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WATCH: Being in Your Right Mind

Brad Yates | Posted 06.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

There may be a lot of people around of whom you are saying, "They just aren't in their right minds." Of course, we're much more able to discern that ...

The Toll of Muslim Masculinity: How It Is Pondered, Practiced, Perpetuated - and Poisonous

Zoha Qamar | Posted 06.15.2016 | Religion
Zoha Qamar

There is a stand. Maybe it's marked by a booming black mic, a large maple podium, some tape on the carpet, an etch in the dirt. Perhaps it's nestled u...

2016 -- A New Age of Decadence?

Alan Jones | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Alan Jones

I don't like what happening to me lately - happening to my soul that is. The presidential race is emblematic for my worry and distress and the recent...

Walking Free With Barry: Des Moines, Iowa

Robert J. Benz | Posted 06.13.2016 | Impact
Robert J. Benz

(Des Moines, Iowa - 333 miles West of Chicago) Barry Jurgensen, the history teacher from Arlington High School in Nebraska, set out from Nebraska Cit...

Promoting Productivity in Your Organization

Karin Volo | Posted 06.13.2016 | Impact
Karin Volo

Productivity is a result. When your organization is productive, it means the people are engaged, thriving and are able to perform at high levels. The company is energized, enthused, and has a clear vision of what they need to do to get where you all want to go.

Improving Human Rights and Welfare in India

Noam Schimmel | Posted 06.10.2016 | Home
Noam Schimmel

Recent articles on bonded labor and human trafficking in India highlight the all too easily overlooked fact that democracies often sustain egregious human rights violations within their own borders.

You'll Be Richer Than A Billionaire When You Do This

Miriam Ava | Posted 06.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

Dare to be your own person. Don't live to please. Live your truth. Don't imitate. Innovate. Don't dwarf yo...

Dear Fellow White, Heterosexual, Christian Men: We Should Be Thrilled

David Mochel | Posted 06.07.2016 | Healthy Living
David Mochel

Looking around today, I feel that white, heterosexual, Christian men (WHCM) should be thrilled. Consider all that what has been accomplished since the...

Keep Your Dog Leash

Martha Ringer | Posted 06.06.2016 | Business
Martha Ringer

People are always asking me what to keep and what to toss and how do you make that determination. I start by asking myself am I regularly using it? Ne...

The Value, Courage, and Freedom of Pluralism

Noam Schimmel | Posted 06.03.2016 | Home
Noam Schimmel

Timothy Garton Ash recently reflected on Isaiah Berlin and his commitment to value pluralism in the Chronicle of Higher Education in an articled title...

Peter Thiel v. Gawker: Who Should We Fear More?

Frederick O Daso | Posted 06.02.2016 | Media
Frederick O Daso

Who should we fear more? Media companies who could potentially violate our privacy as individuals by posting intimate moments with our loved ones and friends for all to "gawk" at?

The Unfortunate Epitome of White Priviledge: George Zimmerman

Jamell N.A. Henderson | Posted 06.02.2016 | Black Voices
Jamell N.A. Henderson

This is not going to sit well with a lot of people but it needs to be said. Unfortunately in 2016, the image of an African-American man is still deeme...

"If Only" - (All the reasons why you can't...)

Brad Yates | Posted 05.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

Too often we talk ourselves out of improving our lives by convincing ourselves that something has happened (or hasn't happened) that has created a per...

A Reflection of Memorial Day

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I find it unacceptable when one's patriotism and one's love of country is called into question when one advocates for peaceful means of conflict resolution, for it is also an act of patriotism to work to keep our brave and courageous troops out of harm's way, and to work to create conditions and understanding that ultimately make war less likely.

Bulgarian Beginnings: A Stroll in the Park

Rick Steves | Posted 05.26.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Hello Bulgaria. I have an affinity for Bulgaria -- so overlooked and underappreciated...and so charming in a Slavic way. In my student days I spent lo...

Why I Got Rid of My 9-to-5 to Finally Live My Dream as a Writer

Michelle Wisdom-Ellis | Posted 05.24.2016 | Impact
Michelle Wisdom-Ellis

I let go of my 9-to-5 and I finally went to nutrition school with the hope to naturally change this world. I was in college at the time for psychology and Christian counseling. I didn't want to give my future patient's prescription drugs and that led me to nutrition school to learn about a holistic approach to healing.

5 Tips for Teaching Mindfulness to At-Risk Teens

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 05.24.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

From day one, I knew that it was going to be a different kind of mindfulness class. But I was ready. I could handle this. I had years of teaching teens under my belt, a number of which were in inner-city schools. But I was an experienced-enough teacher to know that I was going to have to be on my toes--the whole time.

Billionaires in Chains...Redefining Freedom

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 05.24.2016 | Impact
G. Benjamin Bingham

The appeal of a billionaire "telling it like it is" has me thinking about Money, Investing and the key American ideal of Liberty. I am wondering if a...

When Only Exquisite Will Do

Miriam Ava | Posted 05.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

Wear what fits and suits your soul.

Which Myself Should I Be FOR?

Beth Green | Posted 05.23.2016 | Religion
Beth Green

Photo by Greg Rakozy via Unsplash "If I am not for myself, who will be? If I am only for myself, what am I? If not now, when?" Rabbi Hillel If...

Release the How, Find Your Happiness

Tanessa Holt | Posted 05.23.2016 | Women
Tanessa Holt

For most of my life I have wanted to be invisible, I have been very insecure about my physical appearance being so overweight. I have very few photos of me during childhood through to well into my late 20's. Being in front of a camera would mean that there was actual evidence, proof that I looked the way that I did.

WATCH: Don't Stand Out (Don't be a show-off)

Brad Yates | Posted 05.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

Too many people don't allow themselves to make the difference they can make - or enjoy all that they could - because they've been programmed to play s...

Relax, You're Not in Control

Devin Maroney | Posted 11.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Devin Maroney

Usually, self criticism just leaves me more stressed and unhappy. Eventually, I learned through mindfulness meditation how to take a deeper look at who is actually running the show here. What I discovered changed my life.

How Fear Is Holding You Back?

Melissa Heisler | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Melissa Heisler

If your fear is strong, look to the facts. Think of three reasons why your fear is unfounded. Recount examples from your life or those you know which show your fear is untrue. Use your logic to counter the illogical fear keeping you stuck.

5 Things You Should Do Over Summer Vacation

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 05.17.2016 | Entertainment
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

Summer vacation is the glorious three months of warm weather (or 3 weeks if you are from the Midwest, like me) that we spend all year looking forward ...