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Tominey, Shauna

Summary: Young children can surprise us with tough questions. Tominey's essential guide teaches us how to answer them and foster compassion along the way. If you had to choose one word to describe the world you want children to grow up in, what would it be? Safe? Understanding? Resilient? Compassionate? As parents and caregivers of young children, we know what we want for our children, but not always...

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Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton & Company 2019

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Dalai Lama

Summary: "This eloquent, impassioned manifesto is possibly the most important message the Dalai Lama can give us about the future of our world. It's his rallying cry, full of solutions for our chaotic, aggressive, divided times: no less than a call for revolution. Are we ready to hear it? Are we ready to act?" -- Publisher annotation.

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Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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Neff, Kristin.

Summary: "A book that teaches readers how to silence self-criticism and replace it with self-compassion in order to fulfill our highest potential and live happier, more fulfilled lives"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 158 NEF

Harbo, Christopher L.

Summary: "The Flash works hard to protect Central City, helping people in need. He is grateful for the awesome teamwork of the Justice League. His super speed makes him a super hero, but being kind and compassionate makes him a great friend"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint 2018

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Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho

Summary: "...the Dalai Lama offers a simple yet illuminating program for transforming self-centered energy into outwardly directed compassion. Drawing on exercises and techniques established in Tibetan monasteries..., the Dalai Lama guides us through seven key stages" --Liner.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2005

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Summary: A young priest, Father Chisholm, is sent to China to establish a Catholic parish among the non-Christian Chinese.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2006

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA KEY

Ladner, Lorne.

Summary: Draws on Buddhist traditions and modern psychology to present ways in which readers can develop compassion, joy, and contentment in the face of a busy lifestyle.

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperSanFrancisco 2004

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Osborne, Mary Pope.

Summary: When eight-year-old Jack and his seven-year-old sister, Annie, join a group of nineteenth-century explorers aboard the H.M.S. Challenger, they learn about the ocean, solve the mystery of its fabled sea monster, and gain compassion for their fellow creatures.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2008

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED OSB

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC OSB

Pollak, Susan M

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Summary: "I yelled at the kids again--and feel so ashamed." "I barely have time to shower, let alone exercise; no wonder I'm so out of shape." "I'm just not the dad I hoped I would be." Parenting is hard. That's why self-compassion is so important. In this empathic resource, mindfulness expert and psychologist Susan M. Pollak helps you let go of constant self-judgment and treat yourself with the same...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Guilford Press 2019

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Goldstein, Elisha

Summary: Goldstein believes that overcoming depression and uncovering happiness is in harnessing our brain's own natural antidepressant power and ultimately creating a more resilient antidepressant brain. In seven simple steps, she shows you how to take back control of your mind, your mood, and your life --

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.8 GOLD

Verde, Susan

Summary: A child recognizes his own humanity, his capacity for doing harm and being harmed, his ability to feel joy and sadness, and his belief in hope and promise to keep learning.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2018

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Publisher / Publication Date: Health Communications Inc. 2002

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 158.1 Canfi

Summary: When Annie is elected president of the Drama Club her desire to make a profit blinds her to the true meaning of Christmas.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PorchLight Home Entertainment 2008

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2 available in Juvenile Holidays, Call number: DVD JUV CHR

Katz, Jon

Summary: Describes how the author rescued and fell in love with a neglected donkey who proved a loyal listener and companion, prompting the author to confront personal challenges and learn new lessons about compassion.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 636 KAT

McGhee, Holly M.

Summary: Frightened by news of angry people around the world, a young girl gets her parents' help in learning to be compassionate and brave a little at a time.

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Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE MCG

Riess, Helen

Summary: "A neuroscience-based view that argues not only that empathy is necessary for our personal happiness and planetary survival, but its essential components, how to gain them, and how to use them in any circumstance"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sounds True 2018

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Publisher / Publication Date: Health Communications 2002

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Armstrong, Karen

Summary: Shares practical recommendations for promoting world peace by cultivating one's intrinsic tendencies for compassion, outlining a program for achieving mindfulness and engaging in acts of kindness.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2011

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 177.7 ARM

Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho

Summary: The Dalai Lama shares his spiritual insights into the essence of forgiveness, the circumstances under which he could be capable of violence, how he learned to love his enemies, his personal fears, and his experience of pain.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 294.3923 BST

Germer, Christopher K.

Summary: Publisher's description -- The psychological benefits of mindfulness are well established. Yet for people who struggle with difficult emotions like anxiety, guilt, anger, loneliness, sadness, or low self-esteem, mindfulness practices can be enhanced by adding a simple yet powerful ingredient: self-compassion. Without it, we all too often respond to emotional suffering with self-criticism,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Guilford Press 2009

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Post, Stephen Garrard

Summary: The world's religions affirm it to be so and recent research across a number of disciplines tell us that "Helping others not only benefits those we assist but is good for us as well." The recent and astonishingly generous outpouring of help and donations in response to the earthquake in Haiti is a clear demonstration of this phenomenon, but what if we could be convinced to make helping others a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Jossey-Bass 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 205.677 POS

Summary: A discussion between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and psychologist Paul Ekman on the differences between Eastern and Western views on human emotions and the connections that exist between science and spirituality.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Times Books 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 152.4 EKM

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 152.4 EMO

Barasch, Marc.

Contents: The circle of compassion -- Roots, branches, and the clear blue sky -- Empathy: you in me, me in you -- Street retreat: the debt of love -- The good eye -- Heart science, heart's mystery -- The giveaway -- The altruist -- The elixir of forgiveness -- Loving the monster -- Another little peace of the heart -- The beloved community -- All my relations.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Rodale 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 177.7 BAR

McAnulty, Stacy

Summary: Love can be seen every day, everywhere, and everyone can show it.

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Publisher / Publication Date: RP KIDS 2018

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2 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE MCA