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Shoshin: This Zen Concept Will Help You Stop Being a Slave to Old Beliefs

James Clear | Posted 06.29.2016 | Healthy Living
James Clear

I played baseball for 17 years of my life. During that time, I had many different coaches and I began to notice repeating patterns among them. Coache...

Like Steps To A New Dance

Michael Jinkins | Posted 06.29.2016 | Religion
Michael Jinkins

One of the more interesting tidbits of information to have trickled out of leadership research in recent years tells us that people who are quickest t...

How To Love Your Spouse, Even When You're Angry

Scott Gornto | Posted 06.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Scott Gornto

You can still feel angry about their decisions, but a mature adult chooses to handle that anger in a constructive manner so that they can experience personal growth and see the relationship ultimately thrive.

Divorce Confidential: Children And The 'Best Interests' Standard

Caroline Choi | Posted 06.28.2016 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Parents who work together and make the best decisions for their child are better off than when a court imposes an order on the family. With that goal in mind, look for a parenting expert or coach in your city. There are also many valuable resources available to you including co-parenting classes and co-parenting books. Finally, don't forget to talk to an attorney in your city for a resource list and tips on how to navigate this process!

How to Give Tough Feedback

Jamie Cornell | Posted 06.28.2016 | Business
Jamie Cornell

My days are spent coaching people in tough situations on how to deal with scenarios such as approaching their supervisors or coworkers to give constructive feedback. It's easy to tell other people how to do things though, right? When it comes to actually following our own advice, we detour and justify our situations as "different" and "not the same".

5 Ways To Have More Intimate Communication

Liz Higgins | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Liz Higgins

If you are motivated toward having a happy, healthy, and satisfying relationship with your partner, you are probably always looking for ways to improv...

5 Words You Should Never Say To Your Grandchild

Teresa Kindred | Posted 06.25.2016 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

There are people who have a talent for sticking their foot in their mouth and those who just don't care what they say. Words are either gifts or weapons and I strive to keep what comes out of my mouth to be a gift. However, it's impossible to live as long as I have and not occasionally say something I regret.

Abraham Lincoln Predicted Brexit and Trump's Rise. Hillary Should Pay Attention

Ariel Moutsatsos | Posted 06.26.2016 | Politics
Ariel Moutsatsos

On August the 21st, 1858 Abraham Lincoln said: Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succe...

Values Translating Into Action

Living Room Conversations | Posted 06.23.2016 | Religion
Living Room Conversations

by Bishop Mary-Gray Reeves The Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real I have asked the question a lot lately, "How do our values translate into action?"...

ADVICE 26: Surviving a Long-Distance Relationship

Brent Stoller | Posted 06.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brent Stoller

Photo Credit: Brent Stoller To send in a question, please complete this short Google form. All submissions are anonymous, even to the author. ***** ...

Elections & Branding

Michael McGuire | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
Michael McGuire

This election "season" has given us pretty much everything, a good majority of it unwanted. Everyone is well aware of all that's happened by now, so we don't need to waste time dwelling on the details. Something that has become evident to us, though, is how similar the managing of a candidate's brand is to the managing of an organization's brand.

How To Talk To Grandparents About Child Safety

Teresa Kindred | Posted 06.22.2016 | Parents
Teresa Kindred

Don't wait until after an accident happens to have a conversation about habits of grandparents that concern you, have it now. If my daughter-in-law or my daughter sees something at my home that could endanger my grandchildren I want them to tell me about it so I can change it and most grandparents feel the same way.

How Can We Address Income Inequity And Gender Disparity At Leadership Levels In PR?

Tiffany Guarnaccia | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
Tiffany Guarnaccia

It's hard been to open a newspaper -- or more realistically, click on an article -- this month without seeing the story: Hillary for president! Progre...

Network Of Conversations

Lisa Rosas | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Rosas

We can then begin to come from a place of authenticity and care. If we are vulnerable and speak our truth and fears while not blaming the other, we can generate more open dialogue and connection.

6 Keys To Keep The Magic In Your Relationship

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Most couples simply stand by and allow the spark of their relationship to fizzle out in time, partly because they believe there's nothing to be done. But with the right actions and added awareness, both partners can rekindle the romantic fire so that it burns more strongly than even in the beginning.

Problem vs Challenge: The Real Meaning Behind Your Words

Derick Turner | Posted 06.17.2016 | Divorce
Derick Turner

"I have a problem!"

How To Find Common Ground When You And Your Partner Disagree

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 06.15.2016 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

In midlife, our close relationships can experience considerable strain. The stress of work, family responsibilities, finances, and health problems can make you tense and irritable. Before you know it, you're in an acrid disagreement with the person you love the most.

Six Steps Those With Hearing Loss Can Take to Communicate Better

Shari Eberts | Posted 06.14.2016 | Fifty
Shari Eberts

Source: Kevin Curtis | Unsplash Those of us with hearing loss must sometimes rely on those with normal hearing to help us have better conversations a...

Post-Merger Integration vs. Disintegration

David B. Nast | Posted 06.14.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

71% of post-merger integrations (PMIs) fail, according to a 2015 study conducted by Deloitte. Bain & Co. examined 24,000 transactions over a 10 year ...

5 Powerful, Valuable Lessons on How to Raise Remarkable, Empowered, Confident Girls

Maimah Karmo | Posted 06.14.2016 | Parents
Maimah Karmo

Being a parent is the most selfless gift. Your job is to give this person, who is your heart outside yourself, everything, while grooming them to someday leave you and go into the world. With our children, we have a beautiful interchange --each of us being the other's greatest teacher. Here's what being a parent has taught me.

What if You Changed Your Approach to Networking?

Elliot Begoun | Posted 06.13.2016 | Business
Elliot Begoun

We hatched a plan. We'd meet in Sausalito, cruise over the Golden Gate Bridge and spend the day together. Awesome, a dad/daughter day with my middle o...

Get Smart

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

As most of us are all too aware, simply staying together isn't necessarily a measure of success in a marriage. A disturbingly high percentage of those...

7 Habits of Highly Obnoxious People

Dianna Booher | Posted 06.07.2016 | Business
Dianna Booher

Obnoxious people rarely recognize themselves -- until they get tired, fired, or lonely. If you have one of these people in your workplace, stand clear until they get help. Otherwise, they create havoc and resentment for all concerned.

What If Today, We Spoke Our Truth?

Alicia Henry | Posted 06.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Alicia Henry

Image: Solitude Above Clouds, Topanga CA (owner Alicia Henry) It's been coming up in conversation quite often among my peers...truth. When should we ...

10 Things Our Children Need From Us As Their Parents

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 06.07.2016 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Parenting requires we find the balance between loving our children, disciplining them and allowing them the necessary confusion and suffering essential for their self-discovery.