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Kids are Drivers, Not Passengers: An Interview with Susan Crown

Robyn Shulman | Posted 02.12.2016 | Education
Robyn Shulman

I had the gracious opportunity to sit down with Susan Crown to discuss her work with local, national and international organizations.

Believe In Yourself And Dreams Come True!

Nick Katsoris | Posted 01.28.2016 | Parents
Nick Katsoris

Imagine if 18 time Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps' mother never took him to swimming practice, or if three time Oscar winner Meryl Streep was told not to audition for the school play.

How to Make a Difference in 2016

Em Sexton | Posted 01.06.2016 | Good News
Em Sexton

For weeks, you were surrounded by jolly advertisements, replays of classic Christmas movies, and festive holiday parties. All signs pointed to 'Tis' the season to be merry and bright.' But maybe, like me, you were actually feeling more like that screaming kid sitting on Santa's lap.

Why Is It Important to Stand Out From the Crowd?

Sakshi Talwar | Posted 12.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Sakshi Talwar

In a noisy world, where everybody seems to be shouting their lungs out from their rooftops, it is important for your ideas to stand out from the crowd.

How You Can Use Your Talents To Spread #GlobalLOVE

Melissa Mushaka | Posted 11.18.2015 | Arts
Melissa Mushaka

Motivation: the state or condition of having a strong reason to accomplish something. In today's world, one's motive, can get convoluted by mere cho...

From Greed to Giving Back

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

I love stories of redemption because I believe anyone can choose to begin doing the right thing at any moment in life--and that this choice matters. I...

Let's Talk About Vulnerability and Resiliency

Ann Fry | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Ann Fry

Perhaps you had a fairly easy and uncomplicated life -- grew up in a wonderful place, with an in-tact family, stayed in that place after completing school, created your career, started your own family and life is good. That's awesome. I admire you. However, for many others, it didn't go like that.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving -- David v. Goliath Fight... Who Will Win a Million Dollars?

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 10.26.2015 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

I've worked with lots of different nonprofit organizations over the years and I'm always impressed with their hard work and dedication. But from my vantage point, Mary's Place has taken this to a new level.

Love the Homeless -- Lessons From Sandy Griffin

Tajci Cameron | Posted 10.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tajci Cameron

Collin was waiting for a long time for a chance to perform a song for us when we finished shooting Waking Up in America. He didn't have to be anywhere...

Measuring Success

Lori Lee | Posted 10.14.2015 | Impact
Lori Lee

Success can be achieved by doing what we are capable of doing, helping someone overcome life's challenges, and even providing temporary solutions to obvious needs.None of us may be able to change everything but we become successful by changing the things we can.

Why You Need to Help Break the Cycle of Abuse

Dr. John DeGarmo | Posted 09.17.2015 | Impact
Dr. John DeGarmo

You say you want to help kids. You say you want to make a difference. Do you really? Will you step outside of your comfort zone to make that difference, to help kids who need you? You see, YOU have the power to break the cycle.

You Matter

Caitlin Grace | Posted 09.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Caitlin Grace

All the choices you make on any given day make a difference. We don't always see the effects of our actions or our thoughts but believe me, they have an impact. Just because you can't see the effect right away doesn't mean that you are not creating change.

How Volunteering Can Help the World (And You)

Tajci Cameron | Posted 09.07.2015 | Impact
Tajci Cameron

You choose to become even more aware of how each of us plays a very significant part. So you go about your day as usual, but you smile more intentionally, hold someone's hand a bit longer, and make choices that are a part of the solution, not the problem.

The Love Longer KC Project: Why You Need to Know About It

Summer Collins | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Summer Collins

This act of pure love, pure kindness... Is what we as not just a city, not just as a state, but as a country need to be doing more of to make everyone feel equally loved.

Meet Gizmo, Healer of Hearts

Suzanne DeWitt Hall | Posted 08.14.2015 | Good News
Suzanne DeWitt Hall

Meet Gizmo, a 3.5-pound wonderdoglet on a mission to change the world one doggy hug at a time. During the very early stages of our journey, Gizmo exhibited a keen sense of people's emotions.

How This Woman Is Saving Starving Children In Central America

Ken Solin | Posted 07.16.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

I recently interviewed Diane Wamhoff who humbly describes herself as just another regular retired person. She's a 67-year-old wife, mother, and grandmother, and as her story unfolded, an extraordinary hero too.

Children Really Are Our Future

Jay Scott | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

As we enter the summer months and "lemonade season," as we call it at Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, I have the immense pleasure of hearing from children all around the country who are continuing what Alex started.

How to Make a Difference. Today.

Ira Israel | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

Last week I attended an awesome event called "The Shine" and was blown away by the community created by my old friend and fellow meditation teacher Light Watkins.

Making A Difference: The World of Giving - US Charitable Giving Surpasses All Past Records in 2014

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 12.01.2015 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

It feels like least in the nonprofit world as that was the height of the philanthropic contribution levels. And yes, seven years after the devastating recession, charitable donation levels have exceeded the banner year of 2007 for the first time.

The Significance of 50

Jay Scott | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

Throughout my life there have been many numbers of significance. For instance 4 -- the number of children I have had the immense pleasure of being a father to; or the age when my daughter Alex first voiced her desire to host a lemonade stand to help doctors on their way to finding cures for all kids with cancer.

The Graduation Speech I Wrote But Didn't Want to Say

Anneli Lucia Tostar | Posted 06.01.2015 | College
Anneli Lucia Tostar

Our Harvard degrees matter, yes, but for reasons I feel are under-emphasized. It is true that some employers, neighbors, and people sitting next to us on airplanes react strongly to "the H-bomb," as it has so affectionately been called.

Big Heart? Small Wallet? A Thrifty Guide to Giving

Melanie Young | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Melanie Young

My mother (known in her hometown of Chattanooga as "The Purple Lady") lives by what she calls her "Purple Rules: Do unto others and for others." Give graciously and generously to help people without expecting anything in return. Her gift to me was the lesson of being a giving person and not a getting one.

68 Hours in Haiti, Part 3: The Orphanage

Dan Duffy | Posted 06.24.2015 | Impact
Dan Duffy

Many people that I know are so caught up with the day-to-day that they forget what a gift life truly is, and I include myself in that condemnation. These kids did not take life for granted.

It's a Small World After All

Danielle Posa | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Posa

We never know exactly how many people are listening to what we say, watching what we do, or reading what we post... but we'd be crazy to think that it's anything less than a whole lot.

Africa's New Hope: Mentoring Mothers

Margaret Gardiner | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Margaret Gardiner

Mentor Mothers teach socialization, encouraging play and bonding. Young, alone, uneducated, and unprepared for parenthood, teaching a mother to show love is one of the most basic and rewarding tasks.