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Compassion

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.

Feline Frenzy Goes Beyond YouTube Videos -- to Animal Control Agencies

Becky Robinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Becky Robinson

There's no reason to wait another day. Our conference speakers may not wear fuzzy cat ears but are just as passionate about cats as the Internet Cat Video festivalgoers, will show attendees the way.

Humans of The World

Trish Mitchell | Posted 12.30.2013 | Impact
Trish Mitchell

The 'Humans of' movement feels to me like a vehicle for illustrating what all of us know deep down: that we're all humans of somewhere, we all have a story and we all have something of value to say, if we're given the chance to say it.

Compassion, Integrity and our 'AHA!' Moments

Ari Nessel | Posted 12.30.2013 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Chloe created a vegetarian club at her school and continues to improve it. She explains, 'you can't be a good activist if you can't learn from your mistakes.' Chloe's passion is helping other youth show their compassion for animals and for the planet.

The Art of Suffering Is Love

Chade-Meng Tan | Posted 12.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Chade-Meng Tan

Compassion arises from understanding of suffering. When compassion dominates the mind, suffering naturally fades away.

Compassion and Resilience

David DeSteno | Posted 12.29.2013 | Healthy Living
David DeSteno

Compassion is a state to be cultivated. The ability to foster social bonds through aiding others, though taking effort in the short term, is what makes us, both as individuals and as societies, more resilient in the long term.

If We Could All Tap Into This Quality (Which We Can), The World Would Be A Better Place

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.29.2013 | Healthy Living

In the so-called age of narcissism, it's been said that empathy is declining -- and some research has shown that social media is causing us to become ...

{buddha doodle} Send Goodness

Molly Hahn | Posted 12.28.2013 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Why We Don't Care About Syria

Richard Stearns | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Richard Stearns

'We fear you are forgetting us.' This is what Haya, a 10-year-old Syrian refugee who lost her father, told me last week. I was visiting refugees in the Jordanian city of Irbid and spent time with a group of children attending a school supported by World Vision.

Does Studying Economics Breed Greed?

Adam Grant | Posted 12.22.2013 | Business
Adam Grant

To figure out whether economics education can shift people in the selfish direction, we need to track beliefs and behaviors over time -- or randomly assign them to economics exposure. Here's what the evidence shows.

We've Got to Stop Making Excuses! Here's How

Erin Cox | Posted 12.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

I am adopting my husband's "no excuse" line of thinking. I f*#ked up? Didn't meet a deadline? Didn't meet a goal? I know the reasons, but I need to stop letting them be my excuses.

The Signs We Wear

Sandra Walker | Posted 12.17.2013 | Parents
Sandra Walker

I walk with the understanding and belief that everyone has baggage, everyone has secrets, everyone has pain, everyone has been hurt.

An Afternoon With the Dalai Lama: Can a Secular Ethic Unite Us?

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 12.11.2013 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

In using the phrase "secular ethics" as a goal, the Dalai Lama makes clear that his definition of "secular" is not our typical Western understanding as nonreligious, rather it intends to be inclusive of all approaches, nonreligious and religious; it transcends our concepts of religion.

Lessons From Uhud

Anisa Mehdi | Posted 12.08.2013 | Religion
Anisa Mehdi

What lessons do pilgrims retrieve from this visit to their Gettysburg? Certainly the casualties were fewer and the battle did not last as long. Certainly the motives were distinct: one to save a Union, the other to fortify independence.

Diary of a Student Teacher: Breakups, Compassion, and Dogfighting

Matt Bieber | Posted 12.08.2013 | Arts
Matt Bieber

Judgment likes to think that it's coextensive with knowledge, but it isn't; they're much closer to opposites. Judging doesn't want to know, because wanting to know requires admitting to not knowing.

Dealing With Diet Sabotagers

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

You are not following a plan to be a perfect size four or get into your skinny jeans. You are embarking on a program of self-love. This means you want to only bring into your body and your life foods, people and activities that fuel you to be at your best. This is how you do it.

'Character Ed. Before Higher Ed': Wisdom Trumps Knowledge

Ralph Singh | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Ralph Singh

I loved learning, was a good student, and had the privilege (and I mean privilege) of a great education. But it was what I learned after my formal education that made me the person I am today.

Thoughts on Karma...

Megan Staggs | Posted 12.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Megan Staggs

We cannot control the impact of our thoughts, words and actions, but we can be aware of our intentions behind them.

Why You Should Try Loving-Kindness Meditation

Kripalu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

As meditation research has become more prevalent, science has become interested in the effects of loving-kindness practice on the mind and the body. As it turns out, LKM offers unique benefits that are subtly different from other kinds of meditation.

Carolyn Gregoire

How Emotional Intelligence Can Make You Happy And Successful

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.30.2013 | Healthy Living

When Google engineer-turned-mindfulness expert Chade-Meng Tan gives a talk in front of a group of Silicon Valley developers and executives, he often s...