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On Having Compassion For Others: Learning To See Past 'The Mask'

Tara Brach | Posted 03.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Richie had truly "seen" Sharon -- her vulnerability and spirit, and he'd expressed his care by mirroring her goodness. It took another year and a half for her to tell him what those gifts had meant to her, and to apologize. But because he hadn't given up on her, a thaw had begun.

Hope And Heart: 5 Ways To Feed Your Compassionate Self

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 03.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

We feed the wolf of love with heart and with hope. We feed this wolf by sustaining our sense of what's good in other people, what's good in ourselves, what's already good in our world, and what could be even better in a world we can build together.

How Ya Doing Today, Mr. Como?

Rob White | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

Few people will forget Jodie Foster's speech when she received the Cecil B. DeMille award at the 2013 Golden Globes. Was it her charismatic stage pres...

How to See Life Through Divine-Colored Glasses

Dr. Annie Kagan | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Annie Kagan

For more than 10 years, I spent hours at a time, curtains drawn, lamps dimmed, eyes closed, looking for the inner light. This meditation was how I ope...

What We Can Learn From 'The Sopranos' About Revenge And Compassion

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 03.19.2013 | Religion
Nancy Graham Holm

"The Sopranos" is the story of an Italian-American family inside the criminal society of a New Jersey mafia in which revenge is the standard response to disrespect and disobedience. Why is immoral behavior worthy of anybody's attention?

Smile! 6 Ways To Boost Your Mood Today

Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW | Posted 03.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW

Intentionally make these six simple habits a regular part of your day and you can look forward to a very happy new year. Make the old you a happier you!

Changing The World From The Inside Out

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 03.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

If we genuinely want to end war, inequality, and abuse, then we need to end the war within ourselves and cultivate kindness toward all, equally. The enemy within ourselves can become our friend by transforming it into our ally.

Milk of Human Kindness Now Available in 2 Percent

James Napoli | Posted 03.16.2013 | Comedy
James Napoli

Tired of being asked to care about every misfortune that may befall your fellow man? Fed up with your hard-earned money going to help those less fortunate? Sick of having to feel compassion every time you see a homeless person?

An Intimate Conversation with CNN Hero Somaly Mam

Angella Nazarian | Posted 03.11.2013 | Impact
Angella Nazarian

Universally recognized as a visionary for her courage, dignity, ingenuity and resilience, Somaly has been honored as one of Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People of 2009" and as a CNN Hero.

Buddha Doodle - 'Compassion'

Molly Hahn | Posted 03.13.2013 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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What Happened When I Gave $1 Away

Avital Andrews | Posted 03.12.2013 | Religion
Avital Andrews

His head was bowed and his hat was out, asking. Something about the way his face looked made me pause after I passed him by: It was downtrodden, defeated, humble.

Letting Life Live Through Us

Tara Brach | Posted 03.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Everything is alive; the whole world lives inside us. As we let life live through us, we experience the boundless openness of our true nature.

A Timely Interview With Jon Ramer About Creating Collective Compassion (Part 2)

Russell C. Smith | Posted 03.11.2013 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

Jon Ramer is a software entrepreneur turned social engineer, a civic leader, a community organizer, an inventor, and a musician. He is the designer an...

Tolerance Begins At Home

Chris Stedman | Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion
Chris Stedman

My mom is almost never embarrassed to speak her mind. But she also makes an effort not to be mean, abrasive or hurtful to others in doing so. She taught me to be strong, but she also showed me how to be kind.

Gay-Condemning Christians And Their House Of Mirrors

John Shore | Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion
John Shore

Challenge a Christian to make one single argument for homosexuality being wrong that doesn't quote or reference the Bible, and suddenly they're in a house of mirrors; suddenly the only thing they can only point to is themselves.

Joy Secret Number Four: Reverence

Amanda Gore | Posted 03.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

Reverence is that rare quality of being able to see the God in everything, to see the spiritual side of things and recognize the amazing nature of everyone and everything and how it all connects

Selfish, Lazy, Compassionate, Happy... Who Are We if We Love Ourselves?

Nancy Colier | Posted 03.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

When we have a friendly relationship with ourselves, when we can listen kindly to our own experience and take our own side, we are far more likely to take action and risk the unknown.

Silence: Where Religion Ends And Our Personal Sanctuary Begins

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.09.2013 | Religion
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

In silence we find the steps within where everything that is good is present. In silence are the steps to perfect joy. Whether we are busy with the details of modern life or live as a monk and mystic in the woods, sooner or later each of us will travel the inner silence of our hearts.

A Compassion Revolution: The Time Is Now

Sheela Raja, PhD | Posted 03.10.2013 | Impact
Sheela Raja, PhD

Some of us might think that a combination of our individual personalities, perseverance and good old American individualism can rescue us in times of trouble. Healing from trauma requires a community, a culture that's behind you.

What The Buddha Might Say To Oprah

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 03.09.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Ed and Deb Shapiro

We need the courage to trust our own insights and awakenings. Oprah is on the cutting edge of this media revolution, and she shares every step of her search, but her answers may not always be applicable for all of us.

Wheelchair Wisdom: Living in God's Holy Thoughts (Light)

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

Grace is always extended, something that becomes clearer each time I remind myself that healing is an ongoing process and never a final destination.

A Positive Take On Making Mistakes

Mike Robbins | Posted 01.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

While mistakes aren't a huge issue in my life, I actually spend and waste a lot of time worrying about making mistakes, and also find myself being unnecessarily critical of those around me when they make mistakes (both overtly and covertly).

A Timely Interview With Jon Ramer About Creating Collective Compassion (Part 1)

Russell C. Smith | Posted 03.02.2013 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

Jon Ramer is a software entrepreneur turned social engineer, a civic leader, a community organizer, an inventor, and a musician. He is the designer an...

On Love And Compassion: What Keeps Us Going In The Times We Lose Faith

Jeff Cannon | Posted 02.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Cannon

It keeps me hopeful that the worst of times will not be in vain if we can just learn from them to ensure they never happen again, and to ensure we continue to do what is needed to help all humans be just that -- human.

10 Steps To Ending Homelessness In 2012

Joel John Roberts | Posted 02.08.2013 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

It is that time of the year, when pundits start writing their top ten lists as if every American really wants to read the top most influential, best-l...