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Selflessness

Tips for Staying Healthy While Being a Caregiver for Someone Else

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

One of the most difficult aspects of being a caregiver for another person is finding time to take care of your own needs. Caregiving is an unpredictable, chaotic and continuous task so it can feel impossible to create a schedule that includes time for self-nurturing and rest.

Becoming A Mother After Having A Baby

Ann Zamudio | Posted 04.08.2015 | Parents
Ann Zamudio

Selflessness doesn't effortlessly bloom as soon as that baby comes out of our bodies. I don't know why so many people pretend that it does.

You Carry Me

Heather Evers | Posted 04.21.2015 | Parents
Heather Evers

Who wouldn't love to be swooped up and carried? So, I indulge Harrison's requests to be picked up, even when I would really like to be carried myself. Isn't that the ideal metaphor for parenting, really? We do things for our children that no one does for us anymore.

Walking the Via Dolorosa: Young People in Solidarity--Until the End

Jordan Denari | Posted 04.14.2015 | Religion
Jordan Denari

Accompanying others selflessly is not the result of a state of enlightenment, nor is it a constant, deep emotion. It is a decision we make, a path we undertake consciously and with perseverance.

What Happened When I Gave Away My Son's Birthday Presents

Anjali Joshi | Posted 04.01.2015 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

Our children show us they are listening, watching and internalizing the life lessons we're trying so hard to teach.

Parenting Is Not About Me

Lauren Stevens | Posted 03.08.2015 | Parents
Lauren Stevens

Too often, I see parents caught up in a battle between their own wants and their child's, and it is typically a cause of stress and strife in their lives.

My Ever Upward Mothering

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 03.02.2015 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

I mothered. I mothered not my own children, but I mothered nonetheless. I mothered in a way that I am accepting and embracing, but also defining for myself.

The Best Way To De-Stress This Holiday Season

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living

Despite its long-sung reputation as "the most wonderful time of the year," the holiday season is easily one of the most stressful times as well. A rec...

Retirement Isn't for You

BJ Gallagher | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

The one thing I know for sure is that retirement isn't for me. Old age isn't for me. Being an old lady isn't for me. Because unless my life is lived for others, it is not worthwhile.

Mother Teresa's Legacy

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Halamandaris

There can only be one Mother Teresa, but her truth speaks to us all. God has given each of us the capacity to achieve some end necessary to others. Each of us has the power to increase the sum of the world's happiness.

Mile Markers

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa DeCastro

A marathon reminds us to be more selfless, to be the cheering crowd for those around us. Life is not all a competition of aggressiveness and speed to reach the next mile. There is only a personal best that truly matters. We all have our own pace that we know we want to keep, and it is the support that we give as well as feel that makes the run enjoyable.

5 Qualities to Look for in a Leader

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 11.19.2014 | Small Business
Alex Ivanovs

Leaders are humble people, they know they've got more experience than you, but they'll rarely opt for the choice of putting it in your face.

Stylist Who Spends Every Sunday Cutting Hair For Homeless: 'Every Human Life Is Worth The Same'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.07.2014 | Impact

Mark Bustos is a hair stylist at an upscale salon in New York City, but not all of his clientele have to be wealthy to get a quality trim. Sometimes,...

Stripped: The Culling Aspect of a Catholic Conversion

Nancy Kotting | Posted 09.28.2014 | Religion
Nancy Kotting

Virtually all that I thought I held dear, as the cornerstones that defined my life, were stripped. I will not deny it: The relentless culling often left me physically riveted in fear, broaching terror, paralyzed in my own mind and cast deep into an internal silence.

Ramadan Reflection Day #20: Selfless Worship -- What Have I Done This Ramadan? (Video)

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 09.17.2014 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

I serve as a University Chaplain for New York University and Executive Director of the Islamic Center at NYU. Earlier today, I delivered a short sermon that I was recommended to share with you by some of my community members as today's reflection.

Ramadan Reflection Day 16: Small Acts, Big Impacts

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 09.13.2014 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

It's remarkable at times how little it takes to make someone feel good and special. What would compel this brother to go the extra step and out of his way to do what he did? And, more importantly, would we do the same if the opportunity came in front of us?

The 'Secret' To Getting Donors To Give More Charity

Forbes | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact

Two weeks ago, the annual Giving USA report showed that American philanthropy continues to climb out of the trough of the Great Recession, one of the ...

He Passed It Over and Over Again

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 08.23.2014 | Good News
Anonymous Thank Yous

My 15-year-old son was on a community basketball team along with many other boys his age. On this team of teenage boys was one special needs boy the team all loved. This boy had a signature spot where he would go stand and the team would pass him the ball.

On the Journey Towards Sincerity

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 07.27.2014 | Religion
Umar Zulqarnain

While working on our own sincerity, we have to realize that the reality is, we will rarely meet sincere people. We will rarely meet people who will genuinely step out of themselves to attempt to see things from our perspective and act accordingly.

Looking For Happiness In All The Wrong Places

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 06.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Like a butterfly, happiness is always elusive: We search everywhere for it, seeking that one moment that makes all things feel good, only to find it slips away, changes or isn't as we thought, and once again we're lost in the quest to find it.

Operation Baby Lift: The Story Behind the Story

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Bill Halamandaris

Half a world away one man hears what happened and decides he has to do something about it. He is not about to wait the ten days the government says it will take to mount a relief effort.

Preserving a Higher Duty

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Naphtali Hoff

In our cheapened era of self-serving entertainers, corrupt politicians and dishonest CEOs, it is comforting to know that people with Chelsey Sullenberger's combination of courage, care and selflessness still exist.

Selfie or Selfless?

Frank Islam | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media
Frank Islam

Our question is, in this year -- and the upcoming ones of this decade -- do we need to be more selfie or more selfless? Given the current trends and problems domestically and internationally, it seems to us that "selfless" should be the clear winner.

9 Principles for Building an Authentic Business

August Turak | Posted 01.25.2014 | Small Business
August Turak

I saw building a company as a demonstration project, a way to put all the principles that I espoused and lessons I had learned from the Monks at Mepkin Abbey into practice.

9 Differences Between Selfish and Selfless Leaders

Charlie Kim | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Charlie Kim

Identifying the problem is 50 percent of the solution. Building a deep understanding of how things fail, helps us learn and grow from our mistakes.