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How a Little Jar of Body Butter From 'Thistle Farms' Heals Every Body

Tajci Cameron | Posted 10.06.2015 | Impact
Tajci Cameron

I'm momentarily transported from my bathroom to the place where this little jar comes from as I visualize the hands that mixed the ingredients, filled the jar, closed the lid and packed it with a card that says "Love Heals."

Unity Consciousness

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 10.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Unity Consciousness mostly means thinking and ultimately acting in ways that unite us to ourselves, others, Nature or to the God of our understanding....

It Takes a Village: Today's Isolated Mom

The Modern Femme Movement | Posted 10.05.2015 | Parents
The Modern Femme Movement

Even with the luxury of technology and seemingly endless information, new mothers often feel ill-equipped to raise their children, struggling to learn as they go, adjusting their methods and mannerisms based on their unique circumstances and more than a little trial by fire.

It Always Seems Impossible Until it's Done (and Why Zero Suicide is Possible, Dammit)

Josh Rivedal | Posted 10.02.2015 | Impact
Josh Rivedal

Whatever difficulty you're dealing with on a personal level or within a larger system--it always seems impossible until it's done. Alone we are vulnerable but together we can achieve much. Suicide prevention is everyone's business. What will you commit to doing?

Communities Unite in the Aftermath of Devastating California Wildfires

Alexis Coram | Posted 10.02.2015 | Impact
Alexis Coram

When we arrived in the small town of Mountain Ranch in Calaveras County on September 26, 2015 with a truck full of donations for those impacted by the...

Releasing the Inner Leader's Shame

Miriam Linderman | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
Miriam Linderman

No one is immune from feelings of shame. No matter who you are, how successful by social standards or what kind of position of authority you hold, shame is part of being human.

Innovation in our Communities

Dr. Dustin Swanger | Posted 10.01.2015 | Education
Dr. Dustin Swanger

Innovation is a word that is thrown around a lot. We live in an innovation economy. The company is very innovative. Innovation is the key to our future. But we're not always a society that supports innovation.

A Homesick God

Tara Woodard-Lehman | Posted 10.01.2015 | Religion
Tara Woodard-Lehman

Scripture often describes a God who is in a state of sort of cosmic, perpetual homesickness, forever longing to abide in the hearts and lives of people.

Queer Shame and How Liberal Communities Harm the Children They Embrace

Marissa Castrigno | Posted 09.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Marissa Castrigno

Plenty of mothers hang rainbow flags in honor of their children and then make a point to make a positive comment about visibly queer couples. To be a spectacle, even for someone's kind liberal gaze, still makes you a spectacle.

First Hive Women's Retreat Connects Purpose-Driven Female Leaders

Jessica Biber | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Jessica Biber

I attended the pilot retreat, along with eight other women in Boonville, Calif. One could describe the retreat with words like connection, reflection, sun-brushed hillsides and fireside conversations... But I would just use the word magic.

Black Men: America's Great, Underappreciated Assets

BMe Community | Posted 09.29.2015 | Black Voices
BMe Community

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think about black males in the United States?That's the question social entrepreneur Trabian Shorters would like more Americans to ask themselves.

Ten Years After Katrina: The Evolution of Corporate Response to Disasters

Daryl Brewster | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Daryl Brewster

At the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, CECP looks back at how disaster relief response has changed among companies. We found that overall, the data show that aggregate giving from corporations for disaster relief has declined over the last five years. A deeper look into the data and additional resources shows that it's a complex story. We explored:

I Keep Getting Kicked Out of Mom Groups

Amber Trimble | Posted 09.30.2015 | Parents
Amber Trimble

My son is nine months old. I've been kicked out of several online "support" communities and attended quite a few "playgroups" that I will never revisit. Following, are eight reasons why these forms of community tend to be awful.

Joe and the Orphans in Our World

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 09.28.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

On a recent Sunday afternoon, I attended a birthday party for a one year old boy named Joseph. Some of us call him Joe or Joey, but because one of hi...

Finding Your Tribe

Sascha Jones | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Sascha Jones

"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one." -- Jane Howard, Margaret ...

The Salsa Party of the Year on the Greenway With Jenna & Luis and Orquesta SCC

Vanessa Alamo | Posted 09.25.2015 | Arts
Vanessa Alamo

It is a FREE and great opportunity to meet new people while working out! Hosted by Celebrity Series of Boston, "Let's Dance/Bailemos Boston" is a fun-filled, family event encouraging individuals of all ages and dance backgrounds to join talented musicians for five consecutive nights under the city lights.

Building STEM Leadership Skills

Jayme Cellitioci | Posted 09.25.2015 | Impact
Jayme Cellitioci

Should Adam choose to pursue a STEM career, his leadership skill-building experiences will help give him the competitive edge that will put his resume at the top of the pile. In the meantime, we can't wait to see him back at Camp Invention next summer!

Massive Outpouring of Love: How a Community Put Their Love Into Action

Lola Reed | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Lola Reed

Within 48 hours of setting up the "Massive Outpouring of Love, D&G Refugee Action" Facebook page for Syrian refugees, almost 2,000 people had joined the group and days later, a network of 30 collection hubs were open across Dumfries and Galloway for people to put their "massive outpouring of love" into action.

A Call to Leadership: Strategies for Building Restorative Communities

Dr. Artika R. Tyner | Posted 09.22.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. Artika R. Tyner

Leaders are called upon to build new bridges, promote the common good, and uplift others. Restorative justice can serve as a tool for achieving these goals. Restorative justice focuses on the interrelatedness of the human experience and offers a framework for resolving conflict.

#HungerChallenge Day 5: This Isn't an Experiment for Most People

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.21.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Folks, my neighbors have made it through the #HungerChallenge with lots of realizations. They've definitely been hungry, they've had stress dreams, and they've been really conscious of food.

Greenwich Is the Place to Be

Lisa Chau | Posted 09.21.2015 | New York
Lisa Chau

Suburban Jungle is an award-winning, first-of-its-kind service that has been featured in major media outlets including The New York Times, The Wall S...

Why a Pub at St. Mary's University?

Thomas M. Mengler | Posted 09.18.2015 | Religion
Thomas M. Mengler

On Thursday evening, St. Mary's University dedicated and opened the Contreras Family Terrace, which includes a pub. But a few have questioned, "Why has a Catholic university established a gathering space that serves alcohol?"

What I Learned as a Guy Wearing Makeup

Anthony David Williams | Posted 09.16.2015 | College
Anthony David Williams

Wearing cosmetic makeup was one of the most rewarding experiences that I have ever had in my 18-year-old existence, thus far. This experience taught me that there are times to take myself seriously and times to not take life too seriously -- not everything in life is life and death.

How Does A Transgender Person Navigate The Dating World?

Posted 09.15.2015 | MarloThomas

Model, actress, and designer Isis King may have been born biologically male, but ever since childhood she knew she was woman. Establishing a transgend...

Celebrities Tee It Up for Charity in Sacramento

Rose Tafoya | Posted 09.15.2015 | Sports
Rose Tafoya

Northern California has claimed its rich history and is known as the heart of the Gold Rush. However, Sacramento, the capital city of California, is home to a brilliant community of people that make an impact for many non-profit and charitable organizations.