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Compassion

Easing the Struggle

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

We are struggling. We are taught that life can be understood, secure and predictable if we have the right education, right employment, right financial...

Gateway to Curing Mental Illness

Chantel Garrett | Posted 05.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Chantel Garrett

When we can see the millions of young people and adults among us who live with brain disorders through a lens of compassion, radical shifts in innovation and funding will undoubtedly unfold. My family is ready for action. Are you?

How We Are Failing Our Children When It Comes to Their Future Happiness

Kristi Ling | Posted 05.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristi Ling

How might the world shift in profound ways if all kids studied the basics of happiness for even one semester in school?

"When You Write the Story of Your Life, Don't Let Anyone Else Hold the Pen"

Gurbaksh Chahal | Posted 05.17.2014 | Good News
Gurbaksh Chahal

I love this quote. Its origin isn't known, but I first came across it in an iconic Harley Davidson ad. To me, the quote is meaningful in several diff...

Why Coming Through On Your Promises Feels So Good

Tiffany Crawford | Posted 05.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Crawford

Honoring your word begins with honoring yourself. As simple as it sounds, and as much of it is a human birthright, it often is forgotten in the midst of competing demands and obligations. Here are three elements to remembering to honor yourself in those crazy moments of life.

My Day as a Test Case for Self-Compassion

Kellie Edwards | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Kellie Edwards

My day started badly. I had an important international interview for our mindfulness4mothers project at 7 a.m. My husband was interstate so I had o...

Is Technology Worsening Our Basic Restlessness?

Nancy Colier | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

We need to stay fiercely aware of its power to steer us away from our true needs. We must remain mindful of our own minds and careful not to be seduced into the unconsciousness that technology makes possible.

A Letter to People in Pain: The Early Days of Grief Are a World of Their Own

Megan Devine | Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

If you're here, in the early days, and the universe has just split open and everything has changed, I'm sorry you're here. Others have come before you, but that doesn't really matter now.

This Will Help You Capture The Spring Spirit

Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Safe Havens for Extreme Poverty

Richard Stearns | Posted 05.06.2014 | Religion
Richard Stearns

For too long we have depended on the idea of innocent suffering to provoke our compassion, while we look away from complex suffering. As poverty retreats to the fragile states, now more than ever we need to overcome suffering with understanding, generosity, and perseverance. Turning our heads away from human suffering should never be an option.

Amplifiers and Inhibitors of Compassion in Organizations

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Project Compassion Stanford

CompassionLab's Monica Worline, Ph.D., presented a summary of CompassionLab to His Holiness the Dalai Lama in a dialogue devoted to the topic of compa...

Compassion Is the Working Side of Love

Robin Korth | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

Compassion is listening and truly hearing what another has to say. It is a conscious pausing and a slowing down to see and feel the person beside us -- to notice that they are just like us and that they count.

The Power of Love in Business: Lessons From a Dogsledding Expedition

Lydia Davey | Posted 05.04.2014 | Small Business
Lydia Davey

Applying love in business has freed me to release my grip on knowledge, and to share it without reserve. It has enabled me to work on behalf of my clients, instead of simply for them.

What My Students Think Makes a Great Teacher

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 05.03.2014 | Education
Nicholas Ferroni

A day doesn't go by that my students don't enlighten me with their genuine innocence or entertain me with their youthful ignorance.

What Can Happen When You Mindfully and Compassionately Send Criticism or When You Don't

Whitney Hess | Posted 05.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Whitney Hess

I wrote an email yesterday that I didn't want to have to write. After three weeks of back and forth with someone I hoped to hire for a project, her mo...

10 Things I Learned From Oprah and Madonna About Success

Shayne Traviss | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Shayne Traviss

There are so many powerful people in the world who have all had such a profound influence on humanity. Two of them have a magnetic effect on my mind a...

WATCH: 'Technology Cannot Produce Compassion'

Posted 02.26.2014 | Healthy Living

With more than 8 million Twitter followers, the outside observer may assume that His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama knows a thing or two about (mindfull...

Forget Happiness

Ken McLeod | Posted 04.28.2014 | Religion
Ken McLeod

You cannot experience the fullness of life without experiencing the messiness of life.

WATCH: The Dalai Lama's Simple Guide To Happiness That We Can All Practice

Posted 02.26.2014 | Religion

Happiness isn't as difficult to find as it may seem. His Holiness the Dalai Lama shared two values to focus on which hold the key to a happy life ...

'Less Violent' Does Not Have to Mean 'Apathetic'

Marc Gopin | Posted 04.27.2014 | Politics
Marc Gopin

Americans may be getting less violent, but we should absolutely not be getting more apathetic and isolationist. The world is a dangerous place with some very violent people in it, as well as some very unfortunate wars between groups that have been set against each other by proxies.

Today's Buddha Doodle: How to Say No

Molly Hahn | Posted 04.26.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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5 Ways to Overcome Your Fear of Love

Lisa Firestone | Posted 04.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

We can start challenging ourselves to accept love -- to return a loving look, rather than turning away in embarrassment. We can approach our defenses with curiosity and compassion and slowly start to change our part of the equation that limits our capacity for love.

5 Things to Try Before You Give Up on Your Relationship

Lisa Firestone | Posted 04.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

When you love yourself, you are better equipped to act with integrity in your relationships. You become a person you respect, and you give your relationship its best chance at survival.

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: My Day With the Dalai Lama -- A Primer for Happiness

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

I listened carefully as he spoke. I took notes. I mulled over in detail his main points. Since that day, I have steeped, like tea, in the essence of his message. My sense is that if he were to write a "Dear Dalai Lama" column, this is what he might say.

Two Strangers on a Plane

Robin Korth | Posted 04.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

It was late afternoon in Portland, Oregon -- around 4 o'clock. For me, it was closer to 7 p.m., as I had been flying all day from the East Coast of ...