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5 Ways to Help Boost Your Happiness Right Now

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra

Keep these tips with you as a simple reminder that it's the simple things in life that can bring you joy.

My $900 Lesson In Mindfulness

Erika Oppenheimer | Posted 07.23.2014 | Education
Erika Oppenheimer

What if the spill and its respective price tag were like pulling off a BandAid: quick and stings a little, but sufficient to remove a layer of armor I had built between myself and... well, in this case, myself?

And Access for All: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week in Daily Giving, we continue making two seed grants every day to social change visionaries around the world. Please join us as a member of ...

Love Matters More Now Than Ever

Ora Nadrich | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Ora Nadrich

If each of us carries love in our hearts for one another, then together we can move through this darkness of despair that is hovering over us lately. We mustn't forget that love is life, and without it, life cannot exist.

Let It Go

Lisa Longo | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Lisa Longo

What if we all let go of hate and fear? What if we embraced kindness and compassion? What if today we found our inner hero and we were all brave enough to stand our ground for what we know what is right?

Changes Ahead: How to Create a Personal Transformation

Linda Durnell | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Durnell

We can accomplish transformation in any number of ways, but I favor using our intent -- our purpose, ambition or desire -- as a force that makes us succeed when our negative thoughts or others tell us that we cannot.

The Children We Mean to Raise

Richard Weissbourd | Posted 07.17.2014 | Parents
Richard Weissbourd

The problem, based on our observations of and conversations with parents, seems to be that the volume and power of messages that prioritize achievement and happiness are drowning out whatever messages we send about the importance of caring and responsibility for others.

Three Cornerstones of a Job Well Done

Katie Kempner | Posted 07.17.2014 | Business
Katie Kempner

Number one, if you run a customer service department, hire people that are actually interested in delivering that. And really the larger lesson is that whatever you do, make sure that you love what you do and find people to work with and for you that love what they do, too.

The Golden Rule

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 07.09.2014 | Good News
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

We all learned it in Kindergarden: the golden rule. Treat others the way you want to be treated. As five-year-olds we are given many concrete examples of what this means and what this looks like. As adults it seems this rule can often be forgotten.

The Real Religion

Tami Shaikh | Posted 07.08.2014 | Religion
Tami Shaikh

I believe that the religion above all religions is Compassion. Religion means restraint -- restraint from treating others with disrespect and in an inhumane way. The only way we can change the world is through compassion!

Loving Yourself Means Warts And All

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Just to be clear: Loving ourselves is not done as an expression of the ego where we centralize only on ourselves, but as a genuine appreciation of our humanness in a world that is constantly changing.

The Power of Empty Hands: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

We arrive on this planet empty handed, We will all soon leave empty handed. So then, how and in what spirit do we want to spend the time in between?...

Hope for Kindness

Craig Ing | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Craig Ing

I only use Facebook to maintain my Dont Mind Life community page so generally, if there is nothing of interest in my timeline on the first page, I don...

Why This Accident Made Me Smile

Dr. Robert M. Myers | Posted 06.30.2014 | Religion
Dr. Robert M. Myers

When the woman at the accident asked me if I wanted some cold water, it really wasn't about the water. It was about a woman showing an act of kindness to someone she didn't even know.

Mastering the Art of Receiving

Jovanka Ciares | Posted 06.27.2014 | Women
Jovanka Ciares

As women, we are natural givers. We give life, our times, our love, our energy, our creativity, ourselves. We naturally put the needs of others before ourselves. It's a quality that comes natural to most women. What's truly hard for us is receiving.

The Sacred Geometry of Letting Go

Miriam Ava | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

Letting go is the oxygen of life. The luster of love. The sacred spirit of joy. Surrender to the possibility that you know what's best for you. Re...

He Passed It Over and Over Again

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 06.24.2014 | Good News
Anonymous Thank Yous

My 15-year-old son was on a community basketball team along with many other boys his age. On this team of teenage boys was one special needs boy the team all loved. This boy had a signature spot where he would go stand and the team would pass him the ball.

To the Wonderful Mom That I Met Today

Meg Harris | Posted 06.24.2014 | Parents
Meg Harris

As we sat in line waiting for our children to be let in to the Dinosaur Dig exhibit today, we shared knowing glances as our boys raised their hands in excitement and answered every question that the very patient narrator asked.

These Strangers Rushing To Help One Another Remind Us We're Not Alone

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 06.23.2014 | Good News

The highway can be a scary place, or, as one YouTuber reminds us, it can be a place where humans come together to help one another in times of need. ...

How Random Acts of Kindness Change Reality

Donna Labermeier | Posted 06.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

Performing random acts of kindness makes you an example of what is possible. You become an inspiration, opening the awareness of others to their own potential. Most of us want our lives to inspire love in others.

The Taste of Kindness

Carissa Henry | Posted 06.19.2014 | Parents
Carissa Henry

Sometimes words just aren't enough. As much as I am in love with words, as much as they tirelessly enrapture my mind each day, sometimes they just can't encompass the depths of what I feel.

What To Do When Your Kids Are Embarrassed By You

Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.19.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I spotted something on Facebook the other day that caused a parenting flashback. A woman posted how her overweight husband was at a school function when at some point during the festivities, her young daughter whispered in his ear and asked him to please leave. Why? Some of her classmates were commenting on his weight, calling him things like "fatso."

The Inside and Outside of Compassion

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 06.16.2014 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

Even without direct contact, we can still cultivate a general feeling of human connection at spiritual and emotional levels through being committed to expanding our empathy and sense of oneness with all beings.

Become Mentors and Make Father's Day XTRA Special!

David Kanegis | Posted 06.13.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

You don't have to be a biological parent to provide the wealth of benefits a male brings to a fatherless home. What's more, serving as a positive role model will likely give you at least as much satisfaction as it does the child you mentor if not more.

7 Easy Ways To Make Someone's Bad Day Instantly Better

The Hufffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living

We all have those days. You know the ones: You spill your coffee, you lose a work file, you just barely miss your train. And just when you think, "Can...