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6 Ways Being Mindful Can Make You a Better Leader, by Bruna Martinuzzi

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As Jon Kabat-Zinn puts it, mindfulness "wakes us up to the fact that our lives unfold only in moments." If we're not fully present for those moments, we may miss what's most valuable in our lives, both personally and professionally. Simply put, mindfulness is about not living in your head all the time and is about paying attention to where you are, what you're doing, or who you're talking to so that you are in touch with the right here, right now. Research shows that mindfulness reduces stress and increases concentration and clarity. Read on for five simple ways to practice mindfulness to improve your personal and professional life.
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Hope is sturdy; instead of drowning in despair, it rolls up its sleeves and sets out to change things.
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This Pune Family Shows the World How to Exercise and Save Water at the Same Time!

This Pune Family Shows the World How to Exercise and Save Water at the Same Time! | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Sanjay Athavale, a 51-year-old resident of Pune has been recycling wastewater from his bathroom and kitchen to water the plants in his garden every day.
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Not something we could do in a condo, but if we ever have a small patch of land again, we should consider this clever scheme.
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This Doctor Speaks 7 Languages. And He's A Canadian Refugee.

This Doctor Speaks 7 Languages. And He's A Canadian Refugee. | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Dr. Paulin Rukiko Polepole greets me warmly in the lobby of his downtown Toronto apartment. He's wearing a natty, navy suit jacket paired with a bright blue button-up, shiny, black leather shoes, a metal watch and stylish socks.

He works at SickKids Hospital, counselling pregnant women and new mothers. He speaks seven languages.

He is a refugee.

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pdeppisch's comment, June 22, 11:52 PM
That was the story I heard when we landed in 1953! :)
malek's comment, June 23, 5:40 AM
urban legend?
pdeppisch's comment, June 23, 10:43 PM
Hi Malek - Could be - with the Internet and Huffington Post one never knows. BUt I can't find anything and it is not published on April 1st. If I find that it is fake I will delete it.
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Meet the McDonald’s Cashier Taking on Her CEO for Climate Change

Meet the McDonald’s Cashier Taking on Her CEO for Climate Change | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
If raising a family on a McDonald’s salary wasn’t hard enough, Tina Sandoval is working to transform the fast-food industry into one that is good for both people and planet.
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Owl Can’t Stop Hugging The Man Who Rescued Her After Bad Accident - Good News Network

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When the man who nursed her back to health came back from a trip, this owl was so happy to see him, she couldn't stop hugging him.
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Romanian Grandma Saves Hundreds Of Dogs & Cats From Freezing | Care2 Causes

Romanian Grandma Saves Hundreds Of Dogs & Cats From Freezing | Care2 Causes | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Meet Savastita Miu, better known to her admirers as 'Grandma'. At 91-years-old, this bedridden woman is surrounded by the animals whose lives she has saved.
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Syrian Refugees Help Canadians Left Homeless By Wildfire | Care2 Causes

Syrian Refugees Help Canadians Left Homeless By Wildfire | Care2 Causes | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Canadians who lost everything in the Fort McMurray wildfire have been getting help from Syrian refugees who are more than happy to pay it forward.
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A Christian Case for LGBT Rights

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Michael Coren joins The Agenda to discuss why he changed his mind on same-sex marriage.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 20, 11:08 AM
I rarely find myself on the same side of an argument with Michael Coren. I adhere to an idea that Jesus was often embedded with people who lived on the margins of his world. What does that mean in today's society? It means he would find it problematic to disenfranchise and other humans because of gender and sexuality.

When I read and hear that Catholic schools have to come up with a policy about gay support groups, I wonder why? If they open the Bible and read the New Testament, they would find Jesus's teachings provide them with insights on how to treat students and others with unconditional love.
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The Healthiest Old Person on the Planet Explains How to Stay in Shape | VICE | United States

Charles Eugster, 96, is a runner, body-builder, public speaker, writer, rower, and wakeboarder. He also claims to be so healthy that his formerly grey pubes have turned brown again.
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46 Environmental Victories Since the First Earth Day

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As Earth Day turns 46, we take a look back at the biggest milestones in environmental protection.
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Hooray! The Last Same-Sex Adoption Ban In America Is Now Dead | Care2 Causes

Hooray! The Last Same-Sex Adoption Ban In America Is Now Dead | Care2 Causes | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
After a judge struck down Mississippi's ban, gay and lesbian couples can finally legally adopt in all 50 states.
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26 charts and maps that show the world is getting much, much better

26 charts and maps that show the world is getting much, much better | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Poverty is down, literacy is up, and life expectancy is rising.
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Break out the champagne. Cheer up. Yes, a lot of things are crappy, but don't despair. Hang onto these charts until you really understand how stunning they are!
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When I Dream of the Planet in Recovery

When I Dream of the Planet in Recovery | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
For decades, poet-philosopher and radical environmentalist Derrick Jensen has warned us about the problems of civilization. Yet he’s a tireless activist with hope for the planet’s future.
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Meet Lucca: The First American Dog Awarded a British Military Honor

Meet Lucca: The First American Dog Awarded a British Military Honor | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Meet Lucca: The First American Dog Awarded a British Military Honor
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From a Stone-Cutter to a Computer-Educated Sarpanch – The Fascinating Story of Nauroti Devi

From a Stone-Cutter to a Computer-Educated Sarpanch – The Fascinating Story of Nauroti Devi | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
An illiterate woman, Nauroti Devi, learnt to harness the power of computers and the Internet to fight injustice and promote development.
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Tourist's C-section saves fawn after doe struck on highway

Tourist's C-section saves fawn after doe struck on highway | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
An Alberta tourist who performed an emergency C-section on a doe mortally wounded after being hit on the highway managed to save the fawn's life.
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5 Signs Of Hope In The Wake Of The Orlando Tragedy | Care2 Causes

5 Signs Of Hope In The Wake Of The Orlando Tragedy | Care2 Causes | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Here are five signs of hope to help soothe your heart in the difficult days following the Orlando tragedy.
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5 Reasons To Drop Everything And Go For A Walk | Care2 Causes

5 Reasons To Drop Everything And Go For A Walk | Care2 Causes | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The purposeless walk is going the way of the Dodo. Which is bad news for...just about everything.
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Meet The Remarkable Guys Who Mow Grass For Free For People In Need | Care2 Causes

Meet The Remarkable Guys Who Mow Grass For Free For People In Need | Care2 Causes | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
All they do is cut grass, but these two men will restore your faith in the goodness of people.
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Give Directly To The Homeless Through A New Sharing Economy App

Give Directly To The Homeless Through A New Sharing Economy App | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
WeCount matches the needs of homeless people with Seattle residents who have something to give.
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Moina Shaiq - Encore.org

The latest encore story featured by our media partner, The Christian Science Monitor, is that of Moina Shaiq.

Moina had long been active in volunteer roles in her immigrant-rich community of Fremont, California. But after the mass shooting in San Bernardino by two young Muslim, she wanted to do more.

Through an ad in the local paper, she asked people to join her at a café to “Meet a Muslim” in the flesh. 100 of her neighbors showed up. Her interfaith, and interpersonal, work has blossomed and become her encore.
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An Artist at 100, Thinking Big but Starting Small

An Artist at 100, Thinking Big but Starting Small | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The painter Carmen Herrera demonstrates her process.
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Woman Rescues Burned Puppy And He Grows Up To Save Her Life | Care2 Causes

Woman Rescues Burned Puppy And He Grows Up To Save Her Life | Care2 Causes | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A woman rescued a puppy who was so badly burned, he was going to be euthanized. He grew up to become the reason she woke up from a coma and recovered.
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Dear Donald Trump: A Letter from My Daughter.

Dear Donald Trump: A Letter from My Daughter. | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
"Mom, I'd like to write a letter to Donald Trump. I want to ask him to be nicer. Will you post it so he will read it?" I told her I'd be happy to as long as she
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10-year-old Emma recognizes his unhappiness and reaches out.
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Thich Nhât Hańh Quotes that Fuel the Love in my Relationship Everyday.

Thich Nhât Hańh Quotes that Fuel the Love in my Relationship Everyday. | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The quotes that save my relationship, and help me act from love everyday.
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Joan Baez diffuses right wing protest at Idaho concert

Joan Baez diffuses right wing protest at Idaho concert | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
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 you
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This happened several years ago and is a good reminder that it is possible to face hatred with love. Though it is difficult and painful, it may be the only path to changing hearts.
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