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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...

An Open Letter to the Cincinnati Zoo Mother

Jessica Ciencin Henriquez | Posted 06.01.2016 | Parents
Jessica Ciencin Henriquez

There is nothing I can accuse you of that you haven't already heard. There are no harsh words I can type that you haven't already read and etched into your mind, there has already been enough shouting to keep you up at night. So let me say something that isn't being said enough.

Should We Just Get Over It?

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

What matters is that the individual himself accept the time and energy needed to metabolize and integrate the psychic change in order to continue with life in the present.

You Don't Feel Bad

Galanty Miller | Posted 05.12.2016 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

The word feel is interesting for the same reason it's so stressful when your girlfriend asks what you think of her friends; it can mean so many differ...

Unraveling and How to Prevent It

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

The questions to ask is: What uproots and what anchors us? Discovering the answer and following the steps that connect and stabilize us, may prevent the treacherous state.

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...

A Most Wonderful Holiday Gift

Sharon Zarozny | Posted 12.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Sharon Zarozny

I hope you'll embrace your inner Charlie Brown this holiday season and that you'll be open to giving, and receiving, the gift of empathy. It's a great way to connect authentically, and heal.

Four Core Reasons Why Your Empathy May Be Missing

Lisa T. Schlesinger | Posted 10.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa T. Schlesinger

You tear up when you see commercials for abused and neglected animals. You cry with a friend who shared her feelings about a recent breakup. You eve...

Empathy and Decision Making

Mark Baer | Posted 08.17.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

We are both members of The Esquire Network (TEN) and he has been mentioning that we seem to have very similar approaches to the practice of law and suggesting that we should discuss it further over breakfast. We did just that.

Why Empathy Is So Important

Pacific Standard | Maia Szalavitz | Posted 07.14.2015 | World

Empathy might seem like a squishy, vaguely liberal word—a sentimental virtue of minor importance. But the more we learn from neuroscience and psycho...

4 Ways to Ease the Guilt and Pressure When You're Crazy Busy

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Traditional time management techniques might help in the short term, but ultimately only serve to put a Band-Aid on a much deeper problem. Rather than focus on perfection, why not focus on what brings you joy and meaning? Choose one strategy that will help you move forward in a less crazy busy direction and embrace the perfectly imperfect journey.

The Comments A Cancer Survivor Doesn't Want To Hear

Rachael Yahne | Posted 03.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

Unfortunately, when the time comes to begin the intimate and sometimes awkward conversation of "I have/had cancer," it will produce mixed reviews. While the majority of feedback will be positive and supportive, the brash among us will offer slightly hurtful responses instead.

Our Brains Are Hardwired For Compassion

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Our culture is often portrayed as greedy. We supposedly want money, power and fame, but at the same time, it's in our nature to care deeply for others...

When Being Wrong Is Right

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

When people hurt or frighten us and the differences between us erupt in anger, we have an opportunity to practice and strengthen these qualities.

Why We Need To Reassess Our Notion Of Charity

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 06.23.2014 | World

It is one of the seven virtues of Christianity. It used to have a central place in Roman ethics and Judaism as well. Today, we remain deeply impressed...

This Will Help You Capture The Spring Spirit

Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

I Recommend You Suffer Through This One

Dirk Hughes | Posted 04.11.2014 | Religion
Dirk Hughes

We Westerners often think this is bullshit, that suffering can be neutralized by success. We think that if we can just acquire enough -- things, money, blessings, self-improvement techniques, meditation books -- we can defeat suffering in this life. Well, we're wrong.

Feel Sorry for Me: I Use Facebook

Michael L. Berman | Posted 04.06.2014 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

Hidden among all of those Facebook posts of dogs, cats and kids -- which are really only important to their owners -- are the ever-increasing 'feel sorry for me' posts. These often contain messages designed to attract a bevy of comments.

The Evolution of a New Years Resolution

Adam Resnick | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Adam Resnick

It has been a week since the ball dropped and the world rang in 2014. It probably seems a lot longer for those of us who made our new years' resoluti...

The Only 2014 Resolution You'll Need... the One That Changes Everything

Steve McSwain | Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Steve McSwain

William "Bill" Butler and Dr. Steve McSwain This is the season for New Year's resolutions. Actually, however, there is only one resolution you c...

WATCH: Why Empathy Is More Powerful Than Sympathy

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 12.12.2013 | Healthy Living

When we are faced with tough conversations, we have a tendency to take the easy way out -- a way that avoids revealing our own vulnerabilities, and ul...

Share Your Problems With Me

Lauren Kahn | Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Kahn

Just because someone is struggling with new and potentially overwhelming challenges doesn't mean the tenor of your relationship with your friend has to change. Allowing her to continue being that friend can be its own form of compassion.

The Case Against the Case Against Empathy

Michael Zakaras | Posted 07.16.2013 | World
Michael Zakaras

In our efforts to solve difficult social problems in particular, we rely too heavily on reason and numbers and econometrics, and not often enough on empathy. And by empathy I don't just mean our emotions, and I certainly don't mean feeling sorry -- that's sympathy.

Why Empathy Precedes Compassion

Cindy Wigglesworth | Posted 05.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Cindy Wigglesworth

Empathy minus the feeling of being overwhelmed moves us in the direction of compassion. It enables us to be a loving force for good in the world.

Who Are The Most Empathetic People On Earth?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.31.2013 | Fifty

A University of Michigan study of more than 75,000 people found that middle-aged women were more empathetic than men of the same age or younger or old...