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Fetzer Blog

Oct 10, 2014

In 2013 at the age of 13, Jacob Cramer noticed how lonely it could be for elders who find themselves living at a distance from family, with fewer and fewer friends or others to help care for them.

Oct 01, 2014

This practice was developed for the Fetzer Institute by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, directors of Spirituality & Practice.

Sep 30, 2014

Do you feel disconnected from your highest self at work? Do you wish you handled conflict better? Have you felt burnt out by others’ stress or emotions?

Oct 21

FYI: One day tickets are now available for the Empathy and Compassion in Society Conference to be held November 13-14 in San Francisco. Nurses and social workers may obtain CEUs as well as a 25% discount on registration.

Oct 21

Our response to cruelty, #suffering, and #sorrow is to remind the world of the face of #beauty, which can best restore a person’s tranquility, cleanse his heart of evil, and lead him to the path of truth. -–Anita Amirrezvani Photo: pippalou via Morguefile.com

Oct 20

Fail, fail again, fail better. --Pema Chödrön

Oct 20

"It’s a mistake to presume that #kindness, #compassion, #love, and fairness line up on one side of a continuum, and #anger, #rage, and dislike, on another side." This The Greater Good Science Center article provides some great info on and tips for navigating anger. Worth reading and sharing far and wide.

Oct 20

#Fear grows out of the things we think; it lives in our #minds. #Compassion grows out of the things we are, and lives in our #hearts. --Barbara Garrison Photo: Spieker via Unsplash.com

Oct 19

Imagine if more of us apologized in this way… "It was as though, in seeking #forgiveness from my children, I was delicately holding their hearts in my hands, carefully mending the parts I had damaged."

Oct 19

If your everyday practice is to open to all your emotions, to all the people you meet, to all the situations you encounter, without closing them down, trusting that you can do that--then that will take you as far as you can go. And then you'll understand all the teachings that anyone has ever taught. --Pema Chödrön Photo: Anna Dziubinska via Unsplash.com

Oct 18

On the eve of the kickoff of Homeless World Cup 2014 in Chile, #sports icons Jackie Joyner Kersee and Mia Hamm celebrate its founder Mel Young. #homeless #soccer

Oct 18

Our ability to transform society comes from our ability as human beings to feel--to have #compassion. --Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche at Naropa University's Radical Compassion Symposium Photo: Schicka via Unsplash.com

Oct 17

Beyond the beliefs, the practice of #Buddhist #mindfulness-centered #meditation is...undeniably having a moment.

Oct 17

What role does #childhood development, #love, and #forgiveness play in #peace building? We’ve partnered with Yale University researchers, the Early Childhood Development unit of UNICEF, and the Mother Child Education Fund to explore this. Read more about this project at the link.

Oct 17

We cannot love issues, but we can love people, and the #love of people reveals to us the way to deal with issues. --Henri J.M. Nouwen Photo: hotblack via Morguefile.com

Oct 16

Interesting: A new York University study "suggests that people generally associate their religious beliefs with Golden Rule ideals of #forgiveness and forbearance, and that they turn to them when the chips are down, in threatening circumstances."

Oct 16

Awesome and then some: When, at age 13, Jacob Cramer noticed how lonely it could be for elders living at a distance from family, he launched Love For The Elderly! Find out what makes this effort so powerful, Jacob's take on #love, and how you can show love for the elderly.

Oct 16

There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep #love. --Martin Luther King, Jr. Photo: greyerbaby via Morguefile

Oct 15

The article on the "village effect" seemed to strike a chord. Now, imagine living in a "radio quiet zone."

Oct 15

They will say you are on the wrong road, if it is your own. --Antonio Porchia

Oct 14

All connection is not equal: "Physical contact unleashes a whole chain of events that make us and make the other person feel good, and affects our health and well-being. / By contrast, according to research, we've never been lonelier as a society than we are now, and this can take a toll on our health."

Oct 14

We must blow on the coals of the #heart. --Archibald MacLeish

Oct 13

...There is a fair amount of evidence to suggest that #humor and #laughter are important coping mechanisms at least when it comes to alleviating #anger.

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Oct 21

Find out about the projects and partners we support around the world using this interactive map! http://t.co/IXXPqybPJh

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Oct 21

RT @PeaceJam: “The effect of one good-hearted person is incalculable.” - Oscar Arias Sanchez

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Oct 21

RT @romankrznaric: Does Literature Make You Empathic? http://t.co/5f9Qpp4Xzp

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Oct 21

RT @ThePCFF: Women PeaceMakers Conference: Defying #Extremism - Nov 19-21, 2014 @KrocIPJ @wlp1 @InclusvSecurity http://t.co/aJV235WOY1

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Oct 21

RT @GreaterGoodSC: Science of Happiness student survey results show which groups are most socially connected http://t.co/tgG0aCDfWg

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Oct 21

RT @couldu4give: "#Fear is such a powerful emotion ... that when we allow it to take us over, it drives #compassion right out of our hearts…

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Oct 21

Oops. Here's livestream link to watch Dalai Lama in dialogue w/ youth @DalaiLamaCenter Heart-Mind Youth Summit: http://t.co/61WP40rbGW

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Oct 21

What to do when you don't know what to do. http://t.co/VcIxIcmV9v via Season of Forgiveness

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Oct 21

At 9:15 am (PDT), watch the Dalai Lama in dialogue w/ youth at the Heart-Mind Youth Summit. http://t.co/hgEgGILXs6 via @DalaiLamaCenter

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Oct 21

More Than A Game: Homeless World Cup: http://t.co/w8nm6P8dcj via @YouTube

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