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Compassion

Civility: A Legacy of Peace

Rachael Freed | Posted 12.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Rachael Freed

Only we can recognize our own uncivil thoughts, words, and actions, understand our own failures of trust and fear of difference. Only we can replace them with understanding, compassion, and love.

Satisfaction Guaranteed: The 4 Best Ways to Find -- and Keep -- Happiness

GAIAM TV | Posted 10.19.2012 | Healthy Living
GAIAM TV

Happiness, or the lack thereof, lies at the root of what makes life meaningful. But figuring out what exactly constitutes happiness, especially in a culture like the Unites States that tends to conflate money with meaning, proves to be elusive.

'My Words Are Less Important Than The Love I Convey From My Heart'

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

Words complete me. They are my companions when I am lonely, my inspiration when I despair, and my weapons when I rage. But words are the tools of the brain, particularly the left hemisphere.

How a World Map Can Feed the Spirit and the Body

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 12.17.2012 | Impact
Homa Sabet Tavangar

The world map had no countries identified on it, but did have whimsical animals and people. What's the good of a map without, at minimum, national boundaries?

Beyond Borders With Brad and Angelina and All of Us

Carol Smaldino | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

It would have to be more than coincidental that the Brad Pitt Chanel commercial that apparently is making people sneer, comes on right before the 2003...

Yoga's Dark Side

Erin Motz | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Erin Motz

There's a giant pink elephant on the yoga mat, and I'm just gonna come out and say it. How come when I go to any new-to-me yoga studio, or hang out with a group of "yoga people," I feel more judged there than anywhere else?

Your Neighbor's Bowl And The Gospel of Louis CK

Christian Piatt | Posted 12.15.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

I've been working most recently on a chapter about God's notion of justice as compared with the human idea about justice, and once again, C.K. provided a wealth of material.

The Key To A Clear Mindset

Garret Kramer | Posted 12.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Garret Kramer

The next time you aren't taking into consideration the feelings of others, it's perfectly normal and okay. Just remember, the self-centered feeling within you is actually your custom-designed reminder that it's you that is off, not the world around you.

4 Tiny Acts Of Kindness To Try Today

Posted 11.04.2012 | OWN

By Joan Tupponce Here are a few of Patience Salgado's stealth-kindness missions which anyone can duplicate in her own neck of the woods. P...

Hierarchy, CSR, Compassion and Health

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics
Project Compassion Stanford

Stereotypes seem to help justify inequality in social systems by providing the reasons why some are at the top. Ironically, dominant groups and the dominated seem to share the beliefs that justify the status differences we see around us.

Hear With Your Heart

Irene Tanner | Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

Since what is resisted persists, acceptance of "what is" helped remove the actual source of discomfort: the anger of intrusion on my peace and rest.

How Music Affects Our Spirit (WATCH)

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 12.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

How does music and sound affect the spirit? Be inspired by my conversation with Masood Ali Khan and Sheela Bringi on "Music and the Spirit."

Romney's Compassion Problem

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 12.07.2012 | Business
Peter S. Goodman

Somewhere between his traditional social circle and the broader world -- a place inhabited by strangers whose jobs might require elimination in pursuit of profit -- Romney seems to lose emotional regard for the troubles of others.

WATCH: 'We Become Wherever We Put Our Attention'

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

Where are you focusing your attention? How would you benefit from more focus? Be inspired by my conversation with Elena Brower on "The Art of Attention."

Buddha Doodle -- 'Compassion'

Molly Hahn | Posted 12.03.2012 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Buddha Doodle -- 'Namaste'

Molly Hahn | Posted 12.02.2012 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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What's Wrong With Right?

Darren Littlejohn | Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Darren Littlejohn

These days, it's important to look more closely at things like food labels for our health. Isn't it equally important to look at our views on who and what is right?

Free Yourself From Your Deep, Inner Fears

Tara Brach | Posted 11.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

When we practice Radical Acceptance, we begin with the fears and wounds of our own life and discover that our heart of compassion widens endlessly. In holding ourselves with compassion, we become free to love this living world.

WATCH: How To Benefit From Meditation

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 11.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

What is the connection between yoga and spirituality? How can you benefit from meditation? Be inspired by my conversation with Reverend Jaganath Carrera on "Yoga and Spirituality."

Conversation with Cyndi Lee on 'Integrating Your Self'

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 11.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

Do you ever feel like you're running around like a chicken with its head cut off? How can you integrate the various pieces of yourself together? Be inspired by my conversation with Cyndi Lee on "integrating your self."

The Meaning Of 'Personal Responsibility': A Buddhist Response To Mitt Romney

Ethan Nichtern | Posted 11.28.2012 | Religion
Ethan Nichtern

The version of personal responsibility which Romney espouses in these comments is one that is isolated, fearful and lacking in empathy. The version of personal responsibility that come from seeing interdependence is inclusive, courageous and deeply empathetic

Raising Kids Who Care

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 11.25.2012 | Parents
Homa Sabet Tavangar

Children have an incredible capacity to care, to give and to empathize from a very young age. It has nothing to do with pity. An instinct for justice comes naturally to a young child, who is free from skepticism, prejudice and doubt.

A Message To Medina, The Beginning Of Giving Back

Claire Alkouatli | Posted 11.24.2012 | Religion
Claire Alkouatli

This message to the Messenger is from Muslims in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria and Canada in the hope that we might come to know him more intimately, peace be upon him, and understand better the pain generated by incorrect understandings about him that manifest as crude films or violent protests.

Buddha Doodle -- 'Hug'

Molly Hahn | Posted 11.24.2012 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Your Brain on Anger vs. Compassion

Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD | Posted 11.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD

Neuroscientists and brain researchers have done quite a lot of study with the brain and its effects on our behavior and our lives.