By Sadie Wilbur The sun warms my skin as I step out of the car and, with a deep breath, the fresh morning air fills my lungs and wakes my senses. It’s the same walk into the Optimist Daily office that I make every morning, but today I stop and notice a white pole standing to the right of the entrance that reads, “May Peace Prevail On Earth.” A small gold plaque below … [Read more...] about Peace: A New Definition
"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain." - Kahlil Gibran Love Makes Us Sad Love can arouse feelings of sadness. This is not the kind of sadness that comes when our feelings are hurt or our heart is broken. That sadness makes sense to us. This type of sadness is perplexing because it is aroused when we are treated with kindness and … [Read more...] about The Value of Sadness
The economy is based on competition—violence. Nature is exploited to make money. There can only be an end to poverty and pollution when we discover a spiritual economy that is based on relationships, not ownership, with each other and with nature. We must realize that nature is the real source of our wealth. By Satish Kumar If we want to bring about a transformation in the way … [Read more...] about Earth I Love
Fifteen years ago, the American neurologist David Perlmutter discovered an interesting connection among his patients. He determined that many of his patients with neurological problems also showed symptoms of stomach and -intestinal problems. After he recommended a gluten-free diet to his patients for their digestive troubles, he started noticing gradual improvements in their … [Read more...] about Bread be gone!
BY: Samantha Moser & Kristina Jansen In the aftermath of the financial crisis that shook the United States and global markets in 2008, a panel of financial experts gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and debated whether the collapse was associated with masculine, risk-taking characteristics, exemplified by the statue of a bull on Wall … [Read more...] about Women in Charge: Bringing Balance into the Workplace and the World