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Patience

23 Things I Have Learned As A Little Person

Mathew Myers | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Mathew Myers

I learned to have a thicker skin. I have learned how to tell the difference between innocent curiosity and a person who is intentionally being disrespectful. I have learned that every person and every day is beautifully different.

Revenge or Forgiveness: Which Road Do You Walk?

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 04.01.2014 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

It's not possible to forget the incident or person that caused us pain. Hinduism suggests that the highest platform to exist on is the platform of compassion.

Patience In The Age Of Distraction

Pacific Standard | CASEY N. CEP | Posted 04.01.2014 | World

The meaning of patience has changed over time, but that hasn’t made it any easier to practice. There is a bar of marzipan across the table from m...

Love Someone and Say It Out Loud

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 03.31.2014 | Good News
Kathleen Buckstaff

What if I did this with my teen-something boys? What if I did this with my best-girlfriends? With my Dad? With his new wife? My mother-in-law? My father-in-law? My 20-something daughter? What if I let myself be bold and open and in love?

Some Things I Never Thought I'd Say

Marion Winik | Posted 03.27.2014 | Fifty
Marion Winik

I left the message in the "Drafts" folder and within a day or two, found I felt absolutely no need to reply to the email. All that steam had evaporated; I didn't care.

Be Here Now: Where Does Your Mind Go When Things Appear to Be Going Wrong?

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 03.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

I had caught myself red-handed, not practicing what I preach, and it was a delicious moment to be reminded of where my true peace and power lie -- within, not on the 405 freeway only when the conditions are just as I think they "should be."

Lost in (Air)Space

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 03.14.2014 | Technology
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Technology warps our perceptions of fast and slow and makes it harder to wait; but technology also has a positive side, which I also suspect is at play in our frustration with the pace of finding this plane.

How I Want to Be Treated If I Develop Alzheimer's

Marie Marley | Posted 02.21.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

I want to be treated with respect, which means people should not talk about me negatively in my presence. If I am 'still there' I may understand every word even if I don't talk anymore. I will also want people to knock before entering my room and preserve my dignity.

Listening With Pleasure

EllynAnne Geisel | Posted 04.08.2014 | Denver
EllynAnne Geisel

In the 15 years since I took that first step on my apron journey, I've received many aprons in the mail. Always, the aprons are lovingly packaged, as ...

Chronic Disease, Empathy and Surly Traffic Cops

Dan Fleshler | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Fleshler

"Don't take anything personally," Don Miguel Ruiz advises us in The Four Agreements, a memorable guide to Toltec philosophy. He gives one good reason...

Sarah Rudell Beach: Why Mindful Parenting Works for Me

Sarah Rudell Beach | Posted 03.25.2014 | Parents
Sarah Rudell Beach

Whether you derive your parenting philosophy from Seinfeld or the Buddha, it pretty much comes down to this: What can I control?

Patience Is Painful

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

If I'm truly present, then I'm experiencing the bliss of the moment. There isn't any anywhere to go but this very moment. There's nothing to wait for. It's in this moment that I can take action steps toward my goal, and if I'm present in this moment, each action step can be filled with joy and peace.

Self-Forgiveness at Work

Sharon Salzberg | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Sharon Salzberg

The more time we spend on meditation practice, the more rewarding it becomes as rather than rejecting difficulties as bothersome interruptions, we can acknowledge our work with all its complications and challenges as an invitation to wake up and live our lives more honestly and fully.

5 Starters to a Successful Resolution

Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S. | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.

Like many others, you may be starting the New Year with a resolution that is centered on health and fitness. And, like many, you may that it is hard t...

7 Steps to a Happy New You in the New Year

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

If we don't want to drag the past year into the new year, we don't have to. However, we have work to do because no one can alter the content of our minds -- it is an inside job.

5 Tips for Powering Up Your Parenting in the New Year

Betsy Brown Braun | Posted 03.01.2014 | Parents
Betsy Brown Braun

Let's talk about resolving to make some changes in your parenting -- small adjustments that you can do and keep up, that will make a big difference in your life with your child.

The Trick I Use To Be A More Patient Parent

Jessica Rassette | Posted 02.26.2014 | Parents
Jessica Rassette

I decided I should always parent my kids as if there was a drywall repairman in the basement. If they deserved all of my patience in the presence of a stranger, then they deserve all of my patience all of the time.

Amazing Grace

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

My recovery from work addiction helped me to see that my issues were not unique to me. I was able to put things into a perspective that enabled me to recognize the cultural, social and institutional factors that contribute to the dysfunction that showed up at home and in the workplace.

Walk the Talk!

Erdika Wirengjurit | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Erdika Wirengjurit

In my previous post, I've mentionned the burgeoning idea of a certain project of mine after I've attended a One Young World summit. Not only was my in...

What Not To Say To New Parents -- And What To Say Instead

Katie Wetherbee | Posted 01.26.2014 | Parents
Katie Wetherbee

It just doesn't help when others douse young parents with stories leading to doubt and despair. Instead, we seasoned moms could infuse joy into our "just waits."

What 'Difficult' Dogs Can Teach Us

Dogster | Posted 01.25.2014 | Good News
Dogster

I learned that when your dog does something completely outrageous, you may not be able to keep completely calm, but you have a lot of control over how you react. One thing I learned is to 'find the funny,' rather than get angry or frustrated.

3 Ways To Meditate On The Go

Dana Bisenius | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dana Bisenius

Placing your focus on a mantra is a meditative technique that is easy to incorporate into your daily routine. It can be used wherever and whenever you need it, just as soon as a negative feeling bubbles up.

365 Invocations to Create an Extraordinary Life, Week 9

Carol Simone | Posted 12.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Carol Simone

Today marks the 65th year I've been breathing on the planet. And, let me tell you, it's been quite a journey... one not for the faint-hearted, but one filled with grit and grace, overwhelming beauty, dizzying despair, incredible inspiration and as much drama and comedy as my ego could possibly drum up.

10 Habits of Exceptionally Happy People

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Shannon Kaiser

What I learned is that being happy is possible, no matter how dark your days are, that happiness is attainable, especially when you understand what happy people do to get there.

Time Is Not The Enemy

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 12.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Time does not need to be our enemy, but it will always be our moderator of life. If we learn to treat time as the precious commodity it is, and allow it to bestow us with blessings in the right moment, we begin to acknowledge that we can have exactly what we want.