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3 Things That King Joffrey Teaches Us About Reptilian Leadership

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 04.15.2014 | Entertainment
Judith Orloff MD

Reptilian seduction is tough to break out of. For such people, success will always depend on being stronger, bigger, better and richer.

Are We Too Focused on Our Kids' Happiness?

Richard Weissbourd | Posted 04.14.2014 | Parents
Richard Weissbourd

Let us be clear -- we don't advocate suffering. And we're all in favor of happiness (and success and achievement). But we need to be wiser about how children truly become not only moral, but happier and high-achieving.

When the Earth Goes Back to Being Flat

Carol Smaldino | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

I see surprise as trumping superstition, though one can't plan it. Passover is coming, on its own. As vulnerable as I'm feeling, physically and emotionally, I feel a sense of something less enslaving.

On Pain and How to Handle It

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

Except for a few rough patches, I've been blessed with a pretty healthy, pain-free life so far. So when debilitating pain like this comes along, it whacks me upside the head like a cosmic mallet, as if to say, "Pay attention! There's stuff to be learned here."

Making It Easier to Be Good

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 04.02.2014 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

It's no surprise when American bishops talk about canonizing Dorothy Day as a saint, as they've done in recent years. For me, her life embodies the heart of Christianity because of the way she constantly tried to translate her faith into good works.

10 Principles for Designing a Mindful and Compassionate Organization

Whitney Hess | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business
Whitney Hess

Organizational culture can and should be designed to avoid tragedy, mitigate risk and effectively serve both customers and employees. Leadership is not a monologue, it's a conversation.

Four Common Situations Where Mindfulness Saves the Day

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

Being mindful is like being a very calm sports announcer -- being aware of the play-by-plays of life yet not getting too wrapped up.

It Doesn't Matter What You Say: Lessons Learned from Maya Angelou and Pema Chodron

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Amos Kahn

I learned that life isn't about how much money you earn. It isn't about your status, how many houses and cars you own. It is about how you roll when life hands you challenges -- because it will. Trust me.

Why Car Companies Are Not Becoming Safer

Kellie Cummings | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Kellie Cummings

This is the paradox of regulations. They make consumers feel safer, but they don't influence a company's misguided moral compass.

8 Ways To Achieve Total Tranquility

Adrienne Austermann | Posted 03.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Adrienne Austermann

People are flawed, but flaws are pathways to growth and character so embrace them. Do not let the negative behavior of others, negatively impact yours. Always choose love, even when it's the harder choice.

7 Things Resilient Couples Do Differently

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

When a relationship hits a rough patch, it can be easy to think pessimistically. Thinking optimistically isn't about rainbows and unicorns, rather, it's about being realistic. Optimistic thinkers are able to identify solutions that haven't yet been tried. In addition, optimistic thinkers zero in on what they can control, influence or leverage.

A Yogi Embraces Pope Francis

Sister Jenna | Posted 03.10.2014 | Religion
Sister Jenna

As I approach my upcoming birthday, I am drawn to remember Pope Francis. There are moments that touch our lives and I remember where I was on March...

Amplifiers and Inhibitors of Compassion in Organizations

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 03.26.2014 | 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...

What Is Education For?

Axelle Tessandier | Posted 03.05.2014 | Education
Axelle Tessandier

Looking at the world through the heart, and not only from the mind, does not mean you have no control over yourself or your emotions. Intuition, empathy, resilience, curiosity are imperative to face the challenges of tomorrow.

If You Change These Things Today We Could Fix America Tomorrow

Isaac Saul | Posted 03.05.2014 | Impact
Isaac Saul

Empathy is having the capacity to share and understand the feelings of another person. Could you imagine how different our world would be if the left would empathize with the right, or vice versa?

How Do You Wear Your Life? #Gucci, #Gratitude

Deb Carlin Polhill | Posted 03.05.2014 | Style
Deb Carlin Polhill

The outer image you project is most probably a reflection of how you feel. Do you choose to wear your life as a beautiful statement, or do you choose to wear worry, sadness and misfortune?

Beware the Husband Who Asks for a Script

Maureen Anderson | Posted 03.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

As a radio talk show host, I'm often sent a list of questions to ask my guest. Sometimes that list comes from the guest herself. More likely it comes ...

Think Empathy's Just a Nice Idea? Think Again...

Lysa Heslov | Posted 02.27.2014 | Impact
Lysa Heslov

Empathy In Action: How a Concept is Making Real Change In the World The world can be a scary and confusing place when you're a kid, even if you're...

Searching for a Great Psychotherapist

Michael J. Tansey | Posted 02.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael J. Tansey

The notion of acknowledging the need for professional help and calling a perfect stranger regarding matters that are deeply personal is a very hard thing to do. This does not make all that go away, but be well aware that the first phone call for virtually everyone is daunting.

Fine Young Philanthropists

Varda Epstein | Posted 02.25.2014 | Impact
Varda Epstein

Kids are being taught at home and in their schools about the meaning of giving. Apparently, doing nice things for others makes kids smarter, happier and more successful, too.

Food Allergies in The Classroom: Using Science and Empathy to Drive Your Cupcake Decisions

Sheela Raja, PhD | Posted 02.24.2014 | Parents
Sheela Raja, PhD

What kind of children do we want to raise and what kind of parents do we want to be? Let's invest in the health and wellbeing of our classroom communities, and not sell out for a short-lived sugar high.

The Mistake Locals Make When Advising Tourists

Troy Campbell | Posted 02.20.2014 | Travel
Troy Campbell

Locals cannot always be trusted to be the perfect guides. They may know the best routes through a town and a great secret restaurant, but locals are often out of touch with many tourists' experiences and desires.

Divorce: "You Will Survive"

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 02.20.2014 | Divorce
Robin Amos Kahn

My advice: Cry. Often, if you need to. Get a plastic baseball bat and hit a pillow, hard. Take kickboxing or run. Dance. Do yoga. Move the feelings through your body.

Plugged in and Feeling the Fiction

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 02.18.2014 | Technology
Mark Rubinstein

Imagine wearing a vest-like device while reading a book, so that when you come upon a scene brimming with heart-racing tension, the vest emits vibrations to increase your heart rate.

How to Love an Empath

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 02.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Lammersen

This is a blessing and a curse. It allows us to understand people and see things others don't. However, when we remove the shield we become vulnerable, and in this vulnerability we can be hurt.