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A Very Special Gift for you

Byron Williams | Posted 12.25.2016 | Politics
Byron Williams

Though you were No. 1 on my shopping list, it was difficult to find the right gift. After much deliberation, I realized it was useless spending countl...

The Practice of Certainty & My Elbow Injury

Anne M. Samit | Posted 11.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Anne M. Samit

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What Halloween Can Teach Us About Personal Growth

Dan Mason | Posted 10.31.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dan Mason

As part of our Halloween weekend celebration, my girlfriend and I went on a Paranormal ghost tour of the 4th most haunted building in America. It was ...

For A Better Future... Detach From The Past

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Remind yourself that life choices are different for different people at different times in their lives. That other people's beliefs might not always apply.

How To Actually Do The Thing That Scares The Bejesus Out Of You

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

So those of you who regularly read this blog will know that I can be a bit of a joke-cracker. It seems there are some days when I can't get a sentenc...

Seeing Uncertainty As A Gift: The Best Sentence Carl Jung Ever Wrote

John Connor | Posted 07.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
John Connor

You are either asking, "Who the hell is Carl Jung, and what's the big deal on one sentence?" Or: "Who the hell do you think you are, buckeroo, to dec...

The Three Letters That Change Everything

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

See what happened there? Those three simple letters changed everything. All of a sudden it wasn't that I couldn't do something...but that I couldn't do it at this moment. And, if I wanted to, I could do it in the future.

Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking - Part 2: Setting the Tone from the First Day of Class

Frank Breslin | Posted 05.08.2016 | Education
Frank Breslin

The first day of class, I enter the classroom and ask, "What's the difference between being certain and being closed-minded?" Long silence. Students g...

The Power of Certainty

Daniel Burrus | Posted 06.24.2016 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Uncertainty is present in every facet of life, and how we process and deal with it determines how successful we are. Whether in business or your personal life, any strategy based on uncertainty is inherently high-risk -- and that risk decreases as certainty forms.

5 Invisible Forces That Shape Your Life: The Guru Abides

Joan Moran | Posted 05.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Joan Moran

There are indeed more than five invisible forces that shape your life, however, if you have an appreciation of and value the invisible forces within yourself, you will be reminded of who you are and what you can accomplish.

Conflict Isn't 'Crazy'

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

From the beginning of time, humankind has been faced with conflict. The story of Adam and Eve embodies one of the oldest struggles: between good and evil, or an alternate interpretation between innocence and knowledge.

It's Okay To Know (Or Not Know) How You Want To Shape Your Life

Isabel Song | Posted 12.20.2014 | Teen
Isabel Song

Even with all those unknowns, I'm not letting them -- or anyone else -- keep me from chasing after my dreams, my wants. Just because there's a possibility I'll change my mind one day isn't justification for not pursuing my current dreams at all.

Ladies, You Must 'Doubt Your Doubts'

Crystal Ung | Posted 09.21.2014 | Women
Crystal Ung

The next time you're faced with a tough decision think critically, but also consider what your gut is saying. As you get older and acquire more life experience, you begin to realize the importance of the broader picture. How will the decisions you make affect your mind, body and spirit?

A Case Against Certainty

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 07.21.2014 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

We've become intolerant of doubt, especially self-doubt: we don't know how to live with the notion that we might be mistaken while continuing to strive to be reasonable.

The Obsessive-Compulsive Style in American Politics

Matt Bieber | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Matt Bieber

Our politics depends on a profound desire for certainty, and an equally profound pessimism. We have to be right; our guys have to get elected. If they don't, the world will fall apart. Watch the faces of the TV talking heads; behind their anger, you'll see terror.

3 Ways To Overcome Ambivalence -- And Make Better Decisions

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 12.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Regardless of which area of your life where you find yourself most ambivalent, you won't move forward until you allow yourself to take charge and make the best decision you can with the information you have available to you.

The Case For Certainty

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 09.22.2012 | Religion
Andrew Z. Cohen

My hope is for a new spirituality that is based equally on the attainment of existential certainty and the ability to embrace complexity, subtlety and nuance.

Friday Talking Points -- Phony Vacation Outrage

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama is on vacation. This fact is being subject to ridicule from Republicans, and their enablers in the media. Which has prompted me to -- in the fashion of Bill Maher -- come up with a New Rule.

For the GOP, a Certain Inconsistency

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Taxes. They don't like 'em. (Who does?) They've never liked 'em. But this time around, they've found a new reason not to like 'em. They breed uncertainty. Or so the Republicans keep telling us.

WYSIWYC

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

The picture of the universe shifts from tongue to tongue. (Stuart Chase) Consider a soap bubble on a sunny day: what color is it? It depends, right?...

How Vulnerability Leads to Courage

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

There is a secret in the air, one of those secrets that most people ignore but still feel: Each and every one of us is vulnerable, scared, and even more so when that part of our inner being goes denied.

Gravity & Levity of Uncertainty

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

As of this writing moment, the Earth's human population is estimated to be 6,841,451,100. All of these 6.8 billion people are in the same exact "now....

Monday Morning Koan

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

A Koan is not a question of informational inquiry but a question of whether you are open to whatever is. With that in mind, here's a monday morning k...

Lo Fi, Bang & Olufsen, and All That Cheating Jazz (Part 1)

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

Informed consent: I've got this blog on my mind. I think it can explain some things about our culture of Low Fidelity and all that Tiger Woods/Jesse...

How to Be Certain Your Religion Is True and Still Get Along with Others

Andrew Pessin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Andrew Pessin

You may believe, with certainty, in the truths in question, and that they are absolute truths. But you do it with the form of humility appropriate to the recognition that your belief might be false.