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Amy Zellmer

An Open Letter to the Lifeguard Who Saved a Little Boy

Amy Zellmer | July 5, 2015 | Good News
I know it's your "job" but it's also your worse fear. No one can ever have enough training to prepare you for what this moment will actually feel like, but because of you, this little boy is home playing with his family today.
Nicholas Alexander Brown

Classical Live: A Gift to New Music Fans

Nicholas Alexander Brown | July 5, 2015 | Arts
It's a great thing when major orchestras release new recordings of contemporary art music. It's an even better sign of the vibrancy of the classical music business for that to happen under the auspices of a new major international initiative that brings together commercial and non-profit entities.
Abby Rodman, LICSW

11 Reasons to Love the USA On July 4th

Abby Rodman, LICSW | July 3, 2015 | Politics
We're not a perfect nation nor do we claim to be. We have much work to do on many fronts. But we're also a country that has demonstrated a willingness to grow and evolve to the benefit of our citizens. So, despite our difference let's celebrate and appreciate our Day of Freedoms.
Joy Ladin

Becoming the People We Wish We Were: An Address to the Graduating Students of Harvey Milk High School

Joy Ladin | July 2, 2015 | Gay Voices
When I finally stopped hiding and started living as a woman, I also "became the impossible," a kind of person my family, my students, my Orthodox Jewish university didn't think could exist.
Reina Pomeroy

Redefining Success in 7 Simple Steps

Reina Pomeroy | July 2, 2015 | Women
It's my experience and the collective experience of many of my clients that money is not the only indicator of success. There are infinite measurements of success: impact one makes in the world, the amount of quality time one is able to spend with her loved ones, and overall contentment.

How to Quit Wall Street and Crowdfund Pizza for the Homeless

NationSwell | July 2, 2015 | Impact
You can't buy much for $2 these days, but in Philadelphia, you can feed yourself and a homeless neighbor with just a couple of bucks.
Leigh McManus

Kids and Kindness - How You Can Get Your Child Involved This Summer!

Leigh McManus | July 2, 2015 | Good News
Those who know me best, know how much I long to be a Mom. While the process to become a mother, has so far been a long and challenging one for me (which I will share some other time), it is always in my heart.
James Anderson

What We Learned From the Nation's First Social Impact Bond

James Anderson | July 2, 2015 | Impact
While we hoped this therapeutic program would have greater impact for youth, the social impact bond proved to be a highly useful tool.
Mike Reynolds

11 Ridiculous Things Parents of Kids Under 6 Have Said

Mike Reynolds | July 2, 2015 | Parents
We're not always at our best as parents. We repeat ourselves often, knowing the result will be the same. I'm but a parent to young kids but I've done research and I know of 11 ridiculous things all parents of kids under six have said. I know because I've said them all and I'm a parent and therefore (science explanation that's probably wrong)...
Suzanne Donaldson

Dylan the Dog and His Man Aki Steal Mrs. Sizzle's Heart and Noe DeWitt Was There to Capture It

Suzanne Donaldson | July 2, 2015 | Good News
The best part about being well-known as a crazy dog lady is receiving emails from friends about gorgeous rescue animals - and their even hotter owners!

WATCH: 8-Year-Old Performs 600 Acts of Kindness in Memory of Her Grandma

HooplaHa | July 2, 2015 | Good News
Although people cope with loss differently, Alex chose to honor the memory of her grandmother by using the lessons of love, compassion and kindness that her grandmother had engrained in her heart.
Carnegie Corporation of New York

Celebrating Immigrants Means Celebrating Parents

Carnegie Corporation of New York | July 1, 2015 | Good News
As Carnegie Corporation of New York honors Great Immigrants this Independence Day, I am reminded of my parents and our journey to the United States in August 1959.
Jessica Denis

Death and Friendship

Jessica Denis | July 1, 2015 | Women
Think about all you go with in 25 years and remember to balance out all the amazing high points there has to be a low point here and there. However, even during those lows, we both knew that no matter what, that love of our sisters by choice would always remain.
Rescue Idiot

Vegas Shelter Declares Intent to Go No-Kill

Rescue Idiot | July 1, 2015 | Good News
Long-time Animal Shelter operators at the nonprofit Animal Foundation announced plans for going "no kill" by 2020, announcing they plan to adopt the same model long touted by many of the foundation's loudest critics.
Nathan Timmel

Unconventional Boundaries

Nathan Timmel | July 1, 2015 | Parents
Some people won't understand a grown man sitting on the floor in Target shaking pill bottles with his daughter. But some will. Here's to hoping there are more of the latter on this planet than there are the former.
Eleanor Goldberg

My Friend's Same-Sex Wedding This Weekend Was Just Like Everyone Else's, Except for 1 Special Thing

Eleanor Goldberg | July 2, 2015 | Impact
Two days after the Supreme Court's historic marriage equality decision, my friends' Isaac and Rich's upstate New York wedding was certainly peppered with pride. But Isaac and Rich weren't interested in serving as the post-decision poster couple.
Arianna Huffington

My Q and A With Dream Expert Kelly Bulkeley

Arianna Huffington | July 1, 2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Bulkeley is a dream researcher and visiting scholar at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights on the practice of dream incubation, the phrase "sleep on it," and connection between sleep and wakefulness.
Yagnaram Ramanuja Dasan

Love Has Given Unto Love

Yagnaram Ramanuja Dasan | June 30, 2015 | Religion
Gandharva vivah is a form of marriage that was practiced by third-gender or queer individuals in antiquity. It is especially beautiful because of the prayers that transcend the patriarchal structures of traditional marriage. Love is the giver, love is the receiver.
Gina Ryder

What If We Treated Homeless People Like Potential Friends?

Gina Ryder | June 30, 2015 | Impact
In the past six months I've spent more time with a 61-year-old formerly homeless man than I have with many of my friends and family. As our friendship developed, I wondered what would happen if we approached homeless people like we do new relationships: with openness to learning about the other person.

WATCH: Moms Honor Their Departed Soldiers By Joining Motorcycle Gang

HooplaHa | June 30, 2015 | Good News
For a parent, there is no greater loss than the passing of a child. That's why Grace Darling Seibold formed Gold Star Mothers after her son died in action during World War 1. Today, Gold Star Mothers is a thriving community for mothers everywhere, grieving the loss of a son or daughter who died protecting their country. The organization has chapters countrywide that organize patriotic events in remembrance of those they lost, but also to raise money for this American tradition of...
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