As the shopping days countdown, our hearts open wide toward giving to others, expressing sincere best wishes, sharing joyful moments and visiting with friends and family. The weather continues to get colder and grayer, but our hearts grow warmer with love.
I think about, talk about and write about love a lot -- the power of love, the importance of love, the necessity of love, the anything and everything ...
Holidays traditionally mean family time. If that thought doesn't swell your heart with joyful anticipation, you've probably got some "challenges" with members of your tribe. It happens in all families because we've all got certain kin folk like this.
We put up our Christmas tree last week. As I combed through the boxes, I picked up a familiar shape carefully wrapped in tissue. I knew what it was before I even unwrapped it. One of my favorite holiday memories, and it took me back just a few years.
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.
My daughter taught me that she is not me and her way of doing things is not my way. "Different" doesn't necessarily require fixing.
I remember reading somewhere that people with Alzheimer's enjoy being with others like them. The following story clearly illustrates that.
I often wonder how much more compassionate our world would be if we took the time to connect through story, instead of being consumed with the latest piece of technology.
One of the best parts of my job at WorkerAnts.com is volunteering at various charities. I love finding new organizations and talking with people who are helping others.
As millions of families find themselves struggling this year to offer gifts to their loved ones, one thing is clear: The spirit of Christmas is alive and well in numerous communities throughout the United States.
I am counting my blessings this season and especially during my week-long visit to my hometown, Chattanooga, Tennessee. I've found that southerners ha...
We sing because hearing is the first and last human sense; we sing to blend our voices and find harmony in a world so often dissonant and at war; we sing to celebrate and to mourn; we sing to carry on our traditions.
"I've never regretted it. Any misgivings about being away from my family and my business flee as soon as I see a 2-year-old who'd come in with a cracked lip and a cracked palate who looks good now, or the old person who gets to see again after 10 years. That is my reward."
Finding success at an early age, Tobie Giddio began illustrating advertisements for Bergdorf Goodman soon after graduating from college. The ads were somewhat iconic and ran through the end of the '80s.
I turned 50 this year, which makes me officially two years younger than DJ, the dog who came into my life when he was three-months-old. It isn't watching our dogs grow older that brands our heart with the stamp of melancholy; it's that we watch them grow older than us.
In actuality, empathy predominantly involves learning about someone else's worldview. Furthermore, that learning process is shaped to a very great degree by one's personal relationships.
Empathy will be our weapon against the darkness of hate, the strife of hostility, of diminishing hope. With it, we will reach for nothing less than full restoration of humanity for every tribe across the nations.
Evolutionary psychologists ponder altruism. They wonder why anybody behaves in a manner that appears less than self-interested. They speculate that charity is a charade; it is not benevolent but serves another purpose.
On my right wrist, I always wear 5 bracelets. They are simple and some are made of string, but from each of them I draw inspiration. As silly as it sounds, each bracelet has its own name, because they remind me of different friends from my time with Camp Kesem Notre Dame.
Love is the most powerful emotion a human being can experience. The strange think is, that almost nobody knows what love is. Why is it so difficult to find love? That is easy to understand, if you know that the word "love" is not the same as one's feeling of love.