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I Raised My Voice Against Hatred. It Was Easier Than I Thought It Would Be and It Felt Good.

Kindness Blog | Posted 05.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kindness Blog

"They have the best Greek feta cheese you can get anywhere," my husband said, pointing to the Middle Eastern grocery store around the corner from our...

Enriching Relationships With Humor

Barbara A. Bernard | Posted 05.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara A. Bernard

As soon as you understand the difference between humor and sarcasm, and choose to be compassionate, you'll be experiencing another rich facet of living in discovery.

Building Capacity: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.06.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize seven individuals from around the world with projects aimed at building the capacity of the communi...

The Faces of Compassion

Carrie Doubts | Posted 05.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Carrie Doubts

When I was younger and exploring spiritually, I needed to put a human face on the concept of compassion to make it real for me. My little statue of Guan Yin did that for me. I could look at her face and the feeling of compassion would wash over me.

4 Ways to Be a More Compassionate Person

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 05.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jinny Ditzler

If this issue matters to you, here are the guidelines I'm learning. As you read my suggestions, consider how you're doing or think about what you can do to be more compassionate. They're written in the first person to make them easier to adopt as your own if you wish.

True and Happy Stories of People Who Have Learned to Not Take It Personally

Rena DeLevie | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
Rena DeLevie

Hey! Want to read some true and happy stories of people who have implemented the formula for Not Taking It Personally? They've set themselves free fro...

How to Get Back Your Personal Power

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

Thus you are giving away your power when you please others in order to fit in. Or when you follow the opinions of the crowd. Or when you decide that others matter more than you do. Or when you let someone who seems to have more power take charge of you.

Confusion About Collusion

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 05.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Rather than collude or speak hard-heartedly, we can learn to speak our truths, accompanied by compassion. Such a skill calls for life-long development. Let's look at what this means:

Is Suicide Selfish? Or Are We?

Kristen Knepper | Posted 05.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Kristen Knepper

I'm embarrassed to share the depth of the ugly, dark thoughts that my disease triggered. In the midst of contemplating death, I wasn't aware of a reality different from my own. I could not realize that I was well loved by many people. That I had worth. That my mere existence made a contribution in meaningful ways. I mattered. We all do.

How and Why We Must Surprise Ourselves

Chelsea Leigh Trescott | Posted 05.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Chelsea Leigh Trescott

Imagine if you were to see that, see how the blessings of your own effort have allowed you to come alive in unimaginable ways -- and, not because anyone other than you made it happen. Imagine how surprised you might be. Imagine how we would celebrate.

When Your Candidate Loses

Beth Green | Posted 04.29.2017 | Politics
Beth Green

As we come to the end of the primary season, there are winners and losers. If your favorite is winning, you're all happy and cheering. If you're candidate is losing, you may feel deeply disappointed, perhaps even outraged.

You may be taking things personally if...

Rena DeLevie | Posted 04.28.2017 | Business
Rena DeLevie

Last week I posted the article "You Can't Piss Me Off Anymore Because I Learned How to Not Take It Personally." A lot of people thanked me, and more t...

Is Compassion a Corporate, Social, or Moral Value?

Susan E. Mazer | Posted 04.28.2017 | Impact
Susan E. Mazer

Healthcare organizations speak and write of compassion in their mission statements, marketing materials, and code of behaviors. The larger question, however, is whether the system itself allows for decisions based on an authentic desire and commitment to alleviate the suffering of others.

You(th) Matter: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.27.2017 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we highlight seven grantees from around the world who are working towards improving the lives of our youth and r...

How to Survive a Crisis: 5 Steps to Shift Your Mindset

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 04.27.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

Here is a five-step strategy for a "mindset makeover" to help you look at life's challenges with the serenity, courage and wisdom you need to survive:

The Kid, The Monk and The Angry Bird

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 04.10.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Dragos Bratasanu

PS: If you enjoyed this video, join FREE my newsletter at You will discover your passion and purpose in life, strengthen your courage...

Daily Meditation: True Compassion

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.25.2016 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

How to Transform Social Anxiety With One Simple Question

Michael Stanclift, N.D. | Posted 04.26.2017 | Healthy Living
Michael Stanclift, N.D.

If you're feeling brave, try starting a conversation about that sameness you noticed. It might feel awkward, and it might not result in much. But then again, it could feel great and result in a new connection that could change your life forever. It's an experiment. See what you notice.

Sharing Something Most Intimate, My Blood Sugar

Riva Greenberg | Posted 04.26.2017 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

For even after 15 years of marriage, seeing my diabetes management up this close is a game-changer. And, truth be told, there's something profoundly satisfying for me to see this transformation occurring in him. The rest we'll just have to figure out as we go.

Creativity as an Enthusiast or a Career?

James Stoddah | Posted 04.26.2017 | Education
James Stoddah

Encouraging children to follow their passions, and become skilled and knowledgeable in that capacity is important. Parents and teachers have a moral r...

Compassionate Communities: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.19.2017 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize seven grantees from Nepal to California who are working towards building compassionate communities ...

The Inconvenient Truth of Life Changing Travel

Cliff Hsia | Posted 04.20.2017 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

Travel has changed my life. More specifically, extended international travel has changed my perspective about my life and the world I live in. My world hasn't dramatically changed, but the lens through which I look at my world has changed.

Learning from Jesus' Xenophobic Moment

Shea Watts | Posted 04.18.2017 | Religion
Shea Watts

In our current political climate, simply mentioning immigration or the refugee crisis can end in heated conversation with lasting scrutiny and disdain...

A Car Crash And A Horse Named Ike Changed This Girl's Life Forever

Posted 08.08.2016 | Healthy Living

The title of “man’s best friend” goes to the dogs, but animals don’t need to be fluffy or fit in your lap -- or even fit in your house -- to b...

We Are Woman

Lola White | Posted 04.15.2017 | Women
Lola White

We often come from a place of feeling battered and broken before were able to rise and truly conquer our true purpose. It's experiencing all that is f...