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Karuna News: 5AM At The Beach -- And Other Acts Of

Sep 16, 2020, 2 smiles Newest issue of our newsletter is out!What do two homeless men, a security guard, youth in Australia, and mental health specialists in Denver all have in common? Here's a hint: "My dad taught me the first time I went fishing you always make a place look better than when you got there," Marc Gervais says, as he sweeps up beach litter before dawn. Through this week's stories, we are buoyed by the remarkable emergence that surface from individual's intentions to take care of their communities -- leaving people, places, and themselves in resoundingly better spirits than how they found them.Read the full newsletter here ...

Karuna News: Made To Be Given Away: Food, Dollars, And

Sep 09, 2020 Newest issue of our newsletter is out!Eventually, fledgling birds fly out of their nests. Young toddlers grow into adulthood. Dandelion seeds scatter into the wind. Snow melts into a mountain stream, and empties into ocean. Many things are made to be given away. They take flight into new forms and stages of life. But a kidney? Lawn services? Newly minted dollar coins? This week shines light on the many ways giving is regenerative -- far beyond what we may know or see.Read the full newsletter here ...

Karuna News: When A Dog Fosters Kittens

Sep 02, 2020, 2 comments, 2 smiles Newest issue of our newsletter is out! When faced with challenges, devastation, or a sense of scarcity, it's not uncommon to be faced with two natural yet seemingly at odds impulses: protecting oneself and caring for others. This week's stories invite us into the lives of individuals whose decision to see and treat others as oneself -- even amid the brunt of Hurricane Laura, a running injury, personal loss, and isolation -- unleash the boundless spirit and regenerative cycles of compassion. Read the full newsletter here ...

Karuna News: When Big Hearts Take Flight

Aug 26, 2020, 1 smiles Newest issue of our newsletter is out!Hello Friends. How far does a big heart reach? This week's newsletter takes a closer look at the soaring possibilities that spill forward from the resounding pulse of the human spirit. From a heart transplant that transformed two families, to a couple who feeds anyone and everyone, to one artist's 9,300 origami cranes honoring Covid-19 patients who've passed on, and beyond, the gentle power of these ordinary citizens remind us of the extraordinary potential that can emerge when a big heart takes flight.Read the full newsletter here ...

Karuna News: Of Llamas, Family Reunited, And A Deeper

Aug 12, 2020 Newest issue of our newsletter is out!In recent months of pandemic, a collective sense of certainty in the future has waned. Yet, one area that has grown in strength is the value of relationships. Whether in the benevelent friendship of a llama at protests, the joy of family reunited from afar, decades-long research on the correlation between relationships and health, or a community of limited financial means donating disaster aid to their neighbors -- perhaps the strength of our relations can hold a deeper kind of certainty. Speaking of degrees of certainty, our Laddership Circle friends have been experimenting in virtual learning journeys this summer -- here's some highlights from the first 4-week "Laddership Pod": Alchemy of Uncertainty!Read the full newsletter here ...

Karuna News: Classroom On A Bike, And Other Feats Of

Aug 05, 2020 Newest issue of our newsletter is out!Hello friends. This week's newsletter gives rise to a whirlwind of everyday and not-so-everyday heroes across education, performing arts, prison, and town leadership, who make a difference to society through their conviction to "answer to the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe," as the late John Lewis wrote in his last words.Read the full newsletter here ...

Karuna News: Pulling Water Out Of Air, And Other

Jul 29, 2020, 1 smiles Newest issue of our newsletter is out!Hello friends. Some say the fastest speed is the "speed of love". This week, we come across a range of stories in which compassion gives rise to creative innovations and poignant expressions of compassion -- in realms from food to music, technology to community service.Read the full newsletter here ...

Karuna News: A Narrative Of Caring

Jul 22, 2020 Newest issue of our newsletter is out!The pandemic has brought forth difficult challenges; yet, one upside is that it has unearthed the timeless phenomenon of the pervasive ways we care for one another. In periods of uncertainty, disaster, loss and grief, the brilliant resilience and creativity of the human spirit to support and lift each other up can weave a remarkable tapestry of existence on this planet.Read the full newsletter here ...

Karuna News: Stories Of Resilience: "If You Can Dance,

Jul 15, 2020, 4 smiles Newest issue of our newsletter is out!As the adage goes: "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." Recent weeks and months have been witness to vigorous "lemonade-making" around the globe. To that end, this week's newsletter highlights the role of adversity in inner growth, deepening relationships, and creative innovations. In these stories, resilience blossoms as the wind beneath the sails that carry farmers and entrepreneurs, children and elders, to new horizons of possibility. In related news, it's been a joy to witness our summer interns weave their magic on KarunaVirus. Our most recent story collections carry Sonya and Tanvi's personal touch, with themes like Youth Taking Action and Joy Through Art -- and more! Read the full newsletter here ...

Karuna News: When Challenges Alchemize Into Possibility

Jul 08, 2020, 3 smiles Newest issue of our newsletter is out!As a quote goes: "Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you react to it." Through the muddied waters of life and societal turmoil, what does it take to see a sense of possibility? This week's stories are witness to remarkable resilience, strength, and community alchemized from the ashes of incredible challenges.Read the full newsletter here ...