Mia Tagano visits her 94 year old grandmother -- who now has dementia -- and discovers a whole new, less verbal, way of communicating her love through heart, hands and hugs. To her surprise, when she brings this approach to her grandmother's roommate who has suffered a stroke, it radically transforms their communication and opens up both women profoundly. This heart-warming story shares more...
From Munhall, Pennsylvania to Temple City, California, people are transforming their streets into places for people, not just traffic. 21st Century bike lanes help us lose weight, save money, strengthen our communities and enjoy life more.
None of us can know the span of our life. Some of us will live a long life and die in old age; others leave much sooner. No, the meaning of life is not how long we live, it's about the fact that we lived at all, and that we touch the lives of others by living. Poet Marina Keegan may have died young, and tragically, but she had found her voice, and expressed it through poetry that touched the lives of so many. She is not the "lost voice" of a generation; she is one voice among many who have come before and will come after, reminding us that our time here is limited and carries within it so much power and beauty.
Cathryn Wellner's insight:
Yes, Keegan died young, but she while she was here she was fully alive.
Fear of failure has prevented people from falling in love, becoming artists, telling friends the truth, and chasing dreams without apology. If we are going to continue to shy away from failure, it's time we redefined it.
On July 2, Stephanie Headley was counting the days she had left to live. The Ottawa woman is suffering from an autoimmune disease that, without expensive treatment, will cause her heart to fail. On July 3, thanks to a mysterious stranger who showed up at her door, she had in her hands more than enough money to get the treatment that can save her life. Two weeks later, she still struggles to explain the dramatic change in her fortune. This piece shares more.
Take me out to the ball game, Take me out with the crowd. Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks… I grew up singing that ditty, but San Francisco’s AT&T Park is going to have to come up with a…Read more →
Do you remember how wonderful it felt to be a child? Adventure was our only calling, and courage seemed never ending. And subsequently, we seemed to enjoy our life so much more. In this beautiful article we are reminded of 10 life lessons that children teach us every day. Read more to discover new ways in which we might incorporate our younger selves into the joy of our daily being.
For most of us, a peanut butter sandwich is just that, a sandwich. But to Erin Dinan, it’s an instrument of social change. Dinan is the founder of One Sandwich at a Time, a New York-based charity that engages volunteers in large-scale sandwich making events to feed the city’s hungry and homeless. Her inspiration came …
Perfect sliced on a bowl of cereal, blended in a smoothie, or just enjoyed by itself as an afternoon snack, the banana is the most popular fruit in the United States. The fruit even comes with its own convenient packaging, a peel that doubles as a mess-free way to hold it. And when you’re done, you just discard the peel like any old wrapper. But should you? Check out our infographic to find out.
Cathryn Wellner's insight:
Good ideas for making use of those banana peels instead of just trashing them.
Poor Australians. They’re as overworked as North Americans. Many of them spend long hours in cubicles, staring at screens, working and commuting so many hours they rarely get enough exercise or healthy food. So the Lost Dogs’ Home took pity…Read more →