The word "giving" is itself limiting. Ask people how they like to give, or give back. Mostly they'll talk about donating, sometimes volunteering, occasionally mentoring. Ask people, instead, how they find meaning by helping others, or the planet: their eyes light up and the conversation expands.
February 14 can be one of the most challenging days of the year. Here are six simple ways to beat the blues during this year's Cupid-fest if you find yourself without that one special someone to share it with.
Somebody asked me for advice the other day. I told her if I had one word for her, or anyone, about leading a fulfilling life, I would say "Give."
I showed him an old picture of us together. He said, "Ah... She loved me." Then he looked in my eyes the way he had when we were lovers more than 25 years before. He didn't realize I was the woman in the picture, but he remembered that she had loved him.
How can I bring more meaning to a day that has become yet another opportunity to show affection and commitment through expensive presents and bouquets of flowers forced to bloom in the dead of winter?
Three days ago, I celebrated the third anniversary of my lay-off. My marketing position was unceremoniously eliminated. I can recall the walk to the elevator with the Human Resources Manager.
Whenever the talk begins about our nation making quality education a priority, it's no surprise that some may be cynical. After all, we have too many ...
As part of an ongoing fundraiser with TerraCycle, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank's staff have been collecting yogurt containers and shampoo bottles in the break room. Three months in, we'd managed to fill up a couple of copy paper boxes. Then Whitehall Middle School got a hold of the idea.
Cover letter after cover letter. Gilmore Girls rerun after rerun. Until one day, it occurred to me that I could use this unexpected limbo to check something completely and wonderfully random off my life list: Sundance.
The New York Times had a great opportunity recently to create awareness about the face of slavery today -- human trafficking of women and girls for co...
What prompts a middle-aged woman to sell all of her belongings and move to China? Most would say she was mad, experiencing a midlife crisis or just plain naive. Yet this is exactly what Tove Vine did.
How hard could it be chatting about famous artists and their paintings with 5-year-olds? The 20-minute session seemed to swim with possibilities for great encounters and one-liners from innocent minds.
Whether you've been unemployed, one week, one month, one year or even longer, it's time to rise from the sunken couch you've resigned yourself to and engage the world around you, beginning with your neighbors just beyond the front door.
Like many in Atlanta, I'm snowbound today. This week’s rare snowfall – a disabling two inches – hit our city and triggered a mas...
o matter what mood I'm in when I arrive, I always feel better when I leave. I truly do receive so much more than I give.
From learning new skills and honing existing ones to meeting new people and boosting creativity, volunteering could benefit your career more than you think -- and best of all, you'll be doing good and helping others in the process.