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Volunteering: New Ways To Do Good

11 ways to use your skills to do good.

Find out more here.

And, in timely fashion, the Tourism Authority of Thailand is currently promoting their Ultimate Moments Campaign – where you can win a volunteer vacation to Thailand.

For more information on Volunteering In Thailand.

I’ll be writing more about my recent volunteering experiences in Australia.

Nourishing Peace

Being a slave to our concerns is like being in debt to them. When we’re in debt, we have no real freedom in our hearts. The more we pay off our debts, the more lighthearted we’ll feel. In the same way, if we can let go of our various worries and cares, peace will arise in our hearts. 
—Ajaan Lee, “Sowing the Seeds of Freedom”
More on why nourishing peace is important – click here.

4 Ways To Be More Present In Travel

Travel is like a good, challenging book: it demands presentness — the ability to live completely in the moment, absorbed in the words or vision of reality before you. –Robert Kaplan

Read more here.

10 Things Highly Intuitive People Do Differently

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something. –Frank Capra

10 Things Highly Intuitive People Do Differently

Five Ways to Cultivate Gratitude at Work

Why do we say thanks at home, thanks at the store, thanks on the street, but are not so keen to say thanks in the workplace?

There are many reasons, but what is strange is that when we do say thanks at work we feel happier and more fulfilled. So, why aren’t we doing it and how can we cultivate a culture of gratitude in our workplace?

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The Importance of Kindness

Check out this animated snippet from George Saunders commencement speech – it’s beautifully inspiring. I’m off to read the rest of it now…


Goodwill Campaign That Frees Thousands of Americans From Debt

A group of former Occupy Wall Street activists have abolished nearly $15m (£9m) of Americans’ medical debt as part of a goodwill campaign to free debtors at random

This is the kind of generosity that inspires!  Let’s hope we continue to hear of more such inspired generosity.

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Work Less, Live More

A growing trend is emerging that shows that people are working less to live more fully. I guess the big question I’d like to pose to you is, how valuable is your time? How much of your life do you want to be spending at work and how much with friends and family?

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What Does A Grateful Organization Look Like?

Good question?  Do organizations that show gratitude to their staff even exist?

Well, apparently they do. And apparently these organizations are proving pretty effective – with the gratefulness factor boosting morale and increasing productivity.

Read more here.

The Duck Lady

This amazing lady is doing so much good it’s truly inspiring. And, what’s even more amazing, is the way she not only gives so much but that she spices it up with a pinch of fun.

Check her out on this short video.