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Compassion

Sexual Genius: An Interview With Esther Perel

Mark Matousek | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

In a nutshell, her thesis is this: Intimacy in relationships is frequently -- and inexplicably -- the enemy of sex. The intimacy Perel is referring to is the romantic ideal of semi-conjoined couples who believe that love means quashing mystery in favor of sweet companionship.

Kindness, the Anti-YouTube Sensation

Marie Woolf | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Marie Woolf

It seems that noble qualities are valued in proportion to how publicly they are witnessed, and the more public, the more elevated, the more elevated, the more isolated.

Are You Love Addicted?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Valuing yourself can start by lovingly seeing the innocent child within you -- your essence. This is your true self, and may have been covered over by the fears and false beliefs of your ego-wounded self that you created as you grew up, to try to get love and avoid pain.

Compassion and Business?

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Project Compassion Stanford

We all have been held by a powerful relationship in our lives at one time or another, and those of us fortunate enough to experience that relational power in a business setting have usually seen the results that were delivered to be beyond what would have otherwise been possible.

To Reckon Regrets, We Must Learn From the Past

Chava Tombosky | Posted 05.20.2013 | Religion
Chava Tombosky

Sometimes the best way to resolve regret is to start living in the moment. I used to get really mad at people and feel unable to let go of my resentments. I'm not saying today I am perfect, but today I am aware.

5 Tips for Living With the Stress of Cancer and Serious Illness, Part 2

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

Susan Bauer Wu Shows Us the Healing Power of Mindfuless and a Tender Heart for Cancer Patients, Cancer Survivors, Caregivers and Those Living With Ser...

5 Tips for Living With the Stress of Cancer and Serious Illness, Part 1

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

How we meet the challenge of the cancer journey effects the quality of our experience and of our lives. We discover the uninvited opportunity to turn suffering into wisdom and compassion and thus heal and transform along the way.

4 Things Every Mom of Boys Must Do

Kim Simon | Posted 05.18.2013 | Parents
Kim Simon

It doesn't matter if your boy is 4 or 14 or 24. Start now.

The Ex-Mogul Who Saves Kids

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 05.14.2013 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

Scott Neeson's life might have been something it would have taken an F.Scott Fitzgerald to capture. As it turns out, this tycoon's story is more inspiring. It underscores, for me, how radically a human being can become someone nearly unrecognizable to the people who once knew him.

Gary Zukav Reveals A Shocking Truth About Compassion

Posted 03.14.2013 | OWN

By Gary Zukav Gary Zukav, author of The Seat of the Soul and co-founder of the Seat of the Soul Institute, explains how to help an alcoholic and an...

10 Lab-Tested Ways To Inspire Random Acts Of Kindness

Posted 03.14.2013 | OWN

By Jena Pincott Want to inspire random acts of kindness? Click through the slideshow below for some ideas. Keep in touch! Check out Huff...

Does Meditation Make You More Politically Liberal?

Douglas LaBier | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics
Douglas LaBier

When participants in the study meditated they subsequently reported significantly higher levels of spirituality, and they expressed more liberal political attitudes. But how such feelings translate into specific political positions is questionable.

3 Simple Ways You Can Inspire Your Kids Right Now

Ashley Ryan | Posted 05.06.2013 | Parents
Ashley Ryan

The key is really stepping back and looking to see what is true for us and what's true for our children. If more of us did what we loved, I think there would be less projecting onto our kids.

Christians And The American 'Baby Bust'

Kate Blanchard | Posted 05.06.2013 | Religion
Kate Blanchard

People concerned about falling birth rates could more constructively spend their energy loving the neighbors they already have.

Why Empathy Precedes Compassion

Cindy Wigglesworth | Posted 05.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Cindy Wigglesworth

Empathy minus the feeling of being overwhelmed moves us in the direction of compassion. It enables us to be a loving force for good in the world.

The Myth of Urgency

Mark Nepo | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

We live in an age where information, demands, and choices are more plentiful than ever. This rush of possibility gives us the illusion that we can do anything without limit. With this rush of possibility and the illusion of no limits comes a relentless urgency to do it all.

Starting Over

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.01.2013 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

Starting over ain't easy. The trick, the Zen masters say, is hanging on to beginner's mind, no matter one's circumstances, experience or expertise. For in that state everything is possible.

We Validate Our Parking, Why Not Each Other?

Ilana Ross | Posted 05.01.2013 | College
Ilana Ross

Like my haircuts, my birthdays never turn out just the way I want. Somebody important forgets to call and then I realize this is just a day like any other day in history. The next thing I know I'm two skim lattes into a blog post about my irrelevance in the world.

Passion, Purpose and Clarity Unpacked

Peter Walters | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Peter Walters

When considering a career path, I'm sure you've been told to"follow your passion," right? If you're doing something that inspires and motivates you more than anything else, it's probably a good road to be on. But this question likely has left you wondering: what is my passion...?

Do People Sometimes Accuse You of Being Too Sensitive?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

To inspire people to find work they love, and live without regret. I used to think that was the goal of my talk show. And it is, but there's somethin...

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.