Volunteers enter our magical world and immediately lose their adult demeanor. They stop being grown-up and in moments revert back to the cuddly, carefree children they themselves once were.
I said goodbye to one life and hello to another, a chapter that has yet to be written. And in the spirit of change, I was equal parts scared and excited, an intoxicating elixir of emotions that carried me across the threshold as I reinvented myself in a transformational year.
It is important that we continue to seek new opportunities to improve housing conditions because too many families know the impossible compromises that must be made to afford acceptable shelter.
Have you been to a local apple orchard, or a harvest fair? Fall is the time of bounty and a special gala celebration of colors as Mother Nature presents her grand finale before hunkering down for a quiet winter.
As a proud North Carolina liberal with a degree from the University of North Carolina, last week wasn't pleasant. I watched our Democratic senator l...
While parents are consumed with their iPads and phones, their children are modeling their actions by being engrossed in games or listening to their music on their own handheld devices.
I'm in no position to tell anyone to quit their job and start their own business, but if you've ever considered leaving it all behind to start your own thing, here are some crucial things that I've done in my life that have helped me come to a place where I was ready.
The best time to explore the possibilities is when you can volunteer. Find out what you're passionate about, and give your time and your talent to that.
Every day, along with 40 other daily givers, I have the privilege of making seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. All o...
Connections with others bring joy and companionship to our lives. Serving others adds value and meaning. When the two are brought together everything becomes possible.
Do something for and with a senior in your family, community. We are a nation of givers -- generously giving time, energy and resources to benefit individuals less fortunate. It's a great American tradition to take time to reflect on and give thanks for the blessings of health, freedom, personal and financial security, family and friends.
Now, on the eve of Election Day, it's tempting to throw up your hands, sit back and wait for the returns to come in.
Maher is right that we should stand up for liberal principles everywhere, but it does no justice to our principles if our arguments are stacked on a foundation of stereotypes.
Kids don't think about why they're saying or thinking a certain thing because it's what mom, dad, grandpa, grandma, teacher, friend or society tells them. They just say whatever pops into their pretty little heads, and that's it.
If the decision not to quarantine civilians returning from Ebola-stricken areas is based on science, as the president and the head of the Centers For Disease Control insist it is, why is the federal government willing to pay military members for three weeks of unnecessary confinement, keeping them from essential duties?
There is nothing quite as touching as watching a group of children sitting quietly, though quite anxiously, for their names to be called to receive a ...