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A Poverty Of Imagination

Joseph Loconte, Ph.D. | Posted 10.27.2012 | Religion
Joseph Loconte, Ph.D.

The liberal conceit is to believe that government action translates into "compassion" for the poor. By arguing this way, liberals fail to understand the nature and depth of human need.

'Don't I Have A Right to Be Angry?'

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 10.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

We always have the right to feel whatever we feel. We also have the right to express anger when we feel hurt or betrayed. However, the real question is not whether you have the right, but whether or not your anger is working for you.

Brooklynites, Bike Accidents And The Science of Compassion

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 10.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Project Compassion Stanford

What's critical to compassion is that it unites this understanding of others' distress with the motivation to alleviate that distress. Helping behavior further requires the cognitive and behavioral resources to act on that motivation.

Self-Appreciation: The Flip Side of Self-Compassion

Kristin Neff | Posted 10.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Kristin Neff

Appreciation for our good qualities is really an expression of gratitude for all who have shaped us as individuals. Self-appreciation humbly honors those who have helped us become the person we are today.

Fierce Compassion

Sharon Salzberg | Posted 10.14.2012 | Religion
Sharon Salzberg

Compassion does not imply ducking our responsibilities or shirking our power. Instead, it is a potent tool for transformation since it requires us to step outside of our conditioned response patterns.

Calling All Bi Role Models: What Bi People Can Do To Help Heal U.S. Wounds

Gary North | Posted 10.13.2012 | Gay Voices
Gary North

I'm here to call on my fellow bi people to step up and set good examples of openness, compassion, and tolerance. Ask folks with whom you disagree to have coffee with you; have guided discussions; have face-to-face, low-key chats; get to know your enemy, frenemy, or others.

Assault on the Daughters of Swat Valley

Rukhsana Hasib | Posted 10.10.2012 | Impact
Rukhsana Hasib

The misery in the Swat Valley and the plight of thousands of women and children, who have lost husbands and fathers, gave birth to Swat Relief Initiative.

The Benefits Of A Quick Mental Check-In (WATCH)

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 10.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Don't look for mindfulness to cure your anxiety, depression or addiction; look at it more as a new way of relating to life, a way of coming home, nurturing a healthier heart and opening up to the experience of being alive.

The Bully and the Business Man

Monika Mitchell | Posted 10.03.2012 | Business
Monika Mitchell

How much human misery and suffering will it take before we finally come together as citizens and incorporate a higher moral ethic into the pursuit of profit once and for all?

The Science of Compassion

James R. Doty, M.D. | Posted 10.03.2012 | Healthy Living
James R. Doty, M.D.

It is imperative that each of us try to garner insight into our prejudices. Awareness is the first step toward more compassionate decisions.

$2 Can Make A Difference

Charles Orgbon | Posted 10.02.2012 | Teen
Charles Orgbon

Do you think you can make a difference with $2? If not, think again! John McLaughlin is a Los Angeles senior and he is putting his $2 to work every day.

How To Effectively Communicate In Your Relationship

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 09.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

"Isn't withdrawing from conflict just running away?" you might ask. Yes, it is. But there is a huge difference between withdrawing and disengaging. The difference is about your intention.

6 Reasons Why It's Good To Be Wrong

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 09.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

We believe we are right and are, therefore, the wronged one. But are there benefits to being wrong? Can we turn such a situation around so that we can learn more about ourselves? Imagine how boring it would be if we were all always right!

A Buddhist Yogi's Response To Mass Murder

Darren Littlejohn | Posted 09.23.2012 | Religion
Darren Littlejohn

I should practice Ahimsa, non-harming. But in the situation of a madman with four guns and gas canisters, it might not be so simple.

Shifting Bad Stress Into Good Stress

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 09.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Project Compassion Stanford

We generally think of stress as a big, bad, disease-causing, killer. Yet mother nature didn't give us the stress response to kill us. She gave us the stress response to help us stay alive!

Be Compassionate With Every Action

Intent | Posted 09.19.2012 | Healthy Living

What is it that keeps us from believing that we, as individuals, can make a change? Although we understand that as humans we cannot do everything, we still have the ability to do something.

Facebook Builds Reporting Tools to Encourage 'Compassion'

Larry Magid | Posted 09.18.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

Working with researchers from Yale, Berkeley and Columbia University, Arturo Bejar and his team are tasked with improving the tools that enable Facebook users to report and resolve problems.

The Geopolitics of Compassion

Robert Koehler | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Beyond the spectacle of the presidential race, the Washington consensus pursues business as usual. This is the season in which I wonder, with an ever-intensifying sense of urgency, what it would take to turn our political system into a democracy.

Anger Management: Why It's Never Too Late To Tame Your Temper

Tamar Chansky | Posted 09.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Tamar Chansky

I saw how I can get so caught up in the apparent urgency of the moment when I so don't want to. I understood that not getting caught up in the apparent urgency of the moment is the universal "work in progress" for humankind.

Compassion Fatigue: Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

Rev. Eric C. Shafer | Posted 09.17.2012 | Religion
Rev. Eric C. Shafer

Jesus Christ's compassion does not wear thin, even as he must repeat his saving activity for us again and again as we all fall short of his hopes for us. But like the disciples, we are not Jesus.

Happier, Hotter AND Healthier? 10 Reasons Why It Pays To Be Compassionate

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 09.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Project Compassion Stanford

The same circumstances can be experienced very differently depending on our attitudes and behavior. Scientific data suggests that compassion is the intelligent way.

Buddha Doodle - 'Bravery'

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.16.2012 | Good News
Molly Hahn

I'm reading this excellent book by Steve Ross called "Happy Yoga." I pulled this quote from a passage dealing with WANTING and acceptance of this i...

Dwindling Compassion

Jeffrey P. Colin | Posted 09.13.2012 | Home
Jeffrey P. Colin

As someone dedicated to living a life of service to others, I have been struck recently by how little attention is paid to the amount of suffering in ...

The Science Of Choosing Compassion

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 09.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Project Compassion Stanford

Think about compassion like a radio dial. We can tune our compassion up or down, but where the dial lands will depend on our concerns about being overwhelmed and on how well we can control our emotions.

6 Ways To Find Inner Peace (No Matter What)

Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW | Posted 09.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW

My current circumstances have challenged me to be very intentional about how I focus my attention. Below are six specific attention practices that create a peacefulness through my days, regardless of my circumstances.