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Food Matters: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.08.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week, The Pollination Project and our community of Daily Givers supported projects that strengthen our food supply by caring for bees, helping people find culturally-relevant ways to access and enjoy vegan food, encouraging people grow food and teaching people healthier ways to cook.

Empathic Understanding for Baltimore

Michael Frazier | Posted 05.20.2016 | Black Voices
Michael Frazier

It is easy to judge Baltimore and say what people should do. Ask yourself if you consistently saw people in your community unfairly treated and stifled systemically; what would be your reaction?

The Path to Love and Compassion

Mansal Denton | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Mansal Denton

I am not always in a perfect place of love and compassion. I'm human and I get frustrated, upset, and angry. Life weighs heavy and at times I don't love myself. But I see the path to love and compassion and how to achieve it even if I must begin again every day.

It Takes Courage to Help Others

Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche, PhD | Posted 05.19.2016 | Religion
Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche, PhD

We are also facing practical human obstacles. We put a lot of effort into giving aid directly to the people who need it. We look at maps to see where the major relief organizations are working, and go to the smaller, more remote locations that they miss.

We Are on the Same Team, Take Off Your Cape

Monica Stevens-Kirby | Posted 05.18.2016 | Parents
Monica Stevens-Kirby

I don't view motherhood as a tidy symbol of false humility. I'm not "saving" my daughter. I can't. She will need to know how, and I will need to teach her. I don't need to be anybody's hero. That is damaging and dangerous.

Which CEO Character Traits Yield the Highest Returns?

Russ Warner | Posted 05.15.2016 | Business
Russ Warner

Machiavelli said, "It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both." And for that statement, as well as other views, he is famous, or rather... infamous.

'Global Brotherhood' And Raising The Next Generation Of Givers

Kristin van Ogtrop | Posted 05.15.2016 | Parents
Kristin van Ogtrop

It is one thing for my children to read the news about Nepal, Syria, Liberia and Baltimore. It is another thing entirely for them to understand that they are part of one Brotherhood. To feel the connection that leads to action.

Remember How Strong You Are

Mike Robbins | Posted 05.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

When we remember how strong we are, not only can it help us as we face challenges or adversity in the moment, it can give us much needed confidence and faith that we actually have what it takes to navigate this crazy and beautiful thing called life.

Is Your Focus Within or On Others?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 05.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

The joy of taking loving action in your own behalf, of feeling filled with love from Spirit and sharing that love with others is indescribable. Once you discover it, you will no longer attach your happiness and safety to others or to events. Happiness and a deep sense of inner safety can become your way of being, whether you are alone or with others.

Love and Lipstick

Tara Cousineau, PhD | Posted 05.12.2016 | Women
Tara Cousineau, PhD

I loved the Avon travel suitcase with its rows of compartments containing miniature lipsticks, nail polish bottles and sample packets of Skin So Soft oils. The lipsticks were the perfect size for me and my sister to play with and put on our baby dolls.

What is a 'Clean' Breakup? (and How to Achieve One)

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 05.12.2016 | Women
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

Holding compassion as a higher value than revenge, spite or fear may take some getting used to, but it is ultimately the one emotion that can see you safely through troubled waters.

5 Easy Steps for Inner Calm

Robbi Rucker | Posted 05.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Robbi Rucker

Life is a wild adventure. Just remember to buckle up, check your mirrors and purposefully move toward your destination. There is no complete control or omniscient knowing of what's to come; yet there is deep, passionate awareness when we choose among the many directions we can take each day towards creating inner calm.

The Community Roots of Mother's Day

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.08.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

All of these moms have taught us, regardless of the obstacle -- be it extreme poverty, gang violence, managing children with special needs or even living in a refugee camp -- that there is nothing that a mom can't do when it comes to nurturing her community.

Your Perspective Is The Heart Of The Matter

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 05.06.2016 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

Truly, a grateful heart makes each passing moment precious, valuable and full. We can't take our own health or life for granted, nor that of our friends or loved ones. Nothing in the realm of form is permanent, and so we are wise to cherish each opportunity and express our gratitude as it arises.

The Day My Grown Son And I Decided To Be Honest With Each Other

Robin Korth | Posted 05.06.2016 | Fifty
Robin Korth

My son and I have known and loved one another for 21 years, but this was different. The veil was coming loose. For three hours, I sat there as my son unfolded towards me and I towards him.

You're More Compassionate Than Resentful If You Faced Adversity in Childhood

Brian F. Martin | Posted 05.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian F. Martin

Experiencing adversity in your childhood home can make you more compassionate than most. It can make you a more compassionate adult, because if you e...

Helping Children Make Sense of the Earthquake In Nepal

Lysa Heslov | Posted 05.04.2016 | Impact
Lysa Heslov

Our children are an integral part of our global community and future and we must continue to work tirelessly to cultivate the desire in them to step up when they can help, in any way they can.

There She Goes Again

Rena DeLevie | Posted 05.03.2016 | Business
Rena DeLevie

Have you met your Inner Critic? You know, the voice that berates you all day and night. The one who keeps telling you you're too this and too that and not this enough and not that enough.

Seeds of Violence Can Grow Swiftly in Any Culture -- One Way to Uproot Them

Greg Frucci | Posted 05.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Frucci

Photo by Greg Frucci, February 2015 "I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permane...

Why I Created a Global Online Mindfulness Meditation Campaign

Dr. Elise Bialylew | Posted 06.29.2015 | Good News
Dr. Elise Bialylew

Someone asked me recently why I left my job in Psychiatry to run the global online meditation campaign I founded four years ago Mindful in May that st...

This Foundation Is Using Meditation To Bring Baltimore Together Amid Riots

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact

For the past 13 years, the Holistic Life Foundation has focused on bringing mindfulness meditation and self-regulation techniques to their headquarter...

How You Can Help Someone With Mental Illness: What to Do First

Farsh Askari | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Farsh Askari

Instead of an assessment (which implies judgment) and advice (which implies expertise), what someone who's mentally distressed, in any context, needs first, mentally and emotionally, is some acknowledgment and support.

See a Problem, Solve a Problem: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.28.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Zhou Zi Ru is a 15-year-old who has dedicated herself to advocating for harmonious relationships between stray cats and humans in Liaoning, China by procuring food scraps from restauranteurs and feeding her feline friends in centralized locations in order to coax them away from local food vendors.

To Heal Is to Touch With Love

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Bil Hitchcock

We should be approaching this NOT from a place of fear or anger, but from a place of love. Will there be those who disagree? Of course there will.... and their opinions should and be respected... just as the opposing should be as well.

A Compassionate Work Culture Can Really Benefit The Bottom Line, Too

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living

We know that being kind to others feels good, helps us heal, and even makes us appear more attractive. Now there's evidence that acting with compassio...