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Entries tagged with “Kindness”

"Kindness" by Naomi Shihab Nye

The following poem, “Kindness,” is from Words Under the Words: Selected Poems by Naomi Shihab Nye, copyright © 1995. Reprinted with the permission of Far Corner Books, Po…

3 Exercises for Being Kinder to Yourself

A lot of us have a hard time being kind, understanding and patient with ourselves. We know that self-compassion is good for us. But practicing it is a whole other matter. Because w…

3 Radical Ways to Stop Beating Yourself Up

Here are three ways to banish the rituals of self-flagellation.

3 Steps to a Kinder Mind

How to cultivate and strengthen our capacity for kindness and compassion.

6 Ways to Cultivate Kindness

“We are born to be at worst brutal, at least single-mindedly hardwired to survive at all costs. Concern for fellow creatures, sympathy, good deeds: These are all extras, luxuries we learn—with luck.”

A Simple Act to Create a Buffer from Stress

Cultivating positive emotions is a powerful way to build mental and emotional resilience and create a buffer from the chronic stressors in our lives.

Black Cats: Reclaiming the Sacred Feline

Halloween and the season of black cats is a good time to examine our misplaced beliefs and return our relationship with cats to a sacred sphere.

Book Review: Dare to Be Kind

Dare to Be KindBy Lizzie VelasquezHachette BooksIf there was ever a time to encourage more kindness, it is now. Dare to Be Kind: How Extraordinary Compassion Can Transform Our Worl…

Close to the Ground: Sun Buddha, Moon Buddha

It is easy to get caught up in headlines and tragedy: Boys and girls ripped from their homes by the thousands; drones and missiles competing with each other for how much damage the…

How Awe Makes Us Generous

What do the Grand Canyon, Sistine Chapel, and gazing at distant stars all have in common?They can awaken a deep appreciation for the world around us and inspire a profound sense of…

Our Community Journal: A Glass of Water

A retired English teacher's touching, and timely, memory of his mother's kindness.

Paying Attention to Judgmental Thoughts

Excerpted from Says Who?: How Asking One Simple Question Can Change How You Think Forever by Ora Nadrich

Poem: disney princess

The guidance Tyler Knott Gregson offers in his new book, Miracle in the Mundane, is for tapping into our creativity, purpose, and joy; because, "from time to time in this crazy and chaotic spin we call life, we need to pause, reflect, and truly begin again."

Radical Spirit

How Loving God Helps Us Become Better People

Raising the World’s Vibration

I find myself feeling despair, grief, and fear rise as I listen to the news of shootings, racism, hate crimes, discrimination and innocent lives lost. In my silent moments I questi…

Self Compassion: How to Value Yourself

The secret to empowered action is learning not to beat yourself upStrive for more, work even harder, aim to be the best! We live in a society that regularly sends us such messages.…

Stop (Your Mind) in the Name of Love

The best two pieces of advice I have ever heard after over thirty years of doing spiritual work are this: Life advice:  Don’t be shitty Meditation advice: Just stop. Stop tr…

The Commons: Receiving the Wisdom of the Golden Rule

A meditation on creating a civil society

The Force of Kindness

Change Your Life with Love and Compassion By Sharon Salzberg There is a thread that runs through all the world’s great wisdom teachings and religions, crossing the barriers of ti…

What Love Looks Like Now

We welcome back former columnist Geri Larkin. She shares her thoughts on kindness and community.

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