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Can You Say No and Still Be a Kind Person?

Gabriella van Rij | Posted 04.02.2017 | Healthy Living
Gabriella van Rij

Saying "no" to certain things will allow you to say "yes" to those things you know are worth your time. And when you have been consistently kind to yourself, you are better able to be kind to others.

Here's Why We Struggle To Make Connections With Our Doctors -- And Why That Needs To Change ASAP

Posted 08.08.2016 | Healthy Living

Americans don’t always trust their doctors, and here’s the proof: a 2012 survey found that just 34 percent of U.S. adults said they had “great c...

The Lesbian Chronicles 16: Me, Myself and Louise

Katharine Angelina Love | Posted 03.29.2017 | Queer Voices
Katharine Angelina Love

This morning I woke up feeling fractured and fragile due to a loss of heart-wrenching proportions, which added to my already bottomless pit of sadness at being left once again -- as Gilbert O'Sullivan sang: "Alone Again, Naturally."

Please Hear What I'm Not Saying

Adrienne Austermann | Posted 03.29.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Adrienne Austermann

I never did find the papers I was looking for, but they didn't seem so critically important anymore. What is important is that as fellow human beings, we take the time to look a little deeper, hold those glances a little longer, and hold out our hands a little more often.

Lost and Found

Jonah C. Steinberg | Posted 03.26.2017 | Religion
Jonah C. Steinberg

A true story from this past week. I spun around suddenly, a few steps into the hotel lobby, realizing I had just left my briefcase on the back seat o...

Welcome to the D.A.R.K Side

She's Fit To Lead | Posted 03.25.2017 | College
She's Fit To Lead

The D.A.R.K side is all about daily acts of random kindness and how those acts can be implemented into your life. Instead of just waiting around for inspiration to push you toward sharing a smile with someone around you, join the D.A.R.K side and discover the simple, little tasks you can do to brighten the life of someone around you.

How to Stay Positive in a Negative World

Dr. Christi Hegstad | Posted 03.25.2017 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christi Hegstad

You don't need to look far to find negativity these days. Scroll the headlines or turn on your TV and you could quickly come to the conclusion that we live in a dark and angry place. But you can change that -- both your belief about the world, and the world itself.

A Tiny Shift in Perception: Walk in the Paws Of...

Gabriella van Rij | Posted 03.22.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Gabriella van Rij

Our perception of a situation is all we have. All of us, every living, breathing thing on this planet has it's own perception.

27 Things I've Learned in 27 Years

Barrett Pall | Posted 03.22.2017 | Queer Voices
Barrett Pall

I have dealt with very real issues in terms of family, finances, health, and figuring out myself. I've had a quarter-life crisis, and watched my life blossom in ways I could've never imagined. Throughout all of this I have learned many lessons.

Crashing in America

Marc Gopin | Posted 03.21.2017 | Good News
Marc Gopin

My son and I were driving and we saw a crash that had occurred just minutes before on the side of the road. I looked at the crash up close as I slowly passed and it was more than a fender bender. I quickly sensed there could be people trapped or hurt.

ICYMI: A Heartwarming Homecoming And Dapperly-Dressed Pigeons

Posted 10.25.2016 | Good News

When you start your Monday with good news and a delicious breakfast, it can lead to a great day. So we’ve partnered with Jimmy Dean to bring you the...

Thank You for Unfriending Me...

Leigh M. Clark | Posted 03.19.2017 | Women
Leigh M. Clark

To the woman who unfriended me, thank you: For teaching me to rise above and preparing me for others with the same limiting beliefs. You're not alone, and lucky for me, neither am I. I believe that good does exist, and I plan to spend my lifetime proving it.

These Workers Are Going Blind From Onions

Kyle Le | Posted 03.18.2017 | HuffPost Live 321
Kyle Le

In the small town of Vinh Chau there are about 700 people blind in one eye and 300 more blind in both eyes. Vinh Chau is one of the most fertile red onion production centers of Vietnam, and it is a major reason for their vision loss.

When People's Problems Spill Over Into Our Lives

Grace de Rond | Posted 03.16.2017 | Healthy Living
Grace de Rond

Here are some things to consider when people do things that we don't like:

12 Ways to Live With No Regrets

Elyse Santilli | Posted 03.16.2017 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

We have been conditioned to justify everything we do, so we often ignore the things that bring us joy and bliss because there is no obvious or rational reason to do them. Our joy guides us towards our purpose and passions in life. So do more of the things you love and follow your inspiration.

Why Art Is Important for Highly Sensitive Persons

Esther de Charon de Saint Germain | Posted 03.16.2017 | Arts
Esther de Charon de Saint Germain

I share a trait with 15 to 20 % of all people. Women, children, men. And apparently animals as well. You recognize us at parties. We're the one in t...

How Mindfulness Can Inform a Life and Death Situation

Erin Sharaf | Posted 03.16.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Erin Sharaf

And isn't life just like that sometimes? You can strategize and plan your morning down to the minute and then you will suddenly and inexplicably find a giant, gasping, half-dead behemoth at your feet and you will have to decide what to do.

Negativity Breeds Negativity, Positivity Breeds Positivity

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 03.15.2017 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

"Diversity of ideas makes us all wiser. True leadership is embracing those who disagree with you, as well." - "President" Frank Underwood, House of C...

How to Raise "Includers"

Whitney Fleming | Posted 03.11.2017 | Parents
Whitney Fleming

The cars in the drop-off line moved exceedingly slow one cold morning, and I tried to keep my patience while silently chanting, "Pull forward!" My da...

Being Human Is So Vulnerable: Reflections On a Colonoscopy

Padma Gordon | Posted 03.11.2017 | Healthy Living
Padma Gordon

Sitting in meditation this morning in a post-anesthesia haze I was awash in gratitude for my health after having just undergone my first preventative ...

How to Navigate Around the Portlandish Restaurant Scene if You Just Want a Dash of Nice in Your Dish

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 03.09.2017 | Travel
Kay Tacke Morse

The Indifference plague is spreading like bike lanes in our town, sprawling even out to the little charming friendly burrows. When did it become cool or even ok to lack basic manners?

Choosing Kindness: Lessons From My Grandmother

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 03.10.2017 | Good News
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

I am inspired daily by the love and kindness of my grandmother and the life and messages of Wayne Dyer. When you have a choice of being right or wrong, choose kind. Lead with kindness and love. Imagine what our world would be like if we all did this.

5 Simple Ways To Show Kindness

Christine Carter | Posted 03.09.2017 | Good News
Christine Carter

I'd like to think there are at least five simple ways to be kind. These efforts of kindness are truly doable for us all. Here's what I find most inspiring.

These Fifth Graders Gave Up Recess For The Best Reason

Posted 03.24.2016 | Good News

When you start your Monday with good news and a delicious breakfast, it can lead to a great day. So we’ve partnered with Jimmy Dean to bring you the...

5 Ways Nature Can Make You Kinder, Happier, and More Creative

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 03.05.2017 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

Here are some of the ways that science is showing how being in nature affects our brains and bodies.