Dignity in Belonging

Dignity means knowing that you have worth, purpose, and belong in the world. Dignity strips away any notion or erroneous idea that you are an outcast and have no voice. Two weeks ago, I met a gentleman named Mark digging in the trashcan behind our building. He’s a sixty-year-old man, and instead of asking him […]

Thoughts On Dignity from Bethaney Herrington

What if our culture of service was more defined by what we accomplish with others than by what we accomplish for them? It was 2009 and I found myself on the west-side of Chicago participating in a service trip. As is true for many service-driven individuals, I was confident that my choice to volunteer for […]

3 Reasons Entrepreneurs Need Family Vacations

“I don’t know.” This is what my ten year old daughter said to me when I asked her to consider our yearly extended family vacations and what they have meant to her. I poked around some more with what I thought were better questions only to be met with mild irritation and the growing scowl […]

5 TRENDING TENSIONS IN SOCIAL INNOVATION

Every day I have a conversation with a person trying to solve a problem. I try to encourage them, connect them to someone that can help them, or give them a small tip that could help get their vision past the current hill. People often ask, are there any consistencies that I am seeing time […]

Owning Less. Living More.

Joshua Becker is the founder and editor of Becoming Minimalist, a website that inspires people to find more life by owning less stuff. Currently, he lives in sunny Peoria, AZ with his wife and two young kids. Owning Less. Living More. For most of my life, I lived a typical middle-class American lifestyle. I chased job promotions, […]