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Compassion

Prayer In The Face Of Difficulty

Tara Brach | Posted 04.29.2013 | Religion
Tara Brach

Perhaps without naming it as prayer, in times of great need and distress you may already spontaneously experience the act of doing so.

When To Let Go Of A Toxic Person

Nancy Colier | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Spirituality is not about becoming the person that you are supposed to be, or about doing the "spiritual" thing. To be spiritual is to compassionately welcome your truth -- what you actually feel -- whether you like that truth or not.

A Buddhist and a Capitalist

Jeffrey P. Colin | Posted 04.27.2013 | Business
Jeffrey P. Colin

There is no reason why capitalism cannot be supported in a manner in line with the most basic of Buddhist beliefs. Capitalism recognizes human weaknesses and frailties, yet still provides opportunities for compassionate function.

Side by Side

Mark Nepo | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

Experience opens us to humility and humility opens us to compassion, which means to suffer with, to keep company with, to be with. Nothing can as strong and soft at the same time as compassion.

Science of Compassion: Business & Compassion Part 2

James R. Doty, M.D. | Posted 04.27.2013 | Science
James R. Doty, M.D.

By increasing the tone of the parasympathetic nervous system and decreasing the tone of the sympathetic nervous system, we are brought into true balance. This is done through compassion.

Heart vs. Mind: Which One Are You Listening To?

HeartMath LLC | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
HeartMath LLC

The heart often speaks to us quietly and with common sense. The mind tends to rationalize our desires and reactions. To help you distinguish between how your mind might sound vs. your heart, here are some examples in the same situations.

4 Steps To Conquer Your Inner Critic

Lisa Firestone | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

When we fail to identify and separate from this inner critic, we allow it to impact our behavior and shape the direction of our lives. So how can we challenge this inner voice?

Science of Compassion: Business & Compassion, Part 1

James R. Doty, M.D. | Posted 04.22.2013 | Science
James R. Doty, M.D.

For many work can be the place at which they are the most stressed and least happy. In fact, work is often considered a ruthless cut-throat environment with little if any compassion.

Two Tails on the Road to Redemption

Rob White | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

I thought about how crazy off-based I was about Joe. And then I began to wonder: How many other people had I misjudged because of my preconceptions based on their outward image and demeanor?

Where Do We Find Peace and Freedom? An Interview With Tara Brach, Ph.D.

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 04.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Tara Brach embodies and emphasizes that beneath the turbulence of our minds and hearts is a loving awareness that as we learn to tap into over and again can reveal a source of resiliency, peace and genuine happiness.

On Love and Compassion: Lessons From Downton Abbey

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 04.15.2013 | TV
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

Whether it is 1921 or 2013, love is a powerful promoter of the best impulses of the human spirit.

Creating the Future: Through Engagement, Openness, and Compassion

Jessica R. Dreistadt | Posted 04.13.2013 | Impact
Jessica R. Dreistadt

Last summer, I responded to a call for volunteers from Creating the Future. Having read The Pollyanna Principles, and having loved every single page, I applied to become the new board recording secretary and documentarian.

5 Tips For Making Lifelong Friendships

Lisa Firestone | Posted 04.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Holding yourself to these five standards will help you develop within yourself and will expand your potential to grow meaningful friendships throughout your life.

Forgiveness Is Choosing to Love

Pragito Dove | Posted 04.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

Do you find it easy to forgive people who have hurt or abused you in some way? I didn't until I started to understand that I was hurting myself more by maintaining a tight knot of resentment and anger toward the people who had wronged me.

Is It Possible to Have Empathy Without Being Patronizing?

Michael Hobbes | Posted 04.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Hobbes

I do this all the time, explain away a person's appearance and actions. I try really hard to give people the benefit of the doubt when they snap at their kids in public, cut me off in traffic, refuse to give up their seat to an old person on the train.

A Zero of a Different Kind

Monique Ruffin | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
Monique Ruffin

There's a little over a month left in the Kickstarter campaign, and the excitement is growing about The Adventures of Zelza Zero & Friends becoming an...

Buddha Doodle -- 'Root of the Heart'

Molly Hahn | Posted 04.08.2013 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Relationship Advice: 8 Strategies To Create More Love In Your Life

Randy Kamen Gredinger, Ed.D | Posted 04.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Randy Kamen Gredinger, Ed.D

Focus on the areas in which you can improve your relationships and discover the myriad possibilities that will unfold before you. Let this be the year that you deepen your relationships and find the love that you truly deserve.

Don't Bother Me If You Stub Your Toe

Alicia Garey | Posted 04.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Alicia Garey

I'm still absorbing the impact and distilling the multitude of details that became the focus of last year. I'm still growing my eyelashes back (nature is funny like that), and there are a couple of fun-filled appointments with my plastic surgeon in the near future.

On Having Compassion For Others: Learning To See Past 'The Mask'

Tara Brach | Posted 03.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Richie had truly "seen" Sharon -- her vulnerability and spirit, and he'd expressed his care by mirroring her goodness. It took another year and a half for her to tell him what those gifts had meant to her, and to apologize. But because he hadn't given up on her, a thaw had begun.

Hope And Heart: 5 Ways To Feed Your Compassionate Self

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 03.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

We feed the wolf of love with heart and with hope. We feed this wolf by sustaining our sense of what's good in other people, what's good in ourselves, what's already good in our world, and what could be even better in a world we can build together.

How Ya Doing Today, Mr. Como?

Rob White | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

Few people will forget Jodie Foster's speech when she received the Cecil B. DeMille award at the 2013 Golden Globes. Was it her charismatic stage pres...

How to See Life Through Divine-Colored Glasses

Dr. Annie Kagan | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Annie Kagan

For more than 10 years, I spent hours at a time, curtains drawn, lamps dimmed, eyes closed, looking for the inner light. This meditation was how I ope...

What We Can Learn From 'The Sopranos' About Revenge And Compassion

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 03.19.2013 | Religion
Nancy Graham Holm

"The Sopranos" is the story of an Italian-American family inside the criminal society of a New Jersey mafia in which revenge is the standard response to disrespect and disobedience. Why is immoral behavior worthy of anybody's attention?

Smile! 6 Ways To Boost Your Mood Today

Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW | Posted 03.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW

Intentionally make these six simple habits a regular part of your day and you can look forward to a very happy new year. Make the old you a happier you!