Positive Living

Why Self-Compassion Is More Important Than Self-Esteem

A cultural shift in positive thinking appears to be underway.

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Inspiring Stories

Thailand Cave Rescue: How the Boys Stayed Calm

Here's the spiritual technique the Thai soccer coach taught his young players while they waited to be rescued.

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Comforting others reaps blessings.
Inspiring Stories

Giving Hope, Receiving Joy

How volunteering to help others—from prison inmates, to the elderly, to rescue animals—reaps a windfall of blessings.

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Marriage proposal

Mysterious Sign of a Marriage Proposal

A chalk drawing in a coffee shop signals an upcoming surprise.

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Kirstie Ennis
Stories of Hope

A Marine Veteran Continues to Fight Her Toughest Battle

USMC Sergeant (Ret.) Kirstie Ennis, who suffered traumatic injuries—physical, mental and emotional—during a tour of duty in Afghanistan, discusses the lengthy road she has traveled toward recovery.

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Melba Pattillo Beals, civil rights icon and author of I Will Not Fear
Stories of Faith

How a Member of the Little Rock Nine Found Courage

Facing racist threats, Melba Pattillo Beals helped integrate Arkansas schools. She also deepened her faith

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Actress Olivia de Havilland
Living Longer, Living Better

Happy 102nd Birthday, Olivia de Havilland!

After more than a century lived in and out of the spotlight, the Oscar-winning actress is still going strong, serving as an inspiration to millions around the world.

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Soup kitchen volunteer

Feeding the Soul

A teen stretches his spiritual horizons during summer vacation.

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Emmett Diggs puts up his dukes
Living Longer, Living Better

A Pastor with Parkinson's Uses Boxing to Heal

A retired minister, who years before gave up boxing, gets to put on the gloves again as a way of coping with Parkinson's disease.

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A smiling nurse gives her senior patient a hug
Coping With Illness

Activities to Help You Live Well with Parkinson's Disease

Therapists and patients at Good Samaritan Society in Mountain Home, Arkansas, offer hope and guidance to those who are coping with Parkinson's disease

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