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Claiming Our Highest Aspirations: A New Social Compact

John A. Powell | Posted 02.08.2017 | Politics
John A. Powell

Our society is undergoing a profound shift. In the aftermath of the 2016 election, many of our foundational values and assumptions about our democracy...

Warm Cheeks

KidSpirit | Posted 01.17.2017 | Religion

By contributing writer Husnaa Hashim for KidSpirit's Human Dignity issue. "I don't want learning, or dignity, or respectability. I want this music...

Donald Trump: America's Colonoscopy

Bob Weidman | Posted 01.01.2017 | Politics
Bob Weidman

I ended the year off right - with a colonoscopy. This is apparently part of the ceremonial initiation into the horror of turning 50. Because I'm chang...

Finding Dignity in Emotional Anguish

Carol Smaldino | Posted 12.29.2016 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

Finding Dignity in Emotional Anguish By Carol Smaldino The death of Carrie Fisher has triggered a rush of tweeting by a variety of people declarin...

The Future, Jobs, and Work

Terry Newell | Posted 12.08.2016 | Impact
Terry Newell

Jobs matter. One candidate just lost an election in part because of the perception she didn't care about those without them, and another won on the ...

Donald Trump, Orchestra Conductor

Robert Fuller | Posted 11.21.2016 | Politics
Robert Fuller

If "All the world's a stage," we should give Donald Trump a standing ovation for his compelling personification of a demagogue. Mr. Trump has writ l...

Trump - A Neoliberal Operating System Failure

Michael Pirson | Posted 11.20.2016 | Politics
Michael Pirson

On 11/9 the world woke up to a blue screen error, or better yet, a red screen error.

What does compassion mean to you?

Charles Edge | Posted 11.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Charles Edge

I recently interviewed to join the board of directors of a wonderful Minnesota non-profit called Tamarisk. Tamarisk helps with non-medical needs of th...

Seniors Stripped Of The Right To Vote; Florida Is A Hotspot

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 11.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

With days to go before we elect a new President, many of the 1.5 million adults under guardianships in the United States have been stripped of their v...

Flat-Chested With A Vengeance

Carol Smaldino | Posted 10.05.2016 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

Anger at Donald Trump and what he represents, isn't new; at least it isn't new for me. But somehow his comments about the bodies of girls and women, have reached a new low, something that is personal and cutting.

Is Elder Guardianship A New Form Of Human Trafficking?

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 09.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

As the 71st session of the General Assembly of the United Nations begins this week to discuss international issues that affect the lives of millions t...

Competition At Its Finest: With A Side Of Propriety And Decorum

Kay Wyma | Posted 08.17.2016 | Parents
Kay Wyma

As the school year gets off to a start -- I thought I'd share something that brought great joy (and a few tears, cue the tissues!) in our home over th...

Empowering Youth through the Dignity of Work

To The Market | Posted 08.15.2016 | Impact
To The Market

By Charlotte Florance Day August 12th marks the 16th celebration of International Youth Day, a milestone designed to shine a light on the needs of ...

Alzheimer's Caregivers - Let Your Loved One Be Right

Marie Marley | Posted 06.17.2016 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Over the course of time many people with Alzheimer's will say things that are nonsense and things that are simply not true. It's often tempting to cor...

"Y" PRIDE? It Could Not Be Clearer

Kåre R. Aas | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Kåre R. Aas

The unimaginable horrors that took place inside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando in the early hours of June 12 have sent a shockwave through the world. Expressions of sympathy and condolences have since been flooding in from everywhere, including from Norway's King Harald V.

Integrity and A Bridge Too Far

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Though I have never supported the "sport" of boxing because I consider it a form of inhuman barbarism, I have always supported and held Muhammad Ali i...

Have We Lost Our Sense Of Community: "Sunday Soul" Finds A Way Back

Lia Miller | Posted 05.05.2016 | Black Voices
Lia Miller

Thinking beyond yourself, doing your part, getting involved and giving to others knowing that when you are in need, it will come back to you ... that is the essence of love.

I Couldn't Disagree More With What David Brooks Said In His Article "How Covenants Make Us"

Mark Baer | Posted 04.16.2017 | Politics
Mark Baer

I typically agree with much of what David Brooks has to say. However, I'm afraid that he was way off the mark with his article "How Covenants Make Us." Demographic diversity in the United States is a good thing. The problem has to do with the lack of integration and assimilation of demographically diverse communities.

Sex and Dignity? Seriously?

Peggy Payne | Posted 04.15.2017 | Religion
Peggy Payne

Of course if I were pope, I'd recognize gay marriage and delete the word albeit (which means though) in the quote above. I can't see the problem with the pursuit of pleasure. There's no reason pleasure or its pursuit should lower respect for the lover.

Finding the Light After Lahore

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 04.01.2017 | Impact
Jacqueline Novogratz

A few days after the horrendous terror attacks in Pakistan, the spotlight is moving away from Lahore. Yet the impacted families are forever changed. Terror anywhere affects all of us in our interconnected world.

Above All: Divorce With Dignity

Amy Koko | Posted 03.27.2017 | Divorce
Amy Koko

The other day I was reading People Magazine about how great Jen and Ben Affleck are getting along these days after the whole gambling, alleged sex wit...

Commit to Making Our World More Whole, Not Just Safe

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 03.23.2017 | Impact
Jacqueline Novogratz

After the vigils to mourn and honor those who perished today, we must commit anew to making our world not only safe but whole and to creating communities that cross lines of difference, rather than remain entrenched in sameness.

Dignity's Future

Robert Fuller | Posted 03.05.2017 | World
Robert Fuller

There is ample evidence of "Man's Inhumanity to Man."Horrors--war, torture, starvation, trafficking, slavery, mass migration, exploitation, poverty, h...

How to Quit Your Job in Style

Aaron Tang | Posted 03.04.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Aaron Tang

If you're contemplating quitting your job too -- here are some tips that will help you say goodbye with style.

Homelessness: The Memorial

Amy L. Freeman | Posted 02.24.2017 | Impact
Amy L. Freeman

"You are not alone." Reverend Chuck Booker's words cut through the silence in the chapel, through the cold rain clattering on the chapel's windows, through the heaviness in my heart.