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Relationships Are Like Delicate Vases

Yvette Mazloumi | Posted 01.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Yvette Mazloumi

Imagine any type of relationship as being a vase. The most precious and delicate vase you would have in your collection. You would put it in a vitrine...

Kids Matter: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 01.05.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

January 1, 2016 marks the three year anniversary of the day I began making a micro grant, every single day of the year, to social changemakers around ...

It Could Have Been Me

Sarah Galla | Posted 01.04.2016 | Impact
Sarah Galla

I often think about sliding doors. Well, more the concept of missed tragedies and missed opportunity than actual sliding doors. There is a movie with Gwyneth Paltrow that is about a woman who has a split second slip up, and misses catching her train just as the doors are sliding shut.

This Year Show Compassion -- For Others and Yourself

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 01.04.2016 | Healthy Living
The University of Central Florida Forum

During the holidays there is a plethora of smells, sights, sounds and emotions. Take a moment to just feel whatever it is that you're feeling and be in that moment before moving on. Show compassion for others at all times, and especially during the holiday season, but most of all don't forget to show compassion toward yourself, as well.

9 Things That Make Good Employees Quit

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 01.04.2016 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

Managers tend to blame their turnover problems on everything under the sun, while ignoring the crux of the matter: people don't leave jobs; they leave managers. The sad thing is that this can easily be avoided. All that's required is a new perspective and some extra effort on the manager's part.

10 Ways to Embrace Your Uncertainty in 2016

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 12.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Let's ensure 2016 brings a greater sense of sanity to this crazy world and a greater peace of mind for ourselves. Let's make this day, this week, this month, and this whole year, one of compassion and tenderness. Happy New Year!

When People Ask Why 'A Big Boy Like That' Is In A Stroller

Colleen Berge | Posted 12.31.2015 | Parents
Colleen Berge

There are many things in a child's life and about a child's development that outsiders know nothing about.

Compassion Fatigue: Do as I Say, Not as I've Done

Caitlyn McIntosh | Posted 12.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Caitlyn McIntosh

Compassion fatigue. You may or may not have heard the term and definition, but it is pretty straightforward. And real. If you let it get far enough, i...

A Therapist's Wish for Your New Year

Johanna Bond | Posted 12.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Johanna Bond

New Year's resolutions create such unique opportunities for change. One year, as a young adolescent, I decided to give up butter for a year. My reso...

10 Mindful Resolutions for 2016

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 12.28.2015 | Business
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Becoming more mindful is more than just practicing meditation. Meditation is, of course, a huge part of it because it helps us become more aware of others and ourselves.

Fie on Fear & Season's Greetings

Paula Gordon | Posted 12.26.2015 | Good News
Paula Gordon

Fear of strangers has no place in Markus' vision of the world. Anything but reckless, he is in fact counting on human kindness. He also rejoices that his muscles alone will power him for ±1,800 days through every conceivable environment.

Finding the Wisdom, Courage, and Compassion to See That The Other Is Us

Kim Samuel | Posted 12.25.2015 | Impact
Kim Samuel

At a time when the headlines are dominated by stories of extremism and xenophobia, from Daesh terrorists to Donald Trump, we are reminded of stories that show us that wisdom, compassion, and courage cannot be extinguished.

Putting Prayers to Action

Courtney Dukelow | Posted 12.25.2015 | Impact
Courtney Dukelow

For the past month I have been volunteering weekly at the local homeless shelter in my hometown of Ashland, Oregon. It wouldn't have been anything that my conscious personality would have chosen.

A Cobbler's Gospel of Love

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 12.25.2015 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

At the age of 83, James Fucile retired just recently. He had been repairing shoes for 60 years at the corner of Lexington Ave., and East 82nd St. He retired with great reluctance.

Letting Love Have Its Way With Our Deepest Fears

Jesua | Posted 12.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul

A couple of nights ago I woke in the middle of the night from a terrifying dream, with my heart pounding, my mouth still mouthing the emotional words ...

Is Our Fear of Terrorism Suppressing Our Compassion?

Anne Goddard | Posted 12.23.2015 | Impact
Anne Goddard

More and more, our national conversation about terrorism is taking on ethnic and religious overtones. That's what fear can do. It substitutes irration...

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...