YES! Magazine Blogs
Powerful ideas, practical actions from the YES! community.
I've learned to embrace the dreams I most deeply desire, but also the burdens that so often work against them.
Books should light up our lives—especially during the dark days of winter. Here are a few to pass along.
If it takes being a "controlling wife" to make my husband value his own health over his love for his family, I'm going to do it.
The profits of corporate giants that crash our economy and corrupt our politics deserve your outrage. But the efforts to curb them need your creative energy.
Stepping into the realm of creativity can be scary for little ones. But reward for sticking with it is the powerful feeling of making something beautiful with your own hands.
Self-reliant farmer types may not think they need help from the government. But they need affordable health insurance at least as much as the rest of us.
From gated communities in outer space to graphs about who owns the wealth, two new films are giving Americans a window into the issue of income inequality
We think of gold as a sign of prosperity, but the farmers and communities most affected by mining just want their rivers and land back.
To transform economically and socially depressed areas into healthy, vibrant communities, we have to focus on their strengths and trust residents to solve their own problems.
Living a happy life in love is the most important sexual education we can give our kids.
Starting the process of change in a place you know well makes it more doable and fun.
I've built a life filled with work I love. But the challenge of choosing among competing joys is very real.
It feels bad to throw away the crayon drawings and unfinished projects. But the memories stored there can never really be lost.
Americans who’ve enjoyed the vibrant public places of Europe and Latin America are bringing the idea back to the cities and towns of the U.S.
To truly encourage widespread volunteerism, we’d need to make sure that everyone (not just the well-to-do) have the time to do it.
I never expected to develop such a strong connection with another person’s child. But once it happened, I had to learn how to let her go.
Country people have a reputation for viewing outsiders with skepticism. But it turns out they have good reasons for doing that.
Maybe there’s something deeper to the stereotype of old-school farmers as plodding, slow-moving people.
Heather and I were like oil and water. We made polite conversation but couldn’t find a single thing in common. But slowly over time, a friendship has grown.
The peoples of earlier times prospered from the guidance of simple stories that offered answers to their deepest questions. We need those now more than ever.