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Helping Others

An Easy Technique for Helping Someone: Change the First Question

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

This does not waste time or minimize the problem. On the contrary it speeds the formation of an alliance and provides a treasure trove of data that will be essential to doing the hard work of helping someone change.

How Can We Help?

Grace de Rond | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Grace de Rond

By deliberately choosing to express love instead of fear every moment, we'll attract people who are doing the same, which will cause a momentum. By making our love unconditional, with all people under all circumstances at all times, we'll transform our world.

Why I Don't Help People Anymore

Connor Ondriska | Posted 05.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Connor Ondriska

It's a sad fact of life. Some people are just going to get left behind. There's nothing you can do to change how someone thinks or acts.

Loving Your Life of Service

Sharon Eakes | Posted 05.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sharon Eakes

Finding oneself by serving others may seem paradoxical. The word "service" has gone out of style. Today it often conjures up images of military service, or customer service. Its broader meaning refers to kindness, acknowledgement, making a difference. A "life of service" might include any or all of these:

Am I Playing the Woman's Card?

Monica J. Vila | Posted 04.29.2016 | Women
Monica J. Vila

Here are my top examples of the exceptional women in this world playing the "women card" and inspiring the rest of us.

Can Helping Others Keep You Sober?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 04.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

By Jill Suttie Alcoholism and drug addiction are often intractable illnesses. Many addicts and alcoholics relapse within 6-12 months of treatments t...

Help Us Bring a Hero Home

Leon Logothetis | Posted 04.13.2016 | Impact
Leon Logothetis

Less than a year ago I embarked on a life-changing trip across the U.S. with one goal in mind: creating a positive impact with random acts of kindness. Usually during these types of adventures I have relied on the kindness of others, but this time would be different. I would be the one trying to give back.

This Looks Really Hard. Is There Anything I Can Do to Help You?

Patti Digh | Posted 03.24.2016 | Parents
Patti Digh

I looked up at all the people staring at us, on the one hand thankful that they would want to call 9-1-1 at what must have looked like a kidnapping, and on the other hand angry that no one thought to ask or help. And in between those two poles, I was irritated that I was being judged as a bad parent, again.

Nobody's Savior

Dominique N. Mack | Posted 03.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dominique N. Mack

Sometimes you've got to let people fall on their face, scrape their knee, break a few bones, suffer an unrecoverable injury and you not be there to kiss their wounds. Let them nurse their own pain. Survive with no survival kit. And learn even without you they can still find their way.

The Importance of Listening to Your Instincts

Melissa Wilder Joyce | Posted 03.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Melissa Wilder Joyce

The instinctual feelings in which I speak of, for me, come in the gentle form of traveling the world, writing about the beautiful process of our hearts and sharing in hopes of encouraging others.

How to Be a Friend in Need -- Seven Tips That Can Help a Troubled Friend

Terry DeMeo | Posted 03.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Terry DeMeo

But there are ways to have friend-in-need conversations that support others and strengthen our connections with them. Here are a few simple guidelines to help negotiate this tricky terrain.

6 Tips For Supporting People In Grief

Carrie Doubts | Posted 03.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Carrie Doubts

In a perfect universe, everyone would be taught how to approach a grieving person with empathy and to think before they do or say something that may unintentionally add to their suffering

Solving Homelessness by Forming Connections

Rebekah Bastian | Posted 02.26.2016 | Impact
Rebekah Bastian

The mission of Facing Homelessness is to change the negative stereotypes around homelessness so more people will become involved in solving it. As Rex often points out, it doesn't take a big solution to solve a big problem. It just takes a culmination of small gestures from a community of people in order to change the dynamic significantly.

Success In Business Begins And Ends With "HELPING PEOPLE!"

JP Maroney | Posted 02.25.2016 | Business
JP Maroney

It is a fact that there is a lot of money to be made in growing your own business. But when you reduce it down to its essence, business is really all ...

31 Practical Ways To Love Grieving Families In The First Few Days

Melanie DeSimone | Posted 02.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Melanie DeSimone

When my son died, I didn't get a manual on what to do. I didn't get an orientation into how to be a grieving parent. So when some people asked how they could help me and my family, I really didn't know. For those that want to help, here is a list of 31 ways you can provide practical and timely help to grieving parents:

How to Help Someone Who Is Grieving

Alyson Seligman | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Alyson Seligman

Here are eight ways you can be there for someone who is grieving:

I Spent a Year Listening to Strangers Tell Stories They Can't Share With Anyone Else

Helena Bala | Posted 01.25.2016 | Women
Helena Bala

For a little over a year now, I've listened to strangers I meet on Craigslist tell me stories they've never told anyone before.

How to Save Lives When You Travel

Amanda Walkins | Posted 12.29.2015 | Travel
Amanda Walkins

Traveling ignites something in the soul - there's no denying that. Every new experience, every new place explored, and every cultural barrier knocked down brings about a change in our perspectives and in the very way we live our lives.

Refuting ISIS & Reaffirming America --Tis the Season to Help -- Not Trump -- Thy Neighbor

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 12.11.2015 | Impact
Douglas Kmiec

ISIS is busy "radicalizing" the mentally or socially challenged worldwide via the internet. One of its consistent themes is that the U.S. is in decli...

Everything Is Awful and I'm Not Okay: Questions to Ask Before Giving Up

Catherine Sigit | Posted 12.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Sigit

Recently I've found an interesting blog post with self-care questions to ask during depression or suicidal ideation. The author, Sinope, has been seei...

#CoolToCare - Engaging the Youth for Global Changes

Gage Cass Woodle | Posted 12.08.2015 | Impact
Gage Cass Woodle

If you look around at recent events it might seem that the world is falling apart. However, humanity has dealt with tragedy and injustice forever. So now, thanks to the global village that social media has created, there is immediacy to the awareness in which our fears are broadcast and regurgitated back to us.

Honoring Our Veterans at Annual Luncheon

Marc A. Coronel | Posted 12.03.2015 | Los Angeles
Marc A. Coronel

While there are many companies in the entertainment industry that make considerable monetary donations to a variety charities, one company consistently takes philanthropy to another level entirely. United Talent Agency, with one of the most impressive talent rosters in the business, consistently raises the bar in terms of fostering a culture of generosity and giving back to the community.

One Of The Most Powerful Ways To Find Meaning In Your Life

Mara Karpel, Ph.D. | Posted 11.03.2015 | Fifty
Mara Karpel, Ph.D.

I saw a photo on Facebook of an elderly man panhandling in New York City. He was in a wheelchair and holding an old-style flip-phone. A comment was made about how this man was tricking people out of money because he obviously had enough to buy a cellphone.

A Pair Of Shoes Can Travel A Long Distance

Marc A. Coronel | Posted 10.28.2015 | Los Angeles
Marc A. Coronel

Thousands have no choice but to call this home, but most if not all are alone without shelter. Due to this lack of resources, many walk hours to find a place they call home. South of Third Street, West of Alameda Street, North of Seventh Street, San Julian and 6th: Welcome to SKID ROW.

How Do We Make Sure We Matter?

Grace de Rond | Posted 10.21.2015 | Good News
Grace de Rond

We all have an inner drive that pushes us to be an uplifter, to be a creator of positive change. And opportunities are everywhere. Everyone we encounter would like to hear us say, "The world is nicer because you're here. You're wonderful, and I'm glad I know you."