buddha Doodle - Share this with a friend!

Molly Hahn | Posted 10.26.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Today's Buddha Doodle - Do This In Public

Molly Hahn | Posted 10.21.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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The Ripple Effect of You...

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 09.24.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

Have you ever thought of yourself as a pebble? Metaphorically speaking, on the "pond of life" that is exactly what you are when you consider those who are affected by the ripple effect of your thoughts, deeds, and actions.