Wisdom

Neighbors combat loneliness
Positive Living

The Positive Power of a Neighbor

“Small talk” isn’t so small when you consider how even casual social connections can combat loneliness.

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Wally Richardson fist-bumps some students
Living Longer, Living Better

This WWII Veteran Teaches Kids About Love and Kindness

Wally Richardson, 95, has been sharing inspirational quotes, bookmarks and "Wallyisms" with kids in his community for over 20 years. 

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World War II veteran Wally Richardson
Living Longer, Living Better

The Wit and Wisdom of Wally Richardson

This World War II veteran shares how he works to positively influence the lives of middle-school students with sage advice and wise adages.

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Left: Helen Keller, Middle: Anne Frank, Right: Eleanor Roosevelt
Motivational Stories

6 Women Who Inspire Us Today

Author Therese Borchard highlights some of history’s most inspirational women and their great lessons

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10 Inspiring Quotes from Rumi
God's Grace

10 Inspiring Quotes from Rumi

Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī (1207 – 1273), popularly known as Rūmī, was a Sufi mystic born in what is now Afghanistan. He is one of the best-selling poets in the United States, writing more than 40,000 versesbout everything from love to death to the interior life. Rūmī believed that one’s relationship with the divine must be active. Instead of simply reciting poetry, he sang it while whirling in circles. This sacred tradition of meditative twirling inspired by Rūmī is still practiced by the Mevlevi Order—a Sufi group sometimes referred to as the Whirling Dervishes. Today, Rūmī’s quotes show up everywhere from pop songs to Pinterest, inspiring people of all faiths to join in the dance with the divine. Here are some of our favorites:

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Real positivity
Positive Living

Is There Such a Thing As ‘Toxic Positivity?’

Positive words can ring hollow if they deny the full range of our emotional lives.

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Coping with life's challenges
Prayer Stories

How to Respond When Life Isn’t as It ‘Should’ Be

Do those irritating or sorrowful paths lead you closer to God? 

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Finding useful information
Positive Living

A Simple Trick to Improve Your Discernment

This maxim is used in religious and secular circles alike to encourage us to discern wisdom from unhelpful information.

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Celtic Mystic John O'Donohue
Stories of Faith

4 Keys to Experience Wonder from John O'Donohue

Use these principles from an expert in Celtic spirituality to find wonder in everyday life  

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Kind words
Positive Living

An Easy Way to Remember to Use Positive Words

The power of the spoken word is profound. Here’s how to use it in a positive way.

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