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The Meaning of Life

Brian Whetten | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian Whetten

Spirituality -- which is at the heart of all religion as well as the heart of all of life -- is about action more than belief. It's about courage more than comfort. And ultimately, it's about the practice of leaping and being caught.

Fairphone Is the Ethical Smartphone that Wants You to Rethink Mobile Technology

The Love Summit | Posted 05.18.2016 | Technology
The Love Summit

The Fairphone could represent a paradigm shift around technology and our connection to it. If they continue to make an impact in the marketplace, then perhaps my love-hate smartphone relationship will turn into a love affair.

Why You Should Boycott Marc Gafni's Movie, "RiseUp"

Stephen H. Dinan | Posted 05.03.2016 | Entertainment
Stephen H. Dinan

The people whose good names and reputations are being used as the public face of the RiseUp movie need to know about Marc Gafni and his actions behind the film.

The Secret to Being a Leader During Times of Great Change

Brian Whetten | Posted 04.06.2016 | Business
Brian Whetten

Authentic Leaders focus on the purposes they support and the people they serve. This isn't to say that they're martyrs, that they're weak, or that they're never thinking of themselves. Authentic Leaders build strong relationships that work for everyone.

What Would It Take for Your Employees to Love Coming to Work?

Indigo Ocean Dutton | Posted 04.06.2016 | Impact
Indigo Ocean Dutton

You wake at 7am with a smile on your face and no need for an alarm clock. Your first thought is, "Mmm, nice. Today is Tuesday. I've got some cool stu...

The Power of Conscious Choice

J V Crum III | Posted 04.04.2016 | Business
J V Crum III

Co-authored by Joe Sanok Over the course of a typical day, you make numerous choices in your business and in your everyday life. At the conscious lev...

How to Turn Spiritual Growth Into Sustainable Success

Brian Whetten | Posted 03.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian Whetten

You can be a leader at work without having to sacrifice your family. You can be a parent at home without having to sacrifice yourself. The key is to pick goals that are heartfelt, specific, and scary, while limiting your commitments to what you can consciously handle.

Today I Lost My Job

Eileen Vincett | Posted 02.12.2016 | Business
Eileen Vincett

I think I knew awhile back that I wanted off this corporate train and, more specifically, out of the shallow end of the fashion industry pool. My move to London almost six years ago has given me the chance to travel and see a lot outside of my office bubble.

How I Stopped My Fear Addiction

Brian Whetten | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian Whetten

I invite you to turn this into a practice: love your fears, focus on the positive, take a leap, connect to some of the many things you have to be grateful for - and watch how your life changes as you do.

Yes Yes Hell No! How to Develop Total Trust in Your Ability to Make Great Decisions

Brian Whetten | Posted 01.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian Whetten

How do you make decisions? Do you know? It may be the single most important choice you make. It's the master decision which determines all the othe...

How To Help Others Manage Their Emotions (11.7)

Fred Kofman | Posted 12.09.2015 | Business
Fred Kofman

Someone may be very upset with you, but you don't have to escalate the conflict. You can take responsibility for the perception you triggered in the other and do your best to maintain equanimity.

Neither Explosion or Repression: Conscious Expression (11.6)

Fred Kofman | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business
Fred Kofman

Regulating your emotions involves conscious expression. To channel emotional energy, you need to recognize it, embrace it, and understand its origins. You also need to acknowledge its impulses, but without surrendering to them.

Create Your Ideal Conscious Life

J V Crum III | Posted 11.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
J V Crum III

Many people are so busy worrying about what is happening in their lives, that they never actually sit down and define what it is that they WANT most i...

When You Lose Your Breath You Lose Your Head (11.6)

Fred Kofman | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business
Fred Kofman

The peaceful, balanced, and kind Suku totally lost it. He got so pissed off that he went into some sort of angry trance. When he woke up there were a lot of casualties around him. Almost anything he could have done would have been better. But in that moment, he was hijacked by his emotions.

Don't Forget To Celebrate

Fred Kofman | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Fred Kofman

Joy, enthusiasm, gratitude and pride are pleasurable emotions. Each of them also "asks" you to take appropriate action. If you don't pay these emotional debts you run the risk of shunning these emotions from your life.

The Long-Term Failure of Short-Term Thinking

FIXCapitalism | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business
FIXCapitalism

Businesses have used a range of strategies to hold down wage growth -- outsourcing, subcontracting, avoiding union organizing and more. What's more, an "easy hire, easy fire" policy has led to diminished worker productivity and innovation.

Guilt Is Healthy, Shame Is Not (11.4)

Fred Kofman | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Fred Kofman

"Negative emotions like loneliness, envy, and guilt have an important role to play in a happy life; they're big, flashing signs that something needs t...

Every Emotion Is a Love Story (11.3)

Fred Kofman | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Fred Kofman

"The emotional brain responds to an event more quickly than the thinking brain." Daniel Goleman In my last post we covered the first three of the fi...

Every Emotion Is Useful If You Know What To Do With It (11.2)

Fred Kofman | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Fred Kofman

There's no such thing as bad or unreasonable emotions. What is possible is that the thoughts at the root of an emotion are inaccurate, unfounded or destructive. Before you can analyze these thoughts, you need to first open the cocoon of the emotion with gentleness, never with reproach.

You Can't Be Rational If You Are Not Emotional (11.1)

Fred Kofman | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business
Fred Kofman

You can't be rational if you are too emotional. But you can't be rational if you are not emotional. When you are too emotional, you don't want to do what you know is best. When you are too emotional, you don't want to use the techniques you know will make things better.

What Would a Bodhisattva Do? (10.6)

Fred Kofman | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business
Fred Kofman

From the fourth perspective, you look at the world through the mind; from the fifth perspective, you look at the world through the heart.

The Wisdom Of The Witness

Fred Kofman | Posted 11.04.2015 | Business
Fred Kofman

From this point of view you can see life as a movie and yourself as a detached spectator. You have no agenda other than discovering the truth -- the truth that will set you free.

No Empathy Without Sympathy (10.3)

Fred Kofman | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
Fred Kofman

"Empathy without sympathy is dangerous; sympathy without empathy is blind." "The world that appears to your eye is the world that appears to your...

Be More Effective Thinking "What Would They Think?"

Fred Kofman | Posted 11.17.2015 | Business
Fred Kofman

Have you ever postponed an argument with your spouse because "the kids might hear us?" If so, you might have taken the third person perspective. That means that you would have put yourself in their shoes and imagined what they would think and feel if they heard your conversation.

WYSINWI: What You See Is Not What Is (10.2)

Fred Kofman | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Fred Kofman

To "see" better you need to add consciousness to your eyes. You need to break the spell of phenomena (from the Greek, "phainein," to show) and "look" with a disciplined mind. That is the origin of the scientific method: the concern for finding the truth behind the appearances.