It's easy to cast a critical eye on the methods and imperfections of our mothers. Let's not today. Let's just identify the unheralded gift of having had a mother who authentically cared.
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What can be done about what President Obama as a candidate presciently labeled the "empathy deficit"? The key thing is to recognize the value of relationships and the fact that we are not independent but interdependent.
Governments can use technology in a simple yet powerful way: just to show that they care. The technology implementation happening under the umbrella o...
Can you imagine being more loving in your daily life? Not just with family and friends, but with co-workers, people on the subway, or just plain old strangers?
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Like hand-penned letters, the number of phone calls being made is decreasing relative to other types of electronic communications.
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Most people would prefer to experience loving and to be loved over just about any other qualitative experience in life.
As we end the year, and Thanksgiving approaches this is a good time for taking stock. Who has made a difference in your life? Have you been able to make a difference in someone else's life?
When physicians express caring, empathy, and compassion, the duration and severity of illness are often reduced and the body's immune system is stimulated.
While recent studies show that pregnancy and childbirth positively alter the brain chemistry of mothers, could parenting have a similar impact on men?...
When we have money we tend to build a bigger house and then we have to put a fence around it to keep people out, and then we have to become wary of an...
Worry is one of the worst possible energies with which to shower someone. If more of us understood what we were doing with our nervous apprehensions, we would cut back on this practice immediately
Our feelings towards our brothers or sisters aren't truly about anybody or anything against us. Ultimately, our experience of loving our enemies reveals how we are with loving ourselves.
At a time when our country is in a paroxysm of economic self-doubt and cleansing itself of corruption, it is tempting to equate what has come before with "old" and the incoming, the new, with "young".
In this day, when the trepidation and rage and mourning that is called war, seizes our hearts and patches them in scars, we call to you, the Lord whose name is Peace.
I find myself looking back and remembering those who showed me enormous kindness -- as well as opportunities for kindness to those I had not been deeply involved with.
Troubled by the bitter ironies and profound contradictions military chaplains embody, I took a long walk. The inescapable facts are that the military...
At first I thought this week's Style column had to be about Fashion Week (for the sake of relevance), but then I realized that no one but New Yorkers ...
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