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A Feisty Guide to Meditation From a Half-Assed Practitioner

Rena DeLevie | Posted 03.10.2017 | Healthy Living
Rena DeLevie

I say "practice" because that's what the gurus call it. They know it's an ongoing method of connecting with ourselves without any outside data. No words or visuals or comparisons or feedback. It's just you hanging out w

Harvesting Hope: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.06.2017 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we highlight seven new grantees who pledge themselves in creating hopeful and transformative experiences for all...

How to Love Donald Trump (Without Losing Your Soul): One Buddhist's Point of View.

Susan Piver | Posted 03.08.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Susan Piver

During this election cycle in the US, I find tremendous cause for hate. Spoiler alert: I HATE Donald Trump--hate him with a passion I would otherwise ...

Love Is the Answer

Pamela Hale | Posted 03.07.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Pamela Hale

I love teacher, Lynne Twist's observation that in these times, it is the role of those on a spiritual path to "do hospice for the old order, while ser...

Caregiving During Young Adulthood

Feylyn Lewis | Posted 03.05.2017 | Healthy Living
Feylyn Lewis

He and the other 6.9 million child and young adult caregivers currently living in the United States need more than our praises. Our recognition of their tireless efforts must extend to advocacy and real change

Did Someone Just Hand You a Hot Bag of Poop?

Rena DeLevie | Posted 03.04.2017 | Business
Rena DeLevie

Years ago I was working in a toxic company. The culture was one of backstabbing and sneakiness and misery. So I left and everything was roses and ...

Advocacy: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.01.2017 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we celebrate seven new grantees who advocate for a community that works for all. From Daina Zhang's project to ...

Labeling Myself 'Muslim' For What It Really Matters

Falak Zaffer Ghatala | Posted 03.01.2017 | Religion
Falak Zaffer Ghatala

We at Muslims Against Hunger want everyone to understand, learn and acknowledge that 'hunger has no religion' and our goal is to engage communities through service.

Trolls, Harassers, Haters, and Shamers: The Phenomenon of Lashing Out

Traci L. Slatton | Posted 02.28.2017 | Media
Traci L. Slatton

I promote my books. For one novel, I hired a publicist who turned out engaging press releases. She sent them to me for approval and then emailed them ...

Building Resilient Communities in East Africa: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.27.2017 | Impact
Ari Nessel


8 Easy Ways to Be a Kind Human

Kate Snowise | Posted 02.26.2017 | Healthy Living
Kate Snowise

Demonstrating kindness doesn't need to be a grand giant gesture and it shouldn't be a burden. Sure a big gesture is great, but there are many ways you can simply LIVE a kind life. Here are eight easy ways to be a kind human:

7 Reasons Why the Way You Feel Depends on You

Kajal Pandey | Posted 02.26.2017 | Healthy Living
Kajal Pandey

When I started to meditate and dive into the life-changing practice of self-inquiry, I started to understand the nature of my thinking. Meditation taught me to be present with my thoughts and how the nature of my thinking creates the experience of an emotion felt in the body.

Four Lessons In Compassion From The Prophet Muhammad

Adam Habib | Posted 02.26.2017 | Religion
Adam Habib

Islamophobic politicians, activists and media paint the Qur'an and the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) as violent, cruel and cold-hearted. However, those who've studied the teachings of the Prophet come to realize that Muslims are often very poor representatives of their faith.

Kid Compassion at 30,000 Feet

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.25.2017 | Travel
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Andeep Singh, documentarian and television and Web video producer Their fear is palpable as we board the airplane. My 5-year old w...

The Empathy Movement in K12 Education

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 02.24.2017 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

On January 30, 2016, the super fun Design Camp SD took place in San Diego, California. It was organized by the spectacular and yet very humble Dr. Eri...

Meeting the Needs of Communities: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.22.2017 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Building communities that thrive are based on the ability to meet the basic needs of its people. Grantees around the world are making it happen one st...

Hidden Health Complications and Motherhood

Lauren Dillard | Posted 02.24.2017 | Parents
Lauren Dillard

In the daily shuffle, it's easy to forget that there are millions of families living and coping within the confines of their special needs.

Why I Still Call Myself an Alcoholic

Sarah Galla | Posted 02.23.2017 | Women
Sarah Galla

I have not had a drink in over a decade. Yet, I still refer to myself as an alcoholic. An alcoholic in recovery, but nonetheless, an alcoholic. I am also many other things. I am a mother, a wife, a friend, a daughter, a yogi, and yes, even a huge Monopoly enthusiast.

Are You Feeling More Anger?

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 02.22.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

The problem is the unconscious contagion, when we are not even aware of the "virus" that is making us react like that. We are retaliating from an invisible aggressor that threatened us somewhere else, and projecting our reaction on the next person we talk to.

No, You're Not Needy

Rena DeLevie | Posted 02.21.2017 | Business
Rena DeLevie

I am continuously dumbfounded that fear-based managers think shutting down employees is going to improve anything. It's counter-productive. Fear-based management results in disengaged, resentful, low productivity employees.

Are You Too Hard On Yourself? Here Are 10 Ways To Fix That

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.19.2016 | Healthy Living

This goes out to anyone who is too hard on themselves. Being a human being is a difficult job. You're going to make mistakes along the way. However, t...

Goals Over Genetics

Janice Hansen | Posted 02.17.2017 | Healthy Living
Janice Hansen

There's not much that can get my daughter Amy out of bed at 5 a.m., but running through Disneyland, her favorite place on earth, is one of them. Shive...

When Unconditional Compassion and Kindness Is Life-Giving

Susan E. Mazer | Posted 02.17.2017 | Impact
Susan E. Mazer

So frightened, so helpless, and with few to no options. The political struggles in the Middle East blind us to the human cost of this endless conflict. It reaches into the depths of human despair and suffering, and is sometimes met with the deepest compassion and hope on the other side.

I Love You, 'Terrible Person'

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.17.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

After sitting in sadness upon learning of her passing, and swimming in shame and guilt for not staying connected with her, I realized something that didn't occur to me until a few days later. A better question was, "Why had we not stayed connected with each other?"

What Is Your Purpose?

Holly Robinson | Posted 02.17.2017 | Religion
Holly Robinson

"What is my purpose?" I asked, panicked enough to sit up in bed and wake my husband, who made a befuddled Scooby Doo noise and promptly went back to sleep.