“Nourishing the Soul by adding a healthy spiritual diet to traditional treatments can open new channels of hope and confidence. The joy of the soul, in turn, weakens the debilitating fear and demoralization of the depressed psyche.” Traditional medications and treatments are offered as a temporary or longer-term solution, yet what has been less explored are the […]
3 Reasons Change is Your New Best Friend – And How to Embrace It!
It is said that the only thing constant in life is change. And yet, it is something we all struggle with. Sometimes we feel a lack in our lives that we want to change but don’t believe it is possible. Other times we face change that is beyond our control, and we resist it with […]
Community Refrigerators Are Packed with Delicious Produce for All!
Have you spotted an old fridge on your block, possibly painted in bright colors and surrounded by frequent visitors? You’ve probably stumbled upon your local community-generated food-sharing program, also known as a community fridge. Community fridges offer free food — from fresh produce to home-cooked meals — along with sanitary products and other health-related supplies […]
How About One Laptop Per Child?
One Laptop Per Child is not some gimmick or a dream-filled slogan; it’s an actual nonprofit that designs and distributes low-cost computers to some of the world’s disadvantaged kids. Developed by faculty members from the MIT Media Lab, these special XO computers host a bunch of features that meet the specific needs of their young recipients, […]
Researchers Find a Super Plant that Cleans Up Air
Cotoneaster helps improve air quality along roads. Plants have been essential to humans since the beginning of time. They nourish, clothe, and provide shelter; their beauty inspires joy and many have healing properties. Now, a new use has been discovered, with a recent study identifying a super plant that cleans polluted air. Noting that car pollution […]
This Free SMS Counseling Service Is Changing Mental Healthcare
Over one million people have used the services of the Crisis Textline since its inception in 2013 Both youth and adults alike rely on text messaging for most of their interpersonal communication. And while some may see this as a negative phenomenon, Crisis Text Line has found a way to leverage the trend to improve […]
San Jose is Building Tiny Homes for the Homeless
The city has approved two sites to build temporary emergency housing communities Tiny homes are growing in popularity. These compact under 400 square feet homes are popping up everywhere. Sometimes they are used as an accessory housing for aging parents or a perfect starter home for college graduates. Now, they will become housing for the […]
Pets for The Elderly is Helping Seniors Be Less Lonely
This nonprofit is helping seniors pay for pet adoption and care. There is nothing like sharing your home with a furry family member. With social activities curtailed due to social distancing and lockdowns, people need the companionship and love that dogs and cats offer. Pets for the Elderly (PFE), a nonprofit organization is making that […]
First Tribally Affiliated Medical School Opens in the US
This White Coat Ceremony marked a new era in American medicine. At the White Coat Ceremony, first-year medical students receive their medical jackets and recite the Hippocratic Oath, marking a transition into the world of medicine. While all such ceremonies are meaningful, and especially moving event happened at a medical school in Oklahoma. This historic […]
52 Good Deeds to Help Heal the World in 2021
You can help heal the world by doing good acts, large and small. Since kindness is contagious, your good deeds can spur others to do the same. and since research shows that volunteering and helping others can lead to better health and more happiness, you will be helping yourself too. Don’t know where to start? […]