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The Importance of Being Kind

Lindley Pless | Posted 09.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Lindley Pless

These little moments caused me to pause and reflect. And maybe you too need time to take a breath. Do we all have our right foot pressed so firmly to the gas pedal that we are speeding along neglecting to see the little ways in which we are avoiding kindness and compassion?

Kick Ass and Be Kind: A Daily Recipe for a Great Life

Bridget Fonger | Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Bridget Fonger

What good is success if not shared and paid forward with attitude and deed? And how much envy can we muster for a supremely successful asshole who can't muster a kind word for anyone?

Kindness Is a Choice

Shawn Ahmed | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Shawn Ahmed

How we treat others should be a choice that reflects our character -- not a reaction to other people's character. So, I choose to be kind because my kindness will define me. Not my parents. Not my relationships. Not my sexuality. Not my work. But my kindness.

My Brain Injury Taught Me to Be Brave

Serena Lee | Posted 07.21.2013 | College
Serena Lee

In three weeks, I will graduate from UCLA. The greatest advice that I have for incoming and current scholars is simple: be fearless. Face your fears. Don't be afraid. Fear will hold you back. Bravery will push you forward.

4 Tiny Acts Of Kindness To Try Today

Posted 11.04.2012 | OWN

By Joan Tupponce Here are a few of Patience Salgado's stealth-kindness missions which anyone can duplicate in her own neck of the woods. P...

How 365 Days Of Good Deeds Changed My Life

Erin McHugh | Posted 11.21.2012 | Fifty
Erin McHugh

We got a saint in our family. ... I thought, you know, I could be doing just a little bit better. Be a little nicer. Count to ten. Go out of my way once in a while. What, I wondered, would it be like if I tried to do a good deed -- even something tiny -- for a whole year?

Making Connections: Being Kind To Strangers

Eli Davidson | Posted 07.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Eli Davidson

How often have we each been so embroiled in our own petty dramas that we breeze past someone in trouble? My hand is raised. How about yours?

Bishop Tutu: It's Time To Make Compassion Fashionable

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Is it not time to make kindness cool, to make consideration and caring hot topics? We've already proven that war does not work, that fighting and killing never has a happy ending.

Balanced Life: Be Nice, It Matters

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

I was about to get a promotion. My boss said sternly, "Be polite and be fair. Then you'll do fine." I've always remembered that.

15 Ways to Practice Compassion on the Way Home for Dinner

Karen Maezen Miller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Maezen Miller

There is only one place to practice compassion: the one you're in. You can never leave this place, but you can turn it inside out.