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Alzheimer's Caregivers - Let Your Loved One Be Right

Marie Marley | Posted 06.17.2016 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Over the course of time many people with Alzheimer's will say things that are nonsense and things that are simply not true. It's often tempting to cor...

"Y" PRIDE? It Could Not Be Clearer

Kåre R. Aas | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Kåre R. Aas

The unimaginable horrors that took place inside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando in the early hours of June 12 have sent a shockwave through the world. Expressions of sympathy and condolences have since been flooding in from everywhere, including from Norway's King Harald V.

Integrity and A Bridge Too Far

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Though I have never supported the "sport" of boxing because I consider it a form of inhuman barbarism, I have always supported and held Muhammad Ali i...

Have We Lost Our Sense Of Community: "Sunday Soul" Finds A Way Back

Lia Miller | Posted 05.05.2016 | Black Voices
Lia Miller

Thinking beyond yourself, doing your part, getting involved and giving to others knowing that when you are in need, it will come back to you ... that is the essence of love.

I Couldn't Disagree More With What David Brooks Said In His Article "How Covenants Make Us"

Mark Baer | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Mark Baer

I typically agree with much of what David Brooks has to say. However, I'm afraid that he was way off the mark with his article "How Covenants Make Us." Demographic diversity in the United States is a good thing. The problem has to do with the lack of integration and assimilation of demographically diverse communities.

Sex and Dignity? Seriously?

Peggy Payne | Posted 04.14.2016 | Religion
Peggy Payne

Of course if I were pope, I'd recognize gay marriage and delete the word albeit (which means though) in the quote above. I can't see the problem with the pursuit of pleasure. There's no reason pleasure or its pursuit should lower respect for the lover.

Finding the Light After Lahore

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 03.31.2016 | Impact
Jacqueline Novogratz

A few days after the horrendous terror attacks in Pakistan, the spotlight is moving away from Lahore. Yet the impacted families are forever changed. Terror anywhere affects all of us in our interconnected world.

Above All: Divorce With Dignity

Amy Koko | Posted 03.28.2016 | Divorce
Amy Koko

The other day I was reading People Magazine about how great Jen and Ben Affleck are getting along these days after the whole gambling, alleged sex wit...

Commit to Making Our World More Whole, Not Just Safe

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 03.22.2016 | Impact
Jacqueline Novogratz

After the vigils to mourn and honor those who perished today, we must commit anew to making our world not only safe but whole and to creating communities that cross lines of difference, rather than remain entrenched in sameness.

Dignity's Future

Robert Fuller | Posted 03.07.2016 | World
Robert Fuller

There is ample evidence of "Man's Inhumanity to Man."Horrors--war, torture, starvation, trafficking, slavery, mass migration, exploitation, poverty, h...

How to Quit Your Job in Style

Aaron Tang | Posted 03.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Aaron Tang

If you're contemplating quitting your job too -- here are some tips that will help you say goodbye with style.

Homelessness: The Memorial

Amy L. Freeman | Posted 02.25.2016 | Impact
Amy L. Freeman

"You are not alone." Reverend Chuck Booker's words cut through the silence in the chapel, through the cold rain clattering on the chapel's windows, through the heaviness in my heart.

Homelessness: Making a Memorial Matter

Amy L. Freeman | Posted 02.19.2016 | Impact
Amy L. Freeman

Our clients face indignities every day of their lives, and if we can eliminate them just this one time, I want to. So, yeah. I'll keep wondering what else I've overlooked.

Good Karma at the Workplace: Positive Energy Produces Stellar Results

O'Brien Browne | Posted 02.05.2016 | Business
O'Brien Browne

A vital yet intangible element of all healthy and well-performing workplaces is the presence of good karma or, if you prefer, positive energy.

How to Keep Our Dignity While Ceding Human Preeminence

Robert Fuller | Posted 01.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Robert Fuller

If we think of brains as organic machines -- albeit far more complex machines than the digital computers we've built to date -- then it's clear that b...

Stop Infantilizing Old People, Please

Randall Horton | Posted 01.13.2016 | Fifty
Randall Horton

Although I am not yet extremely old, I've already noticed that younger people I hardly know sometimes refer to me as "sweetheart" or "sweetie." This seems to be a particular problem in health care settings.

How to Make a Difference in 2016

Em Sexton | Posted 01.06.2016 | Good News
Em Sexton

For weeks, you were surrounded by jolly advertisements, replays of classic Christmas movies, and festive holiday parties. All signs pointed to 'Tis' the season to be merry and bright.' But maybe, like me, you were actually feeling more like that screaming kid sitting on Santa's lap.

Growing Graciously

Carrie Rich | Posted 12.09.2015 | Impact
Carrie Rich

I was headed to the Amani Institute in Nairobi, Kenya after spending the previous week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia visiting Global Good Fund Fellow, Bruktawit Tigabu of Whiz Kids Workshop.

"Homeless People Are Lazy"... Uh, No.

Amy L. Freeman | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Amy L. Freeman

"Homeless people are lazy and just don't want to work." That judgmental little humdinger came from the mouth of an eight-year-old boy, during a discussion I was leading at his school a few days ago. Even some of the other children looked shocked.

Can a Lie Reveal Truth? Or What is Art?

Suna Senman | Posted 11.04.2015 | Arts
Suna Senman

Art is all around us and as significant to comprehend as the mechanics of structure. Each building, road or functional tool has elements of aesthetic design to some degree or another.

Ending Homelessness: Never Bet Against the House

Amy L. Freeman | Posted 10.15.2015 | Impact
Amy L. Freeman

Monday afternoon, a slightly disheveled, elderly man approached what will be his new studio apartment, for his first time. His few belongings in his hands, he walked into the space and looked around it, appraising.

Celebrate Global Dignity Day With Empathy, Inclusion and Action

Kim Samuel | Posted 10.14.2015 | Impact
Kim Samuel

Dignity, to me, is rooted in both freedom and respect: the freedom to live as you choose based on what matters to you most, and the respect granted to your choices and your values by those around you.

The Calculus of the Vulnerable

Rabbi Will Berkovitz | Posted 10.01.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Will Berkovitz

Not long ago while working in our food bank, I noticed an older woman who seemed to be weighing her food before she put it in her basket. Each can, each piece of fruit, every vegetable.

Why the Life and Death of an Elderly, Homeless Dog Gives Us Hope

Finnegan Dowling | Posted 09.28.2015 | Green
Finnegan Dowling

While this wasn't a happy ending, the story of the last seven months of Gizmo's life IS a triumph for many reasons.

Congress Loved It When The Pope Mentioned 'Life.' The Death Penalty? Not So Much.

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics

Alluding to Jesus' message to "do unto others as you would have them do unto you," Pope Francis had bold words about all human life in his speech to a...