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Compassion

Putting Compassion To Work At Work

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 09.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Project Compassion Stanford

My task was to teach them how to become more compassionate using an accessible program of exercises. First, however, I had to convince them that it was worth their precious time to learn how to stop, settle the mind, and open the heart.

Affordable Care Act Is Step In Right Direction

Greg Damhorst | Posted 09.10.2012 | Religion
Greg Damhorst

We all know that health care is a complex issue with no easy answer. But I'm concerned that Christians are not asking the right question. The people who stand to benefit from the ACA have been forgotten, ignored and overlooked.

Stuff: An American Phenomenon

Mark Hanlon | Posted 09.09.2012 | Impact
Mark Hanlon

We love "stuff" in our country, don't we? Apparently, we love it so much that we're willing to pay for someone else's stuff too, just to add to our own.

Jesus, Bullies On The Bus And The Rest Of Us

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 09.05.2012 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

In this election year, where the commercials bombard us every night on our TV screens, where the debates grow louder each round, where even jokes about candidates being killed are not considered out of bounds, how will you choose to let your faith inform your citizenship?

The Science of Compassion

James R. Doty, M.D. | Posted 09.05.2012 | Healthy Living
James R. Doty, M.D.

Science and technology have the potential to profoundly impact the human landscape, taking us either to the deepest, darkest valleys of human suffering or to the highest peaks of human potential. What will stop us from choosing the former is the cultivation of compassion.

Accepting Differences In Relationships

Nancy Colier | Posted 09.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

We generate compassion and appreciation for ourselves, our partners and our relationships, when we are able to accept the whole picture that is the relationship.

Tips for Having a More Passionate and Meaningful Life

Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD | Posted 09.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD

In this fast-paced and diverse world that is becoming more and more interconnected, people who learn to be tolerant and can adjust and are resilient have more of a chance of happiness and full growth.

Does Self-Compassion Mean Letting Yourself Off the Hook?

Kristin Neff | Posted 09.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Kristin Neff

A common stumbling block when thinking about self-compassion is the belief that it just means letting ourselves off the hook. When we say "it's only human," isn't this just a way to blow off personal responsibility for our actions?

Sending Blessings, Not Bombs: The Power Of Prayer

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 08.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

While blessings won't feed the hungry or end wars or assuage greed, they can serve as a balm to help make connections beyond what separates us.

Mitt Romney Was for Health Care Before He Was Against It

Brian J. Siebel | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics
Brian J. Siebel

The new Romneycare is essentially a buyer-beware plan where everyone is on their own, dependent on the mercy of health insurers and state governments.

The Direct Way To Inner Happiness

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 08.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Sitting quietly enables us to go beyond our limited self and enter into a great spaciousness. We assure you, it's the greatest gift you can give yourself!

WATCH: Brene Brown: Shame And Vulnerability

Travis Reed | Posted 04.29.2013 | Religion
Travis Reed

As Brown says, "Weakness is something we abhor." But for me now, learning to sit in the dark and learning to uncover my own pain (a never-ending process) has been the path to transformation.

Call Them 'Compassion Panels,' Not 'Death Panels'

Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs | Posted 08.11.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs

I think that we need to re-label the idea of these "panels" so that we are actually talking about how we need to treat people with compassion no matter what decision has to be made concerning a loved one's end of life issues.

Have Compassion For Your Inner Critic: The Reasons Why We Beat Our Selves Up

Kristin Neff | Posted 08.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Kristin Neff

Don't beat yourself up for beating yourself up in the vain hope that somehow it will help you stop beating yourself up. Instead, take a step back and give your inner critic some slack. In its ineffective, counterproductive way, your inner critic is actually trying to keep you safe.

The Science of Compassion

James R. Doty, M.D. | Posted 08.07.2012 | Science
James R. Doty, M.D.

As human beings, we will inevitably encounter suffering at some point in our lives. However, we also have evolved very specific social mechanisms to relieve that pain: altruism and compassion.

Slow Down and Smile

Elissa Kravetz | Posted 08.03.2012 | Impact
Elissa Kravetz

I most likely wouldn't be spending time thinking about accidentally killing an ant if I was in the hustle and bustle of my everyday life. I realized that this was a metaphor for something else. People do things that they simply do not mean to. People do things because they are moving too fast.

How to Be Important After Graduation

Carl Safina | Posted 08.01.2012 | College
Carl Safina

Never chase money. You are not the product of four billion years of evolution just so you can own a cluttered garage. Make yourself someone rare and valuable -- then instead of chasing money, you'll find money chasing you

Reflections On Wisdom, Wellness, And Wholeness

Joel and Michelle Levey | Posted 07.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Joel and Michelle Levey

The teachings of all the world's great wisdom traditions remind us that we have both an ordinary and a extraordinary identity, a personal and a universal nature.

What Fifty Shades Of Grey Can Teach Us About Divorce

Laura Campbell | Posted 07.29.2012 | Divorce
Laura Campbell

Fifty Shades Of Grey, which many say is simply erotica for the middle aged, is really a love story, and one that touches upon the very core of what effortless, extraordinary love is all about."

Why Caregivers Need Self-Compassion

Kristin Neff | Posted 07.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Kristin Neff

Although the term "compassion fatigue" is well-known, some psychologists are starting to argue that the term should be changed to "empathy fatigue."

Religion Study Reveals Faithful's Conflicting Impulses

Posted 05.23.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 05/22/2012 07:14 PM EDT on LiveScience Believing in an involved, morally active God m...

My Husband Has a Harem!

Myra Demeter | Posted 07.21.2012 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

this is Tuesday it must be Lisa. If this is Thursday it must be Gretchen. If this is Monday, Wednesday or Friday, it must be Vivian. These are the women in Dan's life today.

Are Atheists Better People Than Christians?

Christian Piatt | Posted 07.18.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Back when I waited tables, the Sunday after-church crowd was the absolute worst of the week to wait on. It really killed me when, instead of leaving a tip, they'd leave a tract on the table. They justify this because saving my soul is a far greater gift than a couple of dollars.

Grace in the Parenting Storm

Heather Choate Davis | Posted 07.17.2012 | Parents
Heather Choate Davis

Love is equal parts attachment and suffering, and so one needs to search for a source of truth and grace big enough to embrace them both.

My Conversation With The Dalai Lama: The Convergence Of Science And Spirituality (Part 2) (VIDEO)

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.15.2012 | Religion
Arianna Huffington

To find the peace of mind that alone can replace aimless searching, which has led to an epidemic of stress, anxiety, and drugs, the Dalai Lama is looking to science to convince a skeptical society of the power of contemplation and compassion to change our lives and our world.