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How Should You Love Someone With Different Political Views?

Maintaining a loving and healthy relationship with someone with different political views might be challenging. However, it’s essential to understand that conflicting viewpoints don’t always mean a relationship is doomed.  This article will explore practical tips on loving someone with different political views without letting those differences tear you apart. Establish open and honest communications ...

Viena Abdon

U.S. politics.

Navigating Life With Grace: The Path to Avoiding Misfortune

Cultivating a noble character is the most esteemed quality you can possess. But what constitutes such character? The ancient Chinese text on life, Caigen Tan, offers a clear perspective: “Not faulting minor mistakes of others, not exposing their secrets, and not dwelling on their past wrongs, these three can prevent harm and nurture one’s virtue.” ...

Mikel Davis

Antique compass sitting on an antique map of the world.

Embracing Harmony and Tolerance: Wisdom From Ancient China

Tolerance, patience, generosity, and kindness are easily spoken of, but they are challenging to embody, especially in today’s fast-paced world. In interpersonal dealings, the ability to show tolerance is not just admirable, but is also instrumental in resolving conflicts. Stories from ancient China, steeped in traditional culture, offer insightful examples of how these virtues were ...

Mikel Davis

Huashan mountain in China.

Lessons from Ancient Chinese Statesmen: Tolerance Brings Blessings

The ancient Chinese placed great emphasis on self-cultivation and moral development, believing that tolerance was a form of wisdom. A generous spirit and a kind-hearted approach to others not only accumulated good deeds, but also attracted good fortune and improved the character of others. Leading with composure and tolerance During the era of the Three ...

Tatiana Denning

Illustration of Jiang Wan, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Shu during China's Warring States Period.

Tolerance and Tact: Tales of Eastern Wisdom

Eastern tales, whether from China or Japan, often share deep wisdom through simple stories. These timeless lessons still resonate today. Here are two tales that highlight the value of wisdom and tact. The Zen Master’s reply Along a street lined with cherry blossom trees in Japan, opposite a temple, there was a flower shop. One ...

Mikel Davis

Snow owl winking.

Disagreeing Gracefully: How to Foster Understanding in a Polarized World

Most of us have found ourselves embroiled in a heated disagreement, feeling so hurt or frustrated that we vow never to speak to the other party again. But in retrospect, where exactly did things go awry? Could the conversation have taken a radically different turn if we had approached it with more understanding and grace? ...

Nathan Machoka

Man and woman in a heated argument.

How to Read a Person’s Character in Their 50s, 60s, and 70s

There are billions of people in the world, and the character and appearance of each person are different. There is a saying that goes: “The face is the index of the heart and the heart dictates what one expresses,” meaning, whatever a person’s character may be, it is reflected in their appearance and vice versa.  When ...

Tatiana Denning

A group of older adults laughing and talking together.

A Different Kind of Approach to a Healthy Heart

Summer is nearly upon us, and with that comes hot days and an increased strain on the body. The heart, in particular, will have an increased burden, and it is probably the busiest organ in the summer. Therefore, it’s important to do what you can to keep a healthy heart. When the weather is hot, ...

Tatiana Denning

Healthy senior lady standing outdoors and posing with a paper heart held over her left eye.