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Episode 4: Knock, Knock, Give a Sock

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So much for “millennials” being selfish. If you’re attached to that idea, keep walkin’. A few years ago, Adina Lichtman was handing out sandwiches on the streets of New York City to help people experiencing homelessness. One man, grateful for the sandwich, approached her and offered some surprising insight. “Thank you for giving out sandwiches,” […]

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Episode 3: The Happiness Helper 

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What exactly does a life coach do? Well, this one volunteers, fundraises, cheerleads, and helps people who feel there’s something more out there find their way to it. Mary Kaba Valis has made it her life’s work to people live happier more fulfilling lives. That joy spreads like wildfire to everyone around them. She’s not […]

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Episode 2: The Life of A Devoted Dog Rescuer

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When we look at adorable—and sometimes heartbreaking—photos of dogs in need of adopting, what we don’t see are the dozens of people behind the scenes who dedicate most of their free time to helping those dogs find homes, doing everything from taking them to the vet, coordinating with local shelters, and getting them home from […]

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Episode 1: All The Right Moves

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Can we dance our way to mentally healthy? It’s not the most widely used method on anyone’s road to recovery, yet Dance Movement Therapy is an incredibly effective method for kids and adults alike dealing with issues from mild anxiety to severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and everything in between. When people reach a plateau […]

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7 Unique, Too-Easy Ways to Do Good Today

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Orly Wahba, Founder of the nonprofit Life Vest Inside, has put out the perfect little book to grab just in time for Volunteer Week (kicking off on a variety of days based on city, state, and even country, but we’re looking at April 12th!)—because volunteering, really, is just doing something for someone else when you’ve got […]