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Heroism Is No Trick

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 09.16.2015 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

Practice in small things prepares a person for the glory of those rare, big choices that make us the human beings we're meant to be.

Leaderful Communities: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.23.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In Kenya, Joan Otpi trains farmers to create fortified, nutrient-rich flour; in Pennsylvania, Janet Chambers launched a mentoring program for high school girls; and in El Salvador, Michelle Leach is giving youth a way to develop a local economy.

What About Our Basic Goodness?

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 06.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Susanna Barkataki

This week I've been thinking a lot about basic goodness as our moral power. We all have the choice to take actions that support and protect life or...

Vote for a Visionary

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.22.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Two and a half years ago, when I announced my intention to give away $1000 a day to an individual change-maker, every day for the rest of my life, people thought I was nuts.

Goodness Isn't Relative

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 06.10.2015 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

One of the core tenets of the postmodern theory that swept through academia since the middle of the last century was an assertion of moral relativism.

Building Resilience: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

The Pollination Project celebrates the courage it takes to forge a new path, to try something new, to go against the grain and create a new paradigm for a community.

One for All, All for One

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

Clearly, honesty is the foundation of being good. Honesty is the baseline. Pay your taxes, return the wallet you found on a park bench, and write down exactly how many golf strokes you had on a particular hole.

Energetic Progress in the Good

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 05.21.2015 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

If you want to know how ineffective you really are, how little you matter in the world, you don't need to Google your own name. Just try to make another person's life better. It's hard, and it's slow.

Pain Is Universal, and So Is Kindness

Lexi Behrndt | Posted 06.28.2015 | Good News
Lexi Behrndt

Kindness is contagious. Kindness dissolves anger, rage, and violence. Even when kindness is beaten down, it finds a way to prevail. All we have to do is look for it.

The Secret to Well-Being

Lisa Firestone | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Like love, happiness is often treated like a physical object we must find and snatch up. Yet, also like love, happiness is something we are more likel...

Can Money Create True Wealth?

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Imagine someone handed you $100 out of the blue, but with one condition, that you use it to create goodness in the world with it. Would you take the money? Yesterday morning, that's exactly what we did.

The Radiance Bowl

Mira Manek | Posted 06.07.2015 | Taste
Mira Manek

It looks so impressive, it is just as delicious, and it is in fact fairly simple to make.

The Meaning of Goodness

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 05.25.2015 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

For those who know C.S. Lewis as the author of the Chronicles of Narnia books, it may be a surprise that the he became famous for his wartime radio addresses to the British people during WWII.

Sowing the Seeds of Goodness

Jess Ly | Posted 03.22.2015 | Travel
Jess Ly

Looking back, and now having time to digest what I saw and felt, I was greatly moved by this land and its people. So let me take you for a walk through one aspect of what I learned and what I felt this country stood for, using food as an extension of what I experienced.

A Nod to Sanitation Workers

Braden S. Thompson | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Braden S. Thompson

We live in a culture that has been trained to look down on those who clean up after us. We could probably show a little more gratitude to the people who are so important in maintaining our standard of living. When was the last time you thanked your trash man?

Stage and Screen Stars Unite to Salute Rita Cosby for Wounded Warriors

Jim Luce | Posted 01.24.2015 | New York
Jim Luce

This week over a thousand New Yorkers had the opportunity to "Celebrate America's Heroes" on the occasion of Emmy-winning TV and radio host Rita Cosby's 50th birthday to benefit the acclaimed organization, the Wounded Warrior Project.

Seeing the Unseen

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

Regardless of what demographics might say, we are not distinct groups of people inhabiting the same space. We are a community of human beings sharing time together in our schools, our homes, our neighborhoods, and our workplaces.

Grace and Goodness

J. Kate Franklin | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
J. Kate Franklin

I'm happy for you, your fancy car, your big house, your status handbag, your Rolex, whatever, but I worry about your heart. And I worry about mine too. We're all so busy, consumed by the frenzy of our lives that I worry about our ability to reboot, replenish, connect and really care.

Linda: Miami, Florida, July, 2014

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

I pull up to the guard gate of the nursing home to visit my Mom, who is there recovering from three broken ribs incurred in a fall. I hand my drive...

God's Way or the Highway

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 05.29.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

Last week we worked our way through the main body of the Parable of the Wedding Feast (Matthew 22:1-14). But then we came to the surprising finish. ...

A Yogi Embraces Pope Francis

Sister Jenna | Posted 05.08.2014 | Religion
Sister Jenna

As I approach my upcoming birthday, I am drawn to remember Pope Francis. There are moments that touch our lives and I remember where I was on March...

Hope Isn't Optimism

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 05.05.2014 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

The Russian occupation of Crimea brings back memories of how the Soviets infiltrated and took over my homeland when I was growing up next door to Ukraine. I've been pondering whether it was optimism or hope that kept me alive.

Practice, Practice, Practice

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 04.21.2014 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

Meditation, prayer, church services, fellowship and even the admission of wrongdoing -- confession -- all help train an individual's ego into seeking something more important than individual satisfaction. It takes practice, practice, practice -- both to know what's right and then to actually do it.

My Personal Interpretation of the Lord's Prayer

William Stillman | Posted 04.02.2014 | Religion
William Stillman

There's a trail through a wooded area near my house where I like to take long walks. It is here that I recite the Lord's Prayer. However, I've recently put emphasis on not just reciting but interpreting -- what is the true intention of each verse as it pertains to me.

Being Kind is Underrated

Michael Shammas | Posted 02.25.2014 | Good News
Michael Shammas

The other day I was speaking with a friend who was depressed because of a perceived lack of virtues. According to her, she was less intelligent, less ...