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What Happened The Day I Stopped Caring

Emily Hall | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Emily Hall

Coming from someone who spent the better part of my 21 years trying to be someone I wasn't, I can without a doubt say that the day I stopped caring was the day that everything began to fall into place. Here are the beautiful things that happen when you stop apologizing for who you are.

Is Compassion Children's Most Admirable Quality?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 06.30.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

We are assured by experts that compassion is hardwired into all human beings because such qualities help us to become functioning members of society. But, if you're like me, you would swear that children are born without an ounce of compassion in them.

The Rest of the Story

Eldon Taylor | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Eldon Taylor

A few years ago I wrote a piece that has been rather widely circulated and, based on some of the comments I have seen, not too well understood. The p...

Thinking of You, Dad

Lynda Freeman | Posted 06.13.2014 | Impact
Lynda Freeman

As Father's Day approaches my thoughts turn to my dad. He passed away more than a decade ago at the age of 89. Dad was born in a village in Poland, the son of poor peasants who made their living peddling household goods.

Love And The Power Of Now

Dr. Daniel Amen | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Daniel Amen

The key is not just seizing the day -- but each moment, with passion and purpose.

Mother Love: Molding Our Capacity For Intimacy

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 06.10.2014 | Parents
Dr. Tian Dayton

The Hindus say that "the mother's lap is the child's first classroom." Neuroscience helps us to understand just what is being taught and learned on this lap of love and it's importance not only to the child, but to society and mankind.

Real Leaders Have Empathy, Compassion and Acceptance and They're Not Afraid to Show It

Ann Fry | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Ann Fry

In my past few articles, I've been writing about amazing CEOs who have a commitment to healthy workplaces and who are working with the American Cancer Society as CEO's Against Cancer. I'm continuing that today, with my next installment.

The Unexpected Key To Loving Others

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

If we truly want to create a world where love, caring and compassion comes first, we have to start at the source -- ourselves. It is only through self love that we can begin to give ourselves to others in any beneficial way.

My Friend Michael And The Power Of Acknowledgement

Mike Schwager | Posted 06.09.2014 | Religion
Mike Schwager

Something extraordinary happened in that room. In the midst of the roomful of people acknowledging each other for their best qualities, one could palpably feel the energy in the room spiraling up and rising. Until a moment came when the energy had lifted to a place of unification.

Why I Kiss My Patients

Pamela Wible, M.D. | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Pamela Wible, M.D.

Patients today don't want professional distance; they want professional closeness with a doctor who has a big heart and a great love for people and service. And I strive to be that kind of doctor.

Death, Taxes and the One Thing Benjamin Franklin Forgot

Adam Griffin | Posted 06.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Adam Griffin

We can control our focus. We can take a step back from the penny and view the enormity and warmth of the sun. We can take a step back from the tree and view the complexity and beauty of the forest. We can continue to give back.

Not Being a Mother Doesn't Make Me Any Less of a Woman

Melanie Young | Posted 07.14.2014 | Women
Melanie Young

Just because I am not a mother does not mean that I am selfish or my life is incomplete. I have a very happy, fulfilling life that I embrace with appreciation and enthusiasm.

That Extra Step We Never Take (But Should)

Murray Rosenbaum | Posted 07.06.2014 | Teen
Murray Rosenbaum

It is common belief that those who have more should help those who don't, which is true a fair amount of the time. There is also a silly phenomenon that I've noticed that is funny because it loops onto itself.

The Power of Support

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

I was having dinner at an unremarkable neighborhood traittoria the other night, when I glimpsed something remarkable. The busboy, having been asked...

Are We Too Focused on Our Kids' Happiness?

Richard Weissbourd | Posted 06.14.2014 | Parents
Richard Weissbourd

Let us be clear -- we don't advocate suffering. And we're all in favor of happiness (and success and achievement). But we need to be wiser about how children truly become not only moral, but happier and high-achieving.

7 Ways to Care Rather Than Care-Take

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

When we are care-giving rather than care-taking, we do these things willingly because it is loving to ourselves and to the other to do so, and we do not feel the resentment that we often feel when we give ourselves up to care-take.

How One Woman Left Nursing To Follow A Courageous New Career Path

John Tarnoff | Posted 05.25.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Of all the profiles that I came across while compiling information for this series on boomer and reinvention, Patrice Fike's was the most unique.

It Takes an Abbey

Terry Newell | Posted 05.20.2014 | Impact
Terry Newell

Downton is not unlike our own time, and that may also be a secret to its popularity. But if dramatic change was all it had to offer, the series would be depressing, if not also scary. What the characters give us is hope that we can come through both morally and materially intact.

Make a Difference With a Purpose Driven Business

Lolly Daskal | Posted 05.20.2014 | Business
Lolly Daskal

We are all affected by the way we work, where we work, how we work and who we work for. More and more, we want to earn a living by doing something that involves our heart as well as our mind.

Why Girls Get Called Bossy, and How to Avoid It

Adam Grant | Posted 05.17.2014 | Women
Adam Grant

If we want girls to receive positive reinforcement for early acts of leadership, let's discourage bossy behavior along with banning bossy labels. That means teaching girls to engage in behaviors that earn admiration before they assert their authority.

My Valentine Wish for All

David Kanegis | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
David Kanegis

Dear Saint Valentine, I have heard many tales about you, and I'm not sure which are true. But no matter, I'm just glad you made your mark and that th...

An Open Letter To My 'Apathetic' Generation

Julia Schemmer | Posted 04.02.2014 | Teen
Julia Schemmer

World peace. We all want it, but how can we achieve it? Headlines preach to the choir the ongoing violence and conflict seen not only internationally, but within our own community. Is it only meant to be dreamed of for a utopian society? Will it ever occur?

What Happened to Our Primary Agreements?

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

We often have several "primary agreements" in our intimate relationships. We agree to take care of each other, as well as to be nice, to protect and not to hurt each other. "I've got your back! I wont hurt you, and I wont let any one else hurt you! You're safe with me!"

The True Santa Is Within Every One Of Us

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

True generosity is giving without any thought of getting or receiving. It is unconditional, unattached, free to land wherever it will. Through giving and sharing in this way, we soon find that we do not lose anything. We do not have any less. Rather, we gain so much.

In Memory of Nelson Mandela: Nurturing a Spirit of Caring and Generosity in Our Children

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 02.17.2014 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

We need to let them know that there is good work to be done in the world, work that they will be able to do and can do, even now.