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7 Paths that Seed the Change: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.25.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize seven individuals from South America to East Africa that have projects that are literally seeding c...

43rd edition of the United Nations Inter- Agency Games: Reviving the Olympic values and strengthening team building and spirit

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 05.24.2016 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

The history of the UN Inter-Agency Games traces back to 1968, when the "Commission des Sports de l'Association du Personnel de l'UNESCO" organized an omnisports meeting in Paris against a team from UN Geneva.

Unplug or Unravel: Seek Peace Over Anger Through Meditation

Andrea Pennington, M.D. | Posted 05.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Andrea Pennington, M.D.

These unplugging routines allow me to hear the peaceful voice of my higher self, Soul and wisdom guides. But in the last few weeks I got busy with clients, travel and obsessed with new projects. So I lost sight of my routines.

Our Dangerous Politics of Resentment

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 05.19.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

If you squint your eyes just right, the news can look like a procession of angry faces grimacing with furious indignation. This is the streaming video of our politics of resentment, the playing out of carefully cultivated and nurtured feelings of being wronged or treated unfairly.

Layups for Life Skills: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.18.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize seven individuals from across the globe who have projects that are leading movements of change. In ...

Becoming More Compassionate, One Fact At a Time

Ben Dolnick | Posted 05.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ben Dolnick

My hope is just that whatever the quieting/complicating thing that happens in me when I learn one of these facts, some version of it will happen in you too. Fact by fact, drop by drop, the public water supply of our minds might get the tiniest bit more clear.

The Lies We Tell Ourselves: Limiting Beliefs vs. Liberating Truths

Pam Stucky | Posted 05.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Pam Stucky

We hold ourselves back far more than anyone outside us does. It all comes back, again and again, to fear of failure, fear of rejection. We need instead to start believing in our resilience and our worthiness.

Beyond Reactivity: Discover an Underlying Source of Anger

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 05.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Do you find yourself getting angry and irritated, no matter how often you try to stay calm and accepting? Discover an underlying source of anger that,...

Dear Walmart Woman

Nathan Timmel | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
Nathan Timmel

I just saw the video of you berating a man on food assistance. Have to tell you, I prefer it when bunnies or puppies go viral, but oh well. I guess sometimes it has to be bitter and rude people.

When Is It Time to Stop Trying to Fix Yourself?

Nancy Colier | Posted 05.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Nancy Colier

Try it out for a moment -- this moment. Just let yourself be. Give yourself permission to have the experience you are having, whatever it is, with no story about whether it is right or wrong, good or bad. Feel how you actually are. It's that direct and that simple.

You Don't Feel Bad

Galanty Miller | Posted 05.12.2016 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

The word feel is interesting for the same reason it's so stressful when your girlfriend asks what you think of her friends; it can mean so many differ...

Aha Moments and Nukes - Peace Breaks Out!

Living Room Conversations | Posted 05.12.2016 | Politics
Living Room Conversations

Armed with research and feeling a healthy amount of fear, I dove into the conversation with my colleagues, not knowing quite what to expect. I know I did not expect it to be one of the most satisfying conversations I'd had in some time. In fact, I walked away with several "aha's."

6 Ways to Sprinkle the Community With Compassion: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.11.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize six individuals from across the globe who are working towards shedding light on worldly troubles an...

A Letter to My Daughter: 4 Things I Hope You Don't Inherit From Me

Brittany Bergman | Posted 05.11.2016 | Parents
Brittany Bergman

There's no mistaking it: you are my daughter in every way. Before you were born, I wondered if you'd look like me or like your dad. I secretly hoped you would look like me -- not because I don't think your dad is super cute (I do!), but because I've always dreamed of having a mini-me.

Cancer Is My Prison, and Intolerable Suffering Is My Sentence

Miguel Carrasquillo | Posted 05.11.2016 | Latino Voices
Miguel Carrasquillo

I have lived with the reality of a premature death for more than four years. Today, I live with blackouts, blindness, convulsions and more. Aside from these horrific symptoms, I live in constant fear of even worse days that lie ahead. What crime did I commit to be forced to die this way?

How a Dream Vacation in Ecuador Turned Into a Humanitarian Mission

Chris Corbett | Posted 05.09.2016 | Impact
Chris Corbett

My son is in South America for six months and started his journey at a small coastal village in Ecuador called Canoa, where he studied Spanish for six weeks. Shortly after he moved along to the north of the country a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck and 85 percent of Canoa was destroyed.

Perils of the Looking Good Family

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 05.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

It may be that the authentic life is never easily attained or even desired. It means we need to get straight with ourselves, learning to welcome less than exemplary qualities.

Honoring Mother's Day For All -- It's Not Always 'Happy'

Sara Alvarado | Posted 05.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sara Alvarado

This weekend I'm taking a step back from my own celebrations of Motherhood. MY HEART...oh my heart hurts for people who dread Mother's Day. I stand wi...

Interfaith Leaders Gather To Promote Peace In The Heart Of The Christian South

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.06.2016 | Religion

Renowned spiritual leaders and activists will convene in Louisville, Kentucky for the 21st annual Festival of Faiths later this month to address strat...

How Fibromyalgia Can Be Eased With Mindfulness

Vidyamala Burch | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Vidyamala Burch

When I first began my journey with mindfulness for health, my personal knowledge was limited to spinal and leg pain. I wasn't really aware that there are pain conditions that can affect the whole body -- such as fibromyalgia.

The Problem With Compassion

Shannon Gallagher | Posted 05.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Shannon Gallagher

Shortly after the birth of my daughter I had a series of very uncomfortable, heartbreaking realizations about my own mother. Being the information-obs...

This Mother's Day, Give Yourself the Gift of Mindfulness

Martha Brettschneider | Posted 05.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Martha Brettschneider

Mindfulness helps us cultivate gratitude by noticing the beauty in life's tiny details in the here and now. What better gift to give ourselves on Mother's Day?

JetBlue's 'FlyBabies' Misses The Mark

Shawna Kaszer | Posted 05.05.2016 | Travel
Shawna Kaszer

Are we beginning to lose our humanity? JetBlue's recent FlyBabies promotion really disturbed me. It seems to me that marketing over the years has t...

Compassion, Technology and World Peace

Andre Averbug | Posted 05.05.2016 | Home
Andre Averbug

Technology brings people together in many ways - from the invention of the telephone and air transportation to today's social media. However, it also ...

Commit Non-Random Acts of Kindness and Watch Your Happiness Grow

Noelle Nelson | Posted 05.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Noelle Nelson

Traveling through Burma (aka Myanmar) recently -- a fascinating country, known as "The Golden Land" because of the tens of thousands of pagodas gleami...