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Compassion

What The Buddha Might Say To Bill Gates

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Wise spiritual teachers from all traditions have taught how the path of service is the most important of all, as it means we are less self-obsessed; through caring for others we can step out of indulgence and into big-heartedness, releasing any sense of separateness.

Religious Crusade Against Boy Scouts?

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 07.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Robert V. Taylor

The decision of the Boy Scouts looks enlightened when compared to the religious and cultural war that some religious leaders and institutions are trying to wage on scouting and gay youth.

Providing End-of-Life Care to Homeless People

Christine Schanes | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Christine Schanes

My letter is a tribute to all of the people and institutions involved in assuring that Karen Lee, an unsheltered homeless person, died free of pain and indoors.

'Lift Your Wings'

Angelica V. Hernandez, Ph.D. | Posted 07.29.2013 | Women
Angelica V. Hernandez, Ph.D.

When she twists her body, I think of a diver going into a flip, transforming her long sleek body into the diameter of a radial tire. She is balled up, resisting my touch. I talk to her in a soft, playful voice, an attempt to lessen the shame and fear that deforms her body.

How to Practice Asteya: Non-Stealing of Others' Time

Alexandra Franzen | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Franzen

On a surface level, practicing Asteya can mean literally not stealing money out of someone's pocket. It can also mean not hoarding materials you don't need, mindlessly consuming natural resources, coveting other people's possessions, or appropriating other people's ideas.

5 Ways To Communicate Better

Rob White | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

Communication is the ultimate human connection. If you follow the "silverback tips" that I learned, you'll maximize your chances of successfully establishing rapport with others.

5 Ways To Develop A Superpower (No, Really!)

HeartMath LLC | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
HeartMath LLC

Maybe you're not leaping tall buildings in a single bound, but remember your care, kindness and love have the power to transform many things. Cultivate your heart coherence and you'll be surprised by the number of things in a day that you can improve for yourself and others.

The Role of Love in Mental Health

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

Love breathes. Love relaxes us, it restores what was lost and mends what was broken. It lets us feel whole and alive, a part of something bigger than ourselves.

#imagineaworldwhere Compassion Is Standard

Samantha Carlin | Posted 05.23.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Samantha Carlin

To me, this meant that Daniel accepted that humans are, undeniably, human, and subject to the confusion of outside forces. It's not that people are fundamentally "bad," it's that people often have challenging or unhappy life experiences that, unfortunately, cause them to behave unkindly.

Compassionate vs. Casino Capitalism: Moderation or the Wild West

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business
Mitchell J. Rabin

It shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that "casino capitalism" is one of the very worst and lowest expressions of the human spirit. In human civilization, we have achieved some of the most extraordinary acts of love, art and heroism for millennia.

The Role of Vows

Maggie Lyon | Posted 07.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lyon

How might I ripple and radiate out from the closest, most interior circles to the nether regions of the universe as an ever more welcoming, beaming, and loving presence?

Every Mom Deserves Your Nod

Jenn Horton | Posted 07.20.2013 | Parents
Jenn Horton

Moms of the World: Look up. There we are, looking back at you, nodding, smiling. You're in the thick of it, or it's just a thick day, and we get it.

Tips to Rock Yo Mama Self

Wendy Silvers | Posted 07.20.2013 | Impact
Wendy Silvers

There are no limits to the power of the mama. Mother energy is tender, fierce and unceasing. Think of Mother Nature. Today, we are redefining what Mama Power means.

Complain to Me, Please!

Jane Roper | Posted 05.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Jane Roper

Perspective is important. We should all keep in mind that our problems could be worse, and that all suffering is relative. This can help us feel less overwhelmed by our own challenges, more grateful for our many blessings, and more compelled to empathize with and help others.

Asian Students, Plagiarism Stereotypes And Compassion

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 07.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Project Compassion Stanford

Taking a compassionate perspective, considering the potential limiting impact of bias in ourselves, seeing individuals instead of group members and identifying areas to strengthen as opposed to prejudge are critical in providing a quality education.

What The Buddha Might Say To Deepak Chopra

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Deepak is definitely helping to create a wiser and more compassionate world through his teaching. He has what the Tibetans call ding. This is similar to confidence but more of a deep inner unshakeable confidence when you are comfortable in your own skin.

Move Past An Argument -- Quickly

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

The next best thing to preventing conflict is having the skills to manage differences effectively. Most of us don't come into marriage with highly developed conflict-management skills, but these abilities can be cultivated through practice on the job.

3 Keys For Actually Making Positive Changes

Catherine Calarco | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Catherine Calarco

Live life with the knowledge that there is more good in the world than evil. The small positive changes we make each day make a difference for us, for our community and for our world.

Finding Your Passion

Sandi Vidal | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Sandi Vidal

Your passion does not have to be your vocation, but when you find your passion and combine it with your work, it makes your job much more fun.

Mark Williams: Anyone Can Be Wise

Mark Williams | Posted 07.07.2013 | Women
Mark Williams

While wisdom is not the enemy of emotional commitment nor of cool rationality, neither strong emotion nor logic alone are the best route to the wise mind. While only few can be clever, anyone -- no matter what their job, age or status -- can be wise.

Emergency Help for Couples Who Have Just Had a Big Fight

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 07.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Mitch Ditkoff

Whenever I'm embroiled in this kind of dynamic and (hallelujah!) manage to make it out the other side, I get majorly humbled -- all concepts of myself as a conscious, loving, evolved human being completely blown to smithereens.

It's Be Kind To Animals Week!

Natasha Ashton | Posted 07.05.2013 | Impact
Natasha Ashton

Back in 2000 when I was still living in the UK, I was involved in a terrible car accident. I was driving on a highway when all of a sudden a rabbit da...

Love Requires Action

Suza Scalora | Posted 07.01.2013 | Green
Suza Scalora

As Dr. Reiss pointed out, dolphins too exhibit empathy. But, where is our empathy for them? Are we afraid to feel another's pain, because ultimately it triggers our own pain?

Other Parents' Grief

Kate Blanchard | Posted 07.01.2013 | Parents
Kate Blanchard

Those of us with healthy children may, for a time, enjoy the luxury of remaining oblivious to their vulnerability and impermanence. But when a "close call" provides an unwelcome reality check, we can take some comfort in the fact that all parents are, really and truly, in this together

Meditate Your Way Through Anger

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 06.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Trying to eradicate anger is like trying to box with our own shadow: It doesn't work. Getting rid of it implies either expressing it and creating untold emotional damage, denying its existence, or repressing it until it erupts at a later time.