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An Extra Push: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day, along with 40 other daily givers, I have the privilege of making seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. Our t...

3 Strategies to Beat our Biggest Fears As Parents

Karem Ensley | Posted 10.17.2014 | Parents
Karem Ensley

These small steps will help you and your children build new, positive habits together. You will soon see positive changes that will teach your child how to be healthier, kinder and more grateful

Mile Markers

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa DeCastro

A marathon reminds us to be more selfless, to be the cheering crowd for those around us. Life is not all a competition of aggressiveness and speed to reach the next mile. There is only a personal best that truly matters. We all have our own pace that we know we want to keep, and it is the support that we give as well as feel that makes the run enjoyable.

Cherokee Wisdom Worth Sharing

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 10.13.2014 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

At times when we feel we have been wronged, rather than remaining in control of our emotions, we spend our energy feeding the negative emotions that lie within us.

7 Ways You Can Change the World

Monica Bourgeau | Posted 10.10.2014 | Impact
Monica Bourgeau

When you do something meaningful, you do more than just change the world. You increase your own happiness.

Homeless Man Who Couldn't Care For His Dogs Finds Perfect Animal Lover To Give Them Proper TLC

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.10.2014 | Good News

This homeless man understands the meaning of selfless love. And Robyn Arouty, a portrait photographer and animal rescuer based in Houston, wears her a...

The Memories From One Act of Kindness Can Last a Lifetime

Kindness Blog | Posted 10.10.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Over 30 years have passed, since this particular act of Kindness was shown towards me, yet I can still clearly remember what happened and remain deeply thankful to the person who helped the little boy that I once was

I'm Donating a Kidney for My Son... But Not Like That

Monica Wyche | Posted 10.09.2014 | Parents
Monica Wyche

I'm not a hero, I'm just efficient and not so scared of hospitals. And someone said that a hero "ain't nothing but a sandwich," which really just makes me hungry.

Women: Let's Stop Judging and Start Loving Each Other

Carolyn Ziel | Posted 10.10.2014 | Women
Carolyn Ziel

Radical kindness and self-love is not an overnight event; it's a process, a process I'm still working on. Some days on this journey are easier than others. Here's what I've been doing that seems to be working so far.

14,000 Ways To Be Nice To Someone When They're Sad

Galit Breen | Posted 10.08.2014 | Women
Galit Breen

When things happen that make us sad -- big things like losing a pet and little things like bad days -- it can be hard to reach out for the help and support and lift that we need. But what we learned when we were sad is that, my goodness, people want to be there.

7 Journal Writing Prompts for Beginners

Naomi Arnold | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Naomi Arnold

I encourage you to go out and buy yourself a beautiful notebook or journal and get started using the above prompts as a guide. You'll find that over time you will organically discover a journal practice that suits you and will no longer need to use headings like those suggested as a guide.

What Is Mindfulness? 10 Answers From 10 Teachers

Kellie Edwards | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Kellie Edwards

Sometimes I think there are as many ways of describing mindfulness as there are brands of shampoo. This can be confusing. So we asked many of the experts we interviewed to put it in their own words. Here is what they told us.

Incredibly Smart Mirror Gives Spot-On Compliments, Reminds Us We're All Truly Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.03.2014 | Good News

What a sweet talker. This mirror on display in an Ikea store in Wembley, London, is telling shoppers how fabulous they are by doling out tailored c...

The Homeless: 39 Questions for Your Reflection

Kindness Blog | Posted 10.02.2014 | Impact
Kindness Blog

When you see a homeless person, do you look the other way and keep on walking? If you do ignore a homeless person's request for help, just how quickly does the incident evaporate from your mind? Seconds? Minutes? Hours?

'We've Both Been In Your Shoes': Couple Leaves 150% Tip For Busy Waiter Despite Poor Service

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.02.2014 | Good News

A little bit of empathy can make all the difference for someone who is having a rough day. When Makenzie and Steven Schultz of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, ...

Empathy for Self and Others: Is it Really Such a Big Deal?

Susie Wolbe | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Wolbe

We are, generally speaking, not in need of hiding. We can remove our masks and know that, while we are not perfect, we are good enough. We are smart enough, funny enough, and have enough positive attributes that others will see our worth.

What 'I Support You' Really Means

Kim Simon | Posted 09.26.2014 | Parents
Kim Simon

I Support You isn't just about discussing how we feed. It is us, pleading with you, to take care of each other.

They Said I Wouldn't Make It Because I Wasn't 'Talented' Or 'Pretty' Enough

Raini Rodriguez | Posted 09.26.2014 | Teen
Raini Rodriguez

Sometimes it's easy to see the negative side of things or question why people bully you. You could think, "maybe they're right, maybe I'm not worth it, maybe I should just quit." But that's when you should fight the hardest.

40 Ways to Practice Self-Kindness

Kindness Blog | Posted 09.26.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

As we all know modern life can be very stressful. With so many demands on our time, through juggling family, work and friends, it can be a little difficult to give ourselves the attention that we really need and deserve.

40 Simple Ways to Practice Kindness

Kindness Blog | Posted 09.24.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Smiles are irresistible. Don't hesitate to smile warmly at friends, family, colleagues and even... strangers. Write hand-written thank-you notes. The notes don't need to be an essay and people love to receive them. It's the personal touch.

The Positivity Breakthrough That Changed My View On Life

Kamrin Baker | Posted 09.24.2014 | Teen
Kamrin Baker

Not only is it important to motivate ourselves, but one another, in ways that have been seemingly unfathomable in the past. The simplicity of kind gestures and warm embraces can run the world almost as well as Beyoncé.

An Elevator Ride Made Me Braver and Kinder

Phu Nguyen | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Phu Nguyen

Everyone needs help sometimes -- I don't know a single person who has never needed anything from anyone. This doesn't make us a land of enablers. This doesn't make us weak. This doesn't make us co-dependent. This makes us human.

Grace and Goodness

J. Kate Franklin | Posted 09.19.2014 | Healthy Living
J. Kate Franklin

I'm happy for you, your fancy car, your big house, your status handbag, your Rolex, whatever, but I worry about your heart. And I worry about mine too. We're all so busy, consumed by the frenzy of our lives that I worry about our ability to reboot, replenish, connect and really care.

18 Science-Based Reasons to Try Loving-Kindness Meditation

Emma Seppälä, Ph.D | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Emma Seppälä, Ph.D

There are mantra meditations, visualization meditations, open-focus meditations, breath-based meditations and so many more. You just have to find the shoe that fits. An easy one to start with is one that evokes a very natural state in us: kindness.

Small Kindnesses

Tricia McCallum | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

How will we be remembered? By our grand strokes? Perhaps. But what will also commemorate us are the small and unexpected kindnesses we bestow on other...