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On Retiring and Changing Jobs: "Leaving Well" As a Spiritual Exercise

Frederick W. Schmidt | Posted 05.27.2015 | Religion
Frederick W. Schmidt

This is the season in many people change jobs or retire. Some of those changes are governed by the academic calendar, some by the change in seasons, and some by tradition.

Change Can Be Invigorating!

Karin Joy Whitley | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Karin Joy Whitley

All the signs were pointing to a reverberating YES! After 12.5 years with the same employer, things began to shift for me. The 50-mile, one-way, "no...

When Did I Become So Numb? The Thrive Course

Ama Nkwa | Posted 05.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ama Nkwa

The book and the OWN network's course with Arianna Huffington called Thrive has been blowing my mind! It's been the biggest surprise teaching for me i...

What Can Frogs Teach Us About Change?

Amanda Gore | Posted 05.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amanda Gore

You have probably heard that old story bandied about in management circles about two frogs. One is put into a pot of boiling water and guess what ha...

6 Truths From the Diary of a Good Girl

Shinjini Das | Posted 05.21.2015 | Women
Shinjini Das

A good girl is in a league of her own because not only does she understand the value of treating those from all walks of life with dignity, she practices what she preaches by respecting each and every person she meets.

Why Attaining Sustainability Requires Us to Bridge Generational Divide

Mark Coleman | Posted 05.20.2015 | Green
Mark Coleman

Managing change while confronting the onslaught of converging social, economic, and environmental issues that challenge humanity requires all generations to work together.

7 Steps to Transform Your Life

Dr. Nella Ann Roberts | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nella Ann Roberts

Transforming your life involves going beyond the way you live, co-creating a better life for yourself, and changing the way you live. You do this by using your thoughts, visualization, words, faith, actions, or a combination of them.

From Empty Nest to Full House, Selling and Saying Goodbye

Joan Stommen | Posted 05.19.2015 | Fifty
Joan Stommen

If I could wrap my arms around this house, I'd thank it for letting us become grandparents, for allowing us to grow old together and eventually, for giving me the strength in it's soul to grow peace in mine.

5 Ways To Reframe Aging With Subtlety And Grace

Joan Moran | Posted 05.16.2015 | Fifty
Joan Moran

Recognizing that you are undergoing subtle changes in the aging process require less literal thought and more mindful awareness.

To Reimagine Education, We Must Make Ourselves the Target

Sam Chaltain | Posted 05.20.2015 | Education
Sam Chaltain

It may seem crazy to seed an idea that is intended to put you out of business, yet that's exactly what Dayton's department stores did back in 1960 with Target. And, the more that I think about it, that's exactly what every school in America should be doing right now.

Top Hip-Hop Artist Brings Awareness to the Killing Fields

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Lauren Kruczyk

With lyrics in Khmer and English and a focus on Killing Fields era legacies, Khmer American rapper praCh Ly's first album, Dalama, was not only credited with introducing hip-hop to Cambodia--it introduced this history to a new generation largely unaware of its genocidal past.

Where Will We Be In 25 Years?

Anna Jadow Bloom | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Anna Jadow Bloom

In 2015, people wore jeans that fit like leggings and tucked them into boots. And some of these boots didn't go above the ankle.

Breaking Down the Walls

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

One has to be aware of the duality of boundaries. Built out of necessity, they often serve as protection, but the same boundary can become an impediment over time. Where in your life have your once needed boundaries turned into barriers? What walls have you built that now need to come down?

Meet a Feminist Hero at the Heart of the Ebola Crisis

Sarah Beauchamp | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Sarah Beauchamp

Body Team 12, one of the many body teams working to collect victims in Liberia during the Ebola crisis, stands several feet away. Only one member approaches at first, Garmai Sumo, the only female member of the team.

How To Embrace Change Like A Champion

Daffnee Cohen | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Daffnee Cohen

No matter how scary, stressful or unplanned it may be, open it with welcome arms. Admit your fear and give yourself time to adjust. Here's to a positive change and your ability to love it.

Recognizing the Strength of Vulnerability in New Beginnings

Alaina Baker | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Alaina Baker

The truth is, though, you have to let go of everything you were in order to become who you will be.

The Radio Shack Phenomenon and the Future of Private Independent Higher Education

Dr. William J. Carroll | Posted 05.08.2015 | College
Dr. William J. Carroll

What might the future of higher education look like? This new world of higher education will have fewer institutions serving larger numbers of students. The focus, however, will not be on the institutions themselves but what happens (or does not happen) in the classroom.

What Is a Loving-Kindness Meditation?

Michael Feeley | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Feeley

Holding grudges, anger, hatred, bitterness, coldness, doubts, fears and judgments are not what you were born to feel. Those emotions deplete and wear you down. Loving-Kindness is a healing process. A way to center yourself into peace of mind and heart. It improves the quality of your life.

Young and Entrepreneurial: How 24 Year Old Study Notes Founder Feross Aboukhadijeh Stumbled Upon Viral Success

David Ongchoco | Posted 05.09.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Millions of students have visited the Study Notes website to find reviewers for their AP exams, answer practice questions and go through college essays that were written by students who have made it to their dream schools.

Believing in Afghanistan

Mina Sharif | Posted 05.05.2015 | Impact
Mina Sharif

Last week I went to a new restaurant. On my way home, I stopped and got some fresh French baked goods. Later the same day, I got an email about a brand new international standard salon that I should check out.

Four Steps to Making Change an Opportunity Not a Threat

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Jim Taylor

In a series of posts from a few years ago, I described the obstacles to and steps needed to produce positive and long-lasting change. This concern con...

What Not to Be Apathetic About

Zak Smith | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics
Zak Smith

Apathy is a privilege. A great many people do not have the luxury. If you feel your life is in danger, if you feel your family or your loved ones are in jeopardy, if you feel attacked and diminished, the odds are that you will not feel indifferent about it.

The Worrier

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.30.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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How to Follow Through On Big Ideas

Lori Osterberg | Posted 04.29.2015 | Women
Lori Osterberg

Too often we get in our own way and allow our thoughts to control our actions. We can be our own worse enemies when it comes to moving forward in a big way. The next time you find yourself saying no to your ideas out of fear of the unknown, try one of these steps instead.

The Gift of Life-Changing Events

Rachel Verlik | Posted 04.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rachel Verlik

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." -- Robert Frost I recently comm...