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Giving to Others

WATCH: HuffPosters Open Up About The Power Of Giving

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.24.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

The power of giving is all around us, including throughout The Huffington Post's offices. In celebration of Arianna Huffington's new book, "Thrive...

Most Common Reason Why We Don't Give...

Charlie Kim | Posted 12.08.2013 | Impact
Charlie Kim

My mom is a pastor of a church. We had a discussion once: why do I need to send church tithes, 10 percent of my monthly pay...monthly. How about if I write one check at the end of the year. Her response was as simple and wise as our mothers' can be: "Because you won't."

Reduce Stress: Practice the 5-Minute Favor

meQuilibrium | Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Of course, you stand to benefit when you give. Imagine how different your day, or your life, would be, if you took five minutes out of every day to help someone else.

How to Immediately Improve Your Life (Hint: It Starts With Improving the Lives of Others)

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.09.2013 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

Last week a few HuffPost editors and I were treated to a visit by Bill Drayton and Mary Gordon. Bill Drayton is the founder of Ashoka and a longtime champion of social entrepreneurship, a term that he coined and that has now spread across the world. Mary Gordon is a former kindergarten teacher who founded Roots of Empathy, an organization dedicated to teaching emotional literacy and promoting empathy in children. As Mary told us, empathy is a two-way street and is best nurtured by example. Philosophers have known this for centuries. "No one can live happily who has regard for himself alone and transforms everything into a question of his own utility," wrote the first-century Stoic philosopher Seneca. And in practically every religious tradition and practice, giving of oneself is a key step on the path to spiritual fulfillment.

7 Signs of Emotional Wellness

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 10.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

When I meet new people in social settings, the conversational question of, "What do you do for a living?" often leads people to ask me the follow-up question, "So are you analyzing me?" While it's said in a fun, playful manner, I think it speaks to a deeper question that all of us face.

The Gifts of Giving

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

The greatest strength that we possess does not come from money, from fame, from influence, from glory, or from any of the trappings of power that most of us spend vast amounts of time and energy pursuing.

Tricks Up the Sleeve: Learning to Make Specific Requests

Erin Michelle Threlfall | Posted 01.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Michelle Threlfall

Filled with gratitude, God's humor was not lost on me. My specific request had more than been filled.

Are You Selfishly Selfless?

Martha Boston | Posted 10.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Martha Boston

I no longer believe it's more blessed to give than to receive, nor more blessed to receive than to give. It is a selfish heart that refuses either giving or receiving, for to withhold one is to block the other.

Inner Transformation Starts Right Here, Right Now

Birju Pandya | Posted 12.20.2011 | Impact
Birju Pandya

It all starts with one act of giving by one person, along with a commitment to step it up by giving a little more. No formalities needed, no organization sanctioning.

'Do You Know What It Feels Like To Beg?'

Sara Davidson | Posted 09.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Sara Davidson

The coin was supposed to protect me and bring good work, both of which were accomplished. But the magic of Reb Zalmans' coin was that it expanded my sensitivity and capacity to be generous.

How Alive Is Your Love?

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Are we open to find amazing love alive in our world? Are we leaving love's legacy behind in our finger and footprints today the way we'd most like?