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Ask and Receive: The Please Bestow It Upon Me

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 07.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kay Tacke Morse

Whether it's an ask to God, to the dry cleaners or your intended, speak up. With a please and thank you of course added into the request. Ask and you ...

How Social Media Helps Transcend Grief

Sue Scheff | Posted 07.28.2015 | Women
Sue Scheff

Cyberbullying, harassment, bullying, shaming, digital cruelty, just downright being mean to each other. The modern human race (at all ages) has become a culture of cruelty. The real issue is that it isn't done privately anymore, it's now magnified across the world on computer and smartphone screens.

Learning Chinese

Tricia McCallum | Posted 07.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tricia McCallum

Growing up in a small northern town shaped me in ways untold. As a little girl my family lived in an apartment above a hardware store on our small...

Are You In? Kindness Is Free...

Leigh McManus | Posted 07.24.2015 | Good News
Leigh McManus

If we all practiced one act of kindness per day, imagine how much more magnificent the world could be. Each day, if we all did at least one thing for one another out of genuine goodness, I truly believe we could counterbalance some of the negativity that occurs in this world.

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.

Getting Your Kids Ready to Go Back to School: An Insider's Look at What Teachers Really Want

Signe Whitson | Posted 07.22.2015 | Parents
Signe Whitson

When it comes to what classroom teachers really want in terms of preparing students for a successful year, however, stylish school bags and math memorization don't even make the top ten list. Rather, Teachers' Wish Lists include specific skills and teachable traits that make for a peaceful classroom and productive learning environment, such as.

What Mama Taught Me About Bees and Kindness

Mary Katherine Backstrom | Posted 07.21.2015 | Parents
Mary Katherine Backstrom

Being offensive is usually unnecessary and learning to choose your words carefully and share your opinion thoughtfully is an art worth practicing. I believe that there is a time and a place for vinegar, but that you lose your taste for it if it's the only thing you use.

Self-Talk and Self-Compassion

Dr. Randy Kamen | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Randy Kamen

The more we remain openhearted to ourselves the more available we are to others. We must first become our own best friend so that we are better poised to make a difference in our lives and the lives of others and ultimately impact the greater good for all.

Small Towns

Kim Kalicky | Posted 07.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kim Kalicky

There's a lot to be said for the people living in small towns. It has taken until midlife for me to fully appreciate how fortunate I've been to g...

Maintaining Composure in the Midst of Insults

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 07.15.2015 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

Recently, have you had someone verbally attack you and try to make you feel awful? That person can be difficult to forget. Sometimes, a person will insult, shout or use abusive language about you or those you care about because he or she has chosen to express feelings negatively.

A Path to Liberation: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.15.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

All over the world, people are rising up to support their communities towards sustainability and collective liberation. This week we share about two grantees in Oakland California who have launched local businesses that support and empower marginalized communities.

How Random Acts Of Kindness Can Improve Your Social Anxiety

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living

Performing random acts of kindness may be the secret to alleviating social anxiety among those who suffer from it, according to a new study.&nbs...

WATCH: Simple Ways to Make a Stranger's Day Brighter

HooplaHa | Posted 07.10.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

This "Chicken Soup For The Soul" moment is making the world a kinder place! If everyone performed one random act of kindness every day, everyone wou...

Serving Love -- L'Arche Style

Rumni Saha | Posted 07.10.2015 | Religion
Rumni Saha

On a recent Sunday morning I was blown away by a radio interview of Jean Vanier and his L'Arche Movement. I had never before heard about this humanist and his epic movement where people with and without intellectual disabilities live and share their lives together as peers.

It Pays to be Kind

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

Treat one worker with sympathy and compassion, and he or she will treat five other co-workers the same way. Eventually that attractive energy ripples out to customers. If you make someone feel as if they actually matter to you they will surpass your expectations.

Intersectional Activism: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.09.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

It is easy to get caught up in organizing and activism around a single issue or cause. This week, we proudly supported grantees who are working at the intersection of multiple issues, addressing the complexity and interconnectedness of the world we live in through their activism.

WATCH: An Incredible Story of Friendship Keeps Young Boy's Memory Alive

HooplaHa | Posted 07.07.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

Joey Middlemiss had a big heart. Like many first-graders, he loved music and Spider-Man. Tragically, however, he was struggling with cardiomyopathy, a muscular heart condition that took his life in September 2013. His best friend, Will Manganis, missed his buddy terribly and wanted to do whatever it took to make sure his memory lived on.

I've Spent A Lifetime Covering This Up

Leigh McManus | Posted 07.06.2015 | Women
Leigh McManus

You would think that bullying stops when we toss our caps in the air and move on to the world beyond high school. My point in sharing this piece with you, and baring my vulnerabilities, is to let you know it doesn't end there.

Kids and Kindness - How You Can Get Your Child Involved This Summer!

Leigh McManus | Posted 07.02.2015 | Good News
Leigh McManus

Those who know me best, know how much I long to be a Mom. While the process to become a mother, has so far been a long and challenging one for me (which I will share some other time), it is always in my heart.

The Good People

Mimo Khair | Posted 07.01.2015 | Travel
Mimo Khair

Life is slow in Yunnan. People walk with no rush; the fields can wait. The clouds change form in slow motion; the lush mountains are great company....

The Fabric of Healthy Communities: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.01.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week The Pollination Project honors people around the world who are helping their communities address some of their most basic needs. From a women-run business in Nigeria, to school gardens in Tanzania and Uganda, and a creative rebuilding effort in Gaza, Palestine, these grantees are showing us how small local initiatives really do make a difference.

The Result of Design Thinking Students Designing Their Own School: EmpathicEducation for a CompassionateNation

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 06.30.2015 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

This post is Part 2 of a 2 Part Series on Design Thinking Students Designing Their Own School. As a clinical psychologist and forensic expert in spec...

Teens and Digital Wisdom: Give Them a Round of Applause

Sue Scheff | Posted 06.30.2015 | Parents
Sue Scheff

We often hear negative news about teens and how they use digital media. But research shows that teens can actually show adults a few things about being cyber-savvy.

I Choose Love

Christina Romo | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Christina Romo

I have been thinking a lot about the current state of affairs in this country, and I find the hatred and unrest surrounding it all so upsetting. There are people I love and care about very much who remain on opposing sides of many issues.

You Have Permission to Walk Out

Caroline Garnet McGraw | Posted 06.29.2015 | Religion
Caroline Garnet McGraw

My guilt gauge is overly responsive. It goes off at the slightest 'infraction,' so I can't look to it for a true reading. Instead, I can acknowledge false guilt, then make a deliberate choice about what I want to do.