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Some Thoughts on the Passing of a Prince

Matthew Fox | Posted 04.24.2017 | Religion
Matthew Fox

Thank you, Prince, for putting your royal personhood, your many gifts, on display so that all who chose to could be graced by them. Your work, your shamanhood and your priesthood, will continue long, long after your death. Beauty does not die nor should it.

A Crash of #FlawlessLove!

Janine Francolini | Posted 04.10.2017 | Impact
Janine Francolini

Friday morning, after I dropped my son off at school, I had a phone meeting with one of my favorite colleagues, mental health advocate Gina Nikkel of ...

Happy In Grace

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 04.07.2017 | Religion
Jeremy Affeldt

Freedom in grace is freedom from anger. How often do you feel angry when someone reacts to you in a way that you don't like? Maybe they speak sharply...

About Jeff Buckley's You And I, Suzanne Vega and More: Chatting with Steve Addabbo

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.25.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

I remember him walking into my studio, we were outside the actual studio and room and we were just talking. He was kind of shy, a little quiet, but intense. It was the first time I met him, when he was walking into my studio.

The First Lady That Taught Me to Be a Better Mother

Catherine Nagle | Posted 03.23.2017 | Parents
Catherine Nagle

God bless First Mothers and First Ladies who continue to remind us how it can be done peacefully and with hope. This particular insight alone brings me much comfort, knowing that a mother's heart is closer to reaching the White House as president. This fact might very well be our American resurrection.

Marriage in Grace

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 03.23.2017 | Religion
Jeremy Affeldt

When my wife has an opinion, I listen to it. When she wants to do something, I help her. I don't try to stop her, and I don't try to tell her how to do it. I don't say, "Don't do it that way. Do it this way, because that's how I'd do it."

Shedding the Old Paradigm

Miriam Ava | Posted 03.18.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

It's time we stop worrying about looking stupid. It's time we stop hiding our light because we're afraid to be shamed. It's time we stop playing small out of fear of being criticized, ridiculed, and abandoned.

I Don't Need to Be Saved

Steve Austin | Posted 03.04.2017 | Religion
Steve Austin

Do we really have to agree on every point to acknowledge the salvation of the other? Do I really need to be saved just because I have gay friends?

Why I Gave Up Snarky Comments for Lent

Laura A Boggs | Posted 03.04.2017 | Women
Laura A Boggs

We aren't Catholic, but I decide for Lent I'm abstaining from insults and digs, mocking and malice. Cold turkey, I'm giving mankind a break. (No, I don't plan to binge on Easter -- did you see her hat? What about those shoes?)

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Amazing Grace - Rising Star Just "Owns" It

Jon Chattman | Posted 03.02.2017 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

When Lorde unleashed mega-fantastic "Royals" a few years back, every blogger/writer in the world immediately pointed out how wise beyond her years the...

The Blood and the Spirit

Andrew Farley | Posted 02.25.2017 | Religion
Andrew Farley

The Blood and the Spirit serve different functions. The Blood brought us forgiveness. The Spirit brought us new life and present-day counsel.

What I Learned About Joy From Spending an Hour With a 90-Plus-Year-Old Nun

Melissa Gil | Posted 02.09.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Gil

One Saturday morning, I had the great privilege of spending time with my mother's mentor and former boss, Sr. Soledad Hilado, OSB. She had not only b...

Evangelicalism Is Not a Bad Word: 8 Redeeming Qualities of Conservative Christianity

Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon | Posted 02.08.2017 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon

Evangelicals and conservative Christians often seem to get a "bad name" in the press and popular culture. It is true that Christians, and evangelicals in particular, have our own portion of historic and contemporary failings. Nonetheless, there continue to be many redeeming qualities of the evangelical faith tradition and those who call themselves followers of Jesus.

Jimmy Stewart, Hollywood's "It's a Wonderful Life" Archangel

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 01.25.2017 | Entertainment
Bonni Brodnick

During the Blizzard of 2016, my better half and I had plenty of hours to watch, debate, discuss and bicker about movies. We cast our own in-house vote...

How I Stopped My Fear Addiction

Brian Whetten | Posted 01.27.2017 | Healthy Living
Brian Whetten

I invite you to turn this into a practice: love your fears, focus on the positive, take a leap, connect to some of the many things you have to be grateful for - and watch how your life changes as you do.

Tea in the Garden of Unconditional Love

Padma Gordon | Posted 01.19.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Padma Gordon

It is a blustery, warm, rainbow-filled day and I welcome a moment for quiet reflection to explore more fully what it means to stay present as spirit i...

5 Things Your Kids Will Always Remember About You

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 01.08.2017 | Parents
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Every moment is another chance to make a memory, and whether or not we realize it, we're creating good or bad memories every day, while indifferent moments just fade away. We all have regrets. It's never too late to make an unforgettable impact.

Thanking My Wife

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 01.06.2017 | Sports
Jeremy Affeldt

It wasn't just me retiring. We retired. Baseball was our job. We did it as a team, and there was no other way it could have worked. I might have been the one on the field. I might have been the face of our family in the game and in the community. But we did it -- me, my wife, and our children -- as a team.

Story of the Year

Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS | Posted 01.03.2017 | Science
Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS

Where were you a year ago? Were you better off? Worse off? In a different city, a different country? Not yet in a relationship, about to be a parent, ...

True Grit, Grace and Gratitude

Laura Berger | Posted 12.29.2016 | Business
Laura Berger

I hear the foremost occupants of the c-suite open the kimono to their thoughts for hours every day--enough to cherry-pick the most essential qualities that mark the true greats in leadership.

Prepare For Impact

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 12.22.2016 | San Francisco
Jeremy Affeldt

I haven't finished telling you just how grateful I am for the Giants community relations people. I started telling you last time, about the way they got to know my heart and match me with ideal opportunities.

10 Prayers for the New Year

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 12.20.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

We all need a little inspiration as we approach the New Year. Following is a series of short prayers based on Jewish wisdom and tradition. 1. Looking...

The Startling Truth About Being A Mom During The Holidays

Galit Breen | Posted 12.17.2016 | Parents
Galit Breen

This is my A-game. A day late, a penny short, a little frosting on the back of that card.

Learning About Gratitude at Thistle Farms

Tajci Cameron | Posted 11.24.2016 | Impact
Tajci Cameron

Gratitude activates Grace in our lives. Grace brings the awareness of Love always present, always free. Unconditional, non-judgmental Love that...


Michael Neill | Posted 11.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

In other words, our "mojo" can't be taken from us because it isn't a thing -- It's a description of the feeling we get when we are aware of the intelligence and energy of the universe running through us.