Posts Tagged: inspiration

Rethinking charity

While watching the inspiration channel (aka TED.com) the other night I saw Dan Pallotta’s passionate and convincing talk ‘The way we think about charity is dead wrong‘. He’s talking about something that is very dear to my heart – the

Rethinking charity

While watching the inspiration channel (aka TED.com) the other night I saw Dan Pallotta’s passionate and convincing talk ‘The way we think about charity is dead wrong‘. He’s talking about something that is very dear to my heart – the

Have a little faith

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Have a little faith

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Small ways to spread happiness

Everyone can make a difference. Everyone has some small way to spread happiness and make the world shine a little brighter. Last week, while traveling at Inle Lake in Myanmar (Burma) I met this ingenious young man. While eking out

Small ways to spread happiness

Everyone can make a difference. Everyone has some small way to spread happiness and make the world shine a little brighter. Last week, while traveling at Inle Lake in Myanmar (Burma) I met this ingenious young man. While eking out

Together we can do big things

Sometimes I find inspiration in the most unlikely of places. The other day I was walking through a luxury mall in Bangkok (I think it was Siam Centre) and I saw this sign and display (pictured). “Together we can do

Together we can do big things

Sometimes I find inspiration in the most unlikely of places. The other day I was walking through a luxury mall in Bangkok (I think it was Siam Centre) and I saw this sign and display (pictured). “Together we can do

Lee Hodgson: Bags for kids

Meet Lee Hodgson. He’s 42, originally from the UK and currently splitting his time between Indonesia and Malaysia. Lee is a true English lad, with a mischievous smile and a couple of bung knees. And he sews bags. The sight

Lee Hodgson: Bags for kids

Meet Lee Hodgson. He’s 42, originally from the UK and currently splitting his time between Indonesia and Malaysia. Lee is a true English lad, with a mischievous smile and a couple of bung knees. And he sews bags. The sight

Webspiration #7 – Lend a hand, spread some smiles

This week’s webspiration is all about making someone’s day and spreading a little joy. There are a thousand ways to lend a hand or spread some smiles. Here are just a few small ideas: 1.  Make someone’s whole week brighter

Webspiration #7 – Lend a hand, spread some smiles

This week’s webspiration is all about making someone’s day and spreading a little joy. There are a thousand ways to lend a hand or spread some smiles. Here are just a few small ideas: 1.  Make someone’s whole week brighter

Connor and Cayden Long: When you love, you win

If you haven’t heard about the Long brothers yet, you’re in for a treat. Connor is 9 years old and Cayden is 7. They compete together in triathlons. In fact, they recently won Sports Illustrated Kids’ SportsKids of the Year Award. You

Connor and Cayden Long: When you love, you win

If you haven’t heard about the Long brothers yet, you’re in for a treat. Connor is 9 years old and Cayden is 7. They compete together in triathlons. In fact, they recently won Sports Illustrated Kids’ SportsKids of the Year Award. You

Lessons from children

“A child can always teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.” – Paulo Coelho

Lessons from children

“A child can always teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.” – Paulo Coelho

Everyone has something to give

It is my belief that every person has something to give. And that whatever we can give, we should. Nobody is too small, too young, or too poor to make a difference. Sure, some of us have more than others

Everyone has something to give

It is my belief that every person has something to give. And that whatever we can give, we should. Nobody is too small, too young, or too poor to make a difference. Sure, some of us have more than others

3 simple ways to live without regrets

This week a friend forwarded me an article from the Guardian sharing the top five regrets of the dying. Bronnie Ware, a palliative care nurse from Australia, spent years working with people during their final weeks of life and documented

3 simple ways to live without regrets

This week a friend forwarded me an article from the Guardian sharing the top five regrets of the dying. Bronnie Ware, a palliative care nurse from Australia, spent years working with people during their final weeks of life and documented

Finding peace

“Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart.” – Unknown

Finding peace

“Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart.” – Unknown

It’s the little things that count

Today I was visiting the Monkey Forest in Ubud, Bali. I learned a lesson from a monkey there – it’s the little things that count. I was meandering through the temples and forest overrun by monkeys and I stumbled across

It’s the little things that count

Today I was visiting the Monkey Forest in Ubud, Bali. I learned a lesson from a monkey there – it’s the little things that count. I was meandering through the temples and forest overrun by monkeys and I stumbled across