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Chicken Soup for the Soul

What's a Nice Jewish Girl Like Me Doing in a Christmas Book?

Roz Warren | Posted 12.18.2015 | Religion
Roz Warren

Being a Jew at Christmas can be a challenge. As the airwaves fill with carols and the stores crowd with holiday shoppers, it can feel as if we're being steamrolled by a gigantic Christmas Cheer machine, driven by Santa and spewing songs, gifts, tinsel and trees.

The Next Time You Make A Mistake, Remember This

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 12.14.2015 | OWN

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WATCH: Dancing With The Stars: The Animal Edition

HooplaHa | Posted 11.30.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

This Chicken Soup For The Soul Moment will have you shakin' and groovin'. Animals do some pretty amazing things -- including dance with style! If you'...

WATCH: Burpees Anyone? Man Trains to Break World Record

HooplaHa | Posted 10.30.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

This week's "Chicken Soup For The Soul" moment brings you one really athletic, determined man. Cameron Dorn loves burpees. He loves burpees so much th...

WATCH: Hardluck Mom Shares Her Story by Sleeping on the Street

HooplaHa | Posted 10.23.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

This week's "Chicken Soup For The Soul" moment brings you one very dedicated mom. Twenty years ago, Vivian Greaves walked down the alley to the Covena...

WATCH: Deserving Third Grader is Surprised With His Very Own Computer

HooplaHa | Posted 10.16.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

This week's Chicken Soup For The Soul Moment brings you one deserving young man! Meet Genesis Smith, a third grader who is excited about getting his f...

WATCH: Teens Recovering From Eating Disorders Start Something Special

HooplaHa | Posted 10.13.2015 | Teen
HooplaHa

Today's "Chicken Soup For The Soul Moment" brings you two teens helping others! If you thought high school kids only cared about #selfies and social m...

WATCH: Happiness Helpers Carry Inspiring Signs to Promote Smiles

HooplaHa | Posted 10.02.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

In this week's "Chicken Soup For The Soul" Moment we bring you happiness sprinkling. What is that you ask? Well, it is just how it sounds... kind peop...

WATCH: Incredible Ice Sculptures You Have to See to Believe

HooplaHa | Posted 09.25.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

Every year, world class carvers travel to Ithaca, NY to show off their sculpting skills in a national ice carving event known as 'Ithaca Ice Wars.'

WATCH: 73-Year-Old Plays Hockey to Stay Young & Healthy

HooplaHa | Posted 09.18.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

Today's "Chicken Soup For The Soul Moment" brings you an inspiring grandfather! Meet 73-year-old Ben Shaw, an inspiring man who refuses to give up on ...

WATCH: Rapper Teaches Kids to Work Hard for Success

HooplaHa | Posted 08.28.2015 | Teen
HooplaHa

Drawing on his own personal experience as both a producer and rapper, Drumma Boy stresses the importance of hard work and sacrifice.

Why Marketing Metrics Don't Always Matter

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 08.27.2015 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

When it comes to book promotion, getting caught up in metrics can be the quickest way to kill any marketing endeavor.

WATCH: Pet Owner Turns a Foster Failure Into a Rabbit Rescue

HooplaHa | Posted 08.21.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

This Chicken Soup Moment is brought to you by... Hope - a bunny who was given a second chance. In this heartwarming tale of rags to riches, Hope the b...

WATCH: Kids' Advice For Living Life With a Smile

HooplaHa | Posted 08.14.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

This "Chicken Soup For The Soul" Moment is going to make you happy! A group of kids are asked various questions about what makes us happy. How do you ...

WATCH: Writer Overcomes Depression By Learning 60 New Hobbies

HooplaHa | Posted 08.07.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

In this week's "Chicken Soup For The Soul Moment" we meet Libby, the "Hobby Hoarder!" Libby, also known as "The Hobby Hoarder," fulfilled her life wit...

WATCH: World's Friendliest Restaurant Holds Hug-a-Thon for Charity

HooplaHa | Posted 07.24.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

Tim, who was born with Down syndrome, loves nothing more than doling out hugs by the hundreds and his birthday coincidentally falls on National Hug Day.

WATCH: The Story of One Couple's Life-Changing Cross-Country Dog Walk

HooplaHa | Posted 07.17.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

In this Chicken Soup For The Soul moment we are walking across the country! Kait & John Seyal, along with their two dogs Max & Grace, walked across th...

WATCH: Simple Ways to Make a Stranger's Day Brighter

HooplaHa | Posted 07.10.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

This "Chicken Soup For The Soul" moment is making the world a kinder place! If everyone performed one random act of kindness every day, everyone wou...

WATCH: Adorable Baby Takes His Very First Steps

HooplaHa | Posted 06.26.2015 | Parents
HooplaHa

This Chicken Soup For The Soul Moment captures one of life's most special moments... a baby's first steps! One day they are crawling and the next they decide they are ready. They pull themselves up and make that first move.

WATCH: Community Completes Kindness Missions to Make Strangers Smile

HooplaHa | Posted 06.15.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

In Syracuse, N.Y., volunteers went on a mission to put a smile on a stranger's face. American Bear Films and Guerrilla Goodness partnered together for an event called Kindness Captured: A Day of Bravery and Kindness.

Improve Your State of Mind With Laughter Yoga

HooplaHa | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
HooplaHa

No yoga poses, yoga mats or special yoga gear needed. Best of all, it's free! The modern day life has to power to stress us out, this practice allows you to let go and relieve some stress. Channel your inner child and laugh with us!

5 Bittersweet Truths That Put Life Into Perspective

Lacey Johnson | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Lacey Johnson

Stop waiting for life to be kinder, for the storms to calm, for your big break to magically appear, for your white knight to round the corner or for a fair maiden to come and fulfill your every desire. Stop betraying yourself. Stop betraying your dreams.

WATCH: NYC Teens Distribute Food and Water to Hurricane Victims

HooplaHa | Posted 05.29.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

After one mother initially suggested the idea to her son, he quickly texted his friends and within 15 minutes they had all gathered and started planning their relief efforts! They walked through the neighborhood giving assistance to others in need. What incredible young men!

A Military Mom Honors Fallen Son by Comforting Others

HooplaHa | Posted 05.22.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

Ida founded Butterfly Circle of Friends, a nonprofit in her hometown of Spotswood, NJ, to help those in need in the local community and worldwide. Her biggest goal is to help families who have also lost children to find hope and healing in their life.

How I Use Stories in My Business

Kate Wan | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Kate Wan

Telling your story in business is a current trend in growing your leadership and your brand. Instead of using outdated selling techniques, storytelling addresses the "why" and "what" to draw people in.