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Intimacy, a Hierarchy (With Thanks to Abraham Maslow)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We're complex beings, and there is always more to learn. Caring is more important than "knowing." Are we interested, receptive, curious? The element of surprise can fuel a sense of newness and add excitement when we're open to it.

Integrity In the Time of Cholera (Oops, I Mean Election Year)

Cate Montana | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
Cate Montana

Most definitions of integrity involve words like honesty and principle, probity and candor ... in other words, truthfulness. And yet the original root comes from the Latin word integer (a word that might give some of us a grade school math flashback) meaning wholeness.

The Purpose of Wonder

Mark Matousek | Posted 05.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Matousek

It's amazing to learn that the physical body is primed for awe on a cellular level. Did you know that every morning when you open your eyes, the previ...

5 Essentials to Achieving Something More Than Happiness

Tor Constantino | Posted 04.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Tor Constantino

But contentment does require intentional choice and directed effort. Here are five steps that anyone can take toward that goal.

The GOP's Bastardization of FDR

Phil Fragasso | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics
Phil Fragasso

Every school child can recite this exhortation from Franklin Delano Roosevelt's first inaugural address: "The only thing we have to fear is fear itsel...

Legacy Writing: The Value of Play #110

Rachael Freed | Posted 08.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rachael Freed

Reflection In a sling for six weeks this spring, I had lots of time to reflect on my life and what I want my legacy to be. One of the things I t...

Maslow: The 12 Characteristics of a Self-Actualized Person

David Sze | Posted 07.21.2016 | Healthy Living
David Sze

Abraham Maslow is the leading figure in the tradition of humanistic psychology and the modern Positive Psychology movement owes a huge debt to his the...

Invoking Camus to Live

Michael Shammas | Posted 07.13.2016 | Books
Michael Shammas

In just two words of five syllables, medieval man brewed a bitter antidote to all from melancholy and regret to hubris and ostentation: memento mori.

How to Get From Here to There: Part II, Education, Entrepreneurship and Wooden's 'Pyramid of Success'

Steve Mariotti | Posted 06.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Steve Mariotti

What accounts for the varied approaches individuals use in business, careers, and their own aspirations? In Part One of this piece, I described what one psychologist teaches us about individuals and their motivation to meet their various needs--and how this helps explain behavior and solve problems.

How to Get From Here to There: Part I, Entrepreneurship and Maslow's Hierarchy

Steve Mariotti | Posted 06.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Steve Mariotti

Understanding what motivates people's decisions and how people can find success is one of the keys to building a successful community.

Inspired Leadership: More Is Not More

Brennan Smith | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Brennan Smith

For Tim and most of us, the process of leaving home is only two steps away: 1. Listen, so you recognize the quiet calling that never goes away, and 2. Scare the hell out of yourself by taking an action that moves you beyond the melancholy of the familiar.

Happy Takes an Earnest, Moving Look at Positive Psychology

Alex Simon | Posted 03.31.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Of all the subjects covered, none is more harrowing than the story of Melissa Moody, a former debutante and beauty queen who was run over by truck in 1992, resulting in the permanent disfigurement of her face.

Wheelchair Wisdom: A Short Course on Perception and Projection

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

Like any prejudice, our perceptions about what it means to be physically challenged are filled with beliefs and interpretations that begin in our own minds. If you understand how this works it's a lot easier to move beyond any self-limiting illusions and judgments we might have, and go forward to live successfully with your illness, injury, or attitude towards the aging process.

Hammering Away at Illegal Immigration from Central America

Marco Cáceres | Posted 09.05.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

Renowned American psychologist Abraham Maslow once said, "I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if i...

A Woman's Sexual Awakening

Diana M. Raab | Posted 04.28.2014 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

At this stage in our lives we know what brings us joy, what turns us on, and what turns us off. Most of us have had enough sexual encounters to be in touch with ourselves and our sexuality.

Actualizing the American Dream: What If Wise People Ran the Country?

John Amodeo, PhD | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics
John Amodeo, PhD

What freedoms? Well... your freedom to remain poor -- and get sick and not afford health care. Your freedom to remain in the rat race of pursuing the American dream with a questionable chance of actualizing it.

Great Leaders Inspire, But What Inspires Leaders

Steven Kotler | Posted 12.07.2013 | TED Weekends
Steven Kotler

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgIf we can learn to harness flow in our own lives, then it's not just superman. It's the rise of everyone.

Barb Morrison on Music, Life and How She Knows a Song Is 'Right'

Rayya Elias | Posted 07.06.2013 | Arts
Rayya Elias

I can tell right when I meet someone whether or not we're gonna be able to work together. It's a common language, a sense of humor, a meeting of the minds about past experiences and especially lyrics. If I can key into someone's lyrics, then I know exactly what to do with the direction.

Want To Become The Best Version Of Yourself? 4 Steps

R. Kay Green | Posted 03.19.2013 | Healthy Living
R. Kay Green

To achieve self-actualization, when you conquer one thing, you must move on to the next. Self-actualization does not require any tricks or tools. To reach this level, you need only to accept who you are and then take the steps necessary to becoming the best version of you that you can be.

Team Transition

Ira Israel | Posted 03.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

The Buddha's mandate was to try to end suffering. My goal is much less lofty: to share tools that help people cultivate ease, harmony, peace, love and understanding.

LOHAS Forum: Where Generations Convene to Create a Healthier Future

Brent Green | Posted 08.18.2012 | Small Business
Brent Green

Consumers described as LOHAS are passionate about sustainability, health and wellness, personal development, resource conservation, corporate responsibility, social justice, and natural and organic products.

Soul-Talk: Are You Self-Actualizing Or Just Self-Conceptualizing?

Russell Bishop | Posted 08.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Who you truly are requires nothing abstract, nothing conceived in your mind. Rather, who you truly are stems from your depth of being, from your soul.

The Life Out Loud: Chip Conley's Emotional Equations

MeiMei Fox | Posted 03.12.2012 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

Have you ever met someone for the first time and -- not in a romantic or sexual way -- inexplicably tumbled into a space-time vortex of pure human-to-human connection?

An Invitation to The Great Conversation

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 03.08.2012 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

At the dawning of 2012, we find ourselves in nervous, troubling times not unlike 1943.

What Would Dr. King Think of Today's Poverty?

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

While many remember Dr. King for his civil rights activities, far less are aware of the work he did in support of the Poor People's Campaign. Dr. Ki...