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The Reckoning, the Rumble, the Revolution: Brené Brown's Rising Strong

Pam Stucky | Posted 09.02.2015 | Books
Pam Stucky

When I read Brené Brown's books, watch her videos, and witness how the people around me react to what Brené has to say, in some ways it feels like Brené has done the equivalent of introducing our modern society to the color blue.

Why Your Spa Therapist Isn't Selling You Products

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 09.01.2015 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

The last time that you visited a spa did the therapist recommend a retail product to you? If your spa's retail area is fairly extensive they probably should have. Even if you had a massage.

Bond Better by Altering How You Speak, Move and Appear

Kare Anderson | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Kare Anderson

Ready to turn more in-person situations into opportunities to bond with unexpected allies and others? Make some simple changes in how you dress, move, speak or optimize the settings in which you meet.

Can Connection Save Us?

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

You may not have cataracts, glaucoma, or macular degeneration but your vision may be distorted in similar ways. And without clear vision -- and I'm not talking 20/20 -- we can't connect with each other.

The 3 Most Important Messages for Your Child

Shefali Tsabary | Posted 08.25.2015 | Parents
Shefali Tsabary

What all children truly yearn for goes much deeper. It doesn't involve fancy clothes, the latest electronics, pricey trips, or even a high-brow education. Every child wants to know three things.

5 Ways to Stay Connected With Your Kids Once School Begins

Bavani Purushothaman | Posted 08.21.2015 | Parents
Bavani Purushothaman

Growing up in a world with an ever-increasing number of influences, fast-paced changes and technological bombardment, even without our choosing sometimes, there is a critical need for us, as parents, to stay connected with our kids.

Lessons from Amazon about the Importance of Thriving at Work

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 08.19.2015 | Business
Paula Davis-Laack

Simply using the word "together" can have a profound impact on how work teams operate. New research by Priyanka Carr and Gregory Walton shows that using social cues that signal an invitation for folks to work together can fuel intrinsic motivation even when people work alone.

A Word About My Tribe

Alexandra Allam | Posted 08.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Alexandra Allam

I was recently posed the question, "What is your tribe?" To me, tribes have always been associated with ancient civilizations, distinct traditions, an...

The Truth About The 'Hard Work' Of Marriage

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 08.12.2015 | Weddings
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

Recently, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner decided to divorce - because apparently their marriage was "too much work." We frequently hear this from couples in our office, who are ready to give up on love and wonder if they can resurrect a marriage that has been sinking.

"We Are All Broadcasters": Q&A with Michelle Gielan on Her New Book, Broadcasting Happiness

Pam Stucky | Posted 08.11.2015 | Books
Pam Stucky

From the moment I started reading Broadcasting Happiness, I was filled with questions about the concepts and ideas Michelle was sharing. I was delighted to have the chance to ask her a few questions about new book, below. Thank you so much, Michelle, for your time!

How an Introvert Learned to Connect

The Quiet Revolution | Emily White | Posted 08.03.2015 | Healthy Living

Three years ago, I'd created what I considered to be the perfect introvert life. I was living in St. John’s, a town on the eastern shore of the remo...

Expanding the Empathy Enigma

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Justine Brooks Froelker

Sure, maybe I believe in people a bit too much, but this isn't changing any time soon. And so, what if we looked at each other from love and not fear, with the courage to feel emotion with one another and to pull from our own struggles?

Joan: Miami, Florida, April 9, 2015

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 07.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Robert G. Zuckerman

Because I am now paraplegic and the motorized ramp on my wheelchair van is broken and difficult to open manually, when I pull in to a gas station, many of them have placards on the pumps with phone numbers to call for those with disabilities to get assistance pumping gas.

Healing Vigilante: 8 Seconds of Bliss -- Get Your Amma Hug On

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 07.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

An Amma hug (darshan) is eight seconds of bliss. It's eight seconds of receiving incredible, unconditional love. It's collapsing into someone's arms...

How to Start Influencing

Marilyn O'Malley | Posted 07.09.2015 | Impact
Marilyn O'Malley

I don't take my ability to influence others and outcomes to my actions for granted and I don't think you should either. We are influencing each other and have an impact on everything around us with our words, thoughts and actions.

What It Looks Like When A World-Class Explorer Sits Still

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living

Even the most high-octane adventurers have moments when the excitement dies down, the world stills and they make a point to appreciate the surrounding...

The Best Quotations (and Key Themes) From the Pope's Environmental Manifesto (Part 1)

Andrew Winston | Posted 07.09.2015 | Green
Andrew Winston

Leading up to the release, much of the news coverage talked about an upcoming "climate declaration." Yes, this is a core part of the discussion, but the Pope is clearly concerned with environmental conditions overall.

What Sets New Yorkers Apart

Adrianna Aguilar | Posted 06.24.2015 | New York
Adrianna Aguilar

Why am I here? Why are you here? Is it because we have so many forces, foods, friends and flings to which to say "yes," or "no" to? To love or hate?

Popping Out of Our Personal Space Bubbles and Being Open to Life Altering Conversations

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Kay Tacke Morse

I wear blinders most of the time. I electively navigate without my glasses. The world is a bit of a blur. I like it this way. There must be a phobia ...

Please Pass the Paranoia: On the Dangers of Being Overheard

Jeanne Martinet | Posted 06.16.2015 | Style
Jeanne Martinet

When having a private conversation in a public place--even a crowded New York City restaurant--you can never be too circumspect.

Take Creative Actions and Leave Behind the Predictable Talk

Great Work Cultures | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Great Work Cultures

Be aware of how many words you talk this week. Be aware of how many creative actions you take. Do you want to dive into the waters of creativity more often? Do you want to live in the waters of creativity?

Really Beautiful Things Can Happen When You Make Eye Contact With A Stranger

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living

The infamous parental warning, "Don't talk to strangers," has its merits when you're young, but this poignant video illustrates how rebelling against ...

At the Heart of It: Colleen Raney on Music and Connection

Pam Stucky | Posted 06.12.2015 | Entertainment
Pam Stucky

Ask almost any artist, and he or she will tell you the expression of art is about far more than the art form itself. Painting goes beyond canvas and oils. Dancing is not just about choreography.

The Secret Component to Building and Nourishing Business Relationships

Lirone Glikman | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Lirone Glikman

There is one component that enables us to strengthen any type of relationship. This component represents a basic human need we all crave. But no one really anticipates you showing this component in your business relationships.

The Umbrella That Traveled The World

Jeff Kelley | Posted 06.08.2015 | Arts
Jeff Kelley

If you are as frequent a visitor to Instagram as I am, there is a good chance you've run across a colorful rainbow umbrella in your feed over the last...