Today’s Solutions: November 26, 2022

The Optimist View

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

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...

Hands holding rustic gift

Happy Holidays: A gift list from The Optimist Daily

“True giving from the heart is an expression of love.” Cara Stein With the holiday season in full swing, it can be difficult to navigate gifting in a way that celebrates loved ones while upholding our environmental and ethical values. Choosing gifts that are thoughtful, sustainable, and Read More...

Group of friends having a discussion

The Art of Connection: Finding ourselves through others

“We are hardwired to connect with others, it’s what gives purpose and meaning to our lives, and without it there is suffering.” - Brené Brown By Kristy Jansen Preparing for a second holiday season in the pandemic era, I have found myself seeking a deeper understanding about what makes Read More...

Book Excerpt: ‘Aspire Hi

Book Excerpt: 'Aspire Higher' - Becoming a solutionary and upholding your truest values

“Being a solutionary will make you feel even better than being an astute constructive decision-maker, because you’re taking others’ feelings, concerns, and ideas into account when crafting your solutions and actions.” - Ken Lindner As we head into the holiday season, the themes of love, Read More...

Samhain ─ Inside the pagan t

Samhain ─ Inside the pagan traditions of Halloween’s ancient precursor

“The magic of Samhain is that of endless possibility. Since we return to the beginning, we can begin anew in any way we wish.” ~ Michael Furie BY Marvin Lanes Haunted houses, scary movies, and terrifying costumes certainly make Halloween a dark holiday, but did you know that tomorrow, Read More...

Flights of the soul: The Indig

Flights of the soul: The Indigenous origins of the psilocybin experience

”Get strong with bare feet on the ground and with everything that is born from it.”- Maria Sabina BY Arielle Tiangco A couple of weeks ago in San José del Pacifico, a mountainous town in Oaxaca state, Mexico, I emerged from the dark womb of a tiny volcanic-stone hut, drenched in a Read More...

The enduring optimism of Star

The enduring optimism of Star Trek

“It isn't all over; everything has not been invented; the human adventure is just beginning.” - Gene Roddenberry Something kind of magical happened this week and we wanted to take a moment to celebrate. One of the entertainment world’s most famous space explorers actually traveled into Read More...