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The Role of Vows

Maggie Lyon | Posted 07.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lyon

How might I ripple and radiate out from the closest, most interior circles to the nether regions of the universe as an ever more welcoming, beaming, and loving presence?

Every Mom Deserves Your Nod

Jenn Horton | Posted 07.20.2013 | Parents
Jenn Horton

Moms of the World: Look up. There we are, looking back at you, nodding, smiling. You're in the thick of it, or it's just a thick day, and we get it.

Tips to Rock Yo Mama Self

Wendy Silvers | Posted 07.20.2013 | Impact
Wendy Silvers

There are no limits to the power of the mama. Mother energy is tender, fierce and unceasing. Think of Mother Nature. Today, we are redefining what Mama Power means.

Complain to Me, Please!

Jane Roper | Posted 05.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Jane Roper

Perspective is important. We should all keep in mind that our problems could be worse, and that all suffering is relative. This can help us feel less overwhelmed by our own challenges, more grateful for our many blessings, and more compelled to empathize with and help others.

Asian Students, Plagiarism Stereotypes And Compassion

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 07.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Project Compassion Stanford

Taking a compassionate perspective, considering the potential limiting impact of bias in ourselves, seeing individuals instead of group members and identifying areas to strengthen as opposed to prejudge are critical in providing a quality education.

What The Buddha Might Say To Deepak Chopra

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Deepak is definitely helping to create a wiser and more compassionate world through his teaching. He has what the Tibetans call ding. This is similar to confidence but more of a deep inner unshakeable confidence when you are comfortable in your own skin.

Move Past An Argument -- Quickly

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

The next best thing to preventing conflict is having the skills to manage differences effectively. Most of us don't come into marriage with highly developed conflict-management skills, but these abilities can be cultivated through practice on the job.

3 Keys For Actually Making Positive Changes

Catherine Calarco | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Catherine Calarco

Live life with the knowledge that there is more good in the world than evil. The small positive changes we make each day make a difference for us, for our community and for our world.

Finding Your Passion

Sandi Vidal | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Sandi Vidal

Your passion does not have to be your vocation, but when you find your passion and combine it with your work, it makes your job much more fun.

Mark Williams: Anyone Can Be Wise

Mark Williams | Posted 07.07.2013 | Women
Mark Williams

While wisdom is not the enemy of emotional commitment nor of cool rationality, neither strong emotion nor logic alone are the best route to the wise mind. While only few can be clever, anyone -- no matter what their job, age or status -- can be wise.

Emergency Help for Couples Who Have Just Had a Big Fight

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 07.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Mitch Ditkoff

Whenever I'm embroiled in this kind of dynamic and (hallelujah!) manage to make it out the other side, I get majorly humbled -- all concepts of myself as a conscious, loving, evolved human being completely blown to smithereens.

It's Be Kind To Animals Week!

Natasha Ashton | Posted 07.05.2013 | Impact
Natasha Ashton

Back in 2000 when I was still living in the UK, I was involved in a terrible car accident. I was driving on a highway when all of a sudden a rabbit da...

Love Requires Action

Suza Scalora | Posted 07.01.2013 | Green
Suza Scalora

As Dr. Reiss pointed out, dolphins too exhibit empathy. But, where is our empathy for them? Are we afraid to feel another's pain, because ultimately it triggers our own pain?

Other Parents' Grief

Kate Blanchard | Posted 07.01.2013 | Parents
Kate Blanchard

Those of us with healthy children may, for a time, enjoy the luxury of remaining oblivious to their vulnerability and impermanence. But when a "close call" provides an unwelcome reality check, we can take some comfort in the fact that all parents are, really and truly, in this together

Meditate Your Way Through Anger

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 06.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Trying to eradicate anger is like trying to box with our own shadow: It doesn't work. Getting rid of it implies either expressing it and creating untold emotional damage, denying its existence, or repressing it until it erupts at a later time.

Buddha Doodle - 'Courage'

Molly Hahn | Posted 06.29.2013 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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What's Worse Than a Coworker Who Undermines You?

Adam Grant | Posted 06.29.2013 | Business
Adam Grant

When we're being undermined by one person, we recognize the importance of seeking support from someone else. But it may be even more critical to invest in those supportive relationships when dealing with someone who's guilty of both undermining and supporting us.

The Power of Compassion: A Lesson at the Zoo

Ellen Kellner | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Ellen Kellner

I have experienced and witnessed that the only way to transmute violence, anger, and fear is with courageous love and compassion.

Heartsick: End All the Damn Blasts

Barton Kunstler, Ph.D. | Posted 06.22.2013 | World
Barton Kunstler, Ph.D.

We cannot undo what happened last Monday. We can, however, cease the mad violence for which we are responsible, over which we have control. That would be the truest and best memorial we can offer to those so hurt by last Monday's blasts.

Connected by Catastrophe

Craig Ing | Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Craig Ing

Why don't we go out of our way, disrupt our daily routines, and demonstrate compassion more frequently? What is it that makes it so difficult?

From Boston: A World Citizen's Reflection During Lockdown

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 06.19.2013 | Religion
Homa Sabet Tavangar

Just as Bostonians' grit and determination won't be deterred as they plan a bigger and better marathon next year, let's resolve to not let the fury that might have sparked last week's horror turn us against compassion and connection.

Love The Stranger As Yourself

Ron Kronish | Posted 06.18.2013 | Religion
Ron Kronish

We must love our fellow Jews as brothers and sisters in a historic, unique collective family, and we must treat the non-Jew with the same dignity that we would wish and envision for ourselves. This is the real meaning of what it means to be "holy" in the "Holy Land" today.

What Would Buddha Do About The Boston Bombing?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 06.17.2013 | Religion
BJ Gallagher

We may or may not forgive, but we must let go of revenge, otherwise we become prisoners of our own anger, and of the vicious cycle that is terrorism.

❤Today's Buddha Doodle: If Nothing Else, Be Kind ❤

Molly Hahn | Posted 06.17.2013 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Compassion Amid Chaos

Larry Yang | Posted 06.17.2013 | Religion
Larry Yang

Thank you, Boston, for teaching us how to be compassionate in the midst of the most difficult circumstances -- but more profoundly for showing us that, as human beings, we are able to be compassionate whether we think we know how to be or not.