In our blog, we feature stories, tips, and commentary from contributors around the world on topics ranging from
consumerism and parenting to how to live a fuller life with less. Enjoy!
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by Holly Minch | April 15, 2015
In this post, Holly Minch describes her experience as a wedding guest at a potluck wedding and her new-found appreciation for this catering option as an opportunity for friends and family to actively participate in the celebration. Read on for more details about this "extended family dinner" wedding as well as for practical tips on pulling off a potluck wedding with ease.
by Edna Rienzi | April 1, 2015
In the Real Celebrations series, SoKind asks registry users to share a bit about their celebrations. Read about how Danielle and Michael encouraged their friends and family to provide them with the gifts they really needed and wanted for their baby boy, Avi.
by Peg Watson | March 17, 2015
The Green Schools Alliance aims to connect and empower schools worldwide to lead the transformation to global sustainability.
by Aislinn Pluta | March 17, 2015
"PopUpPlay" helps youth and adults alike nurture their curiosity, and play.
by Kelsey Wirth | March 17, 2015
A Massachusetts mother of two rallies her fellow moms to bring their voices and power to bear on the greatest threat to our children’s future.
by Caitlin Frauton | March 17, 2015
Caitlin Frauton is the owner of DIY Wedding Mentor, which provides affordable wedding-planning services for couples who are planning their own weddings. Caitlin started DIY Wedding Mentor after she and her husband planned their own DIY wedding and realized that couples needed more help when it came to DIY weddings. In this post,
Caitlin describes the changing nature of wedding gifts as many couples are reaching out to their loved ones to ask for direct support with the wedding instead of expecting traditional wedding gifts as they focus on long-term financial goals instead of adding more "stuff" to their lives.
by Amanda Eaken | February 16, 2015
A San Francisco resident and mom is about to give up her family car in pursuit of a more sustainable, simple lifestyle. Here, she tells her tale.
by Aislinn Pluta | February 15, 2015
The Community Supported Art movement continues to grow. Read some tips on how to start your own "CSA."
by PublicHealth.org staff | February 13, 2015
PublicHealth.org just published a handy new guide to volunteering in public health. Check it out!
by Jen Boulden, Host of JenBTV.com | February 12, 2015
In the Guest Registry series, SoKind asks our friends and supporters about their favorite SoKind gift ideas. The result? A collection of creative and inspiring guest registries! Enjoy.
by Edna Rienzi | February 9, 2015
In the Real Celebrations series, SoKind asks registry users to share a bit about their celebrations. Read about how Cathy and Stephen incorporated their cultural heritage and their love of their hometown throughout their wedding.
by Edna Rienzi | February 9, 2015
In the Real Celebrations series, SoKind asks registry users to share a bit about their celebrations. Read about how Maria and Reggie focused on what was important to them, and allowed others to step in and use their natural strengths to help the couple celebrate their big day.
by Edna Rienzi | January 22, 2015
In her new book, Dr. Christine Carter offers advice on how to feel fulfilled and successful while also taking the time to really enjoy life.
by Jonathan Bernstein | January 22, 2015
A new time bank is working to kickstart the sharing movement in Silver Spring, Maryland.
by Addison Del Mastro | December 10, 2014
Did a holiday short story from 1956 predict today's rampant commercialism?