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Make a Difference With a Purpose Driven Business

Lolly Daskal | Posted 05.20.2014 | Business
Lolly Daskal

We are all affected by the way we work, where we work, how we work and who we work for. More and more, we want to earn a living by doing something that involves our heart as well as our mind.

Why Girls Get Called Bossy, and How to Avoid It

Adam Grant | Posted 05.17.2014 | Women
Adam Grant

If we want girls to receive positive reinforcement for early acts of leadership, let's discourage bossy behavior along with banning bossy labels. That means teaching girls to engage in behaviors that earn admiration before they assert their authority.

My Valentine Wish for All

David Kanegis | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
David Kanegis

Dear Saint Valentine, I have heard many tales about you, and I'm not sure which are true. But no matter, I'm just glad you made your mark and that th...

An Open Letter To My 'Apathetic' Generation

Julia Schemmer | Posted 04.02.2014 | Teen
Julia Schemmer

World peace. We all want it, but how can we achieve it? Headlines preach to the choir the ongoing violence and conflict seen not only internationally, but within our own community. Is it only meant to be dreamed of for a utopian society? Will it ever occur?

What Happened to Our Primary Agreements?

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

We often have several "primary agreements" in our intimate relationships. We agree to take care of each other, as well as to be nice, to protect and not to hurt each other. "I've got your back! I wont hurt you, and I wont let any one else hurt you! You're safe with me!"

The True Santa Is Within Every One Of Us

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

True generosity is giving without any thought of getting or receiving. It is unconditional, unattached, free to land wherever it will. Through giving and sharing in this way, we soon find that we do not lose anything. We do not have any less. Rather, we gain so much.

In Memory of Nelson Mandela: Nurturing a Spirit of Caring and Generosity in Our Children

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 02.17.2014 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

We need to let them know that there is good work to be done in the world, work that they will be able to do and can do, even now.

True Empathy

Richard Weissbourd | Posted 01.26.2014 | Parents
Richard Weissbourd

Our goal should be to not only help children take others' viewpoints but to value diverse perspectives and people. How do we expand children's circle of empathy and concern?

Why You Should Be Your Own Caregiver

meQuilibrium | Posted 01.24.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

November is National Caregiver's Month, and it's an excellent time to take care of your own health so that you can tend to the people depending on you. Here are five ways to get started.

Incognito, Martin and the 'Rules of the Game'

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Stuart Muszynski

The Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin incident -- both on and off the field -- reveals a culture where the "rules of the game" at best tolerated and at worst endorsed a "Wild West" culture of meanness, hazing, bullying and anything-goes.

An Evolution to a Revolution

Joann McPike | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Joann McPike

We want our children to learn where we came from, how we got to where we are, and more importantly, who it was that had the ideas, the courage and the determination to change their own world and therewith, ours.

The Generosity of the Human Spirit

Anita Casalina | Posted 11.30.2013 | Impact
Anita Casalina

Where is there any good news? The answer lies beneath the surface, under the noise and drama that capture major headlines. Unobtrusive and resilient, the human spirit of kindness, caring and generosity is still thriving.

On Kindness: More Than Being Nice

Henriette Lazaridis Power | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Henriette Lazaridis Power

Who could blame us for wanting people to notice when we do something nice? But what if we keep our kindness private, shared only between us and the person we care about at that moment? That is something I would like to see.

Pay It Forward Fitness

Master Charles Cannon | Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Master Charles Cannon

A Fitness Center in Portland called Beast Nation is being billed as the world's first free gym. Anyone can work out for no charge whatsoever, as long ...

How Compassionate Leadership Results in a More Innovative Culture

Matt Tenney | Posted 08.18.2013 | Business
Matt Tenney

Ironically, in the recipe for creating and sustaining a highly innovative culture, compassion might just be the most important ingredient. It's well ...

Making a Difference - Michele Knox

The HOPE Program | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
The HOPE Program

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifMy name is Michele Knox, and I am honored to be employed as a Work Readiness Instructor at The HOPE Program.

Selfish, Lazy, Compassionate, Happy... Who Are We if We Love Ourselves?

Nancy Colier | Posted 03.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

When we have a friendly relationship with ourselves, when we can listen kindly to our own experience and take our own side, we are far more likely to take action and risk the unknown.

What Happens After we Dry Our Tears?

Jenn Horton | Posted 02.18.2013 | Parents
Jenn Horton

It's in the weeks that follow tragedy that the majority of us look up from our hustle and bustle, look at strangers' faces and feel the bond of humanity. But come January, we're entrenched in our to-do lists, back in our bubbles, our connection gone. Apathy becomes our greatest contagion.

Face In The Mirror (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 02.16.2013 | Good News
Bus 52

"It's not about making them pretty, it's about touching the inner person and when you touch the inner person, the beauty comes forward." In hospitals...

Giving and Receiving Are the Same

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

As a person with illness and in a wheelchair for many years, I am so frequently on the receiving end of other people's attention that I often forget there are many ways I can give.

Compassion Games -- Survival of the Kindest

Duane Elgin | Posted 01.19.2013 | Impact
Duane Elgin

Where The Hunger Games are the imagined price of a failed transition to sustainable prosperity, Compassion Games are the authentic reward for successful transition. May kindness be with you in the game of life!

The Kindness-at-Work Manifesto

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 12.25.2012 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Some of the most passionate, well-intentioned people in the world have a tendency to treat their co-workers unkindly. In an effort to restore a Culture of Caring to organizations everywhere I present to you 40 daily opportunities to rise to a place of uncommon goodness.

Why We Should Care What Students Think

Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D. | Posted 12.05.2012 | Education
Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D.

Not asking students for their opinions is a missed opportunity, because no one knows better about how school is going than its target audience -- the students themselves.

Chicago Teachers and Students Return to School: What Happened to Caring?

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 11.19.2012 | Education
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

Having sat in on numerous school contract negotiations, I can tell you that the best contract agreement is when both sides walk away not feeling totally satisfied. That appears to be the case in Chicago.

What's More Important to Your Business?

David Sable | Posted 11.11.2012 | Business
David Sable

What's more important to your business: deep behavioral analytics of your customers' every engagement with you, or employees who act in compassionate, kind, caring ways toward your customers, perhaps ignoring the very analytics, ROI, and process that you think define your brand?