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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.

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.

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.

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.

True Empathy

Richard Weissbourd | Posted 01.26.2014 | Parents
Richard Weissbourd

Our goal should be to not only help children take others' viewpoints but to value diverse perspectives and people. How do we expand children's circle of empathy and concern?

Why You Should Be Your Own Caregiver

meQuilibrium | Posted 01.24.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

November is National Caregiver's Month, and it's an excellent time to take care of your own health so that you can tend to the people depending on you. Here are five ways to get started.

Incognito, Martin and the 'Rules of the Game'

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Stuart Muszynski

The Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin incident -- both on and off the field -- reveals a culture where the "rules of the game" at best tolerated and at worst endorsed a "Wild West" culture of meanness, hazing, bullying and anything-goes.

An Evolution to a Revolution

Joann McPike | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Joann McPike

We want our children to learn where we came from, how we got to where we are, and more importantly, who it was that had the ideas, the courage and the determination to change their own world and therewith, ours.

The Generosity of the Human Spirit

Anita Casalina | Posted 11.30.2013 | Impact
Anita Casalina

Where is there any good news? The answer lies beneath the surface, under the noise and drama that capture major headlines. Unobtrusive and resilient, the human spirit of kindness, caring and generosity is still thriving.

On Kindness: More Than Being Nice

Henriette Lazaridis | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Henriette Lazaridis

Who could blame us for wanting people to notice when we do something nice? But what if we keep our kindness private, shared only between us and the person we care about at that moment? That is something I would like to see.

Pay It Forward Fitness

Master Charles Cannon | Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Master Charles Cannon

A Fitness Center in Portland called Beast Nation is being billed as the world's first free gym. Anyone can work out for no charge whatsoever, as long ...