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Compassion

Letters Left in London By Anonymous

Kindness Blog | Posted 11.21.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

For over a year now I have been writing letters to strangers anonymously and leaving them around London for someone to find in the hope that I will bring some warmth, comfort or encouragement to that person. Why, you may ask?

A Poster Child for Love in the Middle East

Brenda Keesal | Posted 11.21.2014 | Impact
Brenda Keesal

As the trauma in Israel/Palestine rages on, I try to keep my focus on growing peace between people, far from politics, wherever I see the light. Meet my friend Tali. Her life story is more stunning than most, but it is what she does with her experience, that makes her a poster child for love.

The Healing Power Of Kindness

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Project Compassion Stanford

Kindness should be viewed as an indispensable part of the healing process. After all, it's been in the Hippocratic Oath for over a century: "I will remember that... warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon's knife or the chemist's drug."

The Real Mover Is Love: A Conversation About Community Service With the Dalai Lama

Matthew Weiner | Posted 11.14.2014 | Religion
Matthew Weiner

Last week His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama came to Princeton University and met with a select group of students to discuss part of the University's informal motto, "In the service of all nations."

Pain Sucks

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 11.13.2014 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

This morning brought a splendid gift: I can walk without pain for the first time in two months. I feel like joyfully dancing in the street, but I'm so uncoordinated that I'd trip on a pebble and break a bone.

7 Ways Technology Can Improve Your Happiness!

Emma Seppälä, Ph.D | Posted 11.21.2014 | Technology
Emma Seppälä, Ph.D

So the question is: Does technology really help us connect? Is it worth the irresistible urge? In some cases no; in other cases, the research says yes. So what determines whether technology makes our day or gets us down? It depends on your tech-usage style.

3 Keys to Raising a Compassionate Child

Lauren Stevens | Posted 11.13.2014 | Parents
Lauren Stevens

I remember, in vivid detail, lying on the couch, silently crying after having suffered my second miscarriage. My despair was momentarily halted when m...

Listening: The Miracle Drug

Steve Young | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Steve Young

Written by Steve Young with Dr. William Scarlett (D.D.O.,FACS, FACOS,FAACS) "It's more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to k...

The Top 10 Lies Doctors Tell

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

Sometimes the lies are to our patients. Sometimes, the lies are to our families. And sometimes the lies are to ourselves. But, nonetheless, we lie. A lot. Often daily. Want an inside scoop on the lies to look out for from your doctor?

The Nicest Thing I Have Ever Witnessed Someone Do for a Stranger

Kindness Blog | Posted 11.11.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

With the prediction of serious winter storms in Dallas, I headed to Walmart (with apparently every other person in town) to stock up on a few essentials before the storm hit.

What a Self-Love Morning Routine Looks Like

Kindness Blog | Posted 11.13.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

I find that if I love myself first, I can be kinder to others throughout the day. As you read this list, take what sounds good for you and leave the rest.

Let's Make Peace, Not War

Anush Kostanyan | Posted 11.04.2014 | Impact
Anush Kostanyan

Look around you. Observe the world you are living in. Can you feel the beating of a thousand desperate hearts? Can you see the fear for tomorrow in the looks of people? Can you hear the cries of a thousand mothers who are losing their children each day?

The Battle Between Success and Compassion

Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D. | Posted 11.03.2014 | Education
Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.

If you were asked to rank in order of importance academic achievement, happiness, and care for others as priorities for our young people today, how would you respond?

I Yam What I Yam

Rena DeLevie | Posted 10.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Rena DeLevie

The more we embrace who we are, the more comfortable we become with ourselves, the more we can refocus those bosses who want us to be like them. The quiet confidence that my client developed from embracing her sensitivity was a powerful tool.

Omitting the 'Obnoxious Roommate'

Naomi Firestone | Posted 10.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Naomi Firestone

Once I understood the alien point of view toward myself, I had to expel it! It has been extremely helpful to make the voice conscious.

35 Powerful Images of Kindness Found Within Conflict

Kindness Blog | Posted 11.14.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

During times of conflict and political or religious civil unrest, the power of the human spirit's capacity for non-violent protest and kindness still shines through.

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...

A Diwali Reflection: The Exchange of Lamps

Vineet Chander | Posted 10.23.2014 | Religion
Vineet Chander

The heart is the place where we keep that which we treasure the most. What might it mean to make our hearts a temple?

Compassion 101: Lessons From My Son

Beth Frede | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents
Beth Frede

Where can you let yourself be just a little bit more? Where are you holding on so tightly in your life that compassion can barely squeeze through? And what's possible if you let go, just a little bit, that's not possible at the moment?

The Colorado Republicans' 'People-Like-Me' Problem

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

With Beauprez and Gardner at the top of the Republican ticket,  you're witnessing a repeat of the 2012 election, where voters came around to thinking that Obama cared more about them than Romney did.

6 Steps To Getting Over A Fight With Your Partner

Gina Senarighi, MFT, CPC, CDWFC | Posted 10.22.2014 | Divorce
Gina Senarighi, MFT, CPC, CDWFC

All of us face challenges in relationships. No matter how beautiful the relationship, disagreement is an unavoidable part of loving another human. As a therapist I see clients every day who have lost family members and lovers to conflict.

Selfless Acts in Health Care

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa DeCastro

The idea of running into a burning building or being faced with armed criminals is a risk we can readily understand, but being a health care worker is less tenable to us in the risks that they too face every day. For it is not often that they can see what they need to avoid.

Want To Train Your Brain To Feel More Compassion? Here's How

Fast Company | Helen Weng | Posted 10.16.2014 | World

Many of us know that if we want to become more physically healthy, we can exercise. What if we want to improve our emotional health? Are there ways to...

Ebola and Thomas Eric Duncan: Compassion for All

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 10.15.2014 | Black Voices
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

When Thomas Eric Duncan, a visitor from Liberia, became ill in Dallas on September 24, he went, as many people do, to the local hospital emergency room. However, serious questions must be raised about what happened when he did.

I'm Sick Of Apathy -- And You Should Be, Too

Rebekah Bolser | Posted 10.13.2014 | Teen
Rebekah Bolser

By choosing to not care, to not have an opinion, to not take a stance, you are part of the problem. Ignoring something doesn't make it go away. And you cannot rely on others to fight for the world you want to live in. It's on you. And me. And all of us to build the world we want to live in.