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Making a Difference

'Who Told You That You Were Naked?'

Gina DeLapa | Posted 12.22.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Gina DeLapa

Inspiration comes in strange ways. Two weeks ago at Mass, I arrived to find our great big sanctuary packed with people of all ages, including the scho...

Learning Compassion Through Human Connection

Julie Barnes | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Julie Barnes

I often wonder how much more compassionate our world would be if we took the time to connect through story, instead of being consumed with the latest piece of technology.

Because I Saw the Difference

Catherine Nagle | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

I raised an only child twice and saw the differences in parenting styles because my children are 23 years apart. Living through the differences from...

Haven't Reached Your Full Potential? This May Be Why

Rosalie Puiman | Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Rosalie Puiman

For 2015, I wish for you that you claim the tools and the power to change the strategies that aren't really helping you, but are in fact holding you back from growing into yourself and truly showing up for the life you want -- and deserve!

Why I Walk Barefoot

Amy Quinn | Posted 12.04.2014 | Impact
Amy Quinn

This is not your everyday classroom. And these are not your everyday students. This is The Barefoot College, an NGO which aims to empower rural communities to become sustainable and self-sufficient by creating Rural Solar Engineers.

7 Key Behaviors of People Who Make a Positive Difference In the World

Kathy Caprino | Posted 11.14.2014 | Women
Kathy Caprino

Researching these makers, shakers and disruptors, and working with my own clients who shape the world around them in powerful and constructive ways, I've observed seven key behaviors that set them apart -- habitual ways of behaving and approaching life and work that distinguish them from those who long to make a difference but can't or won't find the way.

The Power of Words

Julie Barnes | Posted 11.14.2014 | Impact
Julie Barnes

Do you ever stop to wonder how the words you say to other people impact them? How about the words you say to yourself? Words can create doubt and negativity, or be the seeds of change and the start of something great.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving -- Movers, Shakers and Bakers... Oh My!

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 11.08.2014 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Are you a wannabe mover, shaker or baker? Do you want to be? Remember, by doing any of the recommendations in this blog, you will definitely be on the path to offering people the chance to change the world and be M.A.D. (Making A Difference)! Are you M.A.D. today?

Move Over, Avengers: Single Parents Are The Real Superheroes

Kaly McKenna | Posted 12.22.2014 | Divorce
Kaly McKenna

As a single mom, the one thing I do have in common with these characters of fiction found in your local costume aisle is that I hide my superpower. I hide it really, really well. Instead of a mask, I hide my superpowers behind my tired eyes and weary yawns.

Supporting Youth in the Arts

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 12.08.2014 | Arts
Ola Ojewumi

This proves that society should not continue to trivialize this field of study. Nonetheless, young artists aren't waiting for their parents or communities to back their endeavors.

Millennials Making a Social Impact

Britt Hysen | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact
Britt Hysen

About a year ago, Courtney Spence wrote an article for HuffPo about how millennials are turning our down economy into the cause economy. She explain...

Whether You Leave Your Mark or Not Is Not the Question...

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 11.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

We all desire to have others witness our lives. We want to know that who we are matters. There is something sacred that lies deep within us that seek...

How Millennials Are Making a Global Impact

Britt Hysen | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact
Britt Hysen

Our main goal is to point out the individuals in the generation who deserve the recognition. All too often, we read articles about millennials that generalize us as a group instead of acknowledging us as unique individuals with amazing stories.

When You Are Sad, Clean up the Trash

Grete DeAngelo | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Grete DeAngelo

I've recently been feeling blocked by some sadness in my personal life. I'm a writer, but I needed wordless time to process what was happening, to ...

Near-Death, Near-Life and Real-Life Experiences

Tom Gerdy | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Gerdy

I don't look forward to death because it will cramp my style, but at the same time, I don't view it as the ultimate tragedy. As I view life and death, the ultimate tragedy is living in a way that you miss opportunities to make a difference in the world around you while you are alive.

Making a Difference in the World of Giving: The Summer-Athon Season

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 10.04.2014 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Some might say it is too late to participate but I would counter with that now is the perfect time for you to get involved and be Making A Difference!

6 Reasons Why Everyone Should Work for a Mission-Driven Company

Hervé Larren | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business
Hervé Larren

There are many personal, professional, and of course, moral, reasons that working for a mission-driven company can improve your satisfaction with work and life.

The Ripple Effect of You...

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 09.24.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

Have you ever thought of yourself as a pebble? Metaphorically speaking, on the "pond of life" that is exactly what you are when you consider those who are affected by the ripple effect of your thoughts, deeds, and actions.

Making Time to Make a Difference

YAI | Posted 08.31.2014 | Impact
YAI

I don't define myself solely by my job. For me, it's just as important to use my time outside of work in ways that are fulfilling. In my spare time, I volunteer with the YAI Network.

Making A Difference: The World of Giving - US Charitable Giving Increases for the Fourth Year in a Row!

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Philanthropy and charitable donations are back! Americans once again gave more in 2013 than in the previous year. As Americans, we supported causes we cared about with gifts both big and small.

'1-2-3... What Are We Fighting For?'

Tom Gerdy | Posted 08.16.2014 | Impact
Tom Gerdy

Considering all the above, it is time to rally the troops. I want to again declare war. However, I don't want to declare war across the ocean in a foreign land. I don't want to send our children and grandchildren back to Iraq. I want to declare war on our soil.

Why We All Want to Change the World (And Why We Often Fail)

Maya Mathias | Posted 08.06.2014 | Impact
Maya Mathias

On a week when the world marks the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square incident, I wonder about the connection between our individual perceptions versus the collective reality of what humanity wants to change.

Psychic Income

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Halamandaris

"That little girl changed me, though to this day she doesn't see how. Now what's important to me is 'psychic income' -- the feeling I get when I know I can make a difference in someone's life."

Sonia Jackson Myles: From Businesswoman to National Spokesperson for Women's Rights

Julia Schemmer | Posted 06.14.2014 | Teen
Julia Schemmer

We all have the potential to make a difference, whether educated at Harvard or surviving on a 2.0 grade point average.

Learning Los Angeles: Andy Lipkis on Making our Cities More Like Forests, Part Two

Julia Wasson | Posted 05.24.2014 | Los Angeles
Julia Wasson

Part Two: Interview with Andy Lipkis, founder of TreePeople, on urban forests and watersheds, and how individuals can make a difference for good.