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The Importance of Our Pets

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

From the time that I was a child, I have always had a pet in my home. As a child, we always had dogs, specifically beagles, and they meant the world...

A Step at a Time: High Adventure and a Lesson on Helping Others

Jan DeBlieu | Posted 07.22.2015 | Impact
Jan DeBlieu

Last month I had an incredible adventure, marked with a few moments of -- well, "terror" is probably too strong a word. But it's fair to say that I was well out of my comfort zone and nose-to-nose with my own mortality.

As Communication Improves, Culture Improves, as Does the Bottom Line -- 4 Tools That Make a Difference

Amy Rees Anderson | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Amy Rees Anderson

In order to be a successful company you must create an environment that encourages the contribution and open sharing of information.

Pain Brings Us Closer

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 06.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I.Rimanoczy It was 5:30 a.m. when we checked our Uber app to see if there was any driver awake on a Friday morning in Gothenburg, Sweden. Th...

Till Death Do Us Part

Ana McGinley | Posted 05.29.2015 | Fifty
Ana McGinley

While little can be done to lighten or remove the feelings of loss and sadness at seeing a life partner suffering due to illness, we can help to ease the daily burden of care by encouraging older couples to accept the services available to them.

The Robots are Coming: How a Caring Economy Is the Best App for a Shrinking Job Market

Riane Eisler | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics
Riane Eisler

The tech and automation job-quake is finally gaining attention, with predictions that nearly half of American jobs will be lost within a couple of decades. Yet too many leaders still avert their eyes, making decisions through a rear-view mirror rather than planning for a horizon already upon us.

How You Can Help Someone With Mental Illness: What to Do First

Farsh Askari | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Farsh Askari

Instead of an assessment (which implies judgment) and advice (which implies expertise), what someone who's mentally distressed, in any context, needs first, mentally and emotionally, is some acknowledgment and support.

Caring Mindfulness

Matthieu Ricard | Posted 06.22.2015 | Religion
Matthieu Ricard

The practice of mindfulness, based in particular on the method of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and has become immensely successful.

Why a Man Loves a Woman

Jack Anderson | Posted 06.16.2015 | Good News
Jack Anderson

There's a zillion reasons why we love women. Here are the first few.

E.T. Phone Home -- Share With Your Loved Ones!

David Kanegis | Posted 05.05.2015 | Fifty
David Kanegis

And then the age of the Internet dawned and spawned new, yet less personal forms of keeping in touch. Now, we communicate with greater frequency than I had actually anticipated. And for this I am so grateful. But I want and need some quality time.

The Quickest, Smartest Way to Bring More Love into Your Life

Ken Page | Posted 04.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ken Page

Practice this micro-meditation as many times as you wish, and just watch as your reservoir of love deepens and widens, day after day. The chances are great that it will, and that your life will become richer and more enjoyable, and you'll start meeting new people who also love you for who you are.

Love and Need: What's the Difference?

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

In a long-term relationship in which one partner becomes chronically ill, the other person tends for the loved one in spite of having few of his own needs met. In the absence of love, a partner is more likely to abandon his mate.

Why Relationships Deserve More Than a Cost-Benefit Analysis

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 04.06.2015 | College
Alexandra Villarreal

I see relationships as a chain. We're all linked to one another. If we've met, we have a relationship, albeit a fairly shallow one. I'm young, so I don't really know, but from what my parents have told me, that chain used to mean something.

A Wellness Checkup for the Digital Soul

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 03.27.2015 | 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 03.10.2015 | 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 03.05.2015 | 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 02.14.2015 | 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 02.11.2015 | 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 03.16.2015 | 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 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

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