The Friday 5: Do-Good, Feel-Good Edition

A weekly round up of EcoSalon’s top stories.

It’s been a week of mindfulness and bigheartedness here at EcoSalon, as we looked at:

Jonathan Harris and his happiness project, Balloons For Bhutan.

Passports with Purpose, a travel blogging fundraiser aimed at raising $80k to build two libraries for children in Zambia (Newsflash: they’ve done it!).

30 famous quotes to bring you firmly into the present, where you belong.

Seven of the really, really bad kind of do-gooders….

And in preparation for next week’s Xmas-fest, we gave you 11 DIY alternatives to traditional Christmas trees.

Mike Sowden

Mike Sowden is a freelance writer based in the north of England, obsessed with travel, storytelling and terrifyingly strong coffee. He has written for online & offline publications including Mashable, Matador Network and the San Francisco Chronicle, and his work has been linked to by Lonely Planet, World Hum and Lifehacker. If all the world is a stage, he keeps tripping over scenery & getting tangled in the curtain - but he's just fine with that.