How one man used Amazon Prime Now to help people experiencing homelessness when they needed it most

Bonus post for Day 349 of #LiveWell2017 Guys - you've got to see this! It came across my Good News Network  feed this morning and fits right in with our theme of giving this month. When I lived in Portland, OR, the homeless population nearly doubled in three years. Seeing these folks camped out on the streets … Continue reading How one man used Amazon Prime Now to help people experiencing homelessness when they needed it most

Give books to kids who need them

Day 336 of #LiveWell2017 Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash One of the greatest gifts we can give to any child is a love for reading. For those who grow up in a typical middle-class U. S. home, books and other reading materials are abundant (on average, 13 books per child). For children in poverty the average is … Continue reading Give books to kids who need them

Good News Monday

Day 219 of #LiveWell2017 Photo by Alex Pasarelu on Unsplash O.M.Goodness! This story may have gone viral by now. I don't know. But, when I saw it, I knew I had to share it with you. Mother A was on a plane alone (without her kids, for a change) when her plane was delayed on the tarmac. During … Continue reading Good News Monday

Be your truest self

Day 218 of LiveWell2017 The other day, I got to thinking about introverts and extroverts and the expectations we impose on each other based on our own ways of being and thinking. So often we expect other people in our circles and in our families to do the things we do, to have the same … Continue reading Be your truest self

Kindness = good mental health for young people

Here's a bonus post today, because I just read about a study conducted by Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation regarding kindness and mental health in young people. One of the key findings of the study was: "Kindness matters. Young people who describe their environments as kind are more likely to be mentally healthy. That’s true … Continue reading Kindness = good mental health for young people

New study: Kindness at work benefits everyone

Day 192 of #LiveWell2017 Photo by rawpixel.com on Unsplash A new study published in the journal, Emotion, on June 6th shows that acts of kindness at work benefit the givers, the receivers, and the whole organization. The study, done by researchers from the University of California, included having 19 of the organization's workers act as "givers" of kind … Continue reading New study: Kindness at work benefits everyone

More than a label: overcoming stereotypes

Day 49 of #LiveWell2017 Today, I read a commentary in the Street Roots newspaper by Andy Ko of the Partnership for Safety and Justice. It was titled "One act doesn't define you - not even voting for Trump." In the essay he gives an example: people who suffer a crime are more than just victims and people … Continue reading More than a label: overcoming stereotypes