Tuesday, April 28, 2020

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Saturday, April 25, 2020

The Freedom of Forgiveness | Kenneth Goodrum

The Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards at Central State University advocates for forgiveness, if only for yourself.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Why Celebrate Earth Day?

What are your favorite facts about Earth?

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Live Science asked scientists to share their favorite facts about our home planet. These researchers marveled at everything from backward flowing rivers in Antarctica to the Giant Crystal Cave of Naica in Mexico, which one geologist called the "Sistine Chapel of crystals."

Thursday, April 16, 2020

The Best Of The Internet During COVID-19 | NBC News NOW

In difficult times like this, it’s important to stay positive and social media is actually helping, with more videos designed to make viewers smile. NBC News’ Gadi Schwartz takes a look at some of the funny gems he found online.

Monday, April 13, 2020

What is Compassion?

What is compassion? We'll look at what compassion means and examples you might notice it in your own life.

Friday, April 10, 2020

What Comes After Tragedy? Forgiveness | Azim Khamisa and Ples Felix

On one awful night in 1995, Ples Felix's 14-year-old grandson murdered Azim Khamisa's son in a gang initiation fueled by drugs, alcohol and a false sense of belonging. The deadly encounter sent Khamisa and Felix down paths of deep meditation, to forgive and to be forgiven -- and in an act of bravery and reconciliation, the two men met and forged a lasting bond. Together, they've used their story as an outline for a better, more merciful society, where victims of tragedy can grow and heal. Prepare to be moved by their unimaginable story. "Peace is possible," Khamisa says. "How do I know that? Because I am at peace."

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Small Acts of Caring Bring Hope to Bay Area in Wake of Coronavirus Outbreak

During this time of stress and uncertainty because of the Coronavirus outbreak, we're highlighting the small acts of kindness happening in our communities. We went in search of people who are lending a helping hand in many different ways.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Why It's Worth Listening to People You Disagree With | Zachary R. Wood

We get stronger, not weaker, by engaging with ideas and people we disagree with, says Zachary R. Wood. In an important talk about finding common ground, Wood makes the case that we can build empathy and gain understanding by engaging tactfully and thoughtfully with controversial ideas and unfamiliar perspectives. "Tuning out opposing viewpoints doesn't make them go away," Wood says. "To achieve progress in the face of adversity, we need a genuine commitment to gaining a deeper understanding of humanity."

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Top 10 Positive News Stories of 2020 That Give Us Hope

In trying times we could all use a little something to lift our spirits. For this list, we’ll be looking at some of the most noteworthy uplifting news stories from 2020 so far. Our countdown includes Quarantined Dance-Alongs & Sing-Alongs, Celebrities Opening Their Wallets, Mass Applause for Healthcare Workers, and more!