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Entries tagged with “Volunteering”

5 Editor Favorites for Putting Values Into Action

Activism, Books, Music and Film

A Life in the Spirit of Giving

Ruth Kollenborn is a creator and sustainer of her community.

Animal Farm as Written by Gandhi

Lisa is a big pig: More than 1,000 pounds, and when she goes into heat she can and will go through just about anyone or anything; so it is sadly not surprising that the farmer who …

Carrie Newcomer's Latest Album: Kindred Spirits

 With lyrics like “God walks around in muddy boots” and “a summer tomato is a cause to rejoice,” it’s clear Carrie Newcomer has a knack for finding the transcendent in the eve…

Coming to Peace with Begging

I hate asking for money. Whether it’s telling a friend she owes me for the book I picked up for her or divvying up the single check on a restaurant table, it is not one of my favor…

Finding a Green Life, Behind Bars

At San Quentin State Prison, environmental outreach is based on the principle that nothing should be carelessly thrown away—especially a human life.

Generativity

Adults can be generative in many different ways — as parents, teachers, mentors, leaders, friends, neighbors, volunteers, and citizens.

How Alive Is the Helping Connection?

Volunteering is one way to a healthier life, reveals a survey conducted by Spirituality & Health. More than 80 percent say their tense nation’s overall stress would decrease if personal-contact helping grows.

Injustice in a Group Boosts Willingness to Volunteer

Research from New York University suggests a counter intuitive notion: A  sense of unfairness can actually increase volunteerism. Why? It turns out that when people who strong…

Join a Different Kind of Holiday Service

How to offer assistance to those in need.

More Retirees Are Volunteering Around the World

“Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” ~ Betty FriedanMore and more older Americans are feeling the call to give back to others and are finding them…

Saints R Us

A year and a half ago I became obsessed with the size of landfills. (This could be the result of too much time on my hands to simply think about things, but still.) I had seen some…

Spending from the Heart

Money can do so much good if we use it in a spirit of interrelatedness, acceptance, and love.

Stop Slavery in Our Lifetime

Imagine one twelve-year old girl in a hotel room in Lima, Peru. She both lives in the room, and works in the room. Her room costs about $20 a day, and the hotel is happy for the st…

Susan Sarandon: The Making of a Meaningful Life

Susan Sarandon on what it takes to be a hero, change the world, and maybe even have a happy life.

The Commons: How Can I Love You Better?

The wisdom of asking one simple and difficult question

The Exquisite Brain Pleasures of Cooperation

More Fun than Fight or Flight

The Healing Power of Doing Good

The healthiest way to help may be face to face. We explore the four-hour-per-month minimum connection for your own health and well-being.

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