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4 Secret Super-Powers You Can Get From Doing Yoga

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 12.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Susanna Barkataki

You'd never know it from the face of popular yoga. But there are some incredible superpowers yoga can give you. These have nothing to do with a perfec...

The Next Best Thing

Harper Spero | Posted 12.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Harper Spero

The experiences, the lessons I learned, the challenges I faced, the tears I shed, and the laughing I did, those are the important aspects of my life. Those are the moments in my life that got me to where I am today.

A Hero Sleeps

Matt Wilson | Posted 12.21.2015 | Impact
Matt Wilson

My Uncle carries a special place in my heart. There are so many reasons why this is, but a few that stand out to me now revolve around his involvement with family.

Efffective Altruism: Conversations with Peter Singer

Matthieu Ricard | Posted 12.21.2015 | Impact
Matthieu Ricard

Altruism Meets Effective Altruism: Thoughts on Conversations with Peter Singer In October, I had the honor of participating in a public discussion...

What Kind of Leaders Are Needed for Our Rapidly Changing World?

Homaira Kabir | Posted 12.21.2015 | Business
Homaira Kabir

Perhaps the greatest characteristic of our times is the speed of change. The world we knew growing up is vastly different to the world we face today.

In Praise of the People who Give a Little

Kelsey Hatchitt | Posted 12.18.2015 | Good News
Kelsey Hatchitt

When did apathy become the next big thing? When did compassion become a sign of weakness? And most importantly, where did the idea that people are two-dimensional come from? That a person can either be good or evil.

Bringing My Light to the World

Barbara A. Bernard | Posted 12.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara A. Bernard

Bringing My Light to the World...

Making This Holiday Season the "Most Wonderful Time of the Year"

Roger Landry, MD, MPH | Posted 12.17.2015 | Fifty
Roger Landry, MD, MPH

If you were to believe the 1963 song made popular by Andy Williams, the holiday season should be the "Most Wonderful Time of the Year." If that were t...

Let Me Drown In It

Eric Leroy Wilson | Posted 12.17.2015 | Religion
Eric Leroy Wilson

One of my unique claims to fame is as a child I almost drowned in a Rock and Roll legend's pool. Chuck Berry is a very distant relative of mine. So d...

Developing Global Compassion

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 12.17.2015 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

"Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek." - Dalai Lama In my book Cre...

Amid Anxiety, Human Rights Should Be a Priority

Paras Shah | Posted 12.17.2015 | World
Paras Shah

Between January and November, Human Rights Watch interviewed more than 100 people with disabilities, along with their families, and assessed their needs during the current conflicts in Yemen and the Central African Republic, as well as the European refugee crisis.

Action + Compassion = Leadership in the Moment

Alanea Kowalski | Posted 12.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Alanea Kowalski

Let me tell you a story about a man named David Loop. I'd never heard of him until July 31 of this year when I came across a Facebook post about him saving a little dog he thought was dead on the road.

4 Life Truths That Take the Edge Off Life's Roller Coaster for Highly-Sensitive Types

Emma Bathie | Posted 12.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Emma Bathie

Much of the outside world does not realize the roller coaster of emotion highly-sensitive types are on because we're often very good at hiding it behind smiling eyes, a happy-go-lucky giggle, optimism and a deep trust in the world as a wonderful place.

Random Acts of Compassionate Connection

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition Loneliness hurts. We don't need a slew of...

COP21: Too Little, Too Late

Angie Cordeiro | Posted 12.15.2015 | Green
Angie Cordeiro

We are a species on the threshold of near term extinction. In the not so distant future our earthy habitat will stop supporting human life.

The Faithful Shopper: Shine Bright Like a Diamond

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 12.15.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

My next installation for Christmas 2015 Holiday Windows is all about the jewels. Fifth Avenue is home to the biggest and best jewelry boutiques in the world.

Next Time You Meet a Stranger With Dementia...

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 12.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

You and I can only help if we know dementia when we see it. Dementia is not just about not remembering things. Instead, dementia can impact one's ability to function in a myriad of other ways

The Power of Compassion

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 12.14.2015 | Impact
Craig K. Comstock

It's back, the admirable Canada of the Vietnam-war era. Fresh from winning the Canadian election and then appointing a gender-balanced cabinet, new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has shown up the entire GOP Presidential field with regard to the Syrian refugees.

When Hope Seems Lost, Remember This

Caroline Garnet McGraw | Posted 12.14.2015 | Religion
Caroline Garnet McGraw

When my brother Willie was diagnosed with autism, he was three years old and I was five. Neither of us had been to church yet, so I didn't have much ...

December Can Zap Our Happy, Joy, Merry and Cheery and Make Us Dread the Holidays Instead of Long for Them

Martha Pasternack | Posted 12.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Martha Pasternack

Wow, can you believe it is the middle of December already? For me the Winter Solstice is the day I most look forward to. I look forward to the other h...

Give Kids a Break! Don't Make Them Choose Between Naughty or Nice

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.11.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Do you think we over do it when we challenge or even threaten our kids to be bad or good or naughty or nice for Santa? Santa's a good guy. We give h...

Please Let Me Get There: Lessons In The Darkness Of Death And The Light Of The Living

Kindness Blog | Posted 12.11.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

By Stephanie March My last living grandparent passed away on Thanksgiving Day this year. My grandma spent her final days on this earth in her own be...

San Bernardino Shooting: The Power of Love and the Shadow of Hatred

Dr. Fran Grace | Posted 12.11.2015 | Religion
Dr. Fran Grace

All photos credited to the author, unless indicated otherwise. The Shooting Just as I am drafting an introduction to the book, The Power of Love, ha...

Let's Teach Our Children Compassion

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 12.11.2015 | Education
Ingrid Newkirk

I know we're supposed to be singing Christmas carols at this time of year, but there's something else worth raising our voices about -- the absurd exercise called classroom dissection.

"Clean the plaque of the heart" -- Radhanath Swami Speaks at King's College Dental Institute, London.

Radhanath Swami | Posted 12.10.2015 | Religion
Radhanath Swami

King's College London Dental Institute, often found at the top of the national leaderboards for Dentistry, regularly invites speakers to inspire stude...