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A Thank You to Kelly, An Amazing Educator, For Changing My Life

Amanda Barnard | Posted 05.05.2015 | Education
Amanda Barnard

Kelly is the type of educator who calls attention to the aspects of society most people would like to pretend do not exist; the type of educator who cares deeply for her students and their success. Kelly is the type of educator who changes the world, student by student.

40 Inspirational Photography Quotes... and 10 Funny Ones

DL Cade | Posted 05.04.2015 | Arts
DL Cade

Need some inspiration to get you through the rest of the week and into the sweet embrace of the weekend? Or maybe you prefer humor? Whatever the cas...

Suicide Is Not the Answer -- Reach Out!

Gigi G. | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Gigi G.

Why am I writing this post? On Thursday, one of our neighbors took his own life. He was a brilliant, talented man -- top of his field of work in Aust...

9 Confessions Of A Tomboy

Randi Evans | Posted 03.27.2015 | Women
Randi Evans

I never wanted to be Barbie. I chose Ken every time. Same goes for playing house; I was never the mother or the daughter; I was always the dad or the son.

The Vernal Equinox

Deb Carlin Polhill | Posted 03.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Deb Carlin Polhill

Ah, the vernal equinox is upon us! Welcome, spring... oh, how we have missed you so dearly! We trusted... oh, how we trusted... you would keep y...

Sequins in my Panties: Why Being in Love is Like Doing a Load of Laundry

Jennifer Lilley | Posted 03.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Lilley

Turns out, there are parallels between love and laundry that can teach us um, a load, about relationships.

Celebrating Iranian-American Women On International Women's Day

Yasamin Beitollahi | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Yasamin Beitollahi

Celebrated globally on March 8th, International Women's Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of inspirational women while calling for greater equality. It is in this spirit that I would like to highlight the acts of courage by these seven extraordinary women.

We ALL Need the Village

Kindness Blog | Posted 04.27.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Here's the thing: I've spent an evening broken to pieces, with my spirit in shreds, because of some of the things I've seen or heard about, which show where the village has failed.

Touch As Nutrition

Kindness Blog | Posted 04.25.2015 | Impact
Kindness Blog

Children actively shape their sense of self, not just mentally, but with their hands, elbows and knees, their bellies and mouths, inside the frequency, textures and intensities of this constant, rich field of contact.

How to Be Inspired (And How You've Been Doing It Wrong)

Matt Cohen | Posted 04.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Matt Cohen

Remember that YOU are the key to inspiration. If you don't balance the "inspiring" achievements of others with some hard work to achieve your own personal goals, then that "positive" feeling you get today could ultimately end up draining you of empathy.

13 Inspirational Quotes To Get You Through 6 More Weeks Of Winter

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 02.02.2015 | Teen

Today, the world's most famous groundhog saw his shadow. According to Groundhog's Day tradition, we are therefore destined to endure six more weeks of...

12-Year-Old With Down Syndrome Shuts Down Statistics With John Legend Cover

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 01.30.2015 | Teen

Many kids shy away from singing in front of crowds, but 12-year-old Madison Tevlin is letting her voice be heard. Born with Down syndrome, Madison ...

Beyond the Development Plan: 5 No Cost Ways to Inspire Others to Greatness

Laura Berger | Posted 03.31.2015 | Business
Laura Berger

Now in a new year with performance planning in the rear-view, as c-level executives and leaders, what more can you do to cascade a culture of achievement throughout your organization?

On the Kindness of Things

Kindness Blog | Posted 03.08.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Where does the world of objects start and stop? Where does an 'it' start becoming a 'you' or a 'me.' This is not clear, for the world of objects has no stable borders, and in actual practice includes much of what should be a 'you' or even an 'I.'

Update on Two Heroes Against Cancer and Hunger

William Lambers | Posted 03.02.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

There is some inspirational news to share as we close out 2014. During Thanksgiving week, I wrote about Lauren Hill and Natalia Marsh-Welton, two heroes who battled brain cancer this year.

My Two-Legged Dog's Journey From Egypt to New York to Kansas to a College Town in Pennsylvania

Domenick Scudera | Posted 03.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Lucky is more than a dog; he is a symbol. For some, he is a symbol of resilience and perseverance, a canine "It Gets Better" story. For others, he is an affirmation of life and hope. To me, he is the best of what it means to be a dog: remaining positive, living in the moment, providing unconditional love.

The Unconventional Secrets To Keeping Your Resolution This Year

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living

Make it stick this year.

12 Wishes For My Baby Son At His First Christmas

Maria Ross | Posted 02.22.2015 | Parents
Maria Ross

As I ponder what this new year and future years will bring with this new tiny person in my life, here is a letter to my son who right now can't even say "Mama," but who I hope will have a lot to say and do in this world.

The Gift of Giving: A Lesson on Humanity

Lisa Mae Brunson | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact
Lisa Mae Brunson

Whatever your story is, this is a time where we either learn about consumerism, or the magic of a holiday Season that can reconnect us with our humanity--with what it means to give and receive.

What Johns Hopkins Taught Me About Rejection

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 02.17.2015 | College
Stephanie R. Caudle

Everyone has heard this time and time again but it really is true, life does goes on. Despite the rejection these students and even we as people are faced with life keeps going. There is no pause button on life just because you are hurt, disappointed or heartbroken.

The Year of Speaking Kindly

Kindness Blog | Posted 02.15.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Would you like to increase harmony in your life, cut the potential for conflict and hurting other people? If yes, then this challenge might be for you...

Happy Holidays and Happy Reading! A Book Gift Guide

Audrey van Petegem | Posted 02.10.2015 | Books
Audrey van Petegem

The holidays are coming and you know what that means... It's that time of year when you start looking for inspiring gift ideas to give to friends and family! Sure you can give gift cards or clothes, but why not give something that is a bit more meaningful?

Circumstances

Antoinette Tuff | Posted 02.09.2015 | Religion
Antoinette Tuff

Every day of our lives we have to deal with different situations and challenges. Some days, those challenges are not too demanding. Other days, they seem like they're insurmountable.

The Radical Choice of Militant Kindness

Kindness Blog | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Kindness Blog

Kindness. It seems like such an easy choice. But a crazy thing happens when you drop your guard and step from behind that icy stand-offish barrier: people become comfortable around you.

10 Ways to Have a Meaningful Thanksgiving

Kindness Blog | Posted 01.24.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Clink your glass often in praise of others. Toast the chefs and hosts, generously complimenting them, even if the turkey is a bit dry and the green beans are overcooked. You will enjoy the food and company more if you prime yourself for appreciative thoughts by voicing them loudly.