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The Contact High of Connection

Kari Parker | Posted 02.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kari Parker

When we find that kindred spirit, it's more than just finding someone you can connect with. It's finding someone who doesn't run away from your three heads or your webbed toes or your love for the smell of new books.

The Reason We Use Technology Is the Reason to Turn It Off

Gabriella van Rij | Posted 02.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Gabriella van Rij

It made me realize that at the end of the day, with all of our smartphone use and our TV viewing and our tablet browsing -- we're all after the same thing. That thing is one of the only reasons we use technology at all.

Striving for Meaning

Heather A. Paul | Posted 02.01.2016 | Religion
Heather A. Paul

What does it take to spark authentic conversation? Recent articles claim that people crave connection, are starved for meaning, are seeking questions ...

It's Time to Connect

Dawn Burnett | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Dawn Burnett

So until we find what makes us whole as an individual -- why we were born, what in life supplies us with unstoppable joy and acceptance for why we were created -- then we can't connect in a loving open way with another person.

Chat for a cure: How Viber merges mobile messaging and community in support of ALS

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

Did you take the ice bucket challenge to support ALS? If so, you found out that a bucket of cold water can hurt so good! At the height of ice bucket ...

On Being Small

Laura Lowery | Posted 01.25.2016 | Women
Laura Lowery

I think the real potential -- the ability to inspire and enlighten -- comes not with the number of followers one has or the size of the audience they reach, but with the meaningful exchanges that can only happen when there is a well-trodden path from one heart to another.

(Video) Your Passions Are God Guiding You

Terri Britt | Posted 01.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Terri Britt

Are you giving your passions attention? Do you know what they are? Did you know that your passions are God talking to you? When I first began my heal...

A Medical App to Fix Our Health Care Crisis

Erica Benedicto | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Erica Benedicto

We, as health care providers, are here to encourage and empower patients to take control of their health. We can't do that in quick visits with little eye contact and one foot out the door.

Want True Equality? Make Everyone Powerful

William Drayton | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
William Drayton

How many schools, education reformers, and parents know that they are failing unless their young people are practicing being changemakers?

When Did You Last Take a Walk With Gratitude?

Nicola Arnold CPCC | Posted 01.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Nicola Arnold CPCC

What would it feel like to remind yourself about what you've achieved in a week? What's made you smile... Made you laugh... How you've helped others...what you're proud of and ultimately what's made you happy?

For Better or For Worse, Part II

Lisa Guest | Posted 01.14.2016 | Women
Lisa Guest

As I move forward I will remember when I wake what Bowie said in 1993, Each day is a jewel, and we can't take any of it for granted.

A Little More Muck With Our Om

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 01.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

Compassion and acceptance only arise when we are really connected to the whole of a person, including their challenging qualities and their suffering. Compassion also arises when we share our own suffering. Connection arises when we struggle or work together towards a common aim.

Taking on Another's Perspective

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 01.08.2016 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

As we know, different viewpoints are based off of the unique approaches that we bring to situations. However, where we get ourselves into trouble, particularly in the workplace, is when we assume that our perspective is the only one that exists, let alone the only one that matters.

The Invisible Giants

Michael Neill | Posted 01.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

Have fun, learn heaps, and the next time it feels like you're being heroic, pushing with all your might and sacrificing all for the sake of your goal, STOP. There are two invisible giants waiting to help you just as soon as you let them.

Get Smart: Commune and Grow Your Food With Your Neighbors

Olivia Madlock | Posted 12.23.2015 | Green
Olivia Madlock

Food is more powerful than we think it is. Have you ever noticed how your body felt after you stuffed your face with Taco Bell? How about your mind? W...

5 Simple Ingredients For A More Meaningful Life

Lamisha Serf-Walls | Posted 01.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Lamisha Serf-Walls

If you currently find yourself in a similar place or you are feeling a bit lost, here are just five things you need to create a more meaningful life that feeds your mind, body, and soul.

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.

True Confessions From A Surgeon: When The Instrument Breaks

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 12.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

As I left the operating room to find the family and let them know all was well, I thought about that question: "How can I best help you now?" And I realized that it's a question that can be used any time we see a fellow human floundering. They can be hurting from a crisis or just wondering what to next.

'Hateful Eight’ Actor Confirms 'Inglourious Basterds’ Connection

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 12.15.2015 | Entertainment

Well, well, well ... looks like Minnie's Haberdashery is about to get even cozier. We've already heard Quentin Tarantino's upcoming Western, "The Hat...

10 Things My Husband Does That Drive Me Absolutely Crazy

Caitlin Grace | Posted 12.04.2015 | Weddings
Caitlin Grace

My husband is the love of my life but there are still things that he does on a daily or weekly basis that drive me completely bat-shit crazy, some in the I-am-looking-forward-to-the-padded-cell kind of way and some in the mooshy I-love-him-so-much-romantic-comedy kind of way.

In Our Quest for Connection, Have We Become Anything But Connected?

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 01.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jamie Scanlon

We are living in times where we are more accessible than ever before. So in an age where we have access to our friends, families, strangers, celebrities and so on at the touch of a button on a device that fits into the palm of our hand, how are there lonely people?

6 Ways to Have the Best Holiday Season Ever

Elisa Medhus, M.D. | Posted 12.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Elisa Medhus, M.D.

Love is about connection, and a strong connection requires three things: emotional honesty, a lack of judgment and an open heart. Here are six ways you can put love back into your holidays.

The Beauty in Slowing Down

Gabriella Taylor | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business
Gabriella Taylor

When we really, really, REALLY let ourselves be held by life and trust into the goodness that is -- we are more able to relax and let things progress naturally.

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.