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Raising Compassionate Kids, Rethinking Compassion for Adults

Andrew Andestic | Posted 10.23.2014 | Parents
Andrew Andestic

Are we compassionate only to our children, house plants and those who pay us well or smile back at us at the customer service counter? Is compassion bigger than this?

Ready Or Not -- Fatherhood's Unexpected Life Lessons

Christopher Phillips | Posted 10.24.2014 | Parents
Christopher Phillips

Making the real-life transition to "daddy" was far more challenging than I'd imagined. As much as I thought I'd readied myself for life with a bundle of joy, it turns out I was pretty clueless about how to deal with the quantum change.

Cyberbullying, Online Abuse or Political Scandal: 41-Year-Old Monica Lewinsky Ought to Know the Difference

Diane Primo | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Diane Primo

I am shocked--shocked--that Monica Lewinsky considers the Internet the major contributor to her ruined reputation; shocked that she considered her situation similar to Tyler Clementi's; and shocked at her timing.

5 Messages of Gratitude You Can Send Your Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

Finally, an underappreciated way to teach your children gratitude is for them to learn to express gratitude toward themselves.

'Touching' on Something Bigger -- in New Book, Betsy MacGregor Says Medicine Shouldn't Be Divorced From Empathy

Helen Riess, M.D. | Posted 10.17.2014 | Books
Helen Riess, M.D.

Medical technology is part of the miracle of medicine. However, without humanity, we miss the essence of meeting others at their most vulnerable and frightening journeys, where an empathic partner can help them cross the most poignant thresholds of what it means to be human.

Gratitude Fuels Your Child's Heart (and Your Own)

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

One of the most important -- and often neglected -- messages that you want your children to get early and often is the power of gratitude. Consider a simple "thank you." Those two words offer a win-win for the sender and the receiver of the message.

Want To Train Your Brain To Feel More Compassion? Here's How

Fast Company | Helen Weng | Posted 10.16.2014 | World

Many of us know that if we want to become more physically healthy, we can exercise. What if we want to improve our emotional health? Are there ways to...

The 9 Most Overlooked Threats To A Marriage

Kelly M. Flanagan | Posted 10.17.2014 | Divorce
Kelly M. Flanagan

I feel bad for marital communication, because it gets blamed for everything. For generations, in survey after survey, couples have rated marital communication as the number one problem in marriage. It's not.

How to Escalate Tears Into a Tantrum

Tracy Cutchlow | Posted 10.13.2014 | Parents
Tracy Cutchlow

"I want to wear the Mickey Mouse pajamas!" our toddler announced. My husband fished out the top, but the Mickey Mouse bottoms were in hiding. "Look, ...

Understanding Other People

Munir Moon | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics
Munir Moon

We have been told that there is no military solution to the Iraqi problem. Yet, we keep on trying to solve it through military means. The reality calls for Iraq to be divided into three countries since it was artificially created after World War I.

Inspired by Moments of Emotional Brilliance -- Tender and Tuned In: Part 1

Miriam Mason Martineau | Posted 10.08.2014 | Parents
Miriam Mason Martineau

Over the past few months I have witnessed a few of those and find myself heartened every time I ponder them. I'd like to share some of them with you in a three-part blog series.

Creating a More Empathetic Medical Workforce

Paloma Toledo, M.D. | Posted 10.07.2014 | Chicago
Paloma Toledo, M.D.

In the changing face of medicine, we need to incorporate more empathy and human experience into medical education in order to create more compassionate doctors.

Ebola, Malaria and Our Empathy Deficit

Cameron Conaway | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Cameron Conaway

US-based organizations are strapping up and wading through the worst Ebola-stricken areas for the noble sake of ending its devastating impact on humanity. Or is it for the sake of protecting ourselves? Does intent even matter?

Why We Go on Dates We Know Probably Won't Work Out

Samantha Joel | Posted 10.03.2014 | Science
Samantha Joel

How far might people be willing to go to avoid rejecting someone?

Acts of Compassion Speak Louder than Words to Your Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.01.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Developing the capacity for compassion and sharing is a huge challenge for young children. Because they are still in an egocentric stage of developm...

The Term Homophobia Is Improper

Mark Baer | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
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Mark Baer

Religion aside, I firmly believe that those who argue that homosexuality is a choice do so in order to justify senseless beatings of gays and lesbians, and continued discrimination and mistreatment against them. I also believe without a doubt that it is a choice to be a nasty human being.

Empathy for Self and Others: Is it Really Such a Big Deal?

Susie Wolbe | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Wolbe

We are, generally speaking, not in need of hiding. We can remove our masks and know that, while we are not perfect, we are good enough. We are smart enough, funny enough, and have enough positive attributes that others will see our worth.

reaking the Cycle of Hate: Lessons From My 5th Grader's Classroom

Alana Baum | Posted 09.26.2014 | Parents
Alana Baum

What makes us better is our willingness to be honest about the challenges in front of us, recognize our mistakes and limitations, and still struggle to get it right.

5 Qualities to Look for in a Leader

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 09.19.2014 | Small Business
Alex Ivanovs

Leaders are humble people, they know they've got more experience than you, but they'll rarely opt for the choice of putting it in your face.

18 Science-Based Reasons to Try Loving-Kindness Meditation

Emma Seppälä, Ph.D | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Emma Seppälä, Ph.D

There are mantra meditations, visualization meditations, open-focus meditations, breath-based meditations and so many more. You just have to find the shoe that fits. An easy one to start with is one that evokes a very natural state in us: kindness.

Weave Compassion Into the Fabric of Your Family's Lives

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

Yes, acts of compassion can be big and noticeable. Yet the power of compassion learned by children is best woven into the fabric of your family's lives.

Carolyn Gregoire

Why Strangers Are Coming Together To Discuss Tough Subjects Over Dinner

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living

This year, Drugs Over Dinner was born to facilitate honest, personal and non-judgmental conversation about drugs in America and the root causes of our culture of addiction.

Are Young People Getting a Bad Rap These Days?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 09.10.2014 | Media
Dr. Jim Taylor

I think we need to cut young people a little slack. It's easy to be a Chicken Little ("the sky is falling!") and expect the worst from recent generations especially when you get to be of a certain age. How can they possibly compete against "the best and the brightest" and the Greatest Generation?

Educating Student-Entrepreneurs

Robert E. Johnson | Posted 09.09.2014 | Education
Robert E. Johnson

Student-entrepreneurs who graduate with an agile mindset can become pillars of the global economy, launching fresh ideas and revitalizing and reinvigorating the global marketplace in ways that benefit us all.

Capitalism's Founding Father Believed That Money Can't Buy Happiness

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living

When the name Adam Smith comes up, 99 percent of the time it's in reference to the Scottish philosopher's 1776 magnum opus An Inquiry Into The Nature ...