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'We've Both Been In Your Shoes': Couple Leaves 150% Tip For Busy Waiter Despite Poor Service

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.30.2014 | Good News

A little bit of empathy can make all the difference for someone who is having a rough day. When Makenzie and Steven Schultz of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, ...

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.

What 'I Support You' Really Means

Kim Simon | Posted 09.26.2014 | Parents
Kim Simon

I Support You isn't just about discussing how we feed. It is us, pleading with you, to take care of each other.

They Said I Wouldn't Make It Because I Wasn't 'Talented' Or 'Pretty' Enough

Raini Rodriguez | Posted 09.26.2014 | Teen
Raini Rodriguez

Sometimes it's easy to see the negative side of things or question why people bully you. You could think, "maybe they're right, maybe I'm not worth it, maybe I should just quit." But that's when you should fight the hardest.

40 Ways to Practice Self-Kindness

Kindness Blog | Posted 09.26.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

As we all know modern life can be very stressful. With so many demands on our time, through juggling family, work and friends, it can be a little difficult to give ourselves the attention that we really need and deserve.

40 Simple Ways to Practice Kindness

Kindness Blog | Posted 09.24.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Smiles are irresistible. Don't hesitate to smile warmly at friends, family, colleagues and even... strangers. Write hand-written thank-you notes. The notes don't need to be an essay and people love to receive them. It's the personal touch.

The Positivity Breakthrough That Changed My View On Life

Kamrin Baker | Posted 09.24.2014 | Teen
Kamrin Baker

Not only is it important to motivate ourselves, but one another, in ways that have been seemingly unfathomable in the past. The simplicity of kind gestures and warm embraces can run the world almost as well as Beyoncé.

An Elevator Ride Made Me Braver and Kinder

Phu Nguyen | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Phu Nguyen

Everyone needs help sometimes -- I don't know a single person who has never needed anything from anyone. This doesn't make us a land of enablers. This doesn't make us weak. This doesn't make us co-dependent. This makes us human.

Grace and Goodness

J. Kate Franklin | Posted 09.19.2014 | Healthy Living
J. Kate Franklin

I'm happy for you, your fancy car, your big house, your status handbag, your Rolex, whatever, but I worry about your heart. And I worry about mine too. We're all so busy, consumed by the frenzy of our lives that I worry about our ability to reboot, replenish, connect and really care.

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.

Small Kindnesses

Tricia McCallum | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

How will we be remembered? By our grand strokes? Perhaps. But what will also commemorate us are the small and unexpected kindnesses we bestow on other...

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.

Muddy Strangers

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 09.15.2014 | Good News
Anonymous Thank Yous

It was a long day at work. I was so glad to be going home. I climbed into my car and started to pull out of the dirt parking lot, only to stop after...

Today's Buddha Doodle - We are not our things

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.12.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn


7 Things You Can Do When Someone You Love Has Cancer

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 09.11.2014 | Women
Kathleen Buckstaff

You have them right in front of you. Savor them. When you know someone you love has cancer, you are on notice. Fight hard to take advantage of each moment spent together.

9-11-2001: What's Your Story?

Lauren Galley | Posted 09.11.2014 | Impact
Lauren Galley

As you pay tribute to those who lost their lives from this tragic day on September 11, 2001, think of how you write the chapters of your life story and the choices you make each day.

The Case For Practicing Kindness Every Day

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 09.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Ann Kennedy

Kindness begets kindness, and the nicer you are to people, the nicer they will be to you. This isn't always the case -- there are still jerks out there in the world -- but you certainly improve your chances of being on the receiving end of kind behavior when you're kind to other people.

6 Ways Being Nice To Others Is Actually Good For You

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living

There are exactly three ways to define the word "nice," according to the dictionary. The first is the ability to "give pleasure or joy." The second...

10 Ways To Be A Better Human Being

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dean Dauphinais

This should be obvious, but there are so many people out there who seem to forget how much of a difference kindness can make. When people are kind to each other, it's contagious. Kindness breeds kindness, and there's nothing wrong with that. I believe it takes more energy to be unkind, so why bother?

Seeing Myself From The Other Side Of The Fence

Mohini Kundu | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Mohini Kundu

"This might sound weird, but I'm so proud of you and everything you're doing," he said. And in that moment, when I let myself stop feeling unkempt and behind schedule and not successful enough and sleep deprived and mediocre -- I was pretty proud of me, too.

Good Luxury: In Search of Style + Compassion

Miriam Ava | Posted 09.08.2014 | Style
Miriam Ava

It recently struck me that the marriage of ethics and aesthetics in the premium segment of consumer goods seems to be considered a luxury too extravagant to indulge in by the fashion industry.

#EndBullying, A Message That Starts With Us

Sue Scheff | Posted 09.05.2014 | Parents
Sue Scheff

Words hurt. They can stay with you for a lifetime. It's easy to tell victims to ignore their bullies, but any of us who have experienced this type of abuse know that it's much easier said than done.

Introducing 'Love Day'

Ora Nadrich | Posted 09.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Ora Nadrich

Wouldn't it be great if there really were an official "Love Day," but in a way, I prefer it being something we decide to do. We can have as many love days as we want. Imagine that -- each day devoted to feeling good. You might find yourself not wanting to settle for anything less!

Kindness As Workplace Policy

Hildy Gottlieb | Posted 09.03.2014 | Impact
Hildy Gottlieb

One of my favorite movies this summer was Supermensch -- the documentary about talent manager and movie producer Shep Gordon.

Love as a Virtue and a Principle

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 09.03.2014 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

We often think of love as an emotion we experience, an emotion characterized by the desire to be close to another person, the sense of cozy pleasure we feel in a relationship.