iOS app Android app

Enthusiasm

How Does It Feel To Not Give To Charity?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 07.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

By Adam Hoffman Giving makes us feel good. But how does not giving make us feel? A substantial body of research has repeatedly suggested that spend...

Feeling the Bern, From Beginning to End

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I can now say I have felt the Bern, from beginning to end. I have seen how the Bernie revolution began and I have also seen it entering the homestretch of campaigning during the primary season, one short week before California and a few other states become the last to vote.

Beware of the Religious Enthusiast

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 04.04.2016 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

They exist in every religious tradition. I'm not talking about fundamentalists. I'm talking about people who believe they're called to turn the spirit and idealism of a religious founder or reformer into institutions.

My Iowa Predictions

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The primary season officially gets underway tonight, as Iowa voters brave the winter weather and head to the caucuses. This will give political wonks some actual hard data to discuss, instead of just opinion polling and sheer speculation, so it's a big day on the political calendar for us.

How to Bring Self-Confidence to Your Biggest Challenges

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

How do you bring your "boldest self to your biggest challenges?" That is the question Dr. Amy Cuddy answers in her new book, Presence, which is an extension of her wildly popular TED talk. What is presence, and how does it drive our success in life?

Why You Should Get Excited!

Laura Probert, MPT | Posted 12.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Laura Probert, MPT

To feel inspired, excited and enthusiastic about life you have to let yourself feel inspired, excited and enthusiastic. You have to vanquish the fear ...

Self-Protective Armor Against Negativity

Camilla Tuominen | Posted 10.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Camilla Tuominen

Do you ever feel like in the picture? I did, at one time in my life. There was a metal armor growing on me. Click by click, it was closing, hiding me...

One Dance Away From Steve Jobs

Annicken R. Day | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
Annicken R. Day

A few weeks ago I was the Master of Ceremonies on a leadership conference on engagement and change in Oslo. One of the keynote speakers was Daniel Walker, CEO of Human Revolution Studios and Steve Jobs' Chief Talent Officer at Apple between 2000-2005.

Marching to a New Beat

Erin Parker | Posted 07.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Erin Parker

I have spent the last decade of my life in constant inner turmoil because of a nagging feeling that I just didn't fit in. I've always felt loved and a...

Occasionally you realize someone you thought was a dear friend is actually a foe, their true character finally revealed. But how do you forgive the unforgivable? Here are my 10 steps to handling betrayal with elegance and grace.

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 06.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

My last blog addressed the topic of a self-hate attack--a sudden, intense mental episode of self-condemnation. Alternatively (or in addition) self-ha...

A Manifesto for Women as Agents of Peace

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

Men and women who have not had opportunities to question gender roles, beliefs and cultural/religion roots, cannot change them. Women who are not aware of their rights cannot claim them.

What Is Really Important When Following Your Dreams

Donna Labermeier | Posted 06.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Donna Labermeier

You have, like no other person on this planet, certain contributions that you are to make to this generation. Make no mistake about it, you are here a...

Meditation 101: A Multi-Step Process

Ko Im | Posted 04.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Ko Im

Beware of extremes and delusions. Recognize everything is an illusion. Along those lines -- perception is not reality, it is deception. Emptiness is not nothingness but is the real nature of phenomena; it is the way things really are as opposed to the way they appear.

Employers Care About Soft Skills (You Should Too)

Yasmina Blackburn | Posted 03.11.2015 | Business
Yasmina Blackburn

These soft skills that employers talk to me about every single day -- that I strive to locate to add to their candidate pools -- are not skills that are necessarily taught in college. Many of these skills are inbred. Some are learned and honed. And they can make or break your career.

7 Things Resilient Employees Do Differently

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

The economy, the way people want to live and work, and a whole host of other factors are changing the way work gets done. Some companies are adapting right along with the changes, but many are having difficulties.

Are You Full of Mojo or Nojo?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 02.01.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

By increasing our understanding of our identity, we can increase our Mojo. We can learn how to get Mojo, how to keep it, and how we get it back if we lose it. We can let go of what does not create happiness and meaning in our lives, and strive for what really matters to us -- we can live a life full of Mojo, meaning, and purpose!

Be an Enthusiastic Inspiration to Others

Amanda Gore | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

When you have to complete a task that you have, up until now, found tedious, become enthusiastic about finishing it. You'll be amazed at how much more quickly the time passes.

People's Impact With Christina and Rocco: Create the Life You Want and Do Not Waste Your Potential

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 10.05.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

Today I had an interesting talk with two college friends, Christina and Rocco, who have an incredible story to share. Christina comes from Germany, Rocco from Italy. They met in the United States while studying International Business administration. Surprisingly enough, in the dining hall, four years ago.

Enthuse Your Way to Employee Buy-In

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

A primary challenge for supervisors is to encourage others within their organization to go the extra mile and get the job done in a timely manner. In ...

Will the Real Introverts Please Stand Up?

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Barry Kaufman

Introversion is one of the most misunderstood dimensions of personality. What is the essence of introversion? Let's explore the core of the extraversion-introversion dimension of personality.

Pass the Salt: Parshat VaYikra

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 05.06.2014 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

G-d issues a command that salt must be added to the offerings brought on the altar, and links salt to His covenant with us. Why is salt so important?

The Pervasive Power of Teacher Positivity

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 04.08.2014 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

Teachers that are passionate, believe in their work and in their students, and make learning exciting and (dare I say it) fun, make for transformative learning that transfers readily to the children.

Enthusiasm: Hope and a New Year

Anita Casalina | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact
Anita Casalina

What will you do with your enthusiasm to make the world a better place?

Joy Secret Number 11: Cheerful Enthusiasm

Amanda Gore | Posted 11.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

It's Always Sunny Above the Clouds! We had just taken off from some airport in the U.S. on a particularly stormy day -- it was bumpy and rough and a...

Is Apathy a Normal Part of Aging?

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 02.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

My colleagues and I agree that we all experienced components of apathy at one time or another, that in fact, all people experience periods of apathy. But do these episodes become more frequent or intense as we age?