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20 Questions to Ask This Holiday Season

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

At big holiday meals, I will often print these questions and put one under each person's plate. Varying the questions -- instead of having everyone answer the same question -- tends to keep folks more engaged. A printable copy of this list is here.

Giving Voice to Grief

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 11.23.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

It goes without saying that no two people grieve in the same way. Everyone's needs are different at a time of loss, as are everyone's emotions. But in giving voice to one's own grief, others who have not been given the chance to express themselves can likewise find their voice.

The Heart of Parental Intelligence: A Divorced Mother and Son Build Their Relationship

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.18.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

One afternoon a nine-year-old spent a great afternoon playing outside on a warm Saturday in November. He came inside after several hours grimy, hungry, and exhausted and his devoted mother fed him and gave him a bubble bath that he loved. I know this mother well and she shared what soon ensued.

The Most Powerful Thing You Can Do for Your Relationships

Z Zoccolante | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

In our society there are so many people wanting to be heard, yet so many missed opportunities for connection. Listening is an underestimated skill that is vital for health and healing. Practice being a listener and you'll soon discover the power listening has.

What's it Like to be an Artist in Cuba?

Bibbi Abruzzini | Posted 11.17.2015 | Arts
Bibbi Abruzzini

Bogotà. One of its sunny Sundays, car-free, carefree day. Perfect conditions to absorb the energy of this dynamic city. Filling my eyes with the colo...

Connection Is the Reason We're Here

Mandy Hitchcock | Posted 11.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Mandy Hitchcock

It's important because our most important role as humans is to bear witness, to offer compassion, to empathize with one another.

The Business Case for Conversation

Erica Keswin | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business
Erica Keswin

This blog is about the Business Case for Conversation. In it, I will share not only my journey as an organization and leadership development expert seeing the challenges the business community is facing, but also an analysis of what companies can do to address them.

What's Love Got to Do With It?

Leona deVinne | Posted 11.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Leona deVinne

What's love got to do with It? I can hear Tina Turner singing that line in my head as I write -- let me tell you one thing she got wrong while she ...

5 Things To Consider When You're Having Trouble Making It Past Your Front Door

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 11.05.2015 | Healthy Living

  This article first appeared on In my last post, I wrote about how overwhelming it can be to even think about heading out to join ...

The Plugged-in Paradox: Why Always Being Connected Makes It Harder to Connect

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 10.23.2015 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

Take a moment to look around the next time you're in a meeting, at a social event, waiting in line or walking down the street. You'll likely find yourself surrounded by people staring at a smartphone or other digital device. Chances are you'll join them. What's going on here?

6 Things I Learned By Turning My Phone Off & Looking Into The Eyes Of Strangers

Sandy Rosenblatt | Posted 11.03.2015 | Impact
Sandy Rosenblatt

We live in a relatively disconnected world. Fortunately, that is mostly by choice. The fact is, we don't need to wait for an International Day of Connection or a global eye gazing experiment to choose differently. We can just do it. And that, my friends, is beautiful.

Listening to Your Authentic Self: The Purpose of Emotions

Lara Fielding | Posted 10.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Lara Fielding

Only our internal experience and our emotions can truly guide us towards the answers to the big questions. But emotions get a bad wrap! We all know we have them. Yet, somehow, us humans get caught in a struggle to control or get rid of them.

6 Powerful Ways To Connect With Your Partner

Richard Kronick | Posted 10.21.2015 | Weddings
Richard Kronick

You can listen to other people's advice and experience, but because you are a completely new and unique combination, your relationship will blossom only through trial and error.

What Rumi and Khalil Gibran Would Tell Us About Love

Jesica L. Santos | Posted 10.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jesica L. Santos

I have selected 60 excerpts from poems infused with the mystic wisdom of two greatly gifted poets, Persian Jalal al-Din Rumi and Lebanese Khalil Gibran.

To Wholeness I Invite You...

Daniela Nikolova | Posted 10.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Daniela Nikolova

I just wanted to tell you that it's okay... Maybe because this is what I needed to hear... I just wanted to tell you to believe and if your turn ha...

What Is in a Name? An End to Healthy Hot Goddess

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 10.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Susanna Barkataki

Names aren't often something we chose. They are given to us. And may or may not truly fit us. Sometimes it's absolutely right to rename ourselves. A...

Why I Broke Up With My Smartphone Today

David Wygant | Posted 10.07.2015 | Los Angeles
David Wygant

Wherever we go, whenever we're waiting anywhere, we're constantly looking at our phones. Whether it's checking out some narcissistic comment on Facebook, or somebody's selfie on Instagram.

How to Hold Onto Joy When Life Puts You Through the Wringer

Leona deVinne | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Leona deVinne

There are many ways to cultivate joy; here are some things you can start doing right now to inject a wee bit of joy juice.

Dating With Eyes WIDE Open

Kristen Brown | Posted 10.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kristen Brown

A healthy, reciprocal relationship requires a healthy you. By dating with eyes wide open, you are being given the perfect space to practice honoring yourself each and every time an opportunity arises. This is how we cultivate self-worth and this is how we attract our ideal mate!

Finding Your Tribe

Sascha Jones | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Sascha Jones

"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one." -- Jane Howard, Margaret ...

The In-Betweens

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 09.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

The in-betweens in life often appear as momentary windows of time and if we're not careful, we'll see them as insignificant experiences. However, these experiences add up to an important part of our lives and can ultimately define our existence.

Even True Lovers Sometimes Feel They've Fallen Out of Love

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

When we trust the truth of our own love, the truth of our partner's love, and that we are worthy and deserving of that love, the doubts and fears dissolve and disappear. And it just doesn't get much better than that.

Apologies and Their Complexities

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

To acknowledge imperfections, some of us have to confront our idealized image, a narcissistic view of the self that dictates we must be perfect. In this case, a mistake and the need to apologize, can be experienced as like a blemish that needs to be hidden.

Relationships From the Inside-Out

Michael Neill | Posted 09.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

It's not that you won't ever get around to mending them; it's just when you see the inside-out nature of our experience, it makes no sense to take yourself out of connection with your partner in order to fix an issue that only seems important when the connection is absent.

How To Be Undeniably Magnetic As An Introvert

Jennifer Dawn Gabiola | Posted 09.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jennifer Dawn Gabiola

"There's just something about her." You just hear that about certain people. They have that special "something." It's not tangible, but you can definitely feel it. You feel naturally drawn to them. Like a magnet. You're not sure why, but you feel an invisible pull drawing you to come closer.