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Compassion

How to Get Over a Fight With Your Partner

Gina Senarighi, MFT, CPC, CDWFC | Posted 10.20.2014 | 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.

The Memories From One Act of Kindness Can Last a Lifetime

Kindness Blog | Posted 10.10.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Over 30 years have passed, since this particular act of Kindness was shown towards me, yet I can still clearly remember what happened and remain deeply thankful to the person who helped the little boy that I once was

The Moment That Made Me a More Compassionate Mother

Amy Heinz | Posted 10.08.2014 | Parents
Amy Heinz

The other day, I was walking through the grocery store parking lot with all three of my kids. Because I was distracted by the usual chaos of reminding everyone to hold hands, look for cars and get their fingers out of their noses, I was surprised to hear a voice behind me.

The Homeless: 39 Questions for Your Reflection

Kindness Blog | Posted 10.02.2014 | Impact
Kindness Blog

When you see a homeless person, do you look the other way and keep on walking? If you do ignore a homeless person's request for help, just how quickly does the incident evaporate from your mind? Seconds? Minutes? Hours?

Childhood Lasts A Thousand Years

Wendy Lustbader | Posted 09.30.2014 | Fifty
Wendy Lustbader

Who is most aware of what we have carried forward with us from childhood? Our partners. Intimate relationships are the contexts where these old reflexes are most likely to emerge and even dominate our current experience.

Acts of Compassion Speak Louder than Words to Your Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.01.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Developing the capacity for compassion and sharing is a huge challenge for young children. Because they are still in an egocentric stage of developm...

Are You Too Nice?

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 09.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

A simple thing, but it rattled me for the rest of the day. What is it about me that made that woman think it would be all right to ask such a personal favor? Does she not know I'm a doctor and a germaphobe? What if she has a cold? A sore throat? Herpes?

40 Ways to Practice Self-Kindness

Kindness Blog | Posted 09.26.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

As we all know modern life can be very stressful. With so many demands on our time, through juggling family, work and friends, it can be a little difficult to give ourselves the attention that we really need and deserve.

Understanding 'Understanding'

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 09.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

We are all a person in a situation. As much as we want others to understand our situation, we should try to understand theirs. Maybe even the slow driver of the minivan who got his food before me had a very good reason for driving slowly. Probably not -- but maybe.

Daily Meditation: A Case For Compassion

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.25.2014 | Religion

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

One BumbleBee, Three Children and Me: A Lesson Learned

Kindness Blog | Posted 09.24.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Firstly, let me state that I'm TERRIFIED of Bees and Wasps. Whilst I recognize that this fear (phobia?) of mine is, to some degree, irrational, I've lived with it for forty odd years and gotten used to it. It is what it is, you know?

40 Simple Ways to Practice Kindness

Kindness Blog | Posted 09.24.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Smiles are irresistible. Don't hesitate to smile warmly at friends, family, colleagues and even... strangers. Write hand-written thank-you notes. The notes don't need to be an essay and people love to receive them. It's the personal touch.

Ten Keys to Greater Life Balance

Randy Kamen Gredinger, Ed.D | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Randy Kamen Gredinger, Ed.D

Greater life balance lies within your reach. Focus on the big picture and keep in mind that small investments of time in the right places can transform your well-being and relationships.

Food That Inspires Compassion

Ramaa Reddy Raghavan | Posted 09.22.2014 | Religion
Ramaa Reddy Raghavan

Every Sunday, the Grace Gratitude Buddhist Temple opens its doors to its congregation for prayers and to partake in a healthy, vegetarian meal.

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 09.23.2014 | 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.

'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.