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What Social Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Aung San Suu Kyi

Mark Joaquin Ruiz | Posted 08.07.2012 | Impact
Mark Joaquin Ruiz

"The Lady", as she is reverently and affectionately known, tackled her current thoughts, strategies, and actions for her country Myanmar.

How to Begin to Cultivate Hope After Failing

Carolyn Rubenstein | Posted 08.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Rubenstein

Failing (especially failing BIG) provides you with a sense of freedom that you can never gain by playing it safe. It's this freedom that separates you from those who never leap.

The #1 Most Dangerous Emotion After A Split

Marcy Miller | Posted 08.04.2012 | Divorce
Marcy Miller

Hope is a four letter word. It is the enemy of the newly broken-hearted.

A New Conversation About Dreams

Marcia Wieder | Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Marcia Wieder

Living your life as a dreamer is not just about achievement and accomplishment, or even success. It is about living your life, passionately pursuing the things that matter to you most, and learning and growing along the way.

Thoughts for College Dropouts: Love, Part II

O'Brien Browne | Posted 07.24.2012 | Healthy Living
O'Brien Browne

This is Part II of "Love," started on the 8th of last month. I didn't plan on a Part II because I thought this little blog should be pointed and pithy...

Paradise Is In Your Mind

Nitika Chopra | Posted 07.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Nitika Chopra

Believe in your power, broaden your perception and be present with it all. Paradise is in your mind. Start there and never stop having hope.

You Can Get Through Anything, If You Know Who Is In Charge

D.J. Wilson | Posted 07.13.2012 | Religion
D.J. Wilson

These words of prophetic wisdom were delivered, last week, to me at the very height of my own crisis, from a very close friend and mentor, a spiritual warrior, who has endured many valleys of his own.

Better to Walk With Friends Who Limp Than Count on Friends Who Have Never Limped at All

D.J. Wilson | Posted 07.11.2012 | Healthy Living
D.J. Wilson

Communicate often, say thank you frequently and without reservation, and let them know you care. These friends are forever priceless. We can and will always count on them to be there for us.

The Gift of Kittens in a Flower Pot

Catherine Meeks, Ph.D. | Posted 07.04.2012 | Green
Catherine Meeks, Ph.D.

Early in my life I was told to be careful how I treated strangers because I might be entertaining angels without realizing it. A few days ago a small clan of angels arrived on my patio without my invitation or knowledge.

To Be or not to Be... Hopeful

Graham Milne | Posted 06.30.2012 | Books
Graham Milne

"If my critics saw me walking over the Thames they would say it was because I couldn't swim." - Margaret Thatcher (great line regardless of whether yo...

Why @Hope Is Needed to Get Homeless Mom @CareyFuller a Job Interview

Mark Horvath | Posted 06.27.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Let's face it. The economy still sucks. Finding employment is far from easy, and finding employment that offers a living wage for a homeless mom to pa...

What Gives Me HOPE?

Gregory Rockson | Posted 06.26.2012 | Impact
Gregory Rockson

For one night, we will not talk about politics but rather use the power of music to embrace our diversity. We will do something politicians have failed to do and that is bring people together.

Thoughts On Mercy and Suicide

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 06.23.2012 | Religion
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

When I think of mercy, I think of receiving undeserved or unmerited kindness or treatment. A merciful act is one that reconnects us to humankind -- reminds us that we belong.

Struggle And Survival In Juarez

Posted 04.20.2012 | Arts

Cuidad Juarez, Mexico has gained a reputation as one of the most violent cities in the world, and yet the most trying circumstances often bring about ...

Water Is Life, Deepwater Horizon Is Death, We Create Hope

Jacob Devaney | Posted 06.20.2012 | Green
Jacob Devaney

Corporate greed and systemic corruption must be addressed at all levels of society if we desire to leave a legacy of hope for the next generation.

Cultivating the Undefeated Heart

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 06.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

There's nothing like true stories of those who refuse to be defeated, despite the odds, to cure what ails you. Such stories transfix, restoring hope in transformation. This turn of events is available to every one of us willing to put in the sweat equity.

Open Me Up And Look Inside

Jenna Benn | Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Jenna Benn

Every day, I have the choice to let myself be defined by the disease, or to live in spite of it. And every day I have the choice to retreat into what was, or to accept what is.

My Four-Legged Inspiration

Mark Tillinger | Posted 06.10.2012 | Impact
Mark Tillinger

I was inspired to start the Riedel & Cody Fund to honor the life and spirit of my beloved Riedel, a stunningly beautiful Bernese Mountain Dog. Riedel was diagnosed with cancer at the age of five.

April Awakenings

Melinda Wentzel | Posted 06.10.2012 | Parents
Melinda Wentzel

Somehow, seeing the buds and the birds and the medley of green filled me with a tangible sense of hope and enthusiasm for whatever the future might bring.

Stop, Breathe And Be Thankful For The Little Things, For In God There Are No Big Things

D.J. Wilson | Posted 05.23.2012 | Religion
D.J. Wilson

Once you master this finite art of gratitude, you will come to see there are really no Big things to prevent you from discovering true inner happiness, no matter what your lot.

Hope Is a Four Letter Word

Stephen Gyllenhaal | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics
Stephen Gyllenhaal

Hope always seems to be dashed when it hits reality. And so it has happened here with Kony 2012 (and with Obama). But the scope of this hope seems far different from in the past.

What Teenage Girls Still Think About Divorce

Miriam Novogrodsky | Posted 05.13.2012 | Divorce
Miriam Novogrodsky

Part of growing up is imagining your future. Who would plan their life with a divorce slap-dab in the middle?

A Father's Letter to His Son

D.J. Wilson | Posted 05.09.2012 | Parents
D.J. Wilson

In you is the future. In you there is hope. You are our child. Whether we live together or apart, our hearts and our prayers go with you each and every day.

Yes, Alexander, It Is A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, But...

Catherine Meeks, Ph.D. | Posted 05.07.2012 | Religion
Catherine Meeks, Ph.D.

We cannot afford to be immobilized by the loudest voices among us and we cannot afford to refuse to see reality as it is presented to us. We can refocus the lens and return to love if we choose to do that.

Bringing Hope Back

Caroline Giegerich | Posted 04.30.2012 | College
Caroline Giegerich

With Sara's special brand of enthusiasm and perseverance, she reminded me of how inspired some in this world really are. Young people are bringing hope back into business.