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The Heart of Wonder: Thank You Stevie

Padma Gordon | Posted 06.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Padma Gordon

I am inspired to talk to you about Love. Love is the great healer. Love smoothes out life's wrinkles and fills in crevices. Love takes away the pain o...

Can a Simple Question Cause a Communication Breakdown?

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Fullerton, psychotherapist and writer Have you ever experienced the following in a relationship? Everything is going well, you f...

Understanding the Sustainable Lifestyle

Steven Cohen | Posted 06.06.2016 | Green
Steven Cohen

All of us inevitably consume resources in the course of our daily lives. We plug our computer into the electrical supply, we turn on the climate control, we turn on the lights; we bathe, dress, and eat. Some of us fill up the gas tank of our car.

Marital Chat-iquette

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Andeep Singh, documentarian and television and Web video producer It started as a fun informal poll that my husband and I would ask ...

Where Guilt Comes from and What Leaders Can Do about It

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

or entrepreneurs, creators, writers, parents, and others who wear multiple hats or share multiple responsibilities, it's easy to feel overwhelmed or frustrated with guilt about everything that needs to be done or what should be done.

Marathon-Communicating With Our Children

Grace de Rond | Posted 05.31.2016 | Parents
Grace de Rond

No matter what we do or how we approach it, adolescence and the teen years can turn out to be a wild roller coaster ride of emotions and experiences. So the more open and honest we can keep the communication in the home, the better.

How You Might Be Undermining Yourself and Hurting Your Career

Kirsi Bhasin | Posted 05.28.2016 | Business
Kirsi Bhasin

As a woman, are you making yourself known in a professional, positive manner and leaving an imprint? Are you aware of the non-verbal, verbal, interact...

Training With Horses: Developing Student Champions

Rosalinda Mercado-Garza | Posted 05.27.2016 | Education
Rosalinda Mercado-Garza

Bringing children together to learn how to improve communication with others, as well as how to approach individuals for the purpose of building lasting relationships is what took place this week.

Ask Martians Anything: Send a Message to 'Space'

Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS | Posted 05.26.2016 | Science
Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS

Irrespective of our Red-Planet status, the "Ask Me Anything" light is green. A Reddit user submitted a request addressed to "someone on the HI-SEAS IV crew", which our Earthside mission control passed onto us.

No More Drama

Mark Matousek | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

Ordinarily, in a case like this -- when someone did me profoundly wrong -- my impulse would have been to struggle to fix it. Now, for the first time, this thought did not cross my mind.

On Mad Advantage: A Letter to 'The Normals' (and to the Rest of Us)

Diane R. Wiener, Ph.D., L.M.S.W. | Posted 05.25.2016 | Impact
Diane R. Wiener, Ph.D., L.M.S.W.

Deaf gain, rather than hearing loss, has long been theorized in capital-D-Deaf cultural spaces. Borrowing liberally from this "reframing," I wish to forward a perspective that I call "mad advantage."

What Are You Pretending Not to Know?

Michael Weinberger | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Weinberger

I finally learned that life is actually lived during the pauses or breaks when we make time to reflect and truly appreciate the moment. From these reflections, I've come to realize that communication is the root to all my problems today.

Hearing-Aid: What to Do When What's Heard Doesn't Quite Match What's Said

Kay Wyma | Posted 05.23.2016 | Parents
Kay Wyma

Welcome to a common field of landmines -- the space between what is said and what is heard. It's been around for ages and is especially dicey during times of stress, certain monthly-occurrences, after a long day and pretty much during all teenage-years and any other times affected by changes-in-lif

Innovation in Magazine Media: An Ever-Changing Landscape

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.23.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Magazines are alive and well but must keep morphing, in tune with innovations and disruptions, and amid a swirl of financial uncertainty in much of th...

No Conflict, No Passion

Mindy Utay | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Mindy Utay

By embracing conflict and expressing themselves honestly, they have an opportunity to grow beyond their childhood disappointments and to create a mature and intimate relationship. A relationship based on encouragement and support of each person's individual needs is a relationship that can embrace life's journey head on.

#SciComm for the Public Good!

Marion Leary | Posted 05.23.2016 | Science
Marion Leary

Academia is supposed to foster innovation, free-thinking, and novel, impactful ideas. But if all of that happens in the Ivory Tower, what's the point?

Why Being Vulnerable is Valuable

Ali Wisch | Posted 05.20.2016 | Women
Ali Wisch

Allowing yourself to be vulnerable can be a very difficult thing. At least it has been for me. That being said, I find that I regularly make the choic...

What Your Teenager Who Won't Talk to You Wants You to Know

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 05.19.2016 | Parents
Mark Goulston, M.D.

This is the first in the "What Your ... Wants You to Know" series of Conversation Catalysts created to help stimulate you having positive and long overdue conversations.

Customer Service Communication Done Right: A USAA Salute!

Dianna Booher | Posted 05.18.2016 | Business
Dianna Booher

Heaven knows I've commented enough about poor communication: salespeople who talk more than they listen, healthcare professionals who treat patients l...

You're Not a Turkey, Stop Stuffing Yourself!

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 05.17.2016 | Women
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Sometimes, the thing we most need to say can be the most difficult to speak out loud. Since many of us are conflict-reluctant, this can lead to having experiences in which we have something we feel strongly about, need to say and then... don't.

7 Ways to Be the Most Supportive Partner When Your Spouse Has Postpartum Depression

Anya Hollis | Posted 05.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Anya Hollis

Giving birth is an awesome life changing event that may leave the mother feeling a bit overwhelmed. It is during this time that the mother needs her partner more than ever to help balance the chaos that is taking place within her. Dealing with the PPD does not have to be terrible for the mother or her partner, it just takes a bit of patience and understanding from both people.

There Is An 'I' in Relationship

Trilby D. Johnson | Posted 05.17.2016 | Women
Trilby D. Johnson

Many people seem to believe that the greatest gift of love to another, is to offer their love. Whilst this is indeed a precious gesture, is this really true or unconditional love?

What Poly People Can Teach Everyone About Parenting

Vicki Larson | Posted 05.16.2016 | Parents
Vicki Larson

Whether it's close or not, there's one thing for sure -- if you're a parent, you could learn a thing or two about parenting from poly people, even if you have no desire to live the lifestyle.

If Love Requires Work, Was it Meant to Be?

Kyle Benson | Posted 05.16.2016 | Divorce
Kyle Benson

Do you remember Cinderella? That blond princess whose miserable life was instantly transformed by her gorgeous-smooth-move-well-dressed-billionair...

It's Important to Live Life Out Loud

Elliot Begoun | Posted 05.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Elliot Begoun

I am an introvert by nature, and my introversion manifests itself somewhat oddly. I am completely comfortable sharing an article with thousands or standing on a stage talking to hundreds. But, I find it exceedingly difficult to be introduced to someone, shake their hand and engage them in a conversation.