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Peace Is Not What You Think

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Meditation is about making friends with ourselves, just as we are. When we're at peace with ourselves then we'll be at peace with our world. That's one less person suffering and one less person causing suffering to others.

The Aftermath of the Ice Bucket Challenge

Akhila Satish | Posted 08.25.2014 | Science
Akhila Satish

The ALS social media movement will be analyzed, studied and debated for years to come as a precedent for successful fundraising. For the scientific community the big question will be: is it enough for us to popularize our causes in a lighthearted way to raise funding?

The Land of Empathy and Wonder

Kristi Rieger Campbell | Posted 08.21.2014 | Parents
Kristi Rieger Campbell

The only thing important in my imagined land is a person's heart. And his empathy. And his ability to find wonder.

4 Steps to Clearing Your Emotions

Tiffany O. Silver | Posted 08.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Tiffany O. Silver

Life doesn't have to be complex. Clear the decks and there's more room to experience what is new and relevant now, in every moment. If we can just go inside as often as possible and take inventory of what we are experiencing, good and bad, then we won't accumulate so much unconsciously. We can bring our super-conscious awareness in.

An Awareness That Amazes Me

Hans Hickler | Posted 08.19.2014 | Small Business
Hans Hickler

I work with several young people who are starting out in entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship. I learn so much from them.

Seize the Day: Make Your Lives Extraordinary

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 08.15.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

A listener, a helper, an empathic and caring friend, always available for us, a smile on our everyday life, a huge smile hiding a deep sadness. That no one could help.

Seeing Beyond Disability

YAI | Posted 08.28.2014 | Impact
YAI

When I asked a friend what she considered "being disabled" meant, she said she considered it being human. Her answer started to shift my view of having a disability to one of having a shared experience in relating to disability, especially in seeing the hidden disabilities in others around us.

Will the Empire State Building Go Gold for Childhood Cancer?

Rainesford Alexandra | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Rainesford Alexandra

rom purple, pink and white for the release of a Mariah Carey album to yellow for Snapple, the Empire State Building has beamed bright in every color in the palette. Except, it would seem, gold.

U-Lab: Prototyping the 21st-Century University

Otto Scharmer | Posted 08.14.2014 | Education
Otto Scharmer

Summing up the problem: higher education is overpriced, out of touch, and outdated in both curriculum and purpose. The solution? The solution is beginning to emerge in many places today.

Compassionate Homeless Man Shares Meal With Stranger When Others Wouldn't

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact

There's no correlation between the size of your bank account and the size of your heart. A video originally posted on July 28 by Facebook group Spr...

The Messy, Imperfect Blog Post

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Reflect on the lessons you've learned recently. Reflect on what you might want to change. Reflect on how you might bust out of your comfort zone to get there. Be imperfect. But be real. Know that's the best way to be. And know that, in the end, it will all be fine.

SDR: Life-Changing Surgery for Cerebral Palsy

Nicole Luongo | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact
Nicole Luongo

There is no cure for cerebral palsy. Selective dorsal rhizotomy is the only proven procedure that can remove spasticity caused by CP. SDR provides a better quality of life to adults and children who qualify for it.

Finding Your Peace Means One Less Person Is Suffering

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Making love our priority doesn't mean we're always in spaced out hippie bliss while ignoring the conflicts around us, but it does mean we have shifted our focus. Love is the main emotional job of the heart and it rarely flows smoothly.

Yes, Actually, You Are in Control

Tim McDonald | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim McDonald

We can't control other people and we can't control our environment (we can create it, just not completely control it). The one thing over which we can exert, and maintain control of, is our self and the way we respond to any, and every, situation.

When Your Heart Says, 'Hell No!' -- How to Step Out of a Bad Situation

Kristi Ling | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristi Ling

Let go of what's not working. Be brave enough to move on. Make bold choices. It's okay if they're last minute, split second, or otherwise -- as long as you're following your inner-voice. Be audacious enough to ask the driver to stop the bus so you can jump off and see what adventures are waiting for you.

Wheelchair Wisdom: The Perfection of Imperfection

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

Most humans tend to integrate these two distinct actions and view them as one, which, going back to Buddhist philosophy, causes them to suffer. But suffering is not necessary. New possibilities can be created when we separate these phenomena.

How to Ditch Fear and Get What You Need

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

Finding the courage to ask for what I needed reminded me that most people, and certainly my husband, respond generously. And here's the kicker -- at the moment the openness it takes to ask for what you need comes together with that generosity, a beautiful bubble of abundance and gratitude is created.

How to Find the ROI in Social

Ted Rubin | Posted 07.19.2014 | Business
Ted Rubin

In the world of coordinated creation of social media stories, there's typically two kinds of success, or ROI, on social campaigns -- Cost Mitigation and Sales Increase.

The Right Question To Ask When Something Feels Wrong

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Figure out what you truly believe and make a choice that works for you.

10 Things People With Alzheimer's Have Taught Me

Marie Marley | Posted 08.30.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Alzheimer's caregiving and pride don't mix! To avoid embarrassing the person or, even worse, to avoid a major argument, try agreeing with whatever they say, even if it's wrong. It takes some time to master this approach, but it is usually successful.

Spiritual Lessons from Life's Travels: Being Mindful

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
Halle Eavelyn

A great lesson in mindfulness from Italy, well, it looks like Italy! Check it out!

The 'Can I Pray For You' Encounter

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

Sometimes I will get asked what I have. Sometimes it's just why do I have a wheelchair. Then I'll be asked if I have faith or have asked for my forgiveness of my sins and to be saved. And every time, I am asked if I am willing to accept their deity into my heart.

Ugandan Happiness

Nourish International | Posted 08.24.2014 | Impact
Nourish International

This post was written by Nourish International student interns from Penn State University and Duke University, currently working with Community Concer...

Unexpected Lessons From the Tortured Artist in Room #5

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Learn from the guy -- from his self-awareness, his willingness to move on, and his ability to make his life better by finding support, creating something, and learning from others. Channel the parts of Van Gogh that work for you and create an even better story for yourself because of it.

Reprogram Your Brain

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

Mindfulness is awareness of what is happening in the present moment, including awareness of thoughts, without any attachment to whatever you notice. Mindfulness is helpful because it creates space between thoughts and actions.