Compassion Tag

In advance of Women's Equality Day on August 26, I'd like to offer three action steps that men can take to become stronger allies to female colleagues in the workplace. The first is to sponsor a women of color at your company or organization. You can...

Here's how the ticking time bomb of the tick is happening in real time, followed by the low-hanging fruit of a few habit changes that can make a collective difference. Millions of us are eating traditional hamburgers, which come from beef. Beef comes from cattle. The...

One of my top strengths is also one of my core weaknesses. I'll elaborate in a moment, but consider whether this statement is generally true for you as well, whatever your strengths happen to be. The personal strength I'm referring to is labeled as "Input" by...

During the past few months I've devoured several books on the Enneagram, an ancient spiritual road map that helps a person grow lighter and gain clarity once they've owned their lingering darkness and confusion. As I've read, I've captured dozens of pages of insights in my...

Mindfulness Meditation is not only the seventh path of the Noble Eight-fold Path, but is the core energy that puts the Buddha's teaching into action. It involves deliberate efforts to become more fully present to what’s happening right now, through: Pausing (before we have a...

Our habits of thinking and acting like we are permanent, distinct selves, cause us to be ignorant or unaware of our true nature. And, therefore, we suffer because we crave, avoid, and have aversions.  The Buddha recognized these realities and taught the Four Noble Truths and...

Our true nature is pure awareness, also known as nirvana, enlightenment, God, etc.; and is characterized by unlimited love, joy, peace, compassion, and equanimity.  Our existence as human beings is a conditional, physical manifestation of this awareness. This manifestation, like the manifestation of all things that...

Last night, while enjoying a neighborhood walk in cooler temperatures  with my wife, I focused my attention on the numerous fireflies (aka, "lightning bugs") that were accompanying us. And I realized how little I've reflected on these fascinating creatures despite seeing them summer after summer...

I help others (beginning with myself) to grow happier in their careers by getting more clarity. I get the greatest satisfaction in life when I help others—anyone, family, friend, colleague, or “random stranger”—to suffer less and grow happier. Deep inside, beyond all exterior words, actions, and...

Here's some unsolicited advice for you: Don't grovel. You're better than that. Wondering if you're groveling or on the verge of groveling? Take note of your thought stream. Are you actively or mentally preparing yourself to practically beg people to like you, listen to you, recognize...