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When Train Riders Moved Away From Passenger, This Woman Held His Hand

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 02.11.2016 | Good News

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Who Do You Become?

Bronwen Sciortino | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Bronwen Sciortino

It's time to reverse the trend and make a move towards re-connecting with our empathy for our fellow human beings. Let's make our initial reaction to situations come from a kindness standpoint.

Love is in the Air, Literally

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 02.09.2016 | Parents
Lianne Mandelbaum

Dear JetBlue Airways, I realize this is a bit unorthodox, but I wanted to officially declare my love for your airline on this Valentine's Day. You have given back to our family the gift of travel. Let me explain.

10 Wishes I Have For My Son And His Future Wife

Winifred M. Reilly | Posted 02.09.2016 | Weddings
Winifred M. Reilly

Millions of couples marry each year. Like my son and his fiancée, and my husband and I, they'll step into marriage bright-eyed, optimistic, ready to give it their all. The good news: despite all the challenges that marriage can bring, a vast majority of them will succeed.

What Cam Newton Can Teach Us All About Failure

Suzanne Perryman | Posted 02.08.2016 | Parents
Suzanne Perryman

"I'm not perfect," I told my teen. "I made a mistake, and I'm sorry." Still, as we sat down for dinner, Super Bowl hum in the background, my daughter continued to make her point. Yes, she was right, but that wasn't the point I wanted to make.

Teaching Kindness and Compassion Key to Saving Planet

Max Guinn | Posted 02.10.2016 | Green
Max Guinn

Two experiences last summer changed the way I look at the world. I spoke on a panel with the Dalai Lama as part of the Global Compassion Summit in...

How the Rich Are Different From Other People

Pam Ferderbar | Posted 02.05.2016 | Comedy
Pam Ferderbar

Lately I've been seeing a lot of articles on this subject, and I am amazed that anyone at all feels the need to itemize, explain, elucidate and otherwise point out how rich people are different from people who are not rich. For one thing, and it seems rather obvious, rich people have more money.

What if Schools Taught Kindness?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 02.08.2016 | Education
Greater Good Science Center

When other kids are suffering, can we understand how they might be feeling? Kindness bridges those gaps and helps build a sense of connection among the students, the teachers, and even the parents.

I Am the Lizard King: Learning to Turn Off the Hurt

David Michael Conner | Posted 02.05.2016 | Healthy Living
David Michael Conner

I'm no longer ashamed to be in public with my skin ailments. If they alarm people, so be it. If someone comments to me, they'll be guaranteed an in-depth lesson on Lyme and associated diseases.

Road Rage Experience Leads to Examination of Society

Aimee L. Baror | Posted 02.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Aimee L. Baror

For starters, the next time someone is tailgating me with a vengeance, I will simply move over and let them be on their way. I allowed my ego to overcome me and lead me to self-righteousness.

6 Surprising Health Reasons Why You Should Be More Compassionate

Posted 02.11.2016 | Healthy Living

Studies have shown that our DNA drives us to carry out acts of compassion for the greater good of our species. There’s evidence indicating that infa...

Kindness: A Contagion Worth Catching

Debbie Lyn Toomey | Posted 02.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Debbie Lyn Toomey

Are your anxieties making you feel restless, and you don't know what to do about it? Are you sick of feeling down and want to just be happy? ...

Lost In Translation

Leon Logothetis | Posted 02.03.2016 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

The Mojo Diaries Part Three- Lost In Translation All of life is a foreign country - Jack Kerouac Adventure can come when we least expect it and som...

When You Don't See Me: A Letter to My Patients

Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach, BSN, RN, CCRN | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach, BSN, RN, CCRN

I carry you with me. I am your nurse. So when you don't see me, please know that I'm near. Your life is my responsibility -- your livelihood, my pride. We carry you with us: on scribbled notes in pockets, through aching within worn bodies -- forever in our minds.

Just Be Kind: The Only Relationship Advice You'll Ever Need

Lisa Firestone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

You may already be rolling your eyes at the vast oversimplification of this title... and if you were to go back to read the many articles I've written...

A Bunch Of Jerks On A Plane

Wendy E. Simmons | Posted 02.03.2016 | Travel
Wendy E. Simmons

Whether it's the woman in front of you who fully reclines her seat during the meal service, or the man behind you who keeps jabbing the touch screen like it's done him wrong, a ticket to fly does not grant one license to jettison manners.

To The Woman Who Loved Unnecessarily

Annalise Green | Posted 02.01.2016 | Women
Annalise Green

Sometimes in life you come across a love so strong, so pure, and given so unnecessarily that you can't help but be eternally grateful... You see, my ...

The Lairds Came To America!

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Bil Hitchcock

249 years ago during a bitterly cold January and February, they were on two ships...Samuel Laird, 41, his wife, Margaret Gibson, 36, and their three s...

The One Thing Caregivers Need to Know: How to Care for Themselves

Kristin Neff | Posted 01.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Kristin Neff

Think of all the generous, kind people you know who constantly give compassion and care to others, yet continually beat themselves up. "You're so stup...

Why Kindness Heals

James R. Doty, M.D. | Posted 01.26.2016 | Healthy Living
James R. Doty, M.D.

Hopefully sharing this new science of kindness helps all of us -- physicians and patients alike -- to see in new ways how and why kindness heals and even more importantly how being kind results in one living a longer -- and happier -- life.

Battle Scars

Allison Arnone | Posted 01.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Allison Arnone

Do you really know what goes on behind closed doors? Do you know the struggles -- the "battles" -- that the people in your life are facing? In some cases, you may.

I Know You Love Me. Now Let Me Die

Kindness Blog | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Kindness Blog

While we are developing more and more ways to extend life, we have also provided water and nutrients to a forest of unrealistic expectations that have real-time consequences for those frail bodies that have been entrusted to us.

Why That Rude Person Is Actually A Blessing

Gabriella van Rij | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Gabriella van Rij

You experience rudeness every day. Be the difference for the other person, as well as establishing purposeful kindness as a habit in your life.

Henry James' Killer Kindness Quote

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.25.2016 | Books
Lev Raphael

One of the most popular quotes about kindness on the Internet is attributed to the novelist Henry James: "Three things in human life are important:...

The Surprising Connection Between Happiness and Kindness

Gabriella van Rij | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Gabriella van Rij

We all love to be the recipient of kindness -- whether food, gifts, or money -- but we hesitate when it comes to giving it. However, kindness is the only free thing we have to give.