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This article is adapted from a talk given at James Baraz’s Awakening Joy class, 9/26/07, and it considers four questions about empathy....

What are your intentions toward others? The Practice: Be benevolent. Why? Benevolence is a fancy word that means something simple: good intentions toward living beings, including oneself. This goodwill is present in warmth, friendliness, compassion, ordinary decency, fair play, kindness, altruism, generosity, and love. The benevolent heart leans toward...

With kids there is just too much for one person to do alone, and each parent has a big stake in what the other one does with the child. Here we explore what makes a good partnership and how to assess it....

An amazing story about a school who experienced trauma with a fire and how they incorporated mindfulness as a way to heal and decrease stress levels amongst their students!...

What is living you? The Practice: Give over to good. Why? In every moment, you and I and everyone and everything else – from quantum foam to fleeting thoughts, intimate relationships, rainforest ecosystems, and the stars themselves – are each a kind of standing wave, like the ever-changing though...

In this column, we present effective ways to bridge disagreements, create workable compromises, establish accountability, and follow through on promises — in short, how two parents can negotiate well with each other....

What was once just an idea years ago, has become a reality in science. Mayo Clinic shares a video of a patient using the bionic eye to see his wife for the first time....

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