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My Stepmom Died And That's Not Okay

Brittany Mancuso | Posted 09.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Brittany Mancuso

I've been having some health problems. In order to resolve them, I did what any good adult would do: I went to the doctor. It turns out, I'm stressed...

The Power of YOUR Words

Dr. John DeGarmo | Posted 09.22.2016 | Parents
Dr. John DeGarmo

You know the saying. "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me." A great saying that is taught to our children over and over, from one generation to the next, and from household to another. Yet, it is a lie.

Famed Target Cashier Gets A Big Reward For His Viral Act Of Kindness

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 09.21.2016 | OWN

Earlier this year, Ishmael Gilbert was working as a cashier at his local Target when an elderly woman entered his check-out line. As Gilbert rang up t...

Three Kinds Of People

Michael Meade, D.H.L. | Posted 09.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Meade, D.H.L.

In these troubled times we need more of the third level of understanding that brings a deeper commitment to a future that is more genuinely humane, more fully inclusive, more dedicated to justice than to greed and more able to find ways to balance the needs of both nature and culture.

Chess for Success: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.20.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

At the end of this month, Walt Disney Productions will release Queen of Katwe, a film that highlights the story of a young Ugandan girl whose world ra...

InVESTing in Our Future: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.15.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

For close to a year, refugees from the Syria, Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Middle East have been fleeing by the masses to pursue hope and better l...

Power of Touch - Saint Teresa And The Lady Who Made My Easter

Neil Ghosh | Posted 09.14.2016 | Education
Neil Ghosh

Among all the noise about Mother Teresa - positive and negative - this will be my memory of Mother Teresa.

A Plea for the Animals: Dolphins Are Not Toys

Matthieu Ricard | Posted 09.13.2016 | Books
Matthieu Ricard

There is no point in pretending to make their prison more pleasant in order to draw attention away from the issue and thereby continue to earn money at the cost of the suffering and the freedom of these wildlife animals: the only acceptable dolphinarium is a dolphinarium that is shut down -- once and for all.

What I Learned On September 11th

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 09.13.2016 | Politics
Bil Hitchcock

I learned something on that sad day on the 11th of September 15 years ago. During that time of turmoil, fear, sadness, and terror, no matter where we live in this wide country, we were collectively and suddenly New Yorkers. Everybody was on one side...the emotion and caring for the people of this horrific scene was to a person the same.

When Some Days You Just Have Nothing

Alexis Meads | Posted 09.07.2016 | Women
Alexis Meads

There is nothing in the tank and nothing left to give. Some days, you don't feel like a million bucks, no matter how desperately you want to.

Feeding the Future: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.07.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Throughout our unique paths of life, it is safe to say that we are all working towards something... It could be ending world hunger or working to make...

Why Empowering Employees To Be Compassionate Is Great For Business

Matt Tenney | Posted 09.06.2016 | Business
Matt Tenney

Compassion and business haven't historically been uttered in the same sentence very often. However, that has been changing in recent years. More and...

Founded On Faith, Basketball Program Offers Peace, Hope

Louis Bolling | Posted 09.02.2016 | Religion
Louis Bolling

In 2012, 244 gang killings were recorded in a six month period in Chicago. During the same time period, 124 soldiers were killed in Afghanistan. These facts inspired Chicago's noted activist pastor, Father Michel Pfleger of St. Sabina, to act.

Environmental Action and the Power of Humility

Robert 'Robin' Gottfried | Posted 09.02.2016 | Religion
Robert 'Robin' Gottfried

Yesterday I spent some quiet time observing the shores of a local lake. On the sandy beach I noticed lots of small anthills in an otherwise barren landscape. I asked myself how ants survive in an environment that would kill me in no time.


Ari Nessel | Posted 09.01.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Announcing A New Grantmaking Program for California's Youth, by California's Youth. "Youth are organizing, youth are resisting racism, youth are weav...

Sharks Are Citizens, Too: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.31.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In every ocean, sharks are highly sought out... By one another and by the human race for their meat and for their valuable fin, often used in cuisine and trading.

The Future Is Bright: Youth Are Re-Imagining Our Planet

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.29.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

For the past 4 months across 5 countries, our team has held community meetings, worked the phones, had countless conversations, and traveled miles to find and support young environmental heroes. And the news is good!

Depth, Beauty And Power

Gary Zukav | Posted 08.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Gary Zukav

I am always amazed by the depth, beauty, and power of people. I see these things often at our events, and they thrill me. Last month at our first urba...

How The New York Times Is Creating A Compassionate World

Cathy Chester | Posted 08.24.2016 | Impact
Cathy Chester

The Times recently introduced a weekly feature series called Disability where readers will gain first hand perspectives from people living with disabilities. The feature will give an inside peek at what it's like to live with daily challenges.

Shattering Stereotypes: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.24.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Whether or not one committed the crime, when one is released from prison the community often fosters their own reality of that person. It goes without...

5 Natural Ways to Alleviate Anxiety

Monet Euan | Posted 08.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Monet Euan

When anxiety strikes, it can throw everything in your life out of whack. Sleep, productivity, energy levels, diet, and routines suffer. These natural ...

What Makes a Good Leader? Why Trump Gets a Thumbs Down

Reiner Lomb | Posted 08.22.2016 | Politics
Reiner Lomb

I am deeply concerned about the upcoming presidential election given the scale and complexity of the challenges facing our country and the wider world. Issues such as climate change, global terror, gun violence, the refugee crisis, and the growing social and economic divide, have led to a very negative public mood in the United States.

Benjamin Birdies' First Flight Soars on Gentle Wings

Jim Luce | Posted 08.21.2016 | Books
Jim Luce

Author Michael Dotsikas's debut children's picture book, Benjamin Birdie's First Flight, is a masterfully written, spirited and beautifully illustrate...

Compassion For Her Rapist Saved Her Life

Melanie Bishop | Posted 08.20.2016 | Books
Melanie Bishop

With this opening to her memoir, Naughton drops readers right into the terrifying moment of her abduction. We're there, in Belize, in a taxi that turns out not to be a taxi, with a man who at first tells her he will rob her, but later decides he wants more from her than money.

I Am, I Feel -- A Tale Of Compassion And A Longing For A Kinder Society

Nicola Arnold CPCC | Posted 08.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Nicola Arnold CPCC

I can either let this temporary interaction steer me into a path of negativity where my gremlin will have a party and constantly whine and repeat phrases such as 'I am not enough', or I can ask myself 'whether there's any truth in what's been said?'