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MedShare and GO Inspire GO Urges You to Act Now!

Toan Lam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Toan Lam

I wanted to begin a dialogue, so I asked everyone who has reached out to share their experiences of how they're helping -- so that others would be inspired to act through the actions of others.

Sleepless In New York: My Night at the HOPE Street Survey (SLIDESHOW)

Boonsri Dickinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Boonsri Dickinson

One night every year, volunteers walk thousands of miles on the grids of the city, Queen, Brooklyn, Staten Island, the Bronx, and climb through the underworld of the subways lines to count the homeless.

The State of the Union: Unfinished Business

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Rather than the inspiring rhetoric of a campaign speech, Obama's State of the Union address was a more sober reflection on unfinished business.

Customer (Dis)Satisfaction and President Obama

Jenny Darroch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jenny Darroch

The expectations placed on Obama were colossal. When there is a gap between expectations and delivery, people are dissatisfied.

Hope From The Rubble: Redirecting Awareness Amidst Global Crisis

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

The hope, for Haitians and ourselves, is that although there will always be cracks, it is through these broken places that our awakening is prompted in our hearts.

What's in a Word?

Jon Foreman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jon Foreman

In many ways, words are metaphors pointing to the objects they represent.

Finding God in Haiti: Compassion and Justice

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

From the depths of despair I called out to God, God answered me with immense expansiveness. (Psalm 118:5) In teaching my 6th grade class this m...

Hope From a Flawed Conference

David Kroodsma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

The talks at Copenhagen failed not just because of world leaders, but also due to the fact that while many people of the world say they want action on climate change, they rate the issue as a low priority.

"Hope" Has Been a Bust, It's Time for Hope 2.0

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The 2008 election was all about "Hope." But Hope is simply not cutting it. What we need is Hope 2.0: the realization that our system is too broken to be fixed by politicians -- that change must come from outside Washington. READ MORE Sleep Challenge 2010: Perchance to Dream Sleep Challenge 2010: I Now Have Dozens of Baby Sitters...All Telling Me to Go To Bed How Massachusetts Can Turn Out to Be a Blessing for Democrats WATCH: Arianna Discusses Massachusetts Results on Countdown WATCH: Arianna Talks About What Obama Needs to Do to Reconnect With Voters on The Ed Show WATCH: Arianna Debates the Future of Capitalism with Howard Dean, Dick Armey, John Kasich

6 Strategies to Handle Transition Fears

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

Loss and change cannot be prevented in life. It would be nice, but the reality is that the future is uncertain and anything can happen. The key is to stay out of fear by controlling your physiology.

The Norwegians Got It!

Lester Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lester Sloan

While writers, poets, and scientists usually win the award for what they have accomplished, statesmen, philosophers, and other persons of ideas are honored for the causes that they champion.

As A Dark Year Ends, Remember the Inspirational People of 2009

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

A celebration of the men and women who didn't slump, but realised that the worse the world gets, the harder people of goodwill have to work to put it right.

To Gather Up One's Rage

Stephen Gyllenhaal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Gyllenhaal

Let's face it, our national religion isn't something cooked up in the deep Baptist south nor in ephemeral New Age San Francisco. No, it has been built stone by Gothic stone down on Wall Street.

Progressive Hope

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Through decades of violence, derision, arrests, intimidation, our progressive ancestors never gave into despair and defeatism. We should take their example to heart.

The Imposter Syndrome: A Clue To Why People Stop Living Long Before They Die

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

Have you ever wondered why your achievements in life reached a plateau when they did - how you were on the path of your dream before something got in the way and stopped the surge?

Goodness Precedes Greatness: A Call For New Heroes In Troubled Times

Jon Foreman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jon Foreman

I would like to suggest that the best parts of our human nature can be seen in sacrifice or surrender. A mother sacrificing her time for her child, a teacher devoting her afternoons to help students off-the-clock. These are truly our most incredible moments as a species: moments of unmerited kindness.

Is There Hope for the Planet?

Tri Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tri Robinson

If there is to be restoration, we must first encounter national reformation. Until then our good efforts will continue to backfire and fall to the ground. If there is to be hope, there first must be God.

Be The Change

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

Do we take without giving And consume what we must, Ever heeding the motto: "In consumption we trust"?

Hope, Change and The Long Road: One Year Later

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

It's been exactly one year since Barack Obama was elected, and it's becoming increasingly clear that the president hasn't fixed the whole world yet. Then again, he never promised such a thing.

Stopping Today's Flood

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

When I look at my kids, I pray that they will have a world to grow into that is habitable and sustainable. The generation of "whatever" is doing great harm to the future of our existence.

Festivals of Light in the Dark

Donna Henes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

Since the earliest of human times, folks have joined together in the warmth and glow of community in order to welcome the return of light to a world that is surrounded by dark.

Learning to be an Ambassador of Hope

David Kroodsma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

Before becoming an official "ambassador," I first needed to meet the people who selected me, and I also had to learn what exactly Hopenhagen is.

How to Teach Your Children About Death, Part 2

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Olivia Rosewood

The theme of death this autumn, the season of dying, has brought home the realization that we are alive for now.

A Paucity of Hope

Gerald Sindell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald Sindell

Hope was intrinsically too big a promise to run on. Hope unleashes dreams of the beautiful, while politics by its nature can only deliver the truly ugly and barely functioning compromise.

The Indictment of America

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

I'm really afraid that our beloved country, America, is standing on its last wobbly legs. I'm worried that the karmic effects of our negative actions will finally come home to roost.