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Selflessness

When Did Feminism Become So Anti-Motherhood?

Joanna Hyatt | Posted 12.16.2016 | Women
Joanna Hyatt

It's not the kids who are at fault for "ruining" their mother's lives. You can instead thank a feminist movement that has failed women.

When Irrational Behavior Can Be Beneficial

Quora | Posted 11.30.2016 | Good News
Quora

What are some examples from history of people behaving irrationally in a way that was beneficial? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing...

The Heart of Change

Michael Meade, D.H.L. | Posted 11.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Meade, D.H.L.

THE HEART OF CHANGE A frequent explanation for the unexpected election result is that this was a "change election" in which a majority of voters w...

Altruists Have More Sex

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 10.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

So singles who are tired of Tinder may want to opt for a different strategy. Volunteering at the local food pantry won't only make you feel good; it may be an excellent way to meet a mate.

Three Kinds Of People

Michael Meade, D.H.L. | Posted 09.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Meade, D.H.L.

In these troubled times we need more of the third level of understanding that brings a deeper commitment to a future that is more genuinely humane, more fully inclusive, more dedicated to justice than to greed and more able to find ways to balance the needs of both nature and culture.

The Greatest Gift- How One Woman's Decision Changed Many Lives

Rumni Saha | Posted 06.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rumni Saha

I first met Miss Nancy in 2010 when she came to work as a Teaching Assistant at the school where I taught. She was funny, loud, somewhat cocky, and h...

The Dilemma of the Pursuit of Christian Celebrity

Khristi Adams | Posted 05.04.2016 | Religion
Khristi Adams

I'm not saying that those things are not evidence of God's blessings in their life. But, I find it problematic that this is becoming the measure by which we perceive progress.

Lessons From the Streets: Money Isn't Everything, Perspective Is

Justin Johnson | Posted 03.01.2017 | Latino Voices
Justin Johnson

Being in a position where you are stripped of everything doesn't make you poor or disadvantaged. In fact, it can provide a different lens to view life and source of motivation to be creative to make the most with what you have in order to continue to improve in becoming a better humanitarian to society.

Have I Always Been This Selfish?

Brent Stoller | Posted 01.21.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Brent Stoller

My commutes are the most infuriating parts of my day. The traffic, the missed lights, the minivan in the right lane that has no intention of turning r...

Can Trump Actually Lead America?

Bill Treasurer | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics
Bill Treasurer

There's a huge difference between being a famous celebrity and being a great leader. As comprehensive as the coverage surrounding Trump has been, it is striking how little attention has been given to one key question: Can Donald Trump actually lead America?

Merry Christmas, Young Man

Sara Lindberg | Posted 12.23.2016 | Parents
Sara Lindberg

"Mom this is really important to me. I need to give this to him," my son said to me looking at his hands. His hands that held far more than just a few dollars. What those hands held represented hope for my son.

24/7

Nkem DenChukwu | Posted 11.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Nkem DenChukwu

In the midst of life, the good days and those bad days, it really matters to be thankful... show it, say it, and feel it. Take life, not just one-step at a time, but one breath at a time.

#Selfless

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 11.05.2016 | Impact
SidneyAnne Stone

For better or worse this has become the era of the #Selfie and, much to the dismay of many, we are becoming a very self obsessed society as a result.

Looking for Your Purpose? Look No Farther!

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 08.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

"Everyone has a purpose in life ... a unique gift or special talent to give to others. And when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we...

The Power of My Daughter's One-Cup-at-a-Time Legacy

Jay Scott | Posted 07.30.2016 | Impact
Jay Scott

We truly believe that you never know which dollar is going to make the difference and lead to the next big discovery to help kids with cancer, and that every single dollar adds up toward making those dreams of a cure a reality.

Ramadan Reflection Day 13: Hunger Is Not A Choice for Some But Giving Is

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 06.30.2016 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

They had no tangible means to move it so one came up with the idea of saying a prayer to God by a sincere deed that they had respectively carried out at some time prior for Him.

The 6:00 News Is My Practice: Atonement in 2015

Megan McFeely | Posted 10.25.2016 | Religion
Megan McFeely

Maybe you are wondering if this practice of atonement has any impact? Does it do a damn thing? I can only say this. I have become right in myself. I have found a love that comes from inside my heart and a level of compassion that was unknown to me before.

Happy Mother's Day, Mom

Alicia Cook | Posted 05.07.2016 | Parents
Alicia Cook

She has dedicated her life to others. Long before she was "Super Mom," she was a 28-year-old young woman taking care of her dying mother. Making sure her nails were painted and that she was bathed.

Tips for Staying Healthy While Being a Caregiver for Someone Else

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 06.08.2015 | 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 06.08.2015 | 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.