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A Reminder from Tears

Alexandra Allam | Posted 10.05.2015 | College
Alexandra Allam

It is so easy to overlook the humanity in others when it's custom for people to live in thick skin. Because people can laugh off their hurt, or hide it or ignore it themselves, we often forget how deeply one another feels. Until someone cries.

Three Strategies For Bringing More Kindness Into Your Life

Greater Good Science Center | Nico Pitney | Posted 10.05.2015 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. In November, GGSC is hosting a sum...

If It Feels Good, Do That

Kim Kalicky | Posted 10.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kim Kalicky

I love watching people at the beach because they exude pure joy, a release. I can tell they are behaving differently at the edge of the shore than they do in their lives back home -- in their busy lives of work and stresses and shoulds.

Why I Didn't Kill Myself

Z Zoccolante | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

I decide I've been looking in the wrong place for God and begin to morph my beliefs with reincarnation. The books I read tell me that we keep coming back, life after lifetime. This terrifies me because it means that if I don't heal the eating disorder in this life I'm gonna come back and face it again.

Forgive Me Father, for I Have...

Rumni Saha | Posted 09.29.2015 | Religion
Rumni Saha

If the Holy Father can preach and practice unparalleled humility, non-judgmental love and tender compassion for all, we laymen most definitely need to do a bit of soul-searching -- here and now.

Why the Life and Death of an Elderly, Homeless Dog Gives Us Hope

Finnegan Dowling | Posted 09.28.2015 | Green
Finnegan Dowling

While this wasn't a happy ending, the story of the last seven months of Gizmo's life IS a triumph for many reasons.

Starving Dog Is Completely Transformed By Kindness

The Dodo | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 09.26.2015 | Green

This starving dog, who had all but given up on the world, underwent an amazing transformation. And it's all thanks to a little kindness....

A Clutter-Busting Meditation

Brooks Palmer | Posted 09.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brooks Palmer

I want to share with you this special clutter-busting meditation that I recorded a few years back. In this video I guide you through an inner visualiz...

Kindness and Gratitude in the Face of a Middle Finger

Angel Duncan | Posted 09.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Angel Duncan

This isn't about yoga: We all have our passions of what works best for our minds and bodies. This is about those two words of kindness and gratitude: two simple words that hold incredibly deep meaning, yet are so hard to practice and master, let alone just grasp in concept.

WATCH: Denver Strangers Share How to Spread Kindness

HooplaHa | Posted 09.22.2015 | Good News

What makes you a kind stranger? Husband and wife production team Sarah Sellman and Greg Grano want to know. In a new series, Kind Stranger, they are t...

To The Wendy's Employee At The Drive-Through

Ashley Alteman | Posted 09.21.2015 | Parents
Ashley Alteman

I think you saw something in my eyes. I believe you noticed something was off and you led with what you, clearly, knew best: kindness.

Making Loving Kindness a Way of Life

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 09.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Hyder Zahed

Expressing love whether through words or action is ultimately at the heart of living in the present moment with others. Loving everyone without reservations, deep listening, spending time with our loved ones and being present mentally and physically are all examples of loving kindness.

Kindness Can Open Hearts and Unexpected Opportunities

Kare Anderson | Posted 09.17.2015 | Impact
Kare Anderson

Sunny Summer is past. The upcoming holidays are times of great loving and loneliness and we often don't know who is experiencing which. For many it is a bit of both. For us all this can be a prime time for kindness, sometimes simply by sharing what we have.

In Defense of Aging Gracefully

Helen J. Russell | Posted 09.17.2015 | Fifty
Helen J. Russell

As I see it aging with grace gives you plenty of wriggle room in your second half. Pole dance in hot pink lycra if that's your thing. Or quietly live out a lavender life. All it asks is that you come from a place of love in everything you do -- for yourself, for others, and for life itself. Nothing outdated about that!

5 Lessons I Learned While Trying to Make the World a Nicer Place

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 09.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

I became one of Them. I frowned in mere anticipation of rudeness. I cut off other drivers because, hey, they probably would have cut me off anyway. I frowned for no other reason than to frown, and acted rudely just because I could.

Forgiving the 'Unforgivable'

Scott Stabile | Posted 09.16.2015 | Impact
Scott Stabile

I hear justifications all the time for why some actions are unforgivable, and I just don't agree. I can barely stomach what we human beings do to each other, the amount of physical and emotional pain we can cause one another. But I intend to forgive everything.

Can We Keep the Empathy State of Mind Alive?

Alyssa Piperis | Posted 09.15.2015 | Impact
Alyssa Piperis

The 14th anniversary of 9/11 has come and gone. My social media newsfeeds are filled with less outward sensitivity and commemoration today than they w...

We Are Mothers - By December McIntyre

Kindness Blog | Posted 09.11.2015 | Parents
Kindness Blog

Some days we wake up wondering if this madness will ever end because we don't think we can endure another day. Other times, we stare intently at our children with longing hearts, hold their tiny faces in our hands and beg them, please stay here in this moment with me forever.

The Power of Kindness

Susana K. McCollom | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Susana K. McCollom

While we have the power to reinforce optimism through a small gesture, it also means one wrong move can be hard to recover from. We will get our feelings hurt and feel unappreciated, and despite our best intentions, we will also make someone else feel that way. Anyone who braves the world risks disenchantment.

Filling the Well of Kindness

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

We have somehow lost our ability to move through the world with an aura of visible compassion, with obvious gestures and words of kindness for others. Why is kindness so difficult for us?

What the Internet Trolls Need to Read

Rain Dove | Posted 09.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Rain Dove

I was recently in a photo shoot featuring breast cancer survivors who had endured a double mastectomy with out breast reconstruction. The photoshoot went viral and network after network supported the efforts of the movement to showcase these incredible women. But the feedback wasn't all positive.

Yoga's Guide for Peaceful People Management

Jennie Lee | Posted 09.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jennie Lee

For better or worse, people affect us from the moment we wake up in the morning until we fall asleep again each night. Their words and actions can d...


Kim Kalicky | Posted 08.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kim Kalicky

"These are the girls who will be at my wedding, I thought... These are the friends who will bring me flowers at the birth of my first child, and th...

Soggy Dog Weathers Rainstorm Thanks To Kindhearted Strangers

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.28.2015 | Good News

When it's raining cats and dogs, sometimes all you can do is seek shelter and ride out the storm. And when you're a dog in that situation, if you're l...

Incredibly Kind Kids -- Overcoming All Odds -- Jackdaniel Calvillo

Leigh McManus | Posted 08.28.2015 | Good News
Leigh McManus

In this, the fourth and final installment of the Incredibly Kind Kids series, we meet a very special young man: Jackdaniel Calvillo, age 9, of Los Angeles, California. He is consistently motivated to do the right thing and is always finding new ways to give back to those around him.