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Compassion

An End to Arrogant Atheism

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion
Roy Speckhardt

When critique becomes belittling, when poking fun becomes ridiculing, the respect that is the foundation for any meaningful conversation is lost.

Feeling Empty and Needy? 6 Ways to Fill Up and Heal Neediness

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

If you want to move beyond emptiness and neediness, then practice these six ways of filling up. You will be amazed at the shift that occurs in your life -- both in your relationships and in your ability to manifest your dreams!

The Sacred Art of Listening -- Nourishing Loving Relationships

Tara Brach | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Whether it's the communicating between different tribes or religions, ethnicities, racial groups or different generations, we need to listen. The more we understand, the less we fear -- the less we fear, the more we trust and the more we trust, the more love can flow.

Compassion: Learning to Care for Oneself and Others

Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D. | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D.

Without self-care and self-compassion we cannot be effective caregivers for extended period of times. Self-care can include joining a support group, meditation or other mind-body class, a spiritual support-group or other self-care approaches.

Raising Compassion: The Most Important Thing Parents Can Do

Shefali Tsabary | Posted 03.10.2014 | Parents
Shefali Tsabary

The ultimate solution to the problem of childhood narcissism lies within the parent's sense of self-connection, worth and acceptance.

Michigan Compassion Has Reached the GuideStar Exchange Gold Participation Level as a Demonstration of Its Commitment to Transparency

Michigan Compassion | Posted 03.09.2014 | Business
Michigan Compassion

ROYAL OAK - Michigan Compassion today received the GuideStar Exchange Gold participation level, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability ...

The Most Dangerous Four-Letter Word

Dick Simon | Posted 03.09.2014 | World
Dick Simon

This word is used to isolate, to insult, to marginalize. It has a devastating impact on geopolitical and societal levels, as well as within personal relationships, yet we continue to use it every day. This four-letter word is T-H-E-M.

Reversing Resolutions

Jessica R. Dreistadt | Posted 03.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jessica R. Dreistadt

Each year I rethink New Year's resolutions. They never seem to result in real changes in my life for one reason for another. This year it occurred to ...

A New Year's Resolution Worth Making

Lisa Firestone | Posted 03.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Setting goals for ourselves is an essential step to a fulfilling life. Yet, New Year's resolutions tend to have a bad rep. Why is this? For one thing,...

Jewish Teachings on Reconciliation and Peace

Ron Kronish | Posted 03.08.2014 | Religion
Ron Kronish

This week Jews around the world will read one of the most troubling portions in the Bible. Its raises the question of whether the God of the Bible -- and the God of the Jewish Tradition -- is a God of War or a God of Peace! Or can this God be both?

The Lesson I Didn't Think My Son Had Understood

Tony Posnanski | Posted 03.05.2014 | Parents
Tony Posnanski

I told my son that his friend's mom was not wearing a silly hat. She was wearing a brave hat. I told him that people who live life to the fullest and try to be happy when things can be sad wear one.

Always be Sincere -- Whether You Mean It or Not!

Frank A. Weil | Posted 03.04.2014 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

I have an old friend who has used that expression for years. I have long puzzled what it really means. I think I have it finally figured out and I tho...

Choose to Serve

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 03.04.2014 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

He lives in a Vatican guest house rather than the ornate Apostolic Palace. He gets around in a Ford Focus. In his recent, startling critique of capitalism, he called on the free world's most powerful organizations to have a conscience.

Ten Spiritual Resolutions for 2014

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 03.02.2014 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Some change is better than no change. A little endeavor is better than no endeavor. If the resolution isn't made, then no action will follow. So, go ahead and make the resolution.

Diary of a Student Teacher: Why I Quit

Matt Bieber | Posted 03.02.2014 | Education
Matt Bieber

My mentor teachers and I were discussing the upcoming social studies lesson that I was to lead. The lesson would mark the beginning of our unit on Greek mythology, and I had free reign: I could teach the kids whatever I wanted.

Compassion

Megan Staggs | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Staggs

Branch to bough, with an open heart, compassion is always available for both the receiver and the giver.

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: Why Giving Makes Us So Happy

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

"Every moment with a child is a chance to plant a seed."

Have You Been the News? When Private Pain Is a Public Spectacle.

Megan Devine | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Megan Devine

We see too much suffering. We see too much suffering, forgetting that it is, in fact, suffering. It's not entertainment. It's not "news." It's pain.

The Curse of Perfectionism (And What to Do About It)

Elana Miller, MD | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Elana Miller, MD

Don't miss out on the opportunity to be vulnerable, to be honest about your fears and flaws, to connect with other people on that deeper level that comes when you look another person in the face and say, "Hey, I'm human, and you're human, and that's okay."

Can You Give Up the Quest for a Happy Holiday?

Polly Campbell | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

Let's all just get over it this idea that things must be ideal to be good. If you invite actual people to your holiday dinner, you can also anticipate a bit of uncertainty, chaos even. But, we certainly don't need to add more stress or drama by serving up a helping of unrealistic expectations.

God Doesn't Laugh at Our Plans

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 02.16.2014 | Religion
Rea Nolan Martin

To think that God orchestrates everything from inconvenient mishaps to devastating catastrophes in order to teach us a lesson, is to believe in a God without mercy or compassion. Would you laugh at these situations? No, and neither would I. Neither would God.

2 Proven Ways to Conquer the Pain of Heartbreak

Daniela Tempesta, LCSW | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniela Tempesta, LCSW

When painful thoughts or emotions arise, notice them without judgment, allow them to be present, and send love and kindness to yourself.

You Won't Find These Items On Any Holiday Gift Guide, But They Could Change A Family's Life

Posted 12.16.2013 | Impact

During the holiday rush, it's easy to get caught up in (and stressed-out over) the buying and giving of expensive gifts to family, friends and co-work...

Gift to the Soul: The Space of Presence

Tara Brach | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

For many of us this is a season when it feels that we are going faster and faster. Everything's racing, through school semesters, wrapping up work com...

The Daily Practice That Changed My Life

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Daily giving has brought me closer to my family and to my community. It has enriched and blessed my life. The initial impulse to be more connected to and engaged in my giving -- has resulted in me receiving so much more than I've given.