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Compassion

Why Compassion in Business Makes Sense

Emma Seppälä, Ph.D | Posted 01.27.2014 | Business
Emma Seppälä, Ph.D

Managers often mistakenly think that putting pressure on employees will increase performance. What it does increase is stress -- and research has shown that high levels of stress carry a number of costs to employers and employees alike.

The Hidden Sources of Attraction

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Overcoming the natural, understandable resistance to this process requires courage, strength, commitment, and perhaps most importantly, the support of a partner who is willing to go the distance, even when it can feel like the stakes are one's very survival.

Lessons From Kayaking: Finding a Way to Be With Fear

Tara Brach | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

The key to being with fear is in contacting what is here now, rather than trying to push it away. Here's a story from the river that helps us understand that. In kayaking, you learn about what is called a keeper hole.

This Video Shows That We've Gotten The Point Of Sports All Wrong

Posted 11.26.2013 | Good News

Sports are about much more than winning and losing. To wit: This high school basketball team which gave up the ball in the final moments of play to a ...

The All Too Secret Path to a Happier and More Meaningful Life

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

The world needs our compassion -- now more than ever. And that compassion begins with you and with me. Start by practicing compassion for yourself and those closest to you.

8 Ways to Save Your Sanity This Holiday Season by Taking Things Less Personally

Daniela Tempesta, LCSW | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniela Tempesta, LCSW

So often we cause ourselves unnecessary distress because of the way we interpret what others have said or done. We may become anxious, sad, angry, resentful, or insecure because of someone else's words or actions, or even their silence and inaction.

How I Came to Understand the Meaning of Self Compassion

Christie Taylor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Christie Taylor

Self compassion can be a rocky road at first, like most changes are. But, once I started taking care of myself and sharing some of my son's needs, it had a positive effect not only for myself, but for our entire family.

The Best-Kept Secret To Highly Successful Couples

Emma Seppälä, Ph.D | Posted 01.25.2014 | Weddings
Emma Seppälä, Ph.D

In order to understand where you fit in and how to best navigate your relationships with others, here's a summary of the three styles of romantic partners.

6 Ways to Stop Escalating Fights With Your Partner

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

It's a big challenge to accept helplessness over another, but when you fully accept it, then you are free to take loving care of yourself and do whatever you need to do to not escalate the fight, and to then compassionately tend to your own feelings.

Distancing Ourselves From a Loved One's Pain: Why Friends and Loved Ones Appear Callous and Removed

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
SaraKay Smullens

Fear is not the only reason we back away from difficulty in the lives of those dear to us. What one learns during childhood from those who raise us also sets the stage for the ability to show kindness and caring. Unrecognized envy and jealousy can also play a role in how we respond.

Another Way of Viewing Strength

Sharon Salzberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Sharon Salzberg

It is time to get over the notion that not being lost in hatred is a sign of weakness or giving in. We are ready for another way of viewing strength and a fresh approach to improving life on this planet.

What It Means to Be a Gentleman

Ira Israel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

I cannot even begin to try to explain how difficult it is for men over the age of 25 years-old to cultivate friendships with fellow men.

Statin Drugs, Profits, Politics, and Compassion

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Arthur Rosenfeld

The latest guidelines for statin drugs, issued by the makers of those drugs, would have us believe that pretty much everyone should be taking them. Th...

5 Essential Elements For Staying Present

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Before even attempting to do any practice it's important to understand that your practice is not a performance. Each practice doesn't need to be evaluated about whether it was a "good" meditation or a "bad" meditation.

3 Ways To Meditate On The Go

Dana Bisenius | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dana Bisenius

Placing your focus on a mantra is a meditative technique that is easy to incorporate into your daily routine. It can be used wherever and whenever you need it, just as soon as a negative feeling bubbles up.

Exchange Religion for Faith

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

We can't own the truth. No particular tribe has a patent on it. It hovers somewhere out there in the middle, between all the oppositions that bedevil our societies right now.

WATCH: There Are More Kind People On The Subway Than We Ever Imagined

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 11.14.2013 | Religion

Charidy, the organization which blew up the Sleeping Stranger Subway picture last week, is at it again with a video that may tug at your heartstrings ...

Making Good Use of Your Suffering

Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D.

While it's true that everything is impermanent, sometimes to really move on, we need to take the time and space to be fully present with our suffering.

Last Minute Itis: Are Our Smartphones Turning Us Into Ill-Mannered Cads?

Nancy Colier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Nancy Colier

We leave our lives forever loose, with the option always present that if something better comes up or we change our mind, we're out. We live in a constant state of "we'll see."

9 Steps To Self-Acceptance

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Sharing love is the most fulfilling experience in life, but you need to be filled with love in order to have love to share. Learning to love yourself is what fills you with love.

Homelessness: Does a Dollar Make a Difference?

Christine Schanes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Christine Schanes

While we will truly never know whether or not our financial gifts can help homeless people become housed, we can be sure of one thing -- giving to a homeless person always makes a difference for the better for us.

Raising a Compassionate Child

Stephanie Jelley | Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents
Stephanie Jelley

Motherhood is a clear path to compassion and I imagine fatherhood is no different. Setting limits and saying "no" to our children is compassionate -- it helps them organize and manage the world and motherhood provides many opportunities to say "no."

Fear, Failure and Being a Real Man

Gerit Quealy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Gerit Quealy

Jimmie Briggs stepped forward into the light yesterday, and brought all the souls in that room with him. We learned what is it to be a real man. What it is to be women. What it is to lead, to collaborate, to support.

The Other Immigrant Women: Former Fulbright Fellows for America

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

Sophie got her "American bug" while a Fulbright Fellow at Cornell, admiring US technology and the stimulating international environment of the research labs.

Absolute Cooperation With the Inevitable

Tara Brach | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Aligning with what is here is a way of practicing presence. It allows us to respond to our world with creativity and compassion.