#Kindness

What Social Media Can Teach You About Living a Fuller Life

Kim Smiley | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada Living
Kim Smiley

Let me fill you in on a secret: It's because you are too busy focusing on you, your company and your brand. You. You. More you. Forget about yourself for a second. Focus on the scintillating stars around you. They are gorgeous, captivating and brilliant! There is so much to discover. It is there waiting, just like you. All you have to do is open years eyes, click and share.

Why Competition Holds Entrepreneurs Back

Kim Smiley | Posted 12.03.2014 | Canada Business
Kim Smiley

We tend to be so hung up on rising to the top that we fail to realize that being overly competitive can actually push us down. True greatness comes to those who elevate others; who lift them up without regard to where it will place them in the hierarchy of the marketplace of life.

Would You Kick Someone Battling Cancer?

Sandra Charron | Posted 10.31.2014 | Canada Living
Sandra Charron

Have we learned nothing from the death of Robin Williams? People who suffer from depression do so quietly. They keep their secret tucked away in their chest where the agony of it is only noticeable to them, not others.

The 10-Second Text That Made Someone's Day

Taslim Jaffer | Posted 01.27.2014 | Canada Living
Taslim Jaffer

The text I received a few minutes later nearly exploded through my handheld and enveloped me in OMGs, thanks yous and plenty of exclamation marks. Reading her words, "You SOOOO just made my day!" planted a huge smile on my face. I imagined my friend's face had a similar expression. Not bad for a 10-second text, eh?

Changing the Channel: Healthy, Higher Perspectives

Paula Pyne | Posted 01.29.2014 | Canada Impact
Paula Pyne

With the news programs blaring the most recent political scandals, it's hard to remember that there are positive things happening in the world and leaders who are inspiring heart-centred change. It's integral that we maintain a healthy, higher perspective about what really matters and share it with our communities.

We Should Extend Kindness to Our Animal Friends

Twyla Francois | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Twyla Francois

Today, November 13, is World Kindness Day. Kindness toward species outside our own constitutes the highest form of altruism. Dr. Melanie Joy, a professor of psychology and sociology at the University of Massachusetts, introduces the concept of "carnism": a belief system by which we love and treat some animals well, but not others.

The Photo of the Pope That Got Me Thinking

Lori Gard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

I have been deeply moved by these pictures of the Pope touching the man with the disfigurement that have gone viral across the Internet. Not because the Pope is doing something supernatural or mystical to that of other human beings, but because pictures like these still get a reaction

Want To Feel Great? Try My True and Tested Method

Lynda Fishman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Lynda Fishman

The reality is that we do not have to be professional "life-savers" to help people. Each of us can choose to live a meaningful life, to have a positive impact on others, and to embrace and help people in need. No cameras. No medals. No public recognition... just ordinary "heroics" by ordinary people. I believe that there is "magic" in kindness.

Do the Good Guys Ever Really Win?

Taslim Jaffer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Taslim Jaffer

Public shaming has become a widespread disease across the web, infecting comment boxes, blog posts, Facebook statuses and tweets. People are not just ...

That Magical Place Where No One Gets Hurt

Lacey Haynes | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada
Lacey Haynes

I'm in the forest in my salvaged ragtag bed sheet skirt. A basket filled with foraged mushrooms hangs in the crook of my arm as I walk flanked by ...

Focus on Respect at Schools Before We Lose Another Child

Carol Todd | Posted 08.27.2013 | Canada Impact
Carol Todd

School is starting soon. There are many anxious youths out there not looking forward to those first weeks of school. Hopefully this school year will be one where kindness and respect are a focus. Hopefully we won't lose any more young people while we wait.

How to Do Good at Home

Karen Cleveland | Posted 10.09.2013 | Canada Impact
Karen Cleveland

People for Good are at it again, carrying on their crusade for kindness. Thank goodness, literally, for their selfless goal of making the world a bett...

People For Good Use Good Deeds to Make Your Day Better

Karen Cleveland | Posted 09.02.2013 | Canada Impact
Karen Cleveland

To cram into a packed subway train, you might never guess this is a country known for its politesse. But People for Good, a coalition formed in 2011 by a collaboration between a media and creative agency, has a simple, albeit grandiose, mandate: to make the world a kinder place, one good deed at a time.

Kind Gestures Last a Lifetime

Phil Froats | Posted 07.07.2013 | Canada Impact
Phil Froats

Issac Newton said that for every action there is an equal but opposite reaction. While this may be true for physics, it certainly does not carry over into interpersonal matters. Often the gentlest of gestures, smallest of actions or the quietest of whispered kind words will have an avalanche effect on the lives of others.

New 'Calgary Compliments' Facebook Page Takes the "Strange Out of Stranger"

Sarena Dharshi | Posted 05.30.2013 | Canada Alberta
Sarena Dharshi

Since its inception in January 2013, Facebook page Calgary Compliments has taken our city by storm. So what exactly is the purpose to a page like this? Unlike similar "confessions" pages which have been popping all over the interwebs, this compliments page is a civic outreach initiative to help Calgarians bond.

Life Lessons From My Twenties

Lisa Jackson | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Living
Lisa Jackson

When I was 20, I lived with my parents and didn't even have a driver's license. I've come a long way since then. I've travelled to 20 countries. And I'm still pursuing my dream of becoming a writer. Here are my life lessons from surviving my twenties.

Let the Bully Bloggers Talk Amongst Themselves

Bernie Farber | Posted 07.28.2012 | Canada
Bernie Farber

It was difficult for bullies to gain a public pulpit. Letters to newspapers were closely monitored to ensure that slander and intimidation were not published. Magazines and television likewise; the professional mainstream media for the most part undertook the responsibility to self-regulate. Today anyone can publish virtually anything, and personal attacks are de rigueure.

Random Acts of Kindness

Silken Laumann | Posted 01.30.2012 | Canada Living
Silken Laumann

Last week I was driving back from Mount Washington with my girlfriend Karin when I chanced to look at my gas gauge. Chanced, may be a clue to the sys...

Broke... Hungry... Please Help... Peace

Beverley Golden | Posted 01.04.2012 | Canada Living
Beverley Golden

It's hard to tell these days if someone is really broke and hungry, but something about her spoke to me. I saw her as somewhat of an entrepreneur of necessity and frankly any skepticism or doubt about her intentions or integrity didn't really matter at all.

20 Steps to Genuine Happiness

Marcia Sirota | Posted 12.03.2011 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

When we're clear about where to find happiness, we can make the kinds of choices that will maximize our chances of having more of it. Here's a list of ingredients that you can combine in your own way to move toward greater happiness.