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9 Simple Ways To Create Flow In Your Life Every Day

Ritu Riyat | Posted 07.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ritu Riyat

In reflecting on my experience of being on a bicycle for one week, I noticed some recurring qualities which were present everyday. As a result my days influenced my attitude, emotions, happiness and ultimately triggered my flow state.

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 07.20.2016 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

Clearly the idea that grit is one of the keys to success has grabbed our curiosity. After all as Angela herself writes in the book after asking three hundred American adults to tell her how they felt about their grit scores: "In the entire sample, there wasn't a single person, who upon reflection, aspired to be less gritty."

National Grit

Todd Buchholz | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics
Todd Buchholz

If the U.S. were a grittier place, would voters have permitted Social Security and Medicare to rack up $50 trillion in debt that will be paid by their children and grandchildren?

Making the Leap to Owning a Small Business

Rachel Verlik | Posted 07.14.2016 | Business
Rachel Verlik

After 20 years in a corporate and government career, I traded in security and income for entrepreneurship. I recently left my Federal job to become a small business owner offering leadership/career coaching, training, and consulting. And oh, what a trip it has been.

Going Beyond Grit

Christine Nasserghodsi | Posted 06.28.2016 | Parents
Christine Nasserghodsi

As my children have grown, I would add one more trait to Tough's list: comprehending complexity. While checking into a flight at the airport this morning, my eight year old asked me if it was true that Americans were racist.

Helping Poor Kids Get Grit. Part 5: Time to Keep the American Promise

Frank Islam | Posted 06.06.2016 | Education
Frank Islam

We believe the country and its citizens are better than that and the appropriate solution is to do all we can to help these poor kids in crisis by embracing DOE's regulation. In our opinion, that should only be the starting point, however.

Helping Poor Kids Get Grit. Part 4: Kids in Crisis.

Frank Islam | Posted 06.02.2016 | Education
Frank Islam

[This is the fourth in a series of five blogs that we will post on grit and what it means for poor kids.] In the first blog, we introduced the concep...

Helping Poor Kids Get Grit. Part 3: The Grit-Builders - Communities, Schools and Families

Frank Islam | Posted 05.31.2016 | Education
Frank Islam

This is the third in a series of five blogs that we will post on grit and what it means for poor kids.

Helping Children Succeed (Will Require Doing Pretty Much the Opposite of Just About Everything We're Doing Now)

Jennifer Berkshire | Posted 05.26.2016 | Education
Jennifer Berkshire

This is a conversation with Paul Tough about his new book "Helping Children Succeed" -- which you should really read, even if the whole "grit" thing drives you bonkers.

Helping Poor Kids Get Grit. Part 2: Building Grit - Early Childhood and Beyond.

Frank Islam | Posted 05.25.2016 | Education
Frank Islam

This is the second in a series of five blogs that we will post on grit and what it means for poor kids.

Helping Poor Kids Get Grit. Part 1: The Importance of Grit.

Frank Islam | Posted 05.23.2016 | Education
Frank Islam

Regardless of whether it's "key" or "essential", the question becomes how does one get grit? Who and what helps to build the "passion" and "perseverance" necessary for success? These questions are important for any one at any age.

What to Make of Stephen Curry, the NBA's Unanimous and Gritty MVP

Anindya Kundu | Posted 05.11.2016 | Sports
Anindya Kundu

Our obsession with Steph Curry is fitting. But for those of us interested in leveling opportunities, particularly for youth, we must also look beyond individual narratives and look to raise collective responsibilities.

Creative Work: Teaching and Learning

Katherine Meeks | Posted 04.27.2016 | Education
Katherine Meeks

Optimism. Grit. Perseverance. Mindset. Volumes of educational rhetoric revolve around these ideas. Sure, I intentionally spend time teaching my visual...

The Bridge From Judgment to Nurturance: Considering the Pope's Message

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Recently, Pope Francis surprised much of the world by advising that the Catholic Church nurture rather than judge single parents, gay people and unma...

Making Your Career from Passion: Carlo Alberto Orecchia Shares His Insights on Creative Business

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.20.2016 | Business
Steve Mariotti

I feel incredibly lucky that my passions became my career. With Zoe Kravitz Professionals working in the arts are almost always working independen...

Getting Grit

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 04.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Obstacles inevitably arise in the taking on of any project worth its salt. Don't take them personally or interpret them as evidence that your vision isn't realizable.

The Magic of Self-Renewal

Tom Morris | Posted 04.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Morris

How good are you at self-renewal? How good are the people on your team, or the members of your family? It's something worth thinking about, and cultivating.

Why 'Mamba' Showed Us That With Great Power And Love For The Game, Comes Hate

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 04.14.2016 | Sports
20 Beautiful Women

The higher you get to the top, the more haters you accumulate. You shouldn't let this stop you to achieving your greatness. What Kobe Bryant has t...

The Other Three S's: Advice for My Son

Glenn Rockowitz | Posted 04.13.2016 | Impact
Glenn Rockowitz

There are no bad days, my Danny boy. Only hard ones. So show up, stand up and stay humble. The rest will fall into place.

Are You Suffering From Stupid Grit?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 04.12.2016 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

You see grit is the passion and perseverance for the pursuit of long-term goals. It's the ability to stick with working towards something for years, as you try to accomplish something that lights you up and gives you purpose. It's living life like it's a marathon, rather than a sprint.

Solving America's Crisis of Academic Motivation

Kent Pekel | Posted 04.08.2016 | Education
Kent Pekel

This new emphasis on student motivation is a very good thing. It is helping reduce the fever that gripped the country during the worst days of the standardized testing movement, when we deluded ourselves into thinking that if we just raised academic standards, America's most struggling students would respond with the increased effort required to meet them.

Sick of Grit? Put the GRR Back in it!

T. Elijah Hawkes | Posted 04.04.2016 | Education
T. Elijah Hawkes

I hope we'll soon move beyond the test-my-grit debates, beyond the focus on grit in schools, period. Sometimes it all sounds rather circular and un...

A Simple Exercise That May Help Children Become More Successful Adults

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 03.31.2016 | OWN

For as much as we tend to focus on children's academic performance and expanding their intellect, there's an important factor of success that isn't me...

Education Reform: Unspeakable Acts, Unnatural Practices

Steve Nelson | Posted 03.27.2016 | Education
Steve Nelson

Unspeakable Acts, Unnatural Practices. This title of Frank Smith's marvelous book debunking "scientific" approaches to reading is a good summary of ...

3 Reasons to Keep Going

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 03.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
20 Beautiful Women

Be the Rocky. Be the tortoise. Be you. Prove it to yourself. You're almost there. It will be worth it. Just keep going.