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My Neighbor Ray Posted by KarmaTube.org, Dec 04 2013 Last week's featured video on KarmaTube received 6736 views and 18 comments. "At age 90, Raymond J. Cleveland takes no medications and is pain free. He eats everything he pleases; sees well, rests well and IS well. His neighbor, Michael Glassoff, curious about this man whose eyes radiated with light and who waved at anyone who passed by with deep affection, asked Ray where he finds this overflowing joy. Watch this interview to hear Ray share his practical pointers on how to live a life of joy, free from anger." ... Watch: My Neighbor Ray
Childhood's Magic Milestone Posted by DailyGood.org, Dec 04 2013 "Betty Peck at 92 is full of a radiant loveliness that brings to mind fairy godmothers and enchanted gardens. Visiting her is a little like falling down Alice's rabbit hole. A train track with a real train runs around her Saratoga home. There are ivy-covered walls, crazy winding paths, tree houses, even a Rapunzel tower, and an amphitheater under the trees complete with a Romeo and Juliet balcony. Hundreds of children have played in the sun-dappled creek here, thrilled to the feel of soil under bare feet and rejoiced in a world brimming with creativity, beauty and wonder." This article offers a glimpse into Betty's magical world, and introduces a project that she is deeply excited about. A project that she describes in her own words, and that begins with a simple, yet profound question ... "I want to know how you learned to read." [Full Story]
Grateful Ripples Continue Posted by Guri Mehta, Dec 03 2013 We got a note from Wallie this morning: "My wife is 56 and is under hospice care and will likely pass within 24 hours. My sister sent "Grateful" to me and it hit the spot. It sums up how I feel about my wife and how she lived her life." Very touching. Over the last week, Grateful has received over 115 thousand views on KarmaTube and has been shared more than more 45 thousand times across social media, and many times in offline events. Hundreds of people have left comments and made personal pledges for transformation. These are ripples not just of the beautiful video but also the labor-of-love process. As someone recently said, "6 days, 0 budget, all power of love."
It Was All My Choice! Posted by KindSpring.org, Dec 03 2013 Yesterday was my 51st birthday. While some may wonder why I would write about me, it is because I made a choice. I have never been a big fan of my birthday. Hurts from the past and just not enjoying the "wisdoming" (instead of aging) process up to now, has usually left me either quiet about my birthday or just plain grumpy about it. But yesterday, when I woke up, my first thought was: Thank you God for letting me wake another day. The next decision was: I am going to choose to be happy today, no matter what day it is, and I'm going to let others in on it too! I thought of several things for me to do, one of my favorite being that since I turned 51, I sat down with my journal and wrote the numbers 1 through 51 and next to each one spent some time writing down something that I am grateful for. It didn't take long AND I just couldn't stop at 51! It brought joy to my heart instead of the usual doom and gloom of another birthday. I had to go out and do errands, so I had decided that at every possible ... full story: It Was All My Choice!
A Letter From Fred Posted by DailyGood.org, Dec 03 2013 It didn't exactly conform to the rules of the online video contest for up-and-coming singer/songwriters, but when producer Jacob Colgan received 96-year-old Fred Stobaugh's handwritten lyrics in a mania envelope, it was an entry he couldn't ignore. Fred penned the song "Oh Sweet Lorraine" in memory of his recently departed wife of 72 years; but, as his letter to the studio said, "I don't sing. It would scare people." See how Jacob helped bring Fred's words to the ears of the world. [Full Story]
I Would Like To Start Service ... Posted by surisetti satyanarayana, Dec 03 2013 I would like to start service activities related to poor deserving students. Kindly guide me how to proceed. presently i am working at visakhapatnam
Kindness In Business Continues To Lift ... Posted by Birju Pandya, Dec 02 2013 kindness in business continues to lift off. 3 businesses and 1 investment firm now incorporating 21 days of kindness and weekly reflections into the work (with more and more stories!); transformation-driven business incubator simultaneously garnering interest in both India and US; and other emergent activities happening throughout ecosystem! and through it all, focusing on the small seems to be the key. I just spent a week with my family in Arizona and we all deepened our daily sitting practice together, ending with a longish conversation on the nature of death and how to live daily honoring our purpose. I don't come from a family where this is part of the conversation! and yet, 'positive externalities' abound :) and one more story since i can't resist. I'm flying back to SF last night and my carry-on bag gets checked because there is not enough ... Read Full Story
Problem: "Stress-induced Conditions Can Include Everything ... Posted by Amit Dungarani, Dec 02 2013 Problem: "Stress-induced conditions can include everything from hypertension and infertility to depression and even the aging process. They account for 60 to 90 percent of doctor’s visits in the U.S., according to the Benson-Henry Institute. The World Health Organization estimates stress costs U.S. companies at least $300 billion a year through absenteeism, turn-over and low productivity." ...Solution: Yoga & Meditation (according to Harvard Scientists)!!! Yet another article in the media on this...this time from Bloomberg News!
Baby Uma Had Very Restless Sleep ... Posted by Rahul Brown, Dec 02 2013 Baby Uma had very restless sleep last night. Early in my meditation this a.m., Asha places a wide awake and slightly agitated Uma in my lap as I am sitting. She instantly stills... stiller than I've ever felt her with absolutely zero physical movement. A few minutes later, I feel her head slump. Baby sat with me through the rest of the hour of meditation :-) This sweet image is the first time we've meditated together since she was in the womb at a retreat exactly 1 year ago. Priceless!
Camille Seaman: We All Belong To Earth Posted by DailyGood.org, Dec 02 2013 Camille Seaman, world traveler and renowned photographer, says that "Part of the magic of an artist is being able to sort of draw from the intangible and create a physical..." But Camille's was a bumpy road, and her story is unusual. Not the least of it is her almost instant success in the art world -- she is now a senior TED fellow. Read about her fascinating life in this interview. [Full Story]