Today’s Solutions: May 17, 2022

The Optimist View

Our weekend edition long form journalism explores in-depth solutions to global issues.

Finding the courage to be conf

Finding the courage to be confident: A peek inside "Dare to Own You"

"Just because you have a voice and can speak, does not necessarily mean you are being heard; find your voice." - Liz Brunner In 2021 people were quitting their jobs at an unprecedented rate.  The media had fun creating phrases like "the Great Resignation" and "the Big Quit" to characterize the Read More...

Managing self-care (again) whe

Managing self-care (again) when things fall apart

This article was originally published in May of 2020, but we are bringing it back to the top of our feeds, because we all still need self-care.  The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy. - Pema Chödrön By Kristy Read More...

Empowered activism is cultivat

Empowered activism is cultivating a marketable skill - A dispatch from Colombia

“Part of doing something is listening. We are listening. To the sun. To the stars. To the wind.”  – Madeleine L’Engle By Jackie Gilbert We all catch ourselves making remarks like “I’m starving” or “we’re dying of hunger”, but fortunately for most of us in my middle-class Read More...

Book Excerpt: ‘The Sleep Fix

Book Excerpt: ‘The Sleep Fix: Practical, Proven, and Surprising Solutions for Insomnia, Snoring, Shift Work, and More’

“Sometimes finding just one place to start, one thread to pull on, can shift the momentum in the other direction—sleep improvement leads to more sleep improvement.” -Diane Macedo In today’s Optimist View, we’re delighted to share an excerpt from ‘The Sleep Fix,’ the newest book from Read More...

The Optimist Daily guide to

The Optimist Daily guide to “Un-LANGUISHING”: Ideas on how to reconnect to thriving

“By acknowledging that so many of us are languishing, we can start giving voice to quiet despair and lighting a path out of the void.” - Adam Grant BY Kristy Jansen and Summers McKay This year, big, audacious, expansive resolutions seem a bit on the absurd side. Nearly the entire first week Read More...

Greenwashing: The Conscientiou

Greenwashing: The Conscientious Consumers Conundrum

“You have to hold yourself accountable for your actions, and that’s how we’re going to protect the Earth.” – Julia Butterfly Hill By Arielle Tiangco I have to admit, there was a time when I would shamelessly spend all my disposable income, from pouring smoothies at my part-time job, Read More...

Turning of the year 2021 to 2022

8 Trends from 2021 We’ll Carry to the New Year

“Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” - Hal Borland  It’s the time of year for reflections and projections as we take stock of all that has happened over the last twelve months and peer with hopeful curiosity Read More...

Adaptable

Book Excerpt: ‘Adaptable’ーHow to Lead with Curiosity, Pivot with Purpose, and Thrive through Change

“The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it.” - Kalpana Chawla What would happen if each time you failed you tried just one more time? What if you applied to one more job? Ran one more mile? Read More...

Book Excerpt: ‘Right Place,

Book Excerpt: ‘Right Place, Right Time’ーThe Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Home for the Second Half of Life

“The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it.” - Kalpana Chawla Did you know that the average human lifespan has increased by over 20 years in the last century alone? Humans are living longer, Read More...

Kids on the Nice List

Kids on the Nice List

“If we wish to create a lasting peace we must begin with the children.” - Mahatma Gandhi Christmas is just around the corner, and we heard that even Santa Claus is bidding adieu to coal this year. That’s right, Santa is going green, but we have it on good authority that he’s ditching Read More...