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Generosity in Buddhism

Nicholas Liusuwan | Posted 02.13.2017 | Religion
Nicholas Liusuwan

Buddhism is often associated with meditation, pacifism, and deep Zen quotes. But one aspect of Buddhism that is often overlooked, especially in the We...

Can You Hear What's Calling You?

Catherine Nagle | Posted 02.13.2017 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

I have every good reason to count my blessings by having reminders from great teachers and saints and now one remarkable book that just fell into my l...

Spread the Love

Monet Euan | Posted 02.09.2017 | Healthy Living
Monet Euan

For many, Valentine's Day is typically focused on romantic love between two people. For me, Valentine's Day has always been about sharing love with ev...

Teaming Up For Youth Homelessness In Seattle

Carolyn Ossorio | Posted 12.29.2016 | Politics
Carolyn Ossorio

It felt exhilarating to be at Century Link Field in downtown Seattle on Christmas Eve. I was up high in the press box with a birds-eye view of the pl...

Syria: A Call For Simple Humanity In The Midst Of War

Erica Swallow | Posted 12.25.2016 | Impact
Erica Swallow

It's now been three months, and we've helped their family find part-time work, translating website copy from English to Arabic, and we learned that they celebrate Christmas and sent them warmth and love in the form of gifts and homemade Christmas cards.

The Behavioral Economics of Gift Cards over Cash

Bruce Wydick | Posted 12.22.2016 | Business
Bruce Wydick

The Christmas deadline is quickly expiring, and even by your own poor standards, you have displayed an impressive level of procrastination in Christma...


Dana McKenna | Posted 12.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dana McKenna

"We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give." ~ Winston S. Churchill When I was left with nothing in the bank -- and nothing i...

5 Ways to Help Kids Learn to Love Giving

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 12.19.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

Five science-based strategies for the holidays (and the rest of the year). By Jason Marsh During the holidays, opportunities abound to help kid...

Do You Really Know Who You Are?

Richard Kronick | Posted 12.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Richard Kronick

I have a question for you...Do you really know who you are? Read this (ideally, out loud and with feeling) to find out: I am amazing. I am beau...

The gift of life, helping the stranger and a 'honeymoon effect?' for pastors

David Briggs | Posted 12.12.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

Scattershots from around the world of religion research, with special attention to findings indicating who is more likely to be nice this holiday seas...

Big Presents in Little Packages: How To Give The Ones You Love A Gift They Will Love

Linda Gray Sexton | Posted 12.05.2016 | Parents
Linda Gray Sexton

Does every important present come in a big package? As the holiday season approaches, most of us are looking for the ultimate gift, ready to give what...

7 Things To Know About Donating To A Food Bank

Jill Robbins | Posted 12.05.2016 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

Can I tell you a secret? I've used a food bank. I was a single working mom. My daughter was young and I was struggling to make ends meet.

Breaking through the Doorbusting

Aaron Sherinian | Posted 11.28.2016 | Impact
Aaron Sherinian

The Thanksgiving turkey was not the heaviest thing to enter my house this holiday. The annual packet of doorbuster/Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale ad...

The Guide to Giving: Give This Holiday & Your Gift is a Clutter Free Home

Laura McHolm | Posted 11.08.2016 | HuffPost Home
Laura McHolm

'Tis the season of gratitude, giving and of course: decorating, parties, feasts, shopping and more. But before you go down your merry merry to do list...

Inside Out

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 11.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Samie Al-Achrafi

Everything in life begins with connection. In each moment, we are choosing to join or separate - to connect or disconnect - and the person to whom we'...

Reflections from the C-Suite: Giving to Others as a Successful Business Strategy - An Interview with Serial Entrepreneur Eli Fathi

Craig Dowden | Posted 11.22.2016 | Business
Craig Dowden

The notion of giving to others may seem counterintuitive as a business strategy, especially when you look at media portrayals of success. However, Ada...

How We Defend Against Death (From Ebenezer Scrooge To Eleanor Roosevelt)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 10.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Acknowledging the dualism between body and symbol in an awareness of death motivates us to live life to its fullest and to heal the world.

The Unexpected Moments That Touch Your Heart: The Most Memorable Part of My Vacation to Greece

Perla Ni | Posted 10.14.2016 | Impact
Perla Ni

The air was acrid from the smoke of burned garbage. The neighborhood, 30 minutes outside of Athens, was industrial with large factories. The elementary school was surrounded by small, make-shift houses with garbage piled up around them. Small classrooms with bars on its windows surrounded the schoolyard.

Always A Giver, Never A Taker?

Melissa Heisler | Posted 09.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Heisler

Recently I wrote about living for yourself vs. living for others. A lot of people contacted me about how difficult this was for them. Some said being ...

A LESSON FROM MY DOG: Are You a Taker or a Receiver?

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 09.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

"Gracious acceptance is an art -- an art which most never bother to cultivate. We think that we have to learn how to give, but we forget about accepti...

Is It Better To Give Or Receive A Gift?

Nadya Khoja | Posted 08.29.2016 | Science
Nadya Khoja

Gift exchanges are a cultural icon that can be traced back as far as the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia. Ancient literature describes a Gilgamesh, a hero, giving gifts to peasants as a display of strength.

Giving Back

David Ahearn | Posted 08.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
David Ahearn

The spirit of giving back is at the very essence of a successful life. It is the heritage of our deepest dreams and desires to succeed to such a leve...

Entrepreneurs: How to Avoid Screwing Up Your Most Vital Relationships

Harry Red | Posted 08.18.2016 | Business
Harry Red

Entrepreneurs will go to extraordinary lengths to connect with people who can help them -- potential investors, mentors, partners, employees, customers -- and then permanently damage these relationships with unnecessary mistakes.

Mrs.Jerry Emmett-A Woman To Emulate

Debra L. Morrison | Posted 07.28.2016 | Women
Debra L. Morrison

I want to champion women giving attention to themselves; caring for themselves. Caring for their health, their money and investing in themselves.

What Happens When The Light Goes Out?

Catherine Nagle | Posted 07.12.2016 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

It is my mother's story and reflections about that keep my doubts away. I try my best to use her rich and blessed life to encourage others to balance their lot in life against their blessings, however many obstacles they face.