It started with an impulse to save the leftover Thanksgiving turkey her neighbor had discarded as trash. Thirty years later, she and a rotating team of friends-turned-volunteers have been quietly recovering surplus food and delivering it to free
Have you ever set a well-intentioned goal for yourself but, for some reason, you've been unable to reach it? In many of these cases, there is one controlling factor holding you back: fear. Sometimes it hides quietly beneath the surface with a firm, s...
Enjoy this wonderful video from NOVA's series "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers," where Dr. Jane Goodall, the world-famous primatologist, talks about what she feels is one of life's most important aspects -- empathy. Not only does she believe empathy plays a key role in her studies of chimpanzees, but she also feels strongly that having empathy for other beings in turn brings us closer to our own highest human potential.
We live in a society where we often feel as though we are in a state of constant competition in all areas of our lives: work, relationships, hobbies, and in turn, we are often overly self-critical. Practicing self-compassion can help us to restore feelings of self-worth and instill an inner peace to propel us in our actions.
Cathryn Wellner's insight:
I'm still working on this and appreciate what Emma Seppala writes here.
Even after Aditya Mehta met with an accident, he did not give up on his passion for cycling. Not only that, he is now cycling to raise funds for many para-athletes like him and help them achieve their dreams.
The lesson at Indiana Wesleyan University's chapel service attended by its 3,000 residential students last week perhaps made an impact like no other, when the speaker ordered two pizzas delivered in order to show how it feels to appreciate someone.
The way attorney and UCLA lecturer Tony Tolbert figures it: you don’t have to have money to be generous. Tony became inspired by Kevin and Hannah Salwen, who sold their 6,500 square foot home, and donated $800,000 to charity. He decided to loan his home to Felicia Dukes, a single parent of four, for a full year. After giving birth to her fourth child, Felicia fell behind on payments, and became homeless. Thanks to Tony’s generosity, Felicia could recuperate financially and emotionally. As for Tony? He’s planning to donate his home again to another family in need.
The nation's largest generation — the so-called "millennials," born between 1983 and 2000 — have shown less dependence on driving to get around in recent years and aren't likely to change their ways, according to a new study released Tuesday by the Maryland PIRG Foundation and the Frontier Group.
It was a waiter’s rudeness that prompted a Lebanese immigrant to donate more than 128,000 sandwiches to hungry residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Salam Kahil, who lives in the poverty-stricken neighbourhood and owns La Charcuterie Delicatessen in Surrey, has brought sandwiches to his hungriest neighbours every month since making a promise to feed them in 1986, but now he’s helping more than ever and celebrating Thanksgiving by donating 500 brown bag lunches.