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How Do We Lift Up Love Over Hate In This Angry Election Season?

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The nature of our public discourse is a very important test for the moral health of a nation. The civility of that public discussion and debate should be a central concern; the kinds of people who are denigrated or lifted up is critical. Even how opponents are treated is indicative of both the public and personal character of political leaders.

Republicans Want You To Be Afraid Of All The Wrong Things

Andrew Winston | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Andrew Winston

There are well-documented reasons that we humans are fearful of the wrong things (from an odds perspective).

That Was A Very Scary Speech Donald Trump Just Gave

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics

CLEVELAND ― Be afraid. Be very afraid. That was the essential message of the Republican National Convention this week and it was the same essential ...

The Three Letters That Change Everything

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

See what happened there? Those three simple letters changed everything. All of a sudden it wasn't that I couldn't do something...but that I couldn't do it at this moment. And, if I wanted to, I could do it in the future.

My Love Letter To You

Alicia Henry | Posted 07.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Alicia Henry

Thank you for the love letter, the art you made me, the authentic compliment, and for asking a stranger to dinner. I hope that you'll receive this love letter back to you.

A Letter To My Child In A Time Of Terror

Jessica Ciencin Henriquez | Posted 07.15.2016 | Women
Jessica Ciencin Henriquez

I have been your mother for four years and 15 days, and every one of those days I have considered the countless ways that you might die. This, I am to...

Are You Making Bad Choices Because Of Fear?

Christine Arylo | Posted 07.14.2016 | Women
Christine Arylo

Think of any choice you have tried to make recently or in the past where your mind was going crazy trying to figure out which option to choose. Usually you end up playing a game of mental ping pong trying to decide between two choices - "Do I do this? or "Do I do that?"

3 Reasons You'll Never Be Ready, But You Should Do It Anyway

Shanice J. Douglas | Posted 10.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Shanice J. Douglas

It can be tempting to use the concept of “perfection” as a self-imposed barrier to taking action. You want to do something ― It could be anythin...

Finding Strength in Being Different

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 07.11.2016 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

One fear many of my clients face is the fear of being different. It might sound schoolgirl-ish, but it's something many of us carry around, even as adults. (I do, too!)

Sr. Simone Campbell Says We're Being Called To Change Our Hearts

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith | Posted 07.11.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith

In the quiet morning the day after all hell broke loose in Dallas, Texas, as a lone gunman opened fire on police officers who were on duty at a march ...

Got Loyalty?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Linda: Dictionary.com defines loyalty as "faithfulness to commitments or obligations." I much prefer to think of loyalty in terms of commitments that ...

3 Non-Actions To Take When Anxiety, Grief And Not-Knowing Are Your Bed Partners

Jane Duncan Rogers | Posted 07.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Duncan Rogers

Fear gripped me, like a vice around my guts. I treaded water in the swimming pool in which I had arrived for an early morning dip, before the heat of ...

What Fear Has Done To America: ISIS, Trump And The Murder Of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

Charles Howard | Posted 07.07.2016 | Black Voices
Charles Howard

We understandably feel fear after acts of terror (that are meant to terrorize and invite fear). And that fear of being victimized by the seemingly random and endless violence of groups like ISIL/ISIS makes all of us who are terrorized hate them and in the case of the most fearful and most ignorant, hate anyone we believe to be associated with them.

Fear The Real Terrorist

Sister Jenna | Posted 07.07.2016 | World
Sister Jenna

It's not Islamic fundamentalist, it's the fear in souls. We are called to confront the foundation of our fears and our lack of trust with every thought we have.

All The Single Ladies -- How Come?

Marcia Naomi Berger | Posted 07.05.2016 | Women
Marcia Naomi Berger

Many women of all ages secretly hope to marry but are too bashful to say so--whether because it's not popular to announce their desire, they fear being viewed as needy or desperate, or they lack confidence that they'll succeed.

The Happiness Ratio

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

I recently found myself chatting with a woman I hadn't met before. She was working a whole lot of hours. She had several kids. She didn't sleep much. ...

See Worry As Self-Harassment And Fear As A Friend

Kare Anderson | Posted 07.05.2016 | Impact
Kare Anderson

"Whenever you've felt profound fear, it was usually linked to the presence of danger, imminent pain or death, said security firm founder and author of...

Healing The Human Heart In A World That Seems To Be Mad

Christine Arylo | Posted 07.01.2016 | Women
Christine Arylo

In a world that at times seems to have gone mad, what can you do? How should you feel? What is your part to creating a world where peace is more prese...

The gifts of fear and anxiety

Matthew Sandusky | Posted 07.01.2016 | Impact
Matthew Sandusky

For the past two and a half years I have dedicated my life to being a voice for the voiceless and fighting for justice for those who have been hurt. A...

The Toxic Temptation Of Prejudice

Friedemann Schaub | Posted 06.30.2016 | HuffPost Home
Friedemann Schaub

A man was sitting in his plane seat, calmly scribbling notes on a pad while waiting for takeoff. The woman sitting next to him, who watched him writin...

Seeing Past The Illusion Of Separation

Sister Jenna | Posted 06.30.2016 | World
Sister Jenna

An Istanbul airport attacked, many souls have gone on... when will this end? How many times will we hear the same story in a different setting? I wo...

The Right To Bear Courage

Robert Koehler | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Behind the "right to bear arms" lies concealed the right to make money. You know, a lot of it. The right to . . . I pause here, torn apart by the p...

One Thing To Remember In Life's Dark Times

Z Zoccolante | Posted 06.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Z Zoccolante

Yea, though I walk through the valley of shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me. - Psalm 23:4 KJV When I was in forth grade we p...

Brexit Is What Happens When People Don't Take Voting Seriously

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

The people of the UK are realizing how significant and complicated their #Brexit "oops" moment is, and many want a do-over.

How One Writer Overcame Her Fears and Got a Second Chance

Lisa Kerr | Posted 06.25.2016 | Home
Lisa Kerr

A few weeks ago I was on a plane having an epiphany about second chances and perfectionism while watching a film. The film was Burnt and the story wa...