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A Wellness Checkup for the Digital Soul

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 01.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kristi York Wooten

If the norm for thoughtfulness now comes in a package of 140 characters or less, then so be it. Yet, let us never underestimate the power of our words in this new age of brevity. There are no shorter or easier ways to say 'I love you.'

Wheelchair Wisdom: The Need to Give

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 01.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

"All you have shall someday be given; Therefore, give now, that the season of giving may be yours." - ...

Resolving to Be Kind: 10 Resolutions for 2015

Kindness Blog | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Kindness Blog

I decided to focus on intentionally being kind to myself and to others to make it a daily practice and a way of living and being, not just a lofty concept. So I present to you these 10 resolutions for 2015:

Your Own Shoes

Stacey James | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Stacey James

The older I get the more I realize everyone truly does have their own story. Who they are, where they've been, where they're going, who they are becom...

Listening for Yellow

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger One of the most beautiful sights of this month and this season are the gorgeous greens, flowers,...

5 Ways to Weave Gratitude Into Your Family's Life

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

Our family has a "Mo' Grat" ritual every evening when we sit down for dinner. In this case, it means "Moment of Gratitude" during which we hold hands around the table, take a deep breath, close our eyes, and for a few seconds reflect on who and what we are grateful for.

Thankful Moments

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 01.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa DeCastro

Thanksgiving is a day to bring joy to shared tables and appreciate exactly what you have at that moment.

Making Room for the Invisible Guest

Melanie Young | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

If you don't think you have anything to give, give yourself another look in the mirror and remind yourself that gifted people like you have plenty to give and to give thanks for.

4 Words of Kindness to Teach Gratitude to Your Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Jim Taylor

In my last post, I described five messages that parents can send to their children to instill the value and practice of gratitude. In this post, I'l...

Who Will Be the Next School Shooter?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 12.27.2014 | Education
Stuart Muszynski

Can we -- should we -- accept the chilling reality that, even with school-wide crisis drills, metal detectors, and other safety measures, a shooter somewhere in our own community is inevitable? Or are there other measures that, short of ensuring safety, can be helpful?

When the Bad News Comes, Be There and Remain Faithful

Martha Nelson | Posted 12.25.2014 | Fifty
Martha Nelson

This is the final part of a four-part series on death, and life, and decisions we face going forward into our final twenty or so years. (For the first...

5 Messages of Gratitude You Can Send Your Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

Finally, an underappreciated way to teach your children gratitude is for them to learn to express gratitude toward themselves.

Gratitude Fuels Your Child's Heart (and Your Own)

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

One of the most important -- and often neglected -- messages that you want your children to get early and often is the power of gratitude. Consider a simple "thank you." Those two words offer a win-win for the sender and the receiver of the message.

Why It's OK Not To Be Best Friends With Your Spouse

Janie Emaus | Posted 12.06.2014 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

I'm not one to share sad stories...this however is a love story. Between two friends. My Dad was diagnosed with brain cancer. His best friend Al, never left his side. In the hospital he was there, with ice chips and the occasional perfectly... timed quip. His wit and intelligence is unmatched. And his understanding of my father, like no other.

Weave Compassion Into the Fabric of Your Family's Lives

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

Yes, acts of compassion can be big and noticeable. Yet the power of compassion learned by children is best woven into the fabric of your family's lives.

10 Ways To Be A Better Human Being

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 11.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dean Dauphinais

This should be obvious, but there are so many people out there who seem to forget how much of a difference kindness can make. When people are kind to each other, it's contagious. Kindness breeds kindness, and there's nothing wrong with that. I believe it takes more energy to be unkind, so why bother?

To Err Is Human: To Apologize Is Humane

Craig Dowden | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Craig Dowden

When we are responsible for hurting someone, we often get angry at the person we harmed, avoid the situation, or try to rationalize our behavior rather than apologizing for it.

How to Teach Your Children Compassion

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.05.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Words have a powerful influence on children. What we say and the words we use impact their thinking, emotions and behavior. Early in children's lives,...

The Girl in SOHO

Hans Hickler | Posted 10.04.2014 | Arts
Hans Hickler

I was walking down Broadway off of Houston Street and stopped into one of those deli grocery marts for a bottle of water. It was a tiny store, with two small aisles; every square inch utilized to the brim. It sold everything from breakfast sandwiches and bagels, to souvenir lighters and key chains.

Finding Your Peace Means One Less Person Is Suffering

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 09.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Making love our priority doesn't mean we're always in spaced out hippie bliss while ignoring the conflicts around us, but it does mean we have shifted our focus. Love is the main emotional job of the heart and it rarely flows smoothly.

How To 'Prioritize Kindness' For Your Kids

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.29.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Most parents want their kids to be caring individuals, but how many actually portray that sentiment on a daily basis? According to Richard Weissbo...

What Happened The Day I Stopped Caring

Emily Hall | Posted 09.02.2014 | Women
Emily Hall

Coming from someone who spent the better part of my 21 years trying to be someone I wasn't, I can without a doubt say that the day I stopped caring was the day that everything began to fall into place. Here are the beautiful things that happen when you stop apologizing for who you are.

Is Compassion Children's Most Admirable Quality?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 08.30.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

We are assured by experts that compassion is hardwired into all human beings because such qualities help us to become functioning members of society. But, if you're like me, you would swear that children are born without an ounce of compassion in them.

The Rest of the Story

Eldon Taylor | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Eldon Taylor

A few years ago I wrote a piece that has been rather widely circulated and, based on some of the comments I have seen, not too well understood. The p...

Thinking of You, Dad

Lynda Freeman | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Lynda Freeman

As Father's Day approaches my thoughts turn to my dad. He passed away more than a decade ago at the age of 89. Dad was born in a village in Poland, the son of poor peasants who made their living peddling household goods.