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#Compassion

Carolyn Gregoire

What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About Compassion

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living

Mounting evidence of the impact of contemplative practices like meditation (which we now know can, quite literally, rewire the brain) are finally brin...

Right Now (Buddha Doodle)

Molly Hahn | Posted 07.13.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Not on Our Watch

Wendy Silvers | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Wendy Silvers

The outrage and sadness I feel at the abduction of these young girls in Nigeria cannot be described.

Rise and Fall - {Buddha Doodle}

Molly Hahn | Posted 07.12.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Don't Underestimate the Value of Life's Little (And Not-So-Little) Crises

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Although it may sound like a cliché, there is truth to the saying that pain is sometimes the price that we must be willing to pay for growth.

Compassion, Now! {Buddha Doodle}

Molly Hahn | Posted 07.08.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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The Dalai Lama in Disguise {Buddha Doodle}

Molly Hahn | Posted 07.07.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Find Bliss by Going Inward

Joyce Marter | Posted 07.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Joyce Marter

Bring your attention inward to this love that is inside of you, connecting you to all that is living or has lived across time and space. Remember you are not alone or lacking in any way because you are intrinsically connected to this whole, vibrant universe of abundance.

Who Needs to Learn the Lessons Of Grief?

Megan Devine | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

There might be lessons here, about trusting your own heart, leaning into the places you are deeply broken. There might be places to explore, ways to find out if any of your deep self remains, given what you have endured. So learn, yes. Study your own heart, yes.

Defending the Defenseless Is Wisdom to Thrive

Catherine Nagle | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

We will not come into our own authentic power as grace-filled human beings until we first are able to give ourselves to others. Perhaps, we would not have to live through such great tragedies if we opened our hearts with love the way God intended.

The Path to Self-Compassion

Literally, Darling | Posted 06.30.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

I am not saying you should excuse yourself for bad behavior, but you should never let your mistakes take over. You should have an immense amount of self-love because you are your greatest ally. You know your own heart better than anyone.

What Would You Do For A Million Dollars?

David Briggs | Posted 06.29.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

Seven in eight Americans say they would turn down any amount of money up to $1 million to kick a dog in the head. However, half of Americans say th...

Reaching Out for Compassion

Tara Brach | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

At a weekend workshop I led, one of the participants, Marian, shared her story about the shame and guilt that had tortured her. Marian's daughter Chri...

Boston Kind: Stories Of Compassion

Rabbi Or Rose | Posted 06.23.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Or Rose

We need stories like these--particularly in times of pain and anguish--to remind us of our capacity for goodness. While life is marred by acts of human cruelty and violence, there are also countless people engaged daily in deeds of kindness.

The Power of Love and Compassion in Governance

Kul Chandra Gautam | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Kul Chandra Gautam

There are many inspiring examples of how love and compassion can lead to good governance and human progress. Here are some examples from my experience at UNICEF.

Why My Son Knows Bon Jovi Sings the Best Song Ever... Not One Direction

Tony Posnanski | Posted 06.21.2014 | Parents
Tony Posnanski

My son remembers every song he has heard and can tell me the name and artist. It is pretty amazing for a 4-year-old, actually. I can barely remember to pack his lunch, yet he knows that Paramore sings "Ain't It Fun."

Medical Marijuana Policy and My Seder Table

Jane Marcus, Ph.D. | Posted 06.20.2014 | Religion
Jane Marcus, Ph.D.

I was setting my seder table, polishing Miriam's cup, a new addition to the ritual objects we Jews include in the telling of the story of the Exodus. ...

The LGB/T Divide From a Cisgender, White Gay Male of Privilege

Adam Hunt | Posted 06.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Adam Hunt

Instead of binding together to respect one another's viewpoints and have a meaningful discussion about language in our culture, we're jumping on the defense every chance we get -- further hurting the historic bond we have. It has to stop.

To Be or Not to Be Judgmental -- That Is the Question

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

We will need to remain aware of the status of our self-esteem as well as holding compassion for others and ourselves. We can then find our way out of the knots of hierarchy, honoring of our uniqueness and the uniqueness of others.

We Are All Doing the Best We Can: A Lesson in Compassion

MotherWoman | Posted 06.15.2014 | Parents
MotherWoman

By Malia Gaffney One of my greatest challenges as a mother (and as a human) is to have compassion for myself. When I fly off the handle at the slight...

How Nurse Ratched Made Me a Better Counselor

Tara Hedman | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Hedman

I met some truly amazing medical personnel during my hospital stay. They were skilled, compassionate, and reassuring. And, I met some other hospital staff that... well, should possibly consider a different profession.

'Shouldn't You Be Over That by Now?' How to Respond to Judgment on Your Grieving Process

Megan Devine | Posted 06.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

Sometimes it just makes it easier on you, easier on your heart and mind, if you simply stop trying to explain. Refusing to explain or defend your grief doesn't mean you let other people go on and on about it, continually telling you how you should live.

Understanding Habits Helps You Change Them

Nicole Kosanke, Ph.D. | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Kosanke, Ph.D.

People repeat actions that are either rewarding or familiar, or both. In other words, people do things that feel worth it somehow. You might think i...

On Suicide

Becky Cavender | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Becky Cavender

Twenty-four years later, we still think of her. We still ask questions. There was no note. We have coffee, talk of her, and cry. We tell our children that sometimes life is hard, but it is -- in equal measure, at least -- splendid and captivating. We miss her. We love her.

Operation Baby Lift: The Story Behind the Story

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Bill Halamandaris

Half a world away one man hears what happened and decides he has to do something about it. He is not about to wait the ten days the government says it will take to mount a relief effort.