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The Future of Europe: Proudly Small

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
St. Gallen Symposium

The biggest predicament facing the European Union (EU) is visibility. Across Europe, populist parties on the right and the left end of the political spectrum point towards the European Union as the source of economic and social problems.

You Are Stronger Than You Think You Are

Justin Constantine | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Justin Constantine

Over the last eight years I have tried to lead from the front and serve as a role model to other wounded warriors. Not only does that ensure that I am pushing myself in the right direction, but it also motivates others around me.

How Love Lifts Us Over the Hurdles of Life

Alexia Parks | Posted 03.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Alexia Parks

These "teachable" moments that some might view as setbacks are also one way that life reminds us to slow down and take a deeper breath, to pace ourselves. Renewed, we stand up once again. Once again, we speak up about things that matter most in life to us.

5 Powerful Steps to Turning Your Life Around

Howard Falco | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Howard Falco

When you accept the circumstances of your life and when you accept that there is a reason for them, you end much of the output of mental resistance. This is what allows you to begin to finally have the power to change the circumstance.

How I Brought Positive Balance to 2014, One of the Worst Years of My Life

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Mercedes Maidana

Do I dare say it was one of the worst years of my life? Actually, 2014 was one of the richer years of my life. Despite the pain, hardship and sorrow that I went through this year, I also found joy, freedom, completion and fulfillment.

Climb Our Inner Mountains

John Murphy | Posted 02.11.2015 | Business
John Murphy

Just finished reading an extraordinary short book Mount Analogue, written by Rene Daumal. It is ostensibly about mountain climbing but it is about far more than that.

Raising Resilient Children: A Simple Tip That Works Wonders

Daniel Wong | Posted 02.01.2015 | Parents
Daniel Wong

Ninety five percent of students tell me that their parents rarely talk about the challenges they face or the mistakes they've made. When their parents do talk about their challenges, it's usually just to complain or to vent their frustrations.

To Risk or Not to Risk: That Is the Question

Joan Moran | Posted 02.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Joan Moran

I've looked at life from all sides now and I realize that 71 is a great age to make a change and experience "the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune and to take arms against inertia" (to paraphrase Shakespeare).

How to Find Gratitude in the Midst of Challenges

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Mercedes Maidana

I want you to imagine a bright white light coming from above. It's the light of gratitude. Now surround yourself in that light. Get covered from your head to your toes in that white light and let it surround your fears and your pain.

7 Ways To Cope With Disappointment

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 01.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

It's easy to stay mired in disappointment given that the emotion is so palpable. Try to step back by imagining the events playing out on a movie screen.

Embrace Challenge to Grow

Zach Cutler | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Zach Cutler

What if every challenge was not being done to you, but for you -- in order to facilitate a resurgence of energy and a spurt of growth. The truth is, the greatest light, the greatest moment of clarity, the greatest ascent, is always preceded by darkness and by challenge.

When The Sh*t REALLY Hits The Fan - Then What?

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

Once in a while it's like a cascade of negative incidents happening, making you feel totally miserable. You feel like you are sinking into an ocean o...

How Can We Internalize Gratitude Into The Growth Of Our Children?

Diana Grycan | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents
Diana Grycan

If parents think that their child's behavior should always be excused, that child will never experience the feeling of being grateful for their successes. Children need to distinguish between the outcome of making mistakes, and the ultimate growth and strength they draw from correcting them. Then they can be grateful that they are going down the right paths.

Should Hugging be Part of Your Corporate Culture?

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 11.23.2014 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

It seems to be a correlation between hugs and a successful career, a correlation that for many people is obvious. We know that hugs increase oxytocin, lower blood pressure, and decrease cortisol.

Want To Be Great? Make Yourself Uncomfortable

Forbes | Erika Andersen | Posted 09.16.2014 | World

Let’s say someone wants to learn to build a cabinet. Imagine that person being encouraged to read a number of books about successful cabinet-builde...

Global Coherence

Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld

How does one reprogram the sub-conscious mind? In the world of Google, the answers are only a click away. If you want to be part of the healing, you're on your own. I have to go now. It's time to get started. I hope you'll join me.

Celebrating One Year and Many Victories

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Here at Schools for Sustainability (S4S), we are jumping for joy as we celebrate the first anniversary of our organization. In merely one year, what b...

One Simple Choice That Unlocks Life's Limitless Potential

Panache Desai | Posted 11.02.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Panache Desai

If you take the risk and let your journey play out, you'll find life unfolding exactly as it is meant to. By giving all to love and letting your true expression -- your authentic soul signature -- shine forth without hesitation, everything you've been searching for will come searching for you.

Life Is Uncertain, But These Things I Know For Sure

Heather Martin | Posted 10.28.2014 | Women
Heather Martin

Uncertainty in life often feels like the greatest hurdle to our happiness, but it is actually a huge blessing, we just need a better understanding of its nature and how to move through it. Here are some lessons I have learned about our elusive friend, uncertainty.

Parenting Never Gets Easier

Sarah Bregel | Posted 10.20.2014 | Parents
Sarah Bregel

One day your 4-year-old will be throwing the most massive public tantrum and you'll be staring into you cuddly baby's eyes thinking, what's so bad about this? When he's up again to nurse at 4 a.m., you'll think the opposite.

Why Progress Is the Sweetest Thing

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

Many leaders are concerned about how to motivate their employees. They know that engaged workers produce better results, are more creative, and care more for their work. However, which factors that actually motivate and engage their teams have long been discussed.

4 Things to Do to Make You a Better You

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 10.12.2014 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

Today many in our part of the world agree that personal development is important and that we live in a time where we must be adaptive and open to change.

How to Tackle Negative Feedback and Still Feel Great

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

We know it is hard to change behavior. But trust us, you can do it. We can not remember the last time we had a fight or argument with someone. But we constantly learn new things and we end up knowing the nicest people all over the place, also if we start out on a rough path!

What Is the Cost of Your Leadership?

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 09.07.2014 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

Imagine the coolest racing car ever built. And you are the one in charge. You are ambitiously leading the construction team. You have a vivid image of...

Being a Good Leader Is Not a Popularity Contest

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

The corporate world is changing. Again. And the requirements for how to be a good leader are also changing. Again.