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The Bridge From Judgment to Nurturance: Considering the Pope's Message

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.23.2017 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Recently, Pope Francis surprised much of the world by advising that the Catholic Church nurture rather than judge single parents, gay people and unma...

Defamation of Character: The Road to Emotional Meltdown

Nicholas Carroll | Posted 03.23.2017 | Impact
Nicholas Carroll

For two years after the publication of Fighting Slander, I thought that my readers were unhinged. I received deranged emails that looked like ransom l...

Democracy and Its Demands

Terry Newell | Posted 03.23.2017 | Politics
Terry Newell

At the Federal Convention in 1787, delegates had no intention of creating a democracy. Steeped in Greek and Roman history, they understood that democracy was a breeding ground for demagogues, whose rhetoric could stir the passions and override reason.

The Ultimate To-Do on Your Bucket List

Margaret M. Perlis | Posted 03.05.2017 | Healthy Living
Margaret M. Perlis

So go ahead and make bucket lists galore...kinky, adventurous, quirky...that which we choose in life, relationships, goals, jobs, travels, and challenges all serve as exciting boot camps for the soul. But it is how we conduct ourselves and navigate our way through them, both the successes and failures, which shape our character and unleash our intrepid and fearless hero's within.

3 Ways to Actually Fail as an Entrepreneur (and the Only Change You Need to Be Successful)

Neal Samudre | Posted 02.19.2017 | Business
Neal Samudre

Many of the entrepreneurs I talk to are terrified of failure. The thought of falling flat on their face keeps them up at night. But in my experience, you have to do a lot to actually fail as an entrepreneur.

'Black Rabbit Hall,' A Conversation with Eve Chase

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 02.11.2017 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

Photo: Clare Borg-Cook Eve Chase has worked as an editor and feature writer for various magazines in the UK. Black Rabbit Hall, her debut novel, is ...

It's Official: I'm a Girly Man

Phil Fragasso | Posted 02.10.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Phil Fragasso

I started lusting after girls before I hit my teens. I spent my youth playing baseball and basketball. I love horse racing, pro football, and fishing....

10 Characters You Won't Soon Forget

Kirkus | Posted 01.27.2017 | Home
Kirkus

From a charming and quirky young woman who forms a bond with a squirrel, to a retired, emotionally scarred Quebecois police inspector who can't escape his past even in a remote woodland village, the 10 books on this list lovingly deliver characters you won't be forgetting anytime soon.

It's Time to Connect

Dawn Burnett | Posted 01.27.2017 | Healthy Living
Dawn Burnett

So until we find what makes us whole as an individual -- why we were born, what in life supplies us with unstoppable joy and acceptance for why we were created -- then we can't connect in a loving open way with another person.

'The Bitter Season,' A Conversation With Tami Hoag

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 01.12.2017 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

Tami Hoag is an internationally bestselling author of more than thirty books. Over forty million copies are in print in thirty languages. She is known for crafting intricate and intense psychological thrillers probing the darkest corners of her characters' minds.

'Written in Fire,' A Conversation with Marcus Sakey

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 01.12.2017 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

Written in Fire is the gripping conclusion of The Brilliance Trilogy (following Brilliance and A Better World). In 1986, incredibly gifted people known as brilliants or abnorms were born, and thirty years later, constitute one percent of the U.S. population.

"Who's Your Daddy?"

Kimberly Montgomery | Posted 01.10.2017 | Fifty
Kimberly Montgomery

I'm a Start-Up Survivor. At least that's how I look at it. Being co-founder of a company was hard, ruthless, filled with deceit and bad behavior, s...

5 Things Your Kids Will Always Remember About You

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 01.08.2017 | Parents
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Every moment is another chance to make a memory, and whether or not we realize it, we're creating good or bad memories every day, while indifferent moments just fade away. We all have regrets. It's never too late to make an unforgettable impact.

How to Make Love in the Boardroom

Gina Soleil | Posted 01.08.2017 | Business
Gina Soleil

In business we don't call it love. Oh no, that wouldn't be politically correct. The word love may not go over well in the boardroom. Heaven forbid we use a word that might make people feel uncomfortable.

All Sins Are Not Equal

Michael W. Austin | Posted 01.05.2017 | Religion
Michael W. Austin

One regrettable trend in many parts of the contemporary American Christian church is the propagation of "Christian" clichés that are neither Christian nor true. One of these is the idea that no sin is greater than any other sin. From God's perspective, they are all equally bad.

Chemistry Counts in Relationships--But How Much?

Marcia Naomi Berger | Posted 01.05.2017 | Women
Marcia Naomi Berger

When it comes to a potentially romantic relationship, chemistry is a loaded word. Does one of these beliefs pop into your mind when you hear it?

Judgment: What to Look for When Looking for a President

Terry Newell | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics
Terry Newell

Judgment is not the same thing as intelligence. All presidents are smart, but not all blend that with a deep understanding of history, people, places and politics.

Leaving an Impact Through Your Actions

Sonia Gul Baluch | Posted 01.01.2017 | Religion
Sonia Gul Baluch

I found myself in two different situations: Once, I was in the car with my friend and she was dropping me off. As she zoomed the car towards the driv...

When Was the Last Time Something Took Your Breath Away?

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 12.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

The sensation of awe is universal but hard to describe -- "jaw-dropping," "goose bump giving," and "spine tingling" are often used to capture that sense of wonder that awe inspires. Indeed, the experience of awe occurs in the body as much as it does in the mind.

What Whole Living Means and Why It Matters for 2016

Neal Samudre | Posted 12.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Neal Samudre

This is what I call whole living -- when our internal beliefs drive our external behavior. Everything is cohesive and whole. Everything makes sense.

Here's How You Can Tell If Someone Really Has Character

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 12.04.2015 | OWN

It's a complicated question with the possibility of even more complicated answers: What's a good marker for true character? Some might say it's about ...

2 Reasons to Pursue Virtue

Michael W. Austin | Posted 12.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Michael W. Austin

Can being a person of character really lead to happiness? Many people do not associate virtue and good character with joy and better relationships wi...

Can Atheism Replace Religion?

Michael W. Austin | Posted 11.16.2016 | Religion
Michael W. Austin

We must remember that religion is not merely about making my life better. Religion at its best is about making me better, and a better contributor to the common good.

Choose the Good No Matter What

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 11.11.2016 | Entertainment
Peter A. Georgescu

Bridge of Spies is a first-rate movie, which goes without saying when Spielberg is directing, but it's especially true with this film. It's John Le Ca...

Leadership Lessons From a Badass Leader

Bill Treasurer | Posted 11.08.2016 | Business
Bill Treasurer

Havlik isn't some well-manicured leadership author. He's a rough-and-tumble guy who has actually led... often in do-or-die situations. He's got a bullet hole in his right forearm. Like I said, badass.