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White House vs. White Tent

Zita Luiten | Posted 10.28.2015 | Impact
Zita Luiten

Connie Picciotto, also known as Conchita, or fully, Concepcion, is a face not to miss when visiting the White House. It was a misty day, it was raining, but we didn't care, because we were in Washington!

Taking a Knee and Clanking Helmets: It is Possible to Shift a Narrow Perspective by Watching Football

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 10.21.2015 | Parents
Kay Tacke Morse

The camaraderie, the devotion to team work and touchdowns, the knee they take when a man is down. My perspective in regards to this sport has shifted radically in the past few years. Football helmets clanking still sends a chill down my spine, though.

Dance Dance Evolution

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 08.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kay Tacke Morse

I will dance in my next life, I declare to my friend and future dance teacher, Tracey. I have just exited by story, my marriage and I want a space to...

An Open Letter to My Mom

Doug A. Sandler | Posted 07.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Doug A. Sandler

Dear Mom, It has been way too long since I have taken time to sit down to write you a letter. I'm actually not sure I have ever written you a l...

How Hiking to the Bridge to Nowhere Connected Me to My Late Grandfather

Ko Im | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Ko Im

"It was my life - like all lives, mysterious and irrevocable and sacred. So very close, so very present, so very belonging to me. How wild it was, to ...

Advice to My Past Self

Mudit Kakkar | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Mudit Kakkar

To all heads, which caps have ever been flung off of, and to graduates who didn't get the occasion to, here is sage advice to find your feet when the bubble of college bursts. You won't hear the pop sound. Act. Now.

Celebrating One Year and Many Victories

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Here at Schools for Sustainability (S4S), we are jumping for joy as we celebrate the first anniversary of our organization. In merely one year, what b...

Grit and Integrity

Sarah Walton | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Walton

I encourage you, and all of us, to make promises that we know are in our best interest. To be on time, to be where we say we're going to show up for life. Because when we show up, the world inevitably meets us half way. And more often than not, it even produces magic.

Find Out If You Are Hard Working or Working Too Hard

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Workaholism is more than a dedication to your job. It's a near-obsessive commitment that supersedes most, if not all, other aspects of life. For many, workaholism is a true addiction, inextricably tied to feelings of self worth and identity.

What an Astronaut Learned About Courage From the Special Olympics

Clayton Anderson | Posted 07.05.2014 | Impact
Clayton Anderson

The true heroes wore the blazing orange colors of the Bulldogs, the camouflage green of the Stings and the royal blue of the Falcons to name a few. These were the athletes of the 2014 Special Olympics.

Olympic Athletes and Self-Reliance

Anita Casalina | Posted 04.11.2014 | Impact
Anita Casalina

Some athletes even take their hard won notoriety and maybe those endorsements they worked so hard to get, and they go on to start or support charities to help others better their lives.

Virgin Falls State Natural Area (Finally) Officially Protected

Roadtrippers | Posted 02.16.2014 | Travel

This past Wednesday, 1,157 acres located within Scott's Gulf near Sparta, Tenn., has been officially dedicated as the Virgin Falls State Natural Are...

Is Laughter Really the Best Medicine?

Jay Scott | Posted 10.12.2013 | Impact
Jay Scott

Are you wondering what exactly I mean by pranks? Sure, I tell my fair share of jokes, but I also like to remind all of Team Alex that we deal with a heavy topic here, so to keep ourselves on the right track, we have fun too.

The Journey to Mastery

Peter Walters | Posted 09.12.2013 | TED Weekends
Peter Walters

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgMastery comes, as it did for BLACK, through immense passion and dedication -- and in many cases, through obsession. But that's what it takes!

Meditation Made Simple: Why You Should Stick With It

Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living

With the stream of scientific and anecdotal evidence showing us the benefits of meditation, it’s no wonder that it’s touted as the tool for a happ...

Where Do You Get Your Ideas?

Daron Hagen | Posted 07.02.2012 | Home
Daron Hagen

All good works of art require six ingredients: hard work, love, dedication, discipline, craft, and a revealed secret.

Tiger Woods: Does Fame And Fortune Limit Your Ability To Love?

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

I was told that often the very rich are burdened with having so much stuff to take care of that they are not free to enjoy their lives. They lose a sense of who their friends are.

Review: Gary U.S. Bonds 70th Birthday Show at B.B. King's; Swingin' With Daddy G

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

The Roadhouse Rockers wuz rockin' -- keyboards, guitar, bass, drums, and three-piece horn section.