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Give Gifts a Good Reception

Leslie Garrett by Leslie Garrett | November 29th, 2011 | 1 Comment
topic: Personal Growth, Relationships | tags: acceptance, christmas, gifts, give, giving, grace, graciousness, gratitude, guilt, Hanukkah, holidays, receive, receiving, Relationships, spiritual transaction, thanks

Woman with holiday gift

With the holidays approaching, no doubt many of us are making a list and checking it twice. Ensuring that we find just the right gift to give to those we cherish in our lives.

Yet the giving is only half of the equation. We’ll undoubtedly be receiving gifts, too. And while many of us are world-class givers, can we say the same about receiving?

Should You Give Your All to Someone Who Doesn’t Give Back?

Arielle Ford by Arielle Ford | October 27th, 2010 | 1 Comment
topic: Personal Growth, Relationships | tags: Arielle Ford, boundaries, breakup, commitment, dating, generosity, giving, heartache, keeping score, love, men and women, needy, priorities, relationship advice, romance, soulmate, the law of attraction

Man and woman having a relationship fightDear Arielle & Brian,

Earlier this year I met someone who I thought was my soulmate and I gave and gave and gave. I thought he also gave, but certainly not as much as I did, even though I was not keeping score. Shortly after we started dating he lost his job and turned to me for solace and advice, and then he left me abruptly, saying he did not have the emotional stamina and strength to reciprocate the giving I was demonstrating. I was left devastated and emotionally exhausted.

Healing Tragedies with Small Deeds

Rodney Yee by Rodney Yee | February 9th, 2010 | 2 Comments
topic: Giving Back, Personal Growth, Yoga | tags: charity, depression, giving, haiti, helplessness, meditation, Mother Teresa, small deeds, tragedy, Yoga

Earth in Hands

Recently, I heard that around $50 million was raised during a telethon for Haiti. This raised my spirits enough to get me through another round of sun salutations. Sometimes I feel so helpless when dealing with the larger tragedies of life that it puts me into a depressed tailspin.

3 Ways to Keep on Giving All Year Long

Colleen Saidman by Colleen Saidman | January 20th, 2010 | No Comments
topic: Giving Back, Personal Growth | tags: change, family, giving, giving back, love, positive-thoughts


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Foodie Philanthropy: 5 Charities Fighting Hunger, and How You Can Help

Jessica Harlan by Jessica Harlan | December 16th, 2009 | 2 Comments
topic: Giving Back, Green Living | tags: causes, charity, giving, giving back, holidays, philanthropy, volunteer

Don’t get me wrong, Christmas is a great time of year. But as I’m recovering from the glut of presents, the copious amounts of cookies and sweets I’ve consumed, and the amount of credit card debt I’ve racked up buying gifts and decorations, I always resolve that I’ll offset my good fortune in the coming year by finding a few good causes to contribute to not just at the holidays, but throughout the year — when they need it the most.

Beyond Material Gifts: The Invisible Power of Giving

Patricia Moreno by Patricia Moreno | December 3rd, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Fitness, Personal Growth | tags: generosity, gift giving, gifts, giving, helping hand, IntenSati, intention, make a difference, mind-body fitness, Patricia Moreno, positive affirmations, power of giving, Sati Life, spirit of giving

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The beauty of giving a gift is that it can positively impact the giver, the receiver and those who are witnessing the action. Instead of trying to get names crossed off your shopping list, take some time to reconnect to the spiritual power of gift giving.

Give Your Favorite Charity A Free Donation With Razoo

Joe Rogel by Joe Rogel | December 22nd, 2008 | No Comments
topic: Giving Back | tags: activism, charity, donations, giving, holidays, philanthropy, razoo

‘Tis the giving season, and just in time for the holidays, we have 25 great gifts for you, and they’re free! However, they’re not just any ordinary gifts — we’re presenting the opportunity to do something special this year by offering the gift of giving to you.

How to Share vs. Give

Cynthia James by Cynthia James | December 19th, 2008 | 1 Comment
topic: Personal Growth | tags: acceptance, debt, gifts, giving, holiday, journaling, validation

We often confuse sharing with giving. Giving is connected to things and is often mixed up with our definition of what we “need.” It can appear in many forms, but often it is very much attached to our identity. But sharing is heart-centered and not attached to the material world.

Holiday Links: How to Green Your Holidays, 10 Ways to Give Back, Fitness and Traveling

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | December 19th, 2008 | No Comments
topic: Conscious Living News | tags: charity, christmas, diet, Fitness, giving, Green Living, hannukah, new year, nutrition, travel, volunteerism, workouts

Every week we highlight the best articles, blogs, news, videos and interesting Web tidbits to help you live green, be healthy, and connect with your sense of spirituality. Read our roundup for info that just helps you live better.

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How to Have a Green Christmas

Eco-Impact of Must-Have Gifts

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | November 28th, 2008 | No Comments
topic: Conscious Living News | tags: cancer, exercise, Fitness, gifts, giving, gratitude, green books, happiness, love, recipes, shopping, therapy, weight-loss

Every week we highlight the best articles, blogs, news, videos and interesting Web tidbits to help you live green, be healthy, and connect with your sense of spirituality. Read our roundup for info that just helps you live better.

Green Living

The Environmental Performance of the 15 Must-Have Christmas Gifts