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Compassion

Parenting Facts and Fairy Tales

Marilynn Halas | Posted 09.18.2014 | Parents
Marilynn Halas

We've all been there. You look at your new baby and deep joy settles into your soul, but the days to come may not be exactly what you planned. The joy is soon colored by the realities of sleep deprivation, worry and more advice than any human being could ever possibly use.

Weave Compassion into the Fabric of Your Family's Lives

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 09.17.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Jim Taylor

Your family life is rife with rituals that can send messages of compassion, kindness, and sharing to your children. When you sit down for a meal, yo...

'Growing Into Grace'

Alex Kip | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Alex Kip

Now, I've found grace in helping others by sharing my story, hopefully showing that you can bring meaning and purpose to tragedy. The grace of helping others is far greater than the suffering I once endured.

Does Medicine Need a New Language?

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

The insurance companies' complications, government involvement, and economic downturn have all added fuel to this fire of discontent. But I think the problem is even more pervasive than that. It stems from our interactions. With each other and with our patients.

Today's Buddha Doodle - We are not our things

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.12.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Ancient India's 5 Words for Love (And Why Knowing Them Can Heighten Your Happiness)

Richard Schiffman | Posted 09.12.2014 | Religion
Richard Schiffman

Hinduism has a beautiful myth about the origins of love. In the beginning, there was a superbeing called Purusha. This being was without desire, craving, fear, or indeed the impulse to do anything at all--since the universe was already perfect and complete.

Chain Reaction

Dan Duffy | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Dan Duffy

In the end, many things eventually fade away, both good and bad. When the good fades away, the vacuum is consumed by hate. When the bad fades away, it is consumed by love. I have not given up on love.

The Black Wall Project: A Picture Can Express a Million Words

Marc A. Coronel | Posted 09.10.2014 | Los Angeles
Marc A. Coronel

In reality, you can put a filter on an image, you can add 100 layers to make the perfect picture. But for some, through the lens the naked truth lies in the eyes, the poverty, the struggle, the hunger and the truth that is recorded.

Good Luxury: In Search of Style + Compassion

Miriam Ava | Posted 09.08.2014 | Style
Miriam Ava

It recently struck me that the marriage of ethics and aesthetics in the premium segment of consumer goods seems to be considered a luxury too extravagant to indulge in by the fashion industry.

Today's Buddha Doodle -- Just Perfect Like You

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.08.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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False Dichotomies: Ferguson and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Elsa Y. Chen | Posted 09.05.2014 | Impact
Elsa Y. Chen

Time, money, and energy are finite resources that each of us must budget. Sometimes it's difficult not to judge or criticize people whose passion seems to be directed toward causes that are inconsistent with our own priorities.

Let's Begin With Gandhi

Elissa Viggiani | Posted 09.04.2014 | Education
Elissa Viggiani

Gandhi used his words. He did not hit, kick, punch, or push even though he was probably hurt and mad. He took the time to find his words.

Celebrating One Year and Many Victories

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 09.04.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Here at Schools for Sustainability (S4S), we are jumping for joy as we celebrate the first anniversary of our organization. In merely one year, what b...

The Secret Lives Of Patients

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 09.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

My recent experience taught me that doctor and patient are two sides of the same coin -- and it's a toss up, literally, which side we are on. Every day.

Introducing 'Love Day'

Ora Nadrich | Posted 09.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Ora Nadrich

Wouldn't it be great if there really were an official "Love Day," but in a way, I prefer it being something we decide to do. We can have as many love days as we want. Imagine that -- each day devoted to feeling good. You might find yourself not wanting to settle for anything less!

Who Rescued Whom? Shelter Dogs and Prison Inmates Give Each Other a New 'Leash' on Life

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 09.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

Five dogs. 12 weeks. Increased compassion. Better sleep. More patience. Peace of mind. Improved relationships. Smiles. Opened hearts. Expressed emotions. More unconditional love. At a maximum security prison. And the dogs didn't charge for their services.

'Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good': A Talk With Jan Karon

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 09.03.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Nine years ago, Jan Karon, the author of the hugely popular Mitford series of novels, announced that Light From Heaven (2005) would be the last Mitford book. Now, she's back with a new Mitford novel.

Trust to Be Trusted

Mark Coleman | Posted 09.03.2014 | Impact
Mark Coleman

Friendliness and trust are linked, but also very different. In relationships that matter, trust masked as friendliness is fleeting and false, much like receiving an award you do not deserve or did not earn.

Daily Meditation: A Mantra For Compassion

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.03.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

It's Hard to Be a Kid! Tips for Compassionate Parenting

Sarah Rudell Beach | Posted 09.02.2014 | Parents
Sarah Rudell Beach

Compassion literally means "to feel with" or "to suffer with" another person. It means seeing something the way they do, and experiencing it with them. Here's what I've learned about being a more compassionate parent, especially in the moments when compassion may not come readily.

Today's Buddha Doodle - Through Thick And Thin

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.02.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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What Robin Williams Can Teach Us to Do for Each Other

Tamar Chansky | Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tamar Chansky

And we want to help. And we're afraid to. We're afraid of not knowing what to say. We're afraid of looking too closely into the deep and bottomless well of someone else's unhappiness, afraid of how those dark waters may beckon to us.

Today's Buddha Doodle - Give Love!

Molly Hahn | Posted 08.29.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Why It's Okay to Mourn Robin Williams

Amanda Trusty | Posted 08.28.2014 | Arts
Amanda Trusty

May this world continue to be blessed with fearless artists who are inspired by Robin Williams' comedy, courage, and creativity. May we pour out compassion. May we be aware of mental health and the sickness that comes with it.

7 Habits Of Considerate People

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.03.2014 | Healthy Living

"Being considerate of others will take you and your children further in life than any college or professional degree." - Marian Wright Edelman Edel...