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Making It Better: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Fifty individuals and families have joined in, each giving $1 or more a day to support the grantees. Here are the extraordinary people we supported this week.

Meditation 101: A Multi-Step Process

Ko Im | Posted 04.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Ko Im

Beware of extremes and delusions. Recognize everything is an illusion. Along those lines -- perception is not reality, it is deception. Emptiness is not nothingness but is the real nature of phenomena; it is the way things really are as opposed to the way they appear.

Racism, Crime, and America's Faith in Punishment and Violence

Derek Flood | Posted 04.09.2015 | Religion
Derek Flood

Rather than approaching crime from the perspective of restorative justice and public health, seeking to help people to reform and re-integrate, our country has instead not only continued in a model of punishment that can only be described as "medieval", but has grown it to a scale unprecedented in world history.

Telling Our Medicine Story

Jesua | Posted 04.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Jesua

The older I get and longer I live, I notice that from my soul's perspective the essence of my life's lessons can be narrowed down to a sacred handful ...

Replace 'Should' With 'Could to Live a Happier Life

Erin Bahadur | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Bahadur

I am my harshest critic. I know I am not unique and I am not the only one this applies to. I challenge everyone to just pause and appreciate where you are today without any expectations. Be patient with yourself. You are right where you are supposed to be.

Stop Training Lawyers to Be Jerks

Jeena Cho | Posted 04.05.2015 | Women
Jeena Cho

I became a lawyer to pursue justice and to help people. This means that I have to maintain my humanity.

The Positivity of Givers and Takers

Catherine Nagle | Posted 04.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Nagle

It seems that we are both the givers and the takers; it's only until we tip the scales of justice that we truly see who is the true giver of us all...

Beyond the Development Plan: 5 No Cost Ways to Inspire Others to Greatness

Laura Berger | Posted 03.31.2015 | Business
Laura Berger

Now in a new year with performance planning in the rear-view, as c-level executives and leaders, what more can you do to cascade a culture of achievement throughout your organization?

You Are a Miracle: A Letter to My Future Daughter

Kerry Vollherbst | Posted 04.01.2015 | Parents
Kerry Vollherbst

Daughter, when you feel surrounded by darkness, it's tempting to think you're meant to be dark, too. You might ask, "If others aren't beaming in this way, surely I'm not meant to; and surely I'm not capable of bringing light, right?"

No Tech, Just Brain

Rena DeLevie | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Rena DeLevie

Have you heard about the NPR show New Tech City's effort to save our brains? It's called "Bored and Brilliant," and they'll be tracking my iPhone us...

Lessons on Contagious Optimism, Hope and Global Citizenship

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 04.01.2015 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

This morning I was walking on the sea shore on the outskirts of Rome, in the city of Ostia, where I find some time to relax and recharge my batteries.

The 2 Wolves That Live Within Us

Jesua | Posted 03.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jesua

We learn to choose love, grace, and forgiveness from receiving the painful slap of the alternative, and sometimes from delivering that slap, and experiencing firsthand the painful taste it leaves in our hearts.

Don't Dismiss Teens Who Volunteer Just To Boost Their College Applications

New York Times | Nicholas Kristof | Posted 01.29.2015 | Impact

In my last column, I wrote about a high school buddy, Kevin Green, a warm and helpful man who floundered in a tough job market, hurt his back and died...

Days of Inspiration for the New Year!

Menna van Praag | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

"No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself." -- Virginia Woolf When I read this quote I felt my shoulders drop and a bi...

Days of Inspiration for the New Year!

Menna van Praag | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

"I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do." -- Georgia O'Keeffe ...

Let Altruism Be Your Guide: TED Talk

Matthieu Ricard | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Matthieu Ricard

Excepts From My Latest TED Talk WATCH We have an extraordinary potential for goodness but also an immense power to do harm. Any tool can be used...

My Painful Meeting With Mindfulness

Jenifer Joy Madden | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenifer Joy Madden

Sometimes, fate needs to knock you right over to get you to pay attention. That's what it took for me to be mindful.

I See You

Justine Solot | Posted 03.29.2015 | Parents
Justine Solot

A woman walks through a busy mall. Tears distort her vision. Grief guts her. She feels invisible. A part of her is gone and will never return. A stranger approaches her and looks at the woman's swollen red face. "Can I help you?" The stranger asks.

The Right to Die

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 03.29.2015 | Politics
Jennifer Wolfe

Why can't we offer dignity to those that know they are dying, that know that they will die in excruciating pain and will spend their last days suffering? Why can't we respect the wishes of those who want to exit gracefully, respectfully, surrounded by those they love?

The Travel Industry Loses Its Way In A Blizzard

Christopher Elliott | Posted 03.28.2015 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

As the snow falls today, maybe in a quiet moment, the managers who create and enforce these draconian policies should ask themselves: Why don't we do this more often? Why don't we show our customers a little more compassion?

Addicts' Lives Matter: Here's Why We Need a Hashtag -- and a Total Change of Attitude

Johann Hari | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics
Johann Hari

There will be some people reading this who shrug when members of this minority die, and say they brought it on themselves. I am talking about addicts. I would like to propose today the hashtag #AddictsLivesMatter, because we need to change how we think about them.

Appearances Can Be Deceiving

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Lianne Mandelbaum

Why are we so judgmental as a society to those we sense are getting away with something, or being treated differently? If someone has that handicapped sticker, or is pre-boarding a plane with or without an obvious impairment, there is most likely an untold story. Many illnesses or disabilities can be invisible, and they could be fighting a battle we don't understand and cannot see.

Faith With Honey

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 03.25.2015 | Impact
Kathleen Buckstaff

He asked me if I would pray for him, and I said I would. Little did he know that in his asking and sharing, he had saved me. As I drove home, I wiped away my own tears and felt how deeply a meal and a night of song had filled my own cup with faith, sweetness and love.

Days of Inspiration for the New Year!

Menna van Praag | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

"You are your best thing." -- Toni Morrison I've not yet met a person who doesn't underestimate themselves, who isn't shocked to realize what they're...

Days of Inspiration for the New Year!

Menna van Praag | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

"I write only because there is a voice within me that will not be still." -- Sylvia Plath Why do you write/act/sing/paint/do whatever it is you love ...