Last month, murder was on the mind of a Moroccan immigrant traveling from Amsterdam to Paris. He boarded his train armed with an AK-47 rifle, a Luger handgun, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and a box-cutter.
My visit to Waveland, Mississippi, last week brought back one of the most searing images of destruction I have seen in my nearly two decades of working in the disaster response and volunteer management field.
Part of love is service. It feels good to help out, and what that does for your spirit can often make up for a deficiency of physical energy. But (for me, at least) those delicious feelings dry up under the harshness of overextending out of obligation.
"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 next time you see someone rambling on the street or asking for money, put yourself in their position. We need to imagine lacking a family, lacking food and lacking simple roofs over our heads. Maybe then, we'll understand and begin showing compassion.
But despite the storm's destruction, and the ongoing problems with disaster recovery in America -- New Orleans' story is hardly all doom and gloom. In the years since Katrina, New Orleans has given many the opportunity to become our very best selves.
With all the excitement about Pope Francis's upcoming visit to Philadelphia, I've been thinking about my own family, hoping that I'm on the right path. And this is what I realized: that most of us have two types of personalities inside us and the only way to balance them is through God.
Having surpassed Walmart as the most successful retailer in the country, Amazon is a titanic force that has revolutionized consumer culture. But these employee confessions made me recoil at a corporate culture that can only be described as a real-life Hunger Games.
I myself am deeply convinced that love and compassion--the two faces of altruism--are the cardinal virtues of human existence and the heart of the spiritual path. Loving kindness is the wish that all beings experience happiness, while compassion focuses on eradicating their suffering.
There is growing recognition that we need to find ways to harness the drive and commitment of young people, and leverage their unique skills.
ince joining The Mission Continues this past March, I've re-found the sense of purpose I so valued while in the military. I'm part of a team that accepts and honors me for all of my characteristics. I'm able to lead again, and the feeling of pride and inclusiveness that I had when I stood on that field in my Marine Corps uniform after the Naval Academy graduation has been restored.
Shelby Becker is trying to leave Comcast. Its latest trick: lying to her about a price. Can this relationship be saved? Question: I've spent hours ...
So what makes a Penn education so uniquely worthwhile and useful? What has helped me to gain the most from my Ivy League education? I found the answer from one of my extracurricular experiences at Penn.
Body parts like the spleen, the tonsils, and the appendix don't serve a critical function. One can live without tonsils, but try getting by without a heart! I thought about this concept of not being the spleen and wondered how I might apply it, not just to my church life, but to my whole life.
For me, the desire to make change began with curiosity. I was curious to know how the food that ended up on my plate came to be, and what impact it ha...
Imagine a world where every young person felt a deep sense of ownership and empowerment over social, political, environmental and economic issues from gender equality to poverty.