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Making Room for the Invisible Guest

Melanie Young | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

If you don't think you have anything to give, give yourself another look in the mirror and remind yourself that gifted people like you have plenty to give and to give thanks for.

4 Words of Kindness to Teach Gratitude to Your Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.04.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Jim Taylor

In my last post, I described five messages that parents can send to their children to instill the value and practice of gratitude. In this post, I'l...

Who Will Be the Next School Shooter?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 10.27.2014 | Education
Stuart Muszynski

Can we -- should we -- accept the chilling reality that, even with school-wide crisis drills, metal detectors, and other safety measures, a shooter somewhere in our own community is inevitable? Or are there other measures that, short of ensuring safety, can be helpful?

When the Bad News Comes, Be There and Remain Faithful

Martha Nelson | Posted 10.25.2014 | Fifty
Martha Nelson

This is the final part of a four-part series on death, and life, and decisions we face going forward into our final twenty or so years. (For the first...

5 Messages of Gratitude You Can Send Your Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

Finally, an underappreciated way to teach your children gratitude is for them to learn to express gratitude toward themselves.

Gratitude Fuels Your Child's Heart (and Your Own)

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

One of the most important -- and often neglected -- messages that you want your children to get early and often is the power of gratitude. Consider a simple "thank you." Those two words offer a win-win for the sender and the receiver of the message.

Why It's OK Not To Be Best Friends With Your Spouse

Janie Emaus | Posted 10.06.2014 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

I'm not one to share sad stories...this however is a love story. Between two friends. My Dad was diagnosed with brain cancer. His best friend Al, never left his side. In the hospital he was there, with ice chips and the occasional perfectly... timed quip. His wit and intelligence is unmatched. And his understanding of my father, like no other.

Weave Compassion Into the Fabric of Your Family's Lives

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

Yes, acts of compassion can be big and noticeable. Yet the power of compassion learned by children is best woven into the fabric of your family's lives.

10 Ways To Be A Better Human Being

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 11.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dean Dauphinais

This should be obvious, but there are so many people out there who seem to forget how much of a difference kindness can make. When people are kind to each other, it's contagious. Kindness breeds kindness, and there's nothing wrong with that. I believe it takes more energy to be unkind, so why bother?

To Err Is Human: To Apologize Is Humane

Craig Dowden | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Craig Dowden

When we are responsible for hurting someone, we often get angry at the person we harmed, avoid the situation, or try to rationalize our behavior rather than apologizing for it.

How to Teach Your Children Compassion

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.05.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Words have a powerful influence on children. What we say and the words we use impact their thinking, emotions and behavior. Early in children's lives,...

The Girl in SOHO

Hans Hickler | Posted 10.04.2014 | Arts
Hans Hickler

I was walking down Broadway off of Houston Street and stopped into one of those deli grocery marts for a bottle of water. It was a tiny store, with two small aisles; every square inch utilized to the brim. It sold everything from breakfast sandwiches and bagels, to souvenir lighters and key chains.

Finding Your Peace Means One Less Person Is Suffering

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 09.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Making love our priority doesn't mean we're always in spaced out hippie bliss while ignoring the conflicts around us, but it does mean we have shifted our focus. Love is the main emotional job of the heart and it rarely flows smoothly.

How To 'Prioritize Kindness' For Your Kids

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.29.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Most parents want their kids to be caring individuals, but how many actually portray that sentiment on a daily basis? According to Richard Weissbo...

What Happened The Day I Stopped Caring

Emily Hall | Posted 09.02.2014 | 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 08.30.2014 | 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 08.18.2014 | 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 08.13.2014 | 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 08.09.2014 | 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.

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.

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.

Death, Taxes and the One Thing Benjamin Franklin Forgot

Adam Griffin | Posted 08.05.2014 | 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.