Alison Miller's 24-year marriage was so passionate and fulfilling that after her husband's sudden death, last spring from cancer, she felt so much grief that it spawned in her a courage to face challenges that previously she flatly ruled out. She felt compelled to leap out of her comfort zone in an effort to get as far away from the pain as she could, and there, on the road alone, she continues to feel the love and companionship of Handsome Husband.
A vital part of a rewarding life involves contributing to and caring for others. Unfortunately, some end up sacrificing their own well-being when answering this call, setting them back on their own responsibilities, becoming burned out, and losing the drive that led them to practice generosity in the first place. In this piece, Wharton Professor of Management Adam Grant debunks common myths about giving and explores how to become a â€œproductively generousâ€ person â€“ one who gives without compromising their own well-being.
Travis Pratt surprised everyone during his rendition of "O mio babinno caro", originally written by Giacomo Puccini. However, what comes after his performance surprises everyone, including his girlfriend of 5 years.
Spending time online has the potential to ward off depression among retirees, particularly among those who live alone, according to research. Authors report that internet use reduced the probability of a depressed state by 33 percent among their study sample. Late-life depression affects between 5 and 10 million Americans age 50 and older. This new study shows that the Internet offers older Americans a chance to overcome the social and spatial boundaries that are believed to fuel depression.
In a great display of humanity, 7-year old Abby shares some highlights of her annual "Pay it Forward Project." This year, she wanted to show gratitude to the Lakewood Colorado Police Department. "The world is KIND" to quote an amazing man Nimesh (Nimo) Patel, and this video shows us why we will be fine... one small act at a time.
Cathryn Wellner's insight:
So sweet - with Abby in it, the world's a terrific place to be.
"One day, visiting a friend's house in Malibu, I met an old man who had spent his life planting trees. As we talked through the afternoon, with the blue Pacific murmuring rumors of the world's vastness, and nearness, he explained how trees were the ecological equivalent of one-stop shopping: they could restore degraded soil, increase crops, feed livestock, provide building materials and firewood, restore biodiversity, sustain villages, and bring dormant springs back to life -- all the while sucking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. I had a minor epiphany: green compassion!" The founder of the Green World Campaign shares the story of how it all began, and offers up a set of insights from his journey.
"As we recognize that our sciences and technologies have become increasingly narrow in their focus, unable to understand our multi-faceted problems from an interdisciplinary perspective, we urgently need a science and technology that honor and respect the unity of all life, recognize the fundamental interdependence of all natural phenomena, and reconnect us with the living Earth. What we need today is exactly the kind of synthesis Leonardo outlined 500 years ago." Read on to hear more from Fritjof Capra, as he shares his findings from ten years of research examining Leonardo da Vinci's personal notebooks.
What would you do if you found yourself standing face to face with people bearing signs accusing you by name of killing babies and encouraging the shooting of American soldiers? Might you lose your ...
Follow Brendon’s Blog! Download the free audio podcast of this episode on iTunes. — Begin Transcript — I spend all this time teaching people how to share their voice with the world, market their story...
Cathryn Wellner's insight:
Good one, Brendon Burchard, and an important reminder that we should not give so much attention to those negative voices.
Employees who pursue creative activities outside of work may find that these activities boost their performance on the job, according to a new study by an organizational psychologist. Creative pursuits away from work seem to have a direct effect on factors such as creative problem solving and helping others while on the job.