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DailyGoodHow to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds"Last fall Alan Jacobs published a slim book with a bold title: How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds. Jacobs is a professor of English literature, but in this book he joins a growing chorus of social psychologists who warn that enlightenment anthropology -- what Jamie Smith memorably calls the "brains-on-a-stick" model of human persons -- falls woefully short of reality. Rather, as people like Daniel Kahneman and Jonathan Haidt have shown, our bodies -- our senses, emotions, and intuitions -- shape and direct our reasoning." [Full Story on]  

Power of Oneimage

Stories of Kindness

Strangers Become Friends Over Dinner, cyctw
May 19 -- There are days...and then there are days!  My wife and I went to this vegan restaurant to give it a try. As ... Full Story

Small Acts

"I treated my best friend to a birthday dinner yesterday she was grateful cause her family didn't do much at all for it ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚ " lt33, May 18

"I have participated today because someone gives me a card consist of smile word I want to thank you for this nice work i wish to change everybody and to plant the happiness in her/his life." nabila, May 15

"Called my parents to wish them happy motherโ€™s day yesterday and sent her a bouquet of flowers for the gratitude I have for her. Someone who has always been there for me. " vishmin, May 14

"Call Ed a crisis line volunteer and thanked her for a selfless." sd507439, May 15

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“After about five minutes of dancing, they’re smiling…and they’re smiling and laughing the rest of the night.” People with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or traumatic brain injuries tend to be judged by those members of society who may not be educated on the subject of mental illness. Those who struggle with the traumas of their past find refuge on the dance floor – a common ground upon which all can exist in an aura of acceptance.“Everybody around me is just grinning, and it’s just a good time.” Remarkably, nearly 100% of veterans who participate in the Dancing Well program report improvement in their mood, memory, health and outlook on life. “This was the beginning of putting myself back out there. I found my smile again, just by coming here.” The therapeutic power of dance seems to heal invisible wounds that often scar people for years to come. Fortunately, for those who can dance, there is light at the end of the tunnel. [Source: KarmaTube]

Words of Wisdomimage

image Death Connects Us To Life, by Somik Raha
Growing up with monastic teachings around the impermanence of life, I got the opportunity to apply them when my grandmother passed on, followed by my grandfather in quick succession. I told myself that it was only the body that had died. Their souls were eternal and therefore, there was nothing... Read more on

image Kitchen Teachings: Conversation with Cherri Farrell, by Richard Whittaker
Cherri Farrell teaches consumer and family science, a subject that used to be called home economics. She teaches at College Park High School in Pleasant Hill, California. Her curriculum is devoted largely to cooking and nutrition and it's also. Read More on

Today's Quote

When there is so much to be known, when there are so many fields of knowledge in which the same words are used with different meanings, when everyone knows a little about a great many things, it becomes increasingly difficult for anyone to know whether he knows what he is talking about or not. T.S. Eliot

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