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7 Ways to Improve Your Relationship

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Good relationships don't just happen. I've discovered seven choices you can make that will not only improve your relationship, but can turn a failing relationship into a successful one.

Religion Is Divisive and Conservative -- and a Very Good Thing

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 03.19.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

Religion rejects the arrogance of those who assume that by virtue of the fact that they are here now, they possess greater insight into the human condition than revered teachers of old.

Embrace the Feminine

Mijanou Montealegre | Posted 02.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Mijanou Montealegre

Reason can no longer stand alone as the sole basis for our reality. It is time to integrate our gifts of reason and the intellect with our gifts of intuition and the path of the heart.

Turning Ghosts Into Ancestors

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 02.28.2012 | Impact
Joseph Bobrow

A ghost gradually becomes an ancestor, and traumatic experiences become memories, by a most human alchemy. The beloved community provides the inspiration, the spirit of support, so we can stop holding our breaths in traumatic reaction and anticipation, and finally exhale.

The One-Legged "Yogini"

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 02.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

You would think that, as an Iyengar-style yoga teacher of three (mere) years' standing, I might at least notice if a one-legged yogini (female yoga student) "walked" into my classroom. Reader, I did not notice.

10 Mindful Ways to Enjoy the Holiday Season

Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D. | Posted 02.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D.

Practicing gratitude reminds us that we are part of a beautiful whole, supported and loved. When you begin to feel stressed, alone or anxious, consider the things you are thankful for.

We're All Doing The Best We Can... 5 Ways To Remember

Mike Robbins | Posted 02.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

When we take a step back and remember that most of the time people aren't "out to get us," we can save ourselves from unnecessary overreactions and stress.

Scrooge, Vision And You: Cultivating Spirituality In The Workplace

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 02.22.2012 | Religion
Levi Ben-Shmuel

It isn't easy keeping an open heart in the face of greed and arrogance in an environment that does not support and respect you, but holding on to a wider vision of life can be transformative and healing.

Rewilding Our Hearts: Maintaining Hope and Faith in Trying Times

Marc Bekoff | Posted 02.21.2012 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

Compassion begets compassion and there's actually a synergistic relationship, not a trade-off, when we show compassion for animals and their homes.

Sparking Kindness With Socks: GIG Spark

Toan Lam | Posted 02.15.2012 | Impact
Toan Lam

Who doesn't love socks? As a journalist, I've covered many stories about homeless people -- and guess what? Socks nearly top their wish lists.

Top Ten Reasons to Rethink Anti-Bully Hysteria

Janice Harper | Posted 02.14.2012 | Business
Janice Harper

Interpersonal aggression is indeed a serious problem, and any form of aggression in our workplaces, schools and other organizations merits attention and remedies. But how we view the problem will shape how we address it.

Give And You Shall Receive

Sophie Keller | Posted 12.15.2011 | Women
Sophie Keller

It's those small acts of kindness that we do for each other daily that really count, more than the grand gestures.

The Greatest Gift

Judith Johnson | Posted 02.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

There are so many ways to give of ourselves that don't cost any money. The price is our time and authentic caring. Setting the intention to bring a little cheer straight from your heart to others is all it takes.

Moving From Combat to Compassion in the Workplace

Janice Harper | Posted 02.07.2012 | Business
Janice Harper

In order to promote civil workplaces, we must extend compassion to our colleagues and co-workers, even when to do so is discomforting.

Kinyarwanda: Forgiveness is Freedom

Andrew Himes | Posted 02.05.2012 | Religion
Andrew Himes

On disclosing our own crimes and failures, we can be forgiven. By acknowledging the painful truths of the past, we can reconcile with our enemies and repair our broken society.

Love More, Fear Less: A Mantra For The Holidays

MeiMei Fox | Posted 01.25.2012 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

By giving to others, we heal our own wounds. We become happier, more fulfilled, and even live longer. So yes, fear less: take on your demons, push yourself past your limits, be brave and bold.

Spur the Global Economy -- Stay Home and Make a Difference This Thanksgiving

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 01.23.2012 | Impact
Homa Sabet Tavangar

My family has found a way to support the global economy by staying home and acquiring nothing -- with a game that's become a tradition.

What Kindness Did For My Panic Attack

Susan Piver | Posted 01.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Piver

When you connect with your fellow humans in a simple and genuine way, anxiety lessens. To connect, you can take one of two routes. You can request kindness from others or you can offer it to others.

Can History Stop Repeating Itself?

Irene Tanner | Posted 01.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

There is only one way to live in a world without viciousness... radical change toward each other. We can become aware, compassionate and forgiving.

Self-Pity or Self-Compassion

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

There is a vast difference between feeling sorry for yourself and feeling kindness toward yourself.

Boomer Spiritual Musings

Diana M. Raab | Posted 01.21.2012 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

Over the years I have oscillated back and forth on a spiritual continuum. After much contemplation I have come to the conclusion that I am spiritual person, but not religious.

The World's Greatest Business Case for Compassion

Viral Mehta | Posted 01.14.2012 | Impact
Viral Mehta

For years he was bedridden, in such intense pain that just touching his bed would cause him to shriek out in agony. But the story of the late Dr. V, is a story of individual triumph against unthinkable odds.

Teaching Compassion to Kids

Signe Whitson | Posted 01.14.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

Fostering compassion in young people is among the best ways to prevent verbal, physical, and emotional aggression from taking root. Here are 7 ways to develop compassion in your child.

'Freshman 15' And Other Life Stage Weight Gain: What's Real?

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 01.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

Unless you're on a media-free diet, you've probably heard the news about the 15 pounds college students supposedly pack on freshman year. Just in case you missed it, the "Freshman 15" has been deemed nothing but a media myth.

'If You Really Loved Me, You Wouldn't...'

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

One day I suddenly saw all the uncaring behavior in a completely different light. I saw clearly that it had nothing to do with me! It wasn't about me at all!