The new year approaches. It's a wonderful time to examine our lives, discover what's working best for us, look to create new opportunities, enjoy our bounty, find or keep great love, see someone from another person's viewpoint, live in the moment and most importantly be grateful for all that we have.
Carols. Cookies. Candy canes. It's the holiday season. Time to send the kids to visit a nursing home. Though these once a year visits may cross a "to do" off the season's list, they seldom satisfy the yearning all year long for another set of "cs."
Holiday wishes are a big deal for all of us, but especially for children. And for the children we see, we know how sacred a simple wish can be.
Traveling ignites something in the soul - there's no denying that. Every new experience, every new place explored, and every cultural barrier knocked down brings about a change in our perspectives and in the very way we live our lives.
As we approach the holiday season again, I am reminded of my Christmas in Syria, standing aside people of many faiths in the city square around a single tree. But, to be honest, my Christmas in Damascus was more than just that the one day of dazzling lights and holiday cheer.
The hustle-bustle of modern life echoes through our oceans -- in the roar of ship engines, the Navy's sonar pings and exploding munitions, and the seismic blasts by searchers for fossil fuels.
Kate Lincoln is a child protection lawyer in the UK who came to Leros this summer on vacation. But upon learning about the refugee crisis there, she felt called to stay and serve. She has been working with the refugees ever since.
Volunteering doesn't require a huge commitment of time, money or effort. You can choose to volunteer once a month, once a week, or once a year. What's important is to find the right fit of enthusiasm, time and effort that works best for you.
There are few things that bring people together like volunteering. Seeing the benefit it brings to the community and the individual is incredibly rew...
Looking ahead to 2016, we at CECP see an even more vital role for business in the process of developing solutions to meet the challenges of our time and committing the resources needed to affect the mutually desired positive change.
In an era in which we have a polarized country with political parties that cannot agree on much, there are many societal problems that can be addressed and/or improved upon if we, as Americans, all commit to service on a regular basis.
It's important to recognize that the top talent and new client prospects you're chasing are taking a close look at you, too, analyzing how seriously your company takes its role as a citizen on the global stage.
Do you feel like you never have enough time? According to Dr. Kathleen Vohs, 47 percent of Americans say they are starved for time. It's an epidemic s...
The truth is that being in service is a gift always available to each of us. When we look for accounts of it, we get to witness it wherever we go, because we are the source of it. It goes where we go because we embody such qualities.
Volunteering remains strong across the nation, with 62.8 million Americans (1-in-4 adults) giving their time to an organization, donating 7.96 billion hours that valued at nearly $184 billion in 2014.
All of the volunteers I have crossed paths with in my role at Common Threads, the nonprofit organization that I co-founded, have one thing in common -- passion. When individuals have an opportunity to advance a cause they are passionate about, it is a powerful thing.