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(Please) Like Me, The New Popularity Contest

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 05.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kay Tacke Morse

Ms Rose, my cranky second grade teacher insisted we bring Saint Valentine cards for each member of our class -- even Gregory Peas, the neighborhood bu...

Empathic Understanding for Baltimore

Michael Frazier | Posted 05.20.2015 | Black Voices
Michael Frazier

It is easy to judge Baltimore and say what people should do. Ask yourself if you consistently saw people in your community unfairly treated and stifled systemically; what would be your reaction?

'Global Brotherhood' And Raising The Next Generation Of Givers

Kristin van Ogtrop | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Kristin van Ogtrop

It is one thing for my children to read the news about Nepal, Syria, Liberia and Baltimore. It is another thing entirely for them to understand that they are part of one Brotherhood. To feel the connection that leads to action.

Wheelchair Wisdom: I Am Connected to All of Life

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

There are two ways of spreading light -- to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it. -- Edith Wharton The definition of connection is knowing...

Where Does It Hurt?

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

How does it feel to open to suffering? You could find that it brings you closer to others, and that there is more kindness coming back your way. You could feel more grounded in the truth of things, particularly in how it actually is for the people around you.

Be Authentic? Beauthentic!

Erdika Wirengjurit | Posted 05.01.2015 | Good News
Erdika Wirengjurit

There is beauty in being who you truly are, in embracing your true self and sharing this with the world.

It's a Small World After All

Danielle Posa | Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Posa

We never know exactly how many people are listening to what we say, watching what we do, or reading what we post... but we'd be crazy to think that it's anything less than a whole lot.

Ocean Waves: A Metaphor for Life's Challenges

Julianne Boyland | Posted 04.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Julianne Boyland

In each of these three life lessons I have learned that connecting to that greater force I call God puts me right where I need to be. When life is rolling along without much effort, don't forget to be thankful. Let your cup fill up and overflow. Share your gifts with others, count your blessings, and thank God for this miracle called life.

Do You Feel Lonely?

Bernadette Farrell | Posted 04.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Bernadette Farrell

We are all born with and driven by a need for connection with others --a need to be loved and to belong, to be part of something or someone outside of ourselves. Loneliness is the feeling that we get as a result of being without the companionship of others.

Design a Conscious Home: The Foundation for Living Your Best Life

Joshua Smith | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Joshua Smith

Our environments, our spaces, our homes affect every aspect of our lives. They can add stress to our way of life -- or, when designed consciously, they can improve our well-being and deepen our connection to the world around us.

8 Ways to Dramatically Shift Your Relationships

Karl Romain | Posted 04.02.2015 | Weddings
Karl Romain

Go inside. Knowing who you are, and what you have to offer others, provides solid ground for any relationship.

To Your Health

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 03.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

Patient: "Doctor, I don't feel well, and I'm not sure why." Doctor: "I want you to meditate for 20 minutes twice a day, exercise for at least 30 min...

5 Invisible Forces That Shape Your Life: The Guru Abides

Joan Moran | Posted 05.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Joan Moran

There are indeed more than five invisible forces that shape your life, however, if you have an appreciation of and value the invisible forces within yourself, you will be reminded of who you are and what you can accomplish.

6 Ways to Constantly Feel Supported

Lauren Stahl | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Stahl

Feeling loved is the one thing we all want. It provides a safe and comforting feeling. With intimate and genuine relationships, our world is opened up and we don't feel alone. With this support, we don't value material possessions as highly and feel more centered and grateful.

The Quickest, Smartest Way to Bring More Love into Your Life

Ken Page | Posted 04.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ken Page

Practice this micro-meditation as many times as you wish, and just watch as your reservoir of love deepens and widens, day after day. The chances are great that it will, and that your life will become richer and more enjoyable, and you'll start meeting new people who also love you for who you are.

What Nobody Asks When They Set Goals or Write a Business Plan

Judy Robinett | Posted 04.24.2015 | Business
Judy Robinett

Most entrepreneurs and small business owners know the power of setting goals, and the necessity of doing strategic planning each year to make sure their businesses stay on track.

Fifty Shades of Growth: A Psychotherapist's Invitation to Action

Keri Nola | Posted 04.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Keri Nola

As a sexual health educator and psychotherapist, it may or may not surprise you to know that I went to see Fifty Shades of Grey. I've always been inc...

Can This Marriage Be Saved?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 04.15.2015 | Weddings
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Strengthening the shared commitment and practicing mutual generosity, compassion, honesty, kindness, and respect are all ways of maximizing the likelihood of not only staying together, but of experiencing greater fulfillment over time.

Seeking a Secular Community in College

Matt Camarda | Posted 04.12.2015 | College
Matt Camarda

We should spend less time denying there's a big man in the sky and more time wrestling with its moral implications -- trying to build lives as rich, purposeful and filled with beauty as those of the faithful.

Follow the Feels

Michael Ramah | Posted 03.31.2015 | Business
Michael Ramah

Many got distracted by what they could do and lost sight of what they should do. In that mesmerizing process, many brands mistook connectivity for connection.

Our Illusion of Connectivity

Lara M. Gardner | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Lara M. Gardner

Just like the teams that make families in catalogs look just a little too perfect. Just like Photoshop. It's all an illusion. I don't think we are better off. Not even close. It's lonelier. It's isolating. And without a major shift in the way our world works today, I have no idea how to change it.

I'm Terrified I Can't Keep Up With The 'Rules' Of Being A Young Adult

Reilly Wieland | Posted 03.09.2015 | Teen
Reilly Wieland

I feel as though I am still a fifth grader, scared of talking to a boy I like; and sometimes an adult, drinking black coffee and worrying about a mortgage.

Three Types of People That Will Make You Happier

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Here are three groups of people that can help you push the reset button. Warning: These are often groups that others shy away from. But I promise you if you spend some time connecting with these groups, you'll start seeing your own life in a context that improves your daily experience.

Incarceration and Communication: Why Meaningful Social Relationships Matter

Cosmin Gheorghe | Posted 03.02.2015 | Business
Cosmin Gheorghe

What is the impact on American cultural and social relationships when we, as a nation, allow corporations to profit from incarcerating more and more of our very own citizens?

How Sharing Your Story Can Save Your Life (If You Let It)

Wendi Nunnery | Posted 02.21.2015 | Books
Wendi Nunnery

If there's something you want to say, say it. Say it with truth. Say it with kindness. But say it boldly. Someone else is out there waiting to read your words, to hear your story. Someone who doesn't know how to use her voice yet.