Happy Holidays
There are many holidays this time of year. People all over the world, religious and secular, celebrate, gather, exchange presents,…
In Trying to Do Good, Have You Lost Sight of the Bigger Picture?
Browse bookshelves and blogs and you’ll find stories of people striving toward extraordinary goals: zero waste, plastic-free, gender-neutral, a level…
6 Ways to Create More Space in Our Overtasked Lives
We want to do more to help create a better world, but we’re just so busy. How can we squeeze…
Gratitude Feels Good and Leads to Good
In his chapter “Pay it Forward” in the book “The Compassionate Instinct,” Robert A. Emmons explores the power of gratitude, demonstrating…
Why Love a Leech?
For my blog post today, I’m sharing a recent essay I wrote for Care2.com, an online community for people passionate…
How Did a Dragonfly Bring Me Such Joy?
I took my first swim of the season on June 1 in Acadia National Park. It was a hot day,…
Learning While Laughing
I’m a big fan of laughing. Who’s not? I don’t know many people who don’t enjoy a good laugh, but…
The Joys of Paying Attention
As the days get longer and dawn comes at 4 a.m., I’ve begun waking earlier and earlier. Normally, I roll…
Joy Over Pleasure
Pleasure is so seductive, so desirable. Even the word itself is somewhat onomatopoeic. Who would eschew pleasure? Virtually all of…
Happy Day of Happiness! Spread Some Kindness Around
Today is the first United Nations International Day of Happiness, a day dedicated to spreading happiness to others. The website…
4 Ways to Overcome Despair
Image courtesy of MervC/Flickr. For my blog post today, I’m sharing a recent essay I wrote for Care2.com, an online…
Monday MOGO Tip: Add Something Good to Your Life
To many, making MOGO (“most good”) choices — choices that do the most good & least harm for ourselves, other…