compassion

Helping pick up trash in a park
People Helping People

Why You Should Never Give Up on Doing Good

Doing a good deed may not change the world, but it can change you.

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Letting go of perfectionism
Emotional and Mental Health

3 Ways to Let Go of Perfectionism

Start by distinguishing between healthy self-improvement goals and toxically high standards.

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Judging others
Life Advice

How to Stop Judging and Start Loving

Before you jump to a conclusion about another person, try this first.

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Schuyler Ossman and a Guideposts Comfort Kit
Comfort Kits

Guideposts Outreach: Comfort Kits For Kids

Two high school seniors in Pennsylvania work with first responders to bring a bit of joy to traumatized children.

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Finding God at the Grocery Store
Stories of Faith

Finding God in Front of the Grocery Store

How chance encounters present us with spiritual openings.

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Finding meaning in grief
Coping With Grief

How to Use Personal Hardships to Help Others

When we face adversity, we have a choice. We can give up or turn our situation into something meaningful.

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Praying for someone who has hurt you
Power of Prayer

Why Pray for Someone Who Has Caused You Pain?

We are all broken, wounded and in need of becoming whole.

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A teacher's advice
Life Advice

Surprising Spiritual Advice in the Classroom

A teacher shares how a young student helped him do his job—and life—better.

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Too much empathy?
Life Advice

Is It Possible to Be Too Empathetic?

Caring about others is kind and right. But to stay on the healthy side of this emotion, apply some perspective.

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Crown of thorns on Good Friday
Stories of Hope

Where Is The Goodness of God on Good Friday?

Finding messages of hope and redemption as death on the cross is ultimately defied.

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