Three Easy Ways To Be a More Compassionate Person

Compassion is a life-changing thing, and there’s never as much of it in the world as there should be! We’re all busy people, and it’s easy for us to see someone in need and think “someone else will help them” and go on about our business. However, it’s pretty obvious why that just doesn’t work: […]

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Good Reasons to Guard Yourself From Gossiping

Gossip: it’s so easy to engage in, and so destructive to the people it affects. So many people’s reputations and characters have been damaged by the giving and receiving of gossip, and while sometimes gossip is shared simply out of a seeming need to be social, we all need to start paying close attention to […]

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Chicken Soup for the Sole: Sudha Chandran

Imagine that you’re a talented young dancer whose career is just beginning to take off. Now imagine that you’re in a serious automobile accident that claims one of your legs. Most people would probably forgive you if you decided to leave dancing behind and pursue other interests. However, that is not the choice that Sudha […]

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What The World Needs Now Is Empathy, And It Starts With You!

“Empathy” is a little word that can have a big impact on the amount of positivity in the world. If you ever look at the world and mourn the seemingly endless number of ways that people can fail to care for the plight of others, take heart: humans are wired to be empathetic. This means […]

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How Negative Thinking Rewires Your Brain and Makes You Miserable

Have you ever noticed that negative people tend to stay negative, and that their thought processes always seem to follow a predictable pattern? It’s not just coincidence– there’s a physiological reason why this happens, and it’s equal parts good and bad news. Here’s the bad news: negative thinking can rewire your brain like a bad […]

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How To Help Your Differently-Abled Child Reach To The Stars

Being a parent is tough, but being the parent of a differently-abled son or daughter presents a new and distinct series of challenges that can prove to be quite overwhelming, even in the best of times. Parents of differently-abled children are constantly having to balance teaching their children independence with their innate desire to keep […]

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Chicken Soup For the Sole: Tanni Grey-Thompson

There’s no reason that having a physical difference should ever slow you down. It certainly didn’t slow down Tanni Grey-Thompson, who is an 11-time gold medal winning Paralympic wheelchair racer. Despite being born with spina bifida, a condition where the spinal cord isn’t completely contained within the backbone, which can cause a variety of physical […]

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Faith Without Works is Dead, So Show Your Community You Care

In the book of James, we learn that “Faith without works is dead– What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works?” Although this sounds like a scary verse, in reality, it should be all the motivation you need to get out in the community and start […]

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What is Lent, and Why Does it Matter?

Tis the season for Lent! Christians everywhere are giving up something for 40 days, and although this “thing” could be anything from fast food to Facebook, it’s an important part of our religion for a number of reasons. Lent is our chance to strengthen our faith through prayer and rebuild our soul through penance. You […]

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Spring Forward With These Time Management Tips

Spring is upon us! But instead of thinking about ways to clean up your house, let’s discuss some ways that you can clean up your time management skills. Although it seems like a boring thing to think about, people who are good at managing their time not only get more accomplished, but lead healthier, happier […]

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