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Five Ways to Restore Humanity to the Classroom

Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D. | Posted 11.25.2015 | Education
Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.

For many educators, the testing paradigm has removed the joy of teaching, leaving little time for connecting deeply with students. This sense of connection isn't a luxury. Throughout the country, teachers are resisting the testing paradigm by putting those person-to-person bonds first.

Mystery and the Psyche

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 11.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jane Simon, M.D.

"It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage & beautiful country lies in between." This beautiful quote by poet Diane Ackerm...

The Blank Canvas

Cassidy Hall | Posted 11.09.2015 | Arts
Cassidy Hall

"It's so fine and yet so terrible to stand in front of a blank canvas." Paul Cezanne Looking into the blank canvas of my day, I emerge riddled with...

A Steady Diet of Wonder and Awe

David Bennett | Posted 11.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
David Bennett

As the hot days on the beach are past and autumn air is becoming crisp, we may have lost our sense of awe. A new steady diet of wonder can help. Not...

3 Surprising Ways to Feel Less Busy

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 10.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

Although people tell me all the time they like feeling busy -- perhaps because it makes them feel important and significant -- I'm not buying it. Would you ever choose busyness over a more relaxed form of productivity?

Stunning Sunsets Reminds Us To Experience Awe In Daily Life

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.04.2015 | Religion

Never doubt the power of a simple sunset to inspire a deep sense of wonder and gratitude.  Photographer Kim Weiss has spent countless moment...

Evolution Will Change How You See the World

Lawrence Rifkin | Posted 09.10.2015 | Science
Lawrence Rifkin

When the idea of evolution sinks in - really sinks in - evolution hits home with power and an emotional rush.

7 Under-The-Radar Destinations That Will Reignite Your Sense Of Wonder

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 08.24.2015 | Travel

Set aside time for awesome experiences and ultimately, studies show, it could help you live a happier life. Gazing up at a powerful waterfall, losing...

Why Aren't You Awesomer?

Michael Neill | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

"Why aren't you awesomer?" It was such a direct question that it made me smile, and when my client asked me what I was smiling about I told him and he asked me what I meant.

Expand Your Happiness and Pleasure Vocabulary: OMG? How Do You Say Something, Some Experience Is Amazing, Awesome?

Rob Kall | Posted 06.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rob Kall

Crossposted from There are words to express awe, joy, like those I used in the title-- Amazing, Awesome, Incredible -- but ther...

How Awe-Inspiring Experiences Can Make You A More Altruistic Person

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living

Think back to the last time to you gazed out over a mountaintop after a long hike, breathed in the salty air after a good swim at the beach, or even s...

The Power Of Awe

Pacific Standard | Tom Jacobs | Posted 05.20.2015 | World

Does it seem that people today are less generous, less ethical and generally more self-involved? Newly published research suggests a possible way of t...

The Death Of Awe In The Age Of Awesome

Medium | Henry Wismayer | Posted 05.01.2015 | World

It was a seemingly innocuous YouTube clip that got me thinking. A fellow toddler-parent showed it to me, with the accompanying explanation that it had...

This Author Proves It's The Small Moments That Are The Most Meaningful

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living

In an effort to cope with some of his darkest days in 2008, author Neil Pasricha started 1,000 Awesome Things. The blog quickly became a place that he...

How Mindfulness Meditation Expands Awareness

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.01.2015 | Science

The practice of mindfulness dates back at least 2,500 years to early Buddhism, and since then, it's played an important role in a number of spiritual ...

This Is How You Transform Stress Into A Beautiful Moment

Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living

For the next 30 days, GPS for the Soul and meQuilibrium are providing you tips on how to live a healthier, happier and stress-free life. See the previ...

A Sense Of Wonder May Be Good For Your Health

New York Magazine | Melissa Dahl | Posted 02.11.2015 | World

Awe is probably not an emotion many of us experience on a regular basis; a childlike sense of wonder is hard to achieve when you're busy avoiding gian...

Why Time Sometimes Seems To Stand Still, And Why It's So Good For Us

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living

In today's increasingly fast-paced world, entire days breeze by without us stopping to really experience them. We allow individual moments to blend in...

Carolyn Gregoire

Experiences Of Art, Nature And Spirituality May Help Prevent Disease, Study Finds | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.06.2015 | Science

Taking in the glory of nature at the top of a mountain peak, joining in a song of worship or viewing a breathtakingly beautiful piece of art are some ...

Cultivating This Overlooked Emotion Can Boost Your Well-Being And Quality Of Life

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living

When you look at a majestic natural landscape -- waterfalls, mountain ranges, vast deserts -- what do you feel? For many, the beauty of nature inspire...

Daily Meditation: A Childlike State Of Wonder

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.23.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Open Letter to the Class of 2014 From a Mom Whose Son Will Not Graduate

Gisela Voss | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Gisela Voss

Most of your high school friends are graduating, Luke, and it's not that I begrudge them their milestones. It's just that on top of missing you, I am missing yours. So by way of channeling my grief into something positive, I dare write a letter to your classmates finishing college.

The Creation of Wow

Miriam Ava | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

You are your own greatest treasure, equipped with everything you need. Brilliance built in. What are you doing with that sparklingly magnificent life of yours?

Daily Meditation: Cultivate Awe In Your Life

Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be pa...

Awe Increases Religious Belief

Matthew Hutson | Posted 02.12.2014 | Science
Matthew Hutson

An analysis of astronauts' reports reveals that for many, the awesomeness of spaceflight increased their belief in God. New research may explain why.