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Since I Never Heard Back From You

Erin Donley | Posted 06.23.2014 | Business
Erin Donley

Anger is one of the easiest emotions to access. Some of us even look for an excuse to go there. "Since I never heard back" gives people permission to beat themselves up and unleash their silent rage.

What to Say to Yourself (And Those You Love) When the Worst-Case Scenario Comes True

Alexandra Franzen | Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Franzen

What do you say to console someone who has seen the ugliest side of humanity? Who has faced their worst nightmare? Who has lost everything? What do you say to comfort yourself? I'm not an expert on grief and loss, but fortunately, I happen to know one.

The Power of Compassion: A Lesson at the Zoo

Ellen Kellner | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Ellen Kellner

I have experienced and witnessed that the only way to transmute violence, anger, and fear is with courageous love and compassion.

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...

Attention, Fellow Vegans: Other Humans Deserve Compassion, Too

Christina Pirello | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

It's time for all those who live compassionate lives to show our fellow humans the same compassion we vegans show to cows, pigs, chickens, fish, puppies and kittens. Compassion opens the door for understanding.

Do You Hate Your Body?

Colleen Perry | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Colleen Perry

For the many of us, saying "no" means risking the discontent, anger, or judgment of others. We learned to say "yes" to avoid the guilt or negative consequence of saying "no."