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Kindness: A Contagion Worth Catching

Debbie Lyn Toomey | Posted 02.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Debbie Lyn Toomey

Are your anxieties making you feel restless, and you don't know what to do about it? Are you sick of feeling down and want to just be happy? ...

Over-sharing? Or My Special Needs Son's Soundtrack?

Rebecca Smith Masterson | Posted 01.27.2016 | Parents
Rebecca Smith Masterson

There is an ongoing debate in the online special needs community about over-sharing. Are we mom and dad bloggers stepping over the line when we share stories and details about our kids and their special needs? It's a heated debate, a thing, a downright brouhaha.

Bosom Buddies -- The Day Before a Biopsy

Jenn Sutkowski | Posted 01.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jenn Sutkowski

Not the kind of thing you like to see, generally speaking. The document I had to sign that said I would need a biopsy. I signed it while lying on my...

Wheelchair Wisdom: The Power of Giving and Sharing

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 12.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

To serve others is to become more receptive and open to ourselves. Each time we assist another we are renewed and strengthened. In such circumstances, giving is also receiving. During this holiday season, keep these ideas in mind the next time you have the opportunity to help someone.

Bring Your "A" Game

Melinda Parrish | Posted 12.15.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

In ways that I can't even share yet, people are paying attention to what the #healthyatanysize community has to say.

The Most Powerful Thing You Can Do for Your Relationships

Z Zoccolante | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

In our society there are so many people wanting to be heard, yet so many missed opportunities for connection. Listening is an underestimated skill that is vital for health and healing. Practice being a listener and you'll soon discover the power listening has.

A Helping Hand -- The Season to Be Giving

Annalise Green | Posted 10.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Annalise Green

In my life I've always found that one of the magical keys to happiness is generosity, kindness, and helping others, so it's no surprise to you that on...

Is Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky Telling Us the Truth About His Company?

Steven Hill | Posted 10.21.2015 | Business
Steven Hill

The clear and simple truth is that Airbnb has drifted very far from its origins, and is no longer simply a platform of "regular people" hosts. It has morphed into a giant loophole for professional real estate operatives.

Can People Who Have Kids Be Friends With People Who Don't?

Avelist | Posted 09.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Avelist

Co-authored by Jody Porowski, CEO of Avelist Friendships are often formed when we meet people who have things in common with us. But what happens w...

Things No Self-Respecting Adult Should Be Doing on Facebook

Thrillist | Posted 09.10.2015 | HuffPost Home
Thrillist

Welcome to the Internet in the 21st century: where teenagers pretend to be 30-year-olds, and 30-year-olds act like teenagers. Let's change that, OK?

Disarming the Selective College Arms Race: 6 Strategies for Parents

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 08.26.2015 | College
Hélène Tragos Stelian

So how can we, the parents, help our kids navigate this crazy arms race of elite college admissions without feeding the beast? While we may be powerless to change the system, what steps can we take to make the best of a difficult situation, for our kids, our families, and our communities?

A River Runs Through You: It's Just About... Life

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 08.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Brodinsky

River: a natural stream of water of fairly large size flowing in a definite course or channel. This can be you. You can be a river. It's time. Tim...

The New Global Leader, Part X: Dana Bentia, and the Sensuous Pageantry of Slow Food

O'Brien Browne | Posted 08.21.2015 | Healthy Living
O'Brien Browne

Dana's passion is food and our senses with a mission of showing how the richness of our multi-sensory environments and the multitude of our everyday i...

Lights Go On: Part LI -- A Single Word

Thomas Bähler | Posted 07.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Thomas Bähler

LOVE it means the most to feel it it means the most to say it it means the most to hear it it means the most to read it it means the most to wri...

$3 Can Buy You Happiness: How I've Learned Integrity Fom the Poorest People in the World

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 06.22.2015 | Impact
Dragos Bratasanu

A few years ago I went on a journey in Nepal. From the moment you land in Kathmandu, taxi drivers ask absurd sums of money for very short rides, merchants charge you a lot more because you're a foreigner.

How To Avoid Toxic Friendships

Erris Langer Klapper | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Erris Langer Klapper

We tell our teens to surround themselves with true friends who promote positivity and healthy self-esteem. Shouldn't we practice what we preach? Spring is here, and it's the perfect time for taking emotional stock and ridding ourselves of winter's cobwebs.

Advice From a Judgmental, Perfectionist, Control Freak

Kylie Dunn | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Kylie Dunn

I wanted to be less of a judgmental, perfectionist, control freak... and finally work out what I wanted to do with my life. The project gave me more than I could ever have imagined, or hoped for, but there are three fundamental lessons from My Year of TED that I think everyone should apply to their own lives. They are a great start to improving your mental health and general happiness.

Is Sharing Really Caring?

Avital Schreiber Levy | Posted 05.04.2015 | Parents
Avital Schreiber Levy

When we really drill down into what sharing is and what it isn't and what it means to share, we might find ourselves misaligned, misinformed or simply mistaken. So here are seven thoughts to provoke your stance on sharing and whether or not sharing truly equals caring.

Why I Choose To Write About My Divorce

Jessica Kahan | Posted 06.17.2015 | Divorce
Jessica Kahan

I am not glamorous like the women who star in The Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce. But, guess what? Neither are most of the women going through this. When I write and women respond, it's because I am just regular and so are they.

13 Reasons Why the Miles Don't Make a Difference When It's Your Best Friend

Lisa Katz | Posted 06.13.2015 | Women
Lisa Katz

You can still dream together, talk about getting older together and even hope to move near each other again and then reminisce about that again a week later.

How Do We Teach Our Children to Be Kind?

Diana Grycan | Posted 05.26.2015 | Parents
Diana Grycan

Every time I pick a paper or magazine to read lately, I seem to find someone who appears to want to tell us about the issue of raising kind children. As much as I believe in teaching values such as kindness to our children, there are a few points that I feel are important to add to this debate.

Sharing Services Will Continue to Dominate in 2015

Paul DeLong | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Paul DeLong

As the sharing economy becomes more widely accepted, it opens the door for sharing services in new industries to take root and build reputable brands. Based on the principle of communal goods or services, companies will continue to help users solve common annoyances.

What I Don't Want To See On Facebook -- Ever

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 04.29.2015 | Fifty
Janet Eve Josselyn

Everyone knows someone who shares way too much on Facebook. Too much information about the awards your children have won or too many pictures of the food you're about to eat. So I offer this advice: there are the 10 things that you should avoid posting on Facebook.

We ALL Need the Village

Kindness Blog | Posted 04.27.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Here's the thing: I've spent an evening broken to pieces, with my spirit in shreds, because of some of the things I've seen or heard about, which show where the village has failed.

'So Much More Than Enough' -- Lessons in Gracious Sharing

Jesua | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Jesua

What would happen if all of us in our world who have "so much more than enough" (and we do, really, in so many ways!) could simply extend generosity with this kind of ease and joy, this quality of open surrender and trust?