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How To Be Nice And Change The World In 10 Easy Steps

Joanna Serth | Posted 08.22.2016 | Women
Joanna Serth

Recent events have you feeling down? Think the news will never get better? Believe our country is headed for certain doom? I'm confident we can fix it.

Is Honesty Really The Best Policy?

Jamie Silverman | Posted 08.16.2016 | New York
Jamie Silverman

I've polled this topic extensively with friends and there is no cut and dry answer to the question of what's the best way to turn someone down.

Parenting In Today's Scary World, Is Honesty The Best Policy?

Shannon Gauger | Posted 08.05.2016 | Parents
Shannon Gauger

I have to start off by saying that I feel like parenting in today's age is extremely difficult. I'm not a seasoned parent like some of you. I've only been at this gig for almost 9 years. I know I have a long way to go. The problem I'm having is as my daughter is getting older, she is starting to see and hear more troubling things around us, too close for comfort. So, my question is, is honesty always the best policy?

Getting Real

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 08.01.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

I have found through this column and repeatedly in church that the more that I am honest about my mistakes and vulnerabilities, the more people thank me for being so honest.

Can You Trust Your Headhunter?

Nesrin Everett | Posted 07.13.2016 | Business
Nesrin Everett

Trusting someone with your hiring requirements or with your resume can be nerve-wracking. As an ex-headhunter I've seen many different styles of headhunting, some very ethical, some utterly not so.

One Of Them Is Lying

Phil Fragasso | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Phil Fragasso

Think long and hard and try to remember the last politician who exuded trust as a core attribute. They may say, "trust me," but provide no basis for doing so. And it's not just politicians. Trust and honesty are characteristics that elude most of us.

The "Fix" Is In: Tweaking House Bill 2 (And Workers, Too)

Harold Lloyd | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

The North Carolina legislature recently passed legislation partially restoring state-law employment discrimination claims eliminated by House Bill 2. ...

Don't Confuse Political Incorrectness with Authenticity

Alan H. Fleischmann | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
Alan H. Fleischmann

Don't Confuse Political Incorrectness with Authenticity The world hungers for authenticity. At a time of economic uncertainty, security fears ...

Look Within: A Mindfulness Shift

Leigh Weinraub | Posted 06.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weinraub

This shift in how you view mindfulness -- loving being alive rather than practicing human experiences -- is enough to cause a profound change in yourself, the kind of change worth bringing to the world.

The Importance Of Honesty In Social Media

Julie Scagell | Posted 06.14.2016 | Parents
Julie Scagell

When I had my first child 13 years ago, there was limited material out there for parents. Sure, there were the standard 'What to Expect' but nothing I...

We behave a lot more badly than we remember

The Conversation US | Posted 06.13.2016 | Religion
The Conversation US

Guess who topped even Mother Teresa? The people who completed the survey, with a score of 87 percent. Apparently, most of the respondents thought they were better than Mother Teresa in regards to their likelihood of getting into heaven.

Change Your Trajectory By Cultivating Vulnerability

Jason MacKenzie | Posted 06.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jason MacKenzie

You'll look back and be amazed at how far you've come. But you'll look forward and be more amazed all the places you can choose to go.

Travel Is Ugly

Maika Koehl | Posted 06.03.2016 | Travel
Maika Koehl

These past few weeks, I had the privilege of exploring South America's west coast - from Lima's culinary masterpieces all the way down to the sublime ...


Francesca Cacace | Posted 06.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Francesca Cacace

ut even though it might not be my plan to learn more about it, even though I'd rather not go there, I have to realize that things don't always go according to plan. I may very well see more depths, even amidst these many peaks. I'm working on coming to terms with that today, last week, and every day in the future.

Look Within: Energetic Solutions to Increase Success

Leigh Weinraub | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weinraub

Having the energy to sustain action towards a long-term goal isn't easy. Here are three tips that will fire you up for your toughest and lengthiest missions:

Sharing the Joy and Knowledge With Educators

Susie Wolbe | Posted 05.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Susie Wolbe

It's not so easy to maintain a practice, and it's all in the hands of those teachers. When I started practicing mindfulness I thought I was worth the time and effort needed; I hope those teachers think they are, too.

Honest to God

Trey Lyon | Posted 05.24.2016 | Religion
Trey Lyon

Recently the United Methodist Church has faced the latest iteration of an ecclesial identity crisis. This is not a new phenomenon, as division over wh...

25 Things You Might Want to Know About Your Partner Before You Tie the Knot

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

And yet, engaging in the dialogue that can ensue from these questions can be the very thing that we need to do in order to support the health and vitality of our relationship and to minimize the likelihood of being "broadsided" by some very unsettling revelations further down the road.

Bernie Sanders Is Never Going to Roll Over

Taylor Gipple | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Taylor Gipple

The recent happenings at the Nevada State Democratic Convention have made abundantly clear that a significant portion of Bernie Sanders followers will never fall in line and support Clinton if she's the Democratic nominee.

Removing Stigma Through Discovery

Gretchen Kuhsel | Posted 05.17.2016 | Women
Gretchen Kuhsel

It's seemingly impossible to engage in a candid discussion about "flickin' the bean," even from girlfriends who are quick to talk about their explicit escapades. But like many misconceptions about female sexuality, the blame can't be placed on one single person.

How To Let Go Of Being A Perfectionist

Amy Selwyn | Posted 05.09.2016 | Fifty
Amy Selwyn

I'm not much for astrology but I suspect there may be some truth in the idea that we Capricorns are perfectionists, turning lives into pretzels to get them to be Just So.

Me, Myself and Mom

Jon Vaughn | Posted 05.06.2016 | Parents
Jon Vaughn

When I was a kid, I tried everything. Soccer, baseball, football, basketball, rollerblading, it didn't matter. In 6th grade, I learned the trumpet; in 7th grade, I started dabbling in guitar; and in 8th grade, the junior high marching band lost their tuba player so I stepped in.

Spare Change: The Joy of Vulnerability in Connection With a Stranger

Brittany England | Posted 04.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brittany England

As I hiked through the woods, his simple question flooded me with all the areas of my life I could spare some change, but not in the way in which he was asking. Tears ran down my cheeks, and into the earth, as I became aware of some internal places that, perhaps, could spare some change:

True Friends Do

Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd | Posted 04.19.2016 | Women
Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd

I have just returned from an evening out with some of my closest friends. These people make up the core of my life. They have been around for a while....

Tolerating the Consequences of Being Yourself

Jon Colgan | Posted 04.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jon Colgan

I am willing to tolerate the consequences of being myself, and I am willing to do this out loud or in quiet, so long as it is me, and despite whose reproach-less pride my opinions might offend.