overhead shot of beach with lots of sunbathers
04/19/2019
Are you stressed about how to entertain your kids spring break and warmer weather weekends? While having everyone more active after winter hibernating can feel daunting, it’s also a great chance... read more
A woman hiking in mountains reaches back to help another
04/01/2019
The power of community to create health is far greater than any physician, clinic, or hospital. ~Mark Hyman Over the five years I lived with my Mom’s cancer diagnosis, I became very skilled at... read more
A male volunteer in baseball cap paints board.
03/27/2019
Reasons to Volunteer There are many reasons to join volunteer organizations. There is satisfying work in volunteering and on the plus side you will also learn professional skills to support... read more
Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez with group of young people.
03/11/2019
The United States of America has struggled, since the beginning of the republic, to find deep peace and reconciliation with its history of immigration and race. New voices and leadership,... read more
Teen boy perche don playground equipment.
02/25/2019
A new study suggests that teens with purpose are more resilient and optimistic, even during a severe economic crisis.​ Now that I’m a parent, I pay more attention to bad news headlines than I used... read more
Heart-shaped box of Valentine chocolate
02/13/2019
We know that Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to indulge in any number of ways. For your sweetheart or your own sweet tooth, you’re in good company if you chow down on chocolate. Americans will... read more
Mexican flag
02/04/2019
I translated this piece from the inaugural address of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to the Mexican Congress. A small-town born romantic, optimist, and possibilitarian who is receiving the... read more
WOman holding world globe up in front of her face.
01/30/2019
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Service Travel Experiencing new cultures or cities with friends and loved ones is eye-opening, enriching, and challenging in ways that help develop our character and help us grow as... read more
Mount Fuji with pagoda in foreground
01/23/2019
A bold reminder of the courage to believe in our better natures as people is branded into the constitution of Japan. An excerpt from the consitution reads: “CHAPTER II RENUNCIATION OF WAR... read more

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Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez with group of young people.
03/11/2019
The United States of America has struggled, since the beginning of the republic, to find deep peace and reconciliation with its history of immigration and race. New voices and leadership,... read more
Teen boy perche don playground equipment.
02/25/2019
A new study suggests that teens with purpose are more resilient and optimistic, even during a severe economic crisis.​ Now that I’m a parent, I pay more attention to bad news headlines than I used... read more
Heart-shaped box of Valentine chocolate
02/13/2019
We know that Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to indulge in any number of ways. For your sweetheart or your own sweet tooth, you’re in good company if you chow down on chocolate. Americans will... read more
Mexican flag
02/04/2019
I translated this piece from the inaugural address of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to the Mexican Congress. A small-town born romantic, optimist, and possibilitarian who is receiving the... read more
WOman holding world globe up in front of her face.
01/30/2019
Anonymous (not verified)
Service Travel Experiencing new cultures or cities with friends and loved ones is eye-opening, enriching, and challenging in ways that help develop our character and help us grow as... read more
Mount Fuji with pagoda in foreground
01/23/2019
A bold reminder of the courage to believe in our better natures as people is branded into the constitution of Japan. An excerpt from the consitution reads: “CHAPTER II RENUNCIATION OF WAR... read more
Man and woman arguing in front of pink and blue wall.
01/18/2019
Many of my best friends think that some of my deeply held beliefs about important issues are obviously false or even nonsense. Sometimes, they tell me so to my face. How can we still be friends? Part... read more
Group of res chess pawns and one black piece.
01/08/2019
In her new book, Dolly Chugh provides us with tips for recognizing bias and reducing its effects in ourselves and our workplaces. Are you against racism? At the same time do you find that your... read more
Laughing woman sprays unamused man with Silly String
12/20/2018
For decades, personality psychologists have noticed a striking, consistent pattern: extraverts are happier more of the time than introverts. For anyone interested in promoting wellbeing, this has... read more

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01/12/2015
Jeremy Jedd Hammel of Volta Visual, Filmshift Film Festival and City Awake volunteer, talks to us about his involvement with social entrepreneurs in the Boston and Los Angeles areas.
01/12/2015
New York has finance. San Francisco has startups. Los Angeles has Hollywood. Boston is social impact.  Boston is home to the world’s leading foundations, nonprofits, and social enterprises... read more
11/10/2014
Volunteers drive 16 hours to reach an orphanage in Zaduo, Tibet, where the children are living without electric lighting. 
11/10/2014
Eleven energy commerce college students from Texas Tech University travel deep into Costa Rica to bring solar power to a remote village. 
11/10/2014
The Light the Village project, a joint effort of Light Up the World, the IMDI and a group of retired civil engineers from the University of Toronto, trained nine Guatemalans as solar technicians. Now... read more
11/10/2014
Solar powered LED lighting changes the lives of villagers and increases the ability to serve the sick at medical outposts.
11/10/2014
Dr. Dave Irvine-Halliday, a Scots-Canadian engineer, brings low-watt solar lighting to a village in Nepal. By reducing their need for kerosene, the villagers reduce a health and safety hazard. 
11/10/2014
Caltech Paleoclimatologist, Dr. Jess Adkins, Ph.D., answers the question: Is there any hope for planet Earth? His answer might surprise you. 
11/10/2014
Do you want to start a chapter in your area? Green Wish will help you build the infrastructure and identify the local environmental charities in that could use some help.

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