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#Connection

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...

7 Tips To Find Yourself When You're Feeling Lost

Lamisha Serf-Walls | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Lamisha Serf-Walls

Here are seven tips that will help you out of this lost state and remind you of the power you have to create a life you love.

The Importance of Being Grandad

Beth Whitley | Posted 06.03.2015 | Parents
Beth Whitley

Hannah makes her almost-80-year-old grandad a child again, he makes her light up, they make each other laugh and sparkle.

How Being Tall As a Child Impacted Me

Alexandra Allam | Posted 06.02.2015 | Women
Alexandra Allam

When you're a tall girl growing up, you don't get to be the tall guy's shoulder-rest. You miss out on being the one chosen to practice séances on at sleepovers. You can't fit into good niches in hide-and-go-seek.

The One Thing You Should Do More of Before It's Too Late

Danielle Posa | Posted 06.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Danielle Posa

Just hug. My Grandma died one year ago today. I don't believe anyone really truly dies, because I believe we are a spirit encapsulated in a physic...

A Simple Way to Connect With Your Kids Every Day

Pam Howard | Posted 05.26.2015 | Parents
Pam Howard

The way you reconnect with your kids each and every day helps set the tone for your relationship. The more they feel connected to you, the less they'll need to act out in order to get your attention. And the stronger your bond, the more they'll actually want to cooperate.

(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.