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How We Defend Against Death (From Ebenezer Scrooge To Eleanor Roosevelt)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 10.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

Acknowledging the dualism between body and symbol in an awareness of death motivates us to live life to its fullest and to heal the world.

What We Can Learn From Luck

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

Conclusion: Considering the subject of luck can help us appreciate the moment and increase our compassion toward people who are less fortunate.

Reframing Forgiveness

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We can't force someone to forgive. Therefore, the road to forgiveness may also involve understanding the person who has harmed us. This requires starting off on a journey that may entail a close examination of the person we need to forgive. The journey can be long and torturous.

First Nighter: C. P. Taylor's "Good," Howard Barker's "No End of Blame" Celebrate PTP/NYC's 30-Year Anniversary

David Finkle | Posted 07.13.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

When first seen, Bela Veracek (Alex Draper), the supposedly sympathetic protagonist of Howard Barker's 1981 No End of Blame: Scenes of Overcoming, is ...

Advertising for Good

Advertising Week | Posted 07.13.2016 | Business
Advertising Week

By Richard Jacobs, UK Marketing Director, Kinetic UK Most major companies today have a fairly robust Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) mandate an...

Father-Daughter Bonds

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Conclusion: The parenting role of the father to his daughter may be one of the most difficult and significant of human relationships.

Intimacy, a Hierarchy (With Thanks to Abraham Maslow)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We're complex beings, and there is always more to learn. Caring is more important than "knowing." Are we interested, receptive, curious? The element of surprise can fuel a sense of newness and add excitement when we're open to it.

Two Evils Reconcile, Agree They're Equally Bad

Spencer Green | Posted 05.05.2016 | Comedy
Spencer Green

After untold centuries of antagonism, the Two Evils have formally reconciled and announced that they are, indeed, equally bad.

5 Science-Backed Strategies for More Happiness

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 03.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

Of course, the pursuit of happiness isn't all sunshine and rainbows and mugs of tea and smiling children. Sometimes we need to tackle our insecurities and weaknesses, and we can't just ignore our draining jobs and nagging relatives. But the practices here represent the other side of the coin, the one we often neglect: seeing, appreciating, and mobilizing the good.

Betrayal (Some Thoughts)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 03.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

We do well to keep in mind the ubiquitous nature of betrayal that has been with us since the beginning of time and to recognize our capacity to betray and be betrayed.

Trading this Life for the Next Life

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 03.16.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

It's one of the main tenets of Christianity that doing good work in this life will bring us blessings in the next life. If we suffer for God here, if we are persecuted for righteousness' sake, or if we are meek or poor or lowly in heart, these things will help us to make it to heaven. Right?

Holy Dirt and Modern Pilgrims: El Santuario de Chimayó

James Orndorf | Posted 03.10.2016 | Travel
James Orndorf

Known as the "Lourdes of America," el Santuario de Chimayó, 40 miles north of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is one of the most important Catholic pilgrimage ...

Choosing Kindness: Lessons From My Grandmother

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 03.09.2016 | Good News
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

I am inspired daily by the love and kindness of my grandmother and the life and messages of Wayne Dyer. When you have a choice of being right or wrong, choose kind. Lead with kindness and love. Imagine what our world would be like if we all did this.

Positivity Quest: Using the Internet for Self Improvement

Brett Murphy Hunt | Posted 03.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brett Murphy Hunt

I don't know if I can do it anymore--read the news, that is. Like many of you probably do, every day I hesitatingly click on my Yahoo News and wince...

The Power of the Limbic Brain

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 02.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Feelings and emotions that motivate or paralyze us lie within the limbic system. Our awareness that our emotional life colors our performance can liberate us from some brain chains.

Wonderful Growth

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 02.12.2016 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

By Julian Slotman, member of the St. Gallen Symposium's global Leaders of Tomorrow community Since the recent economic crisis European policy makers ...

Why I/We Hate Exercise (And How to Circumnavigate Our Reluctance)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 01.15.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

This equation is simple:a few minutes of discipline equals hours of comfort, pleasure, a lengthened lifespan, and less time spent on medical procedures.

12 Things Being a Therapist Taught Me About Happiness

Thrillist | Posted 01.21.2016 | Healthy Living

Through my work, I've come to notice the themes that characterize unhappy people, and the changes that move them from feeling stuck in their own crap to enjoying life. While everyone is different, and happiness is by no means an easily achievable goal, I've learned that there are certain traits happy people share.

LGBT and the War on Christianity

Stephanie Mott | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

Telling someone they can't be Christian because of their sexual orientation or gender identity is clearly one of the least Christian things anyone can do.

A Catechism of Confucianism: The Absolute Good (至善)

Bin Song (宋斌) | Posted 12.04.2015 | Religion
Bin Song (宋斌)

The first paragraph of the Great Learning (大學)says that the ultimate goal of Confucian self-cultivation is "to abide in the absolute good"(止於至善). So what is this absolute good?

For Philanthropy, Make No Little Plans And Take Bold, Small Actions

Brady Josephson | Posted 11.17.2015 | Impact
Brady Josephson

The World's Columbian Exposition wasn't as much about a fair but an emerging city fighting for the respect of the world in times of change. Similarly, BBCON for me was less about a technology conference but the current changes that will affect the philanthropic sector in the near future.

10 Ways To Go From Good To Great

Rana Florida | Posted 09.23.2016 | Business
Rana Florida

In our age of Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, "discipline" takes a backseat to celebrity. Greatness, it seems, is whatever gets you re-Tweeted or Liked; whatever racks up the most clicks or followers.

The Ethics of Innovation and Devices for Good

UNICEF Innovation | Posted 08.24.2016 | Impact
UNICEF Innovation

UNICEF Innovation Lab Lead: San Francisco interviewed UNICEF Humanitarian Policy Specialist, Sibi Lawson-Marriott to discuss the ethics of innovation and how UNICEF and partners work to ensure that good ideas truly yield good results.

Monday Matters: An Epic Elephant Rescue, A Brooklyn Wedding Goes Viral And Baltimore Schools Fight Hunger

Posted 06.08.2015 | Good News

Mondays: can’t live with them, could probably stand to live without ’em … if we’re being honest. Here at the HuffPost Partner Studio, we’...

Morality, Religion and Experimenting on You

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 06.04.2016 | Religion
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

To improve the process of ethical oversight of research, we need to change our attitudes, and recognize far more fully that complicated moral issues, strains and vagaries are involved.