C O N N E C T
So much of what we do depends on how we connect with the world.
This applies to our relationships at home, on campus, and in the workplace. The quality of these connections is important to you and everyone around you.
EXAMPLES THAT SPEAK TO THE IMPORTANCE OF CONNECTIONS
Dealing With Boredom
A different response to being bored from The Greater Good Science Center.
August 27, 2022
Thank you, Steve Hartman, for the reminder about being grateful for what I have in my life.
November 25, 2020
There are not many programs on inter-species connections that I've seen that touch the core of what it means to grow as a person. This one does that. If you have not seen the Netflix program, My Octopus Teacher, I highly recommend it. Here is the trailer.
The Good News Network
Tells us how three teens save the day for a stranded woman.
July 16, 2019
Jill Suttie shares interesting research about connecting with cell phones.
January 30, 2019
Acts of Kindness
Lindsay Holmes reminds us of the power of reaching out to others in these wonderful acts of kindness.
May 23, 2018
The Good News Network shares a powerful story of forgiveness
November 25, 2017
Shamard Charles, MD, (NBC News) describes the important connection we have with the environment around us.
November 10, 2017
The Daily Mail shares the story of a police officer de-escalating an encounter of a man with a knife.
June 19, 2017
The Greater Good Science Center and Martha Caldwell share how children are learning to listen to each other in the classroom. Maybe there is something important here for adults as well.
January 30, 2017
This article from Elyse Wanshel (Associate Editor), "Good News, The Huffington Post", caught my attention. The article's photographs made me smile.
July 27, 2016
Want to learn about the benefits of being out in nature? Read Jill Suttie's article from the Greater Good Science Center.
March 2, 2016
Benefits of Kindness
An article about the benefits of kindness by author, Elizabeth Hopper, and the Greater Good Science Center.
February 16, 2016
A story on AOL from the Huffington Post, originating on Facebook, tells about the kindness of one man, showing a younger man how to tie a neck tie. This is a great example of how simple it can be to reach out and help others.
November 16, 2015
The Daily Share shows us that unlikely friendships are possible. Animal lovers will enjoy this. Notice the quality of touch between these two friends.
Great White Shark
CNN reports that Cape Cod beach visitors recently attempted to save a stranded Great White Shark by taking it back to the water. Amazing what can happen when fear is replaced by kindness, care and action. Do you think this will air on the next televised Shark week?
September 7, 2015
A Good Person
Sometimes it can be challenging to see good in the world with tragedies around us. You may find this the case after the recent shooting in Charleston, SC. In an article for the Huffington Post, Kimberly Yam looks at different definitions of a "good person." Check it out and see how much good is actually out there.
June 19, 2015
Dolphin & Diver
Watching this experience between a wild dolphin and a diver makes you wonder how the dolphin knew where to go for help.
Barriers & Differences
Can kindness remove barriers and differences? You decide after watching this report from the Weather Channel.
Young man redefines service for elderly person with his back. Learn about his act of kindness
A Tender Touch
The story of one person's kindness, "A Tender Touch", is told by Steve Hartman of CBS News.
July 11, 2014
Love is a powerful force that can change lives and communities. Read examples of people who are living this lesson, shared by Andy McDonald and The Huffington Post.
January 14, 2014
Sometimes when you send kindness into the world it can come back to you (from the Huffington Post).
September 20, 2013
This note and act of kindness must have come as a real surprise (from the Huffington Post).
October 20, 2013
Basketball Team Manager
This example by a high school student shows us how we can play different. "Basketball Team Manager Gets His Big Shot," is told by Steve Hartman on CBS Sunday Morning.
March 3, 2013