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Giving and Receiving

Looking for Your Purpose? Look No Farther!

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 08.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

"Everyone has a purpose in life ... a unique gift or special talent to give to others. And when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we...

You Have Giving All Wrong

Tim McDonald | Posted 08.23.2015 | Impact
Tim McDonald

Giving has always meant, to me, being able to give a gift or listen to someone by giving my time and energy. But I had no idea the path I would take -- as a result of one simple idea I had -- that would fundamentally change my outlook on life.

The Art of Receiving

Mary Pritchard | Posted 03.07.2015 | Women
Mary Pritchard

I think, as women, that receiving is sometimes foreign territory for us. We give, give, and give some more. But taking? Receiving? Isn't that selfish? No. It's survival. Hear me out.

3 Times When Giving Is Not a Good Thing

Donna Labermeier | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

Perhaps simply sharing the comforts and spirit of the season with those we love, and at the same time, making an effort to experience, with all our senses, the magical decorations and beautiful music that is all around, is what it's really about.

Giving vs. Receiving: Achieving an Effective Balance for a Rewarding Life

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 04.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

As we become effective at both giving and receiving, our relationships take on a vibrancy and fulfillment, adding to the richness of being fully alive.

Time for Rebirth

Laura Bushnell | Posted 08.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Bushnell

Rebirth can be anything you want. You can create your life. If you simply wake up from the dream and find yourself more at peace, it will change the way your life unfolds. It will enhance your journey.

The Word YES

Laura Bushnell | Posted 03.20.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Laura Bushnell

Mothers are often so busy doing that they do not take the time to just simply receive their children's love. Take a minute and say YES to yourself and YES to them.

Lame Christmas Gifts: It Is Harder to Receive Than to Give

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 03.04.2013 | Comedy
Maggie Van Ostrand

I am like the mother who gave her son two ties for Christmas. He went to the hall mirror, put on one of them, and turned to show her how it looked, "What," she said disappointedly, "You didn't like the other one?"

Giving and Receiving Are the Same

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

As a person with illness and in a wheelchair for many years, I am so frequently on the receiving end of other people's attention that I often forget there are many ways I can give.

Giving And Receiving With Grace

Rita Schiano | Posted 02.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Rita Schiano

When we give to others, we give without expectation of reward. We give without attachment to either the gift or the recipient. The practice of giving is thought to be one of the most basic human virtues, a testament to the depth of our humanity.

'Tis The Season! Are You A Giver Or A Receiver?

YourTango | Posted 11.15.2011 | Women

'Tis the season to be giving and receiving! And no, I'm not talking about sex, although you wish I was. Actually, I'm talking about a recent UCLA s...

The Best-Kept Secret Behind Gifts Of Love

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Think back on the greatest gift you've ever received. What was it? Now, give the gift exchange a 180 degree turn, and remember the favorite gift you've ever given?

The Gratitude And Grace Of Elizabeth Edwards

Rev. Meg Riley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Meg Riley

Elizabeth Edwards' courage and grace in living her life, and facing her death, puts all of our petty concerns into sharp perspective for a clear moment.