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Compassion

What Would Jesus Say To Mitt Romney?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.19.2012 | Religion
BJ Gallagher

My heart sank when I heard Mitt Romney's videotaped comments to a group of wealthy campaign donors. I think Jesus' heart must have sunk, too, to hear such cold, condemning words from the lips of someone who professes to be a Christian.

Practicing G.R.A.C.E.: How To Have Compassion

Roshi Joan Halifax | Posted 11.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Roshi Joan Halifax

My hope is that the G.R.A.C.E. model will help you to actualize compassion in your own life and that the impact of this will ripple out to benefit the people with whom you interact each day as well as countless others.

Be Fearless, Be Kind

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

We become fearless only when we can turn fear around and face it, get to know it, release resistance to it, and open our hearts.

Lessons In Slowing Down: Can We Really Waste Time?

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 11.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Project Compassion Stanford

When did it become acceptable in America to treat helping strangers as "wasted time"? Everyone in the world agrees -- they should, anyway -- that time is our most precious commodity. But peoples' definitions of "wasted" are another great cultural divider.

WATCH: On Turning Inward

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 11.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

How often do you turn your attention inward? How would you benefit from greater self-awareness?

Compassion In Politics

Sean Meshorer | Posted 11.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Sean Meshorer

Compassion for others is not only the hallmark of person mental and spiritual health, but also necessary for a positive, thriving society.

How To Deal With A Victim Mentality

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 11.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

Whether you're confronting someone with a "victim" mentality or transforming your own negativity, being empathic is vital. Elevating you to the realm of the heart, empathy allows you to non-defensively understand, even have mercy on antagonizers.

Relationship Advice: Are You With The One?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 11.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

I often receive emails from people asking me how they can know if the person they are in relationship with is the right partner for them. They frequently say that they have made mistakes in the past, and they don't want to make a mistake again.

The Quality of Compassion

Mark Hanlon | Posted 11.14.2012 | Impact
Mark Hanlon

Haiti and excellence. Those are two words we seldom associate with each other, yet as Tropical Storm Isaac gained momentum on its track over Haiti, I stood in a building that proved how excellence is taking root in this earthquake-ravaged, poverty-raked country.

Conversation With Sharon Gannon On 'Yoga, Life And Being Vegan'

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 11.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

What is the relationship between yoga and transformation? How can what you eat affect how you live? I caught up with the co-founder of the Jivamukti Yoga Method, Sharon Gannon. With over 25 years of teaching and activism, she is credited for making yoga "cool and hip."

What's More Important to Your Business?

David Sable | Posted 11.11.2012 | Business
David Sable

What's more important to your business: deep behavioral analytics of your customers' every engagement with you, or employees who act in compassionate, kind, caring ways toward your customers, perhaps ignoring the very analytics, ROI, and process that you think define your brand?

The Elephant in the Room

Margaret Stone | Posted 11.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Stone

We must embrace those in need. Our military troops and veterans suffer in painful numbers from addiction and trauma. They, along with anyone else suffering from these illnesses, need a soft landing. They need to know that coming forward leads not toward disaster, but toward freedom.

7 Ways To Transform Your Life: From 7 Expert Yogis

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 11.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

I recently attended Omega's 2012 Being Yoga Conference Retreat at their beautiful Rhinebeck, N.Y. campus. This conference attracted me because I was interested in how the concept of "being yoga" can apply to personal transformation for the everyday person -- not just the avid yogi.

A Tale of Two Conventions

David Coates | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
David Coates

The Obama Administration did not create the crisis. They inherited it. Because they did, and because Republicans cannot afford to admit that they did, systematic lying had to become central to the presentation of the Republican case in Tampa.

Dr. James R. Doty On His Morning Mindfulness Practice (WATCH)

Posted 09.05.2012 | Healthy Living

Dr. James R. Doty, Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at Stanford University and HuffPost blogger, shares a morning mindfulness practice he does to b...

The Biblical Role Of Government

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.29.2012 | Religion
Jim Wallis

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngThe government is responsible for protecting poor people and helping reduce poverty. Agree or disagree?

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?