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The Unfinished Business of Caring

Liam Robb O'Hagan | Posted 11.16.2015 | Books
Liam Robb O'Hagan

I know plenty of working dads who go away on boys' weekends. They don't feel badly about it. My wife makes time to be away with her friends. The biggest dilemma that presents the girls is finding a half marathon in a city with decent après-race shopping.

The Power of Community: It's Just About... Life

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 11.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Brodinsky

It was Aristotle who first defined the word "community" as a group established by men having shared values.  Merriam-Webster defines it as a group o...

What's Love Got to Do With It?

Leona deVinne | Posted 11.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Leona deVinne

What's love got to do with It? I can hear Tina Turner singing that line in my head as I write -- let me tell you one thing she got wrong while she ...

Curiosity Does Not Always Kill The Cat

Sar Haribhakti | Posted 10.23.2015 | Impact
Sar Haribhakti

I was just too curious. I had to get to know him. I needed to know why he did what he did. So I sent him an email to learn more about him. I was not a writer at the time. I have always sucked at it. I still do. But, I was curious to learn how a biology major becomes an active entrepreneur with a media business.

Seth Godin's Advice for Entrepreneurs: 3 Ways to See What Makes People Tick

Harry Red | Posted 10.09.2015 | Business
Harry Red

Ahead of his time. Yes -- Seth Godin tells us to try things that might not work. Do work that matters, as he calls it. Best part? Do this and you automatically up your game as an entrepreneur.

Higher Ground

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 10.06.2015 | Religion
Bil Hitchcock

Pastor Wayne H. Reeves in Ridgeville, SC, near Summerville, SC, watched the rain fall all day, like so many in Carolinians...but he had a different view than most. He watched as a casket slowly made its way to the surface, buoyed by the floodwaters, the flowers atop intact.

5 Compassion Practices for Dementia Caregivers

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

There is no substitute for actual experiencing, or as close to it as we can get. Only then can we feel from the heart, the extent of what our loved one may be going through. This is much more powerful than just reading about it. With its built-in readiness, caring from the heart is a lot lighter on us and more likely to sustain us in the long run.

When Adults Don't Quit on Youth, Youth Won't Quit on Themselves

America's Promise Alliance | Posted 09.21.2015 | Education
America's Promise Alliance

Seeing what happened to him, and to so many others, taught me a tough lesson: Without the presence of caring adults and support systems, students often leave the public school system feeling unwanted and rejected.

Filling the Well of Kindness

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

We have somehow lost our ability to move through the world with an aura of visible compassion, with obvious gestures and words of kindness for others. Why is kindness so difficult for us?

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: