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My New Declaration Of Independence

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 07.05.2015 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

We need a new declaration of independence. FDR took a stab at this, with his "Four Freedoms." That's a good start. But now, eight decades later, we need to declare our independence from other forms of oppression.

One Fart From Freedom on the Fourth of July

Janie Emaus | Posted 07.04.2015 | Comedy
Janie Emaus

And then it happened. On the Fourth of July, while fireworks lit up the sky, popping and crackling in the air, my dad's internal organs opened up with explosives of their own. Our family cheers rivaled those of the partygoers on the street.

11 Religious Americans Who Fought For Freedom

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.04.2015 | Religion

   The Fourth of July commemorates the United States declaring its independence from Britain, but the Revolutionary War did not win freedom ...

11 Reasons to Love the USA On July 4th

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 07.03.2015 | Politics
Abby Rodman, LICSW

We're not a perfect nation nor do we claim to be. We have much work to do on many fronts. But we're also a country that has demonstrated a willingness to grow and evolve to the benefit of our citizens. So, despite our difference let's celebrate and appreciate our Day of Freedoms.

Freedom Is in the Air

Christian de la Huerta | Posted 07.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Christian de la Huerta

Freedom is in the air. Most of us are still reeling in disbelief, some in dismay and some in jubilation, from the Supreme Court's rulings on marriage...

Independence Day, Thomas Paine and Social Security

Nancy Altman | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics
Nancy Altman

Social Security is as American as fireworks on the Fourth of July. This summer marks the eightieth anniversary of its enactment. To celebrate the birthday, let's do what past generations have done.

Can You Deduct a Midnight Ride?

Mark Steber | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business
Mark Steber

As we approach our nation's birthday, barbeque, swimming, and fireworks tend to dominate our thoughts. Hopefully we can make time for another thought, even if it's brief and in between hot dogs, about the men and women who helped make our country and how they weren't very different from us.

4 Elements for Expressing True Freedom

Lorna Bright | Posted 07.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lorna Bright

If you take a deeper look at The Declaration of Independence you will find a template for expressing freedom in your life, whether it's freedom in you...

The Exquisite Sound of the Moment

Martha Ringer | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business
Martha Ringer

I was reminded, while working with a client in her home office recently, why I feel honored to do this work. During the second day I provide an extended time to actually work without interruption in completing next actions.

It's Time to Revive the Spirit of 1776 -- The Declaration Project

Christopher Phillips | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics
Christopher Phillips

Something unexpected has happened along the way -- more and more participants have expressed the sentiment that what we really need is a new declaration of independence.

The Work: It's Not Reality That Makes Us Suffer; It's Our Thoughts About Reality

Byron Katie | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Byron Katie

Twenty-nine years ago, at the bottom of a 10-year fall into depression, rage, and self-loathing, I realized something amazing: that when I believed ...

Madrid and San Francisco, Gateways for Diversity and Inclusion

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 07.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Gaia Paradiso

Today Madrid opens its doors to Madrid Orgullo-Madrid Pride, which has been for years the largest urban event celebrated in Europe, bringing about two million people together in the main streets and squares of the city.

All for Love

Miriam Ava | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics
Miriam Ava

When we get to weave the energy of our spirit, which is pure love, into the fabric of our society, true freedom becomes more palpable for all.

July 4 Celebrates Freedom...Right?

Patrick Vaughn | Posted 06.30.2015 | Religion
Patrick Vaughn

Freedom is a gift, but freedom without responsibility enslaves us to our own whims and desires. Freedom without accountability destroys community, and freedom without purpose sends us into a swirling sea of self-absorption.

What the SCOTUS Decision Looked Like For a SWHF

Amanda Glassman | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Amanda Glassman

What did the SCOTUS decision look like to me: A Suburban, White, Heterosexual Female? Must we wait until an issue hits us directly on the head to react to it, or to feel as if we are worthy of identifying with it?

A Year Out Of The Closet

Aaron P. Skiles | Posted 06.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Aaron P. Skiles

This one-year anniversary of my coming out represents me standing firmly for who I am, despite all the family I have lost. It is hard to celebrate when this date will always be a day I remember as the day I said goodbye to my childhood home and every physical reminder of my past life.

Opening Wider and Diving Deeper Into the Immeasurable Beauty and Pain of Life

Jesua | Posted 06.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jesua

It's not a spiritual requirement to be fascinated by what inhibits our greatest aliveness; and somehow compelled to uncover and reveal surprising path...

Lights Go On: Part LXV -- Free Will

Thomas Bähler | Posted 06.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Thomas Bähler

How many times a day do we choose? we choose what time to arise we choose how to start our day what to drink what to eat what to wear who to ...

Surviving and Thriving in the Human Economy

Dov Seidman | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Dov Seidman

15 years ago, when 40 companies formed the Global Compact at the United Nations, they laid out the principles for a more inclusive and sustainable world. UN Secretary General Kofi Annan called for a "global compact of shared values and principles, which will give a human face to the global market."

The Freedom to Practice

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics
Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler

The Fourth of July is an important time of year to give thanks for the freedoms we enjoy in this country. One of those freedoms, which my patients and I benefit from every day, is medical freedom.

Escaping the Need for External Validation

Hannah Massarella | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Hannah Massarella

Chasing validation, gaining it, quickly losing it and getting back into the race is something I've done repeatedly up until this point. So the next piece is choosing to change, choosing to change for the sake of living a joyous life.

Terror by Stalker

Gretchen Carlson | Posted 06.23.2015 | Crime
Gretchen Carlson

His name was Constantine Kargas. I had never met him or spoken to him. He was a complete stranger to me. And yet he believed we were soul mates, destined to be together. In fact, he was planning our wedding. For years I was terrorized by a stalker whose sick attentions might have derailed my career -- and ended my life.

Why I Decided Against Pursuing a Conventional Career Path

Mounia Berrada-Gouzi | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Mounia Berrada-Gouzi

Today I realize that listening to myself, learning to trust my own inner voice and deciding against pursuing a conventional career was and is the best thing I ever did.

Surviving Jury Duty and We the People

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 06.22.2015 | Education
Kay Tacke Morse

We the People have the constitutional right thanks to the Bill of Rights, amendment 6, to Trial by Jury. This right is the only one we have that is documented in both our Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Why You Cover Your Mouth When Laughing: Cultural Editors and Divine Intervention

Miriam Ava | Posted 06.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

When you LOL, you can be ugly. Not in the divine sense, of course, but in the current cultural sense. When you let loose, you show yourself. When yo...