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Generosity

Are You Creating Poverty?

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Rea Nolan Martin

Last week, a remote acquaintance of mine said, "I would have read your book by now, but I keep waiting for you to give me an autographed copy." This w...

How to Live Life to the Fullest

Debbie Gisonni | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Debbie Gisonni

Too often we save things in life for the wrong reasons. Besides material goods, we save our emotions because we don't want to be hurt, our appearance because we don't want to look old, or our flaws because we don't want to be anything less than perfect.

The Benefits Of Generosity

Lisa Firestone | Posted 06.13.2014 | Impact
Lisa Firestone

Generosity -- the quality of being kind and understanding, the willingness to give others things that have value -- is often defined as an act of selflessness; however, studies are now showing that generosity is actually (selfishly) in your best interest.

What We Can Learn From Maya Angelou About Living With Purpose

meQuilibrium | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Thriving isn't exclusive to painting or poetry. It's whatever you are driven to be and do. What Maya Angelou modeled was a complete commitment to the expression of her wonderfulness. She showed what it looked like to thrive on a grand scale.

Protecting The Sanctuaries: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.03.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...

Is There a Cure for Narcissism?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

When we emphasize compassion over esteem and measure our successes in terms of what we give as opposed to what we get, we build a solid sense of self that can leave us feeling less stress and more satisfaction in our lives. We can overcome insecurities and accomplish much more. And when we fall short, we can take a positive and resilient attitude that ensures better outcomes in the future.

Hugh Jackman: Adamantium Claws, Heart of Gold

Liz Dow | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Liz Dow

My father's dream to sing and dance on Broadway came true on his 85th birthday, thanks to Hugh Jackman.

Inspiring Generosity and Pope Francis

Barbara Bonner | Posted 07.28.2014 | Books
Barbara Bonner

Last week I was surprised and honored to receive a letter of praise for my book Inspiring Generosity from Pope Francis who said that he "appreciated t...

Giving Back: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

How would your life change if you gave something away every day? In 2012, I made a commitment to give away $1000 grants, every single day, to individ...

Kindness is Love Made Visible: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, I began giving away money, every day of the year, to startup social change projects. Since then, thirty...

The Power of a Smile

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 07.14.2014 | Good News
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

It's pretty amazing to feel its power; I would urge you to try it. As you sit reading this, my guess would be that you are not smiling. Take a few seconds and smile. Do you feel that?

"Inspiring Generosity" on the Road

Barbara Bonner | Posted 07.09.2014 | Books
Barbara Bonner

I have recently been traveling on the first leg of what is known as the "book tour" with my new book Inspiring Generosity. A novice at this adventure,...

What Would You Do For A Million Dollars?

David Briggs | Posted 06.29.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

Seven in eight Americans say they would turn down any amount of money up to $1 million to kick a dog in the head. However, half of Americans say th...

Biblical Funding for National Projects: Private Charity v. Tax-and-Spend

Howard J. Curzer | Posted 06.28.2014 | Religion
Howard J. Curzer

This unfair, freeloader-encouraging formula is exactly what it means to leave society's beneficial, essential projects to charity. The only hope for a fair formula is to require contributions. That is why the Torah funds the safety net for the needy by required contributions.

Farming and Dancing: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

17 Easy Ways to Be More Awesome Today

Susie Moore | Posted 06.07.2014 | Good News
Susie Moore

Sometimes we are so busy, we do not realize that a few minutes of our time, a smile, or even sharing a few dollars can change the course of someone else's day.

Nurturing the seeds of change: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.21.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

11 Easy Ways To Be Happier

Susie Moore | Posted 05.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

We are so busy worrying about what will be in the future or living in the past. True joy, peace and contentment come from being alive and present in the current moment. It is all we have and it is all there really is.

The Three Biggest Myths About Giving, and How to Become Productively Generous

Adam Grant | Posted 05.24.2014 | Impact
Adam Grant

Although many people give at their own expense, there's a group of people who are productively generous. How do they do give without compromising their well-being and falling short on traditional notions of success? They reject three myths about giving.

Lessons from Bhutan, Land of 'Inspiring Generosity'

Barbara Bonner | Posted 05.20.2014 | Books
Barbara Bonner

Immersed in a culture of giving, of looking out for one's neighbors and providing what one can, my new friend's pondering over my hypothetical question was due to my lack of understanding, not his.

5 Acts That Demonstrate What It Means To Be Kind

Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Redefining Success: How to Prevent Popular Misconceptions About Success From Controlling Your Life

Anthony Silard | Posted 05.17.2014 | Business
Anthony Silard

The two greatest enemies of your progress are most likely what you call "success" and what you refer to as "failure." The first breeds complacency; the second, self-judgment.

Creating Generous Cultures in Our Nonprofit Organizations

Barbara Bonner | Posted 05.10.2014 | Impact
Barbara Bonner

An organization that honors generosity is clear in its mission and encourages bold implementation. Because the stakes are high and our resources are limited, we are all too often afraid of boldness.

'I Realized I Don't Have to Believe My Thoughts'

Tara Brach | Posted 05.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Our mindfulness practice is not about vanquishing our thoughts. It's about becoming aware of the process of thinking so that we are not in a trance --...

Inspiring Generosity

Barbara Bonner | Posted 04.26.2014 | Books
Barbara Bonner

Delving into the study of generosity has taught me so many of the remarkable ways in which this great quality - a quality that lies at the heart of all the major world religions - shows up in our lives.