iOS app Android app


#TransWivesMatter: Presidential Recognition and Honor for the Transgender Widow of a Fallen Firefighter

Nikki Araguz Loyd | Posted 10.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Nikki Araguz Loyd

Nearly 6 years ago my firefighter husband, Captain Thomas Araguz, was killed in the line of duty. While this was a horrific tragedy, the torture continued as my marriage was voided and all of the support that most widows of fallen heroes receive disappeared.

Yoga's Guide for Peaceful People Management

Jennie Lee | Posted 09.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jennie Lee

For better or worse, people affect us from the moment we wake up in the morning until we fall asleep again each night. Their words and actions can d...

Business Lessons I Learned From Medal of Honor Recipients

Ellevate | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women

As we traveled from city to city and across oceans, we spoke about perseverance, leadership, setting goals, gratitude and hard work. I know now that this experience forever changed me as a woman and business owner.

Lights Go On: Part XLVIII -- And So...

Thomas Bähler | Posted 06.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Thomas Bähler

Click here if you'd like me to read this to you To my love who is appearing in my life I take you as my partner for you love me for me as I lo...

Your Soul On Solstice

Miriam Ava | Posted 06.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

On Summer Solstice, when the light is the longest, extend your soul to el sol. Plunge back into the ancient visceral knowing that the cosmos celebr...

Honor? He'll take a Pass

Robert Trent Jones, Jr. | Posted 06.10.2015 | Sports
Robert Trent Jones, Jr.

But the fact remains that the ancient game of golf has something important it can teach the men and women of modern sports. Let's hope more of them start learning the lesson.

Black Union Soldier Finally Honored Almost 100 Years After Death

AP | Posted 06.09.2015 | Good News

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A runaway slave who joined the Union Army during the Civil War and lost a leg after being wounded in battle finally received recog...

You're Still a Mother on Mother's Day if You've Had a Miscarriage

Robin Cassady | Posted 06.15.2015 | Parents
Robin Cassady

Recently, I was asked if it would be appropriate for a man to buy his wife a Mother's Day gift even after the loss of their unborn child.

Restoring Honor to Public Service

Terry Newell | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics
Terry Newell

When George Washington took the oath as president, public service was an honored obligation. Today, most Americans associate honor with military service but tend to view those who enter civil service as "feds," "bureaucrats," and a necessary evil.

With So Many Ethics Laws, Why So Many Ethics Flaws?

Terry Newell | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics
Terry Newell

Ethics laws can stop some illegal behavior but they cannot produce ethical individuals. Ethics laws can assure greater transparency but they cannot, by themselves, produce greater trust.

No Lie!

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.02.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Where Are You Walter Cronkite?

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 04.14.2015 | Media
Chris Komisarjevsky

It would seem that the fall of Brian Williams is a tragic tale of style over substance. Ego and the temptation to embellish for talk show chit-chat won out over the simple truth. And with really nothing to be gained by tales of RPGs and a floating body. But everything to be lost. Especially trust.

Consent of the Governed

Daniel Davis | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics
Daniel Davis

A key way to begin restoring trust in the government will be for men and women with character, moral courage, and discipline to run for elected office.

Moral Confusion in the War on Terror

Terry Newell | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics
Terry Newell

How should we rank order the following in terms of their importance in how we want our government to behave: morally; legally, constitutionally, effectively? Of course, we want all these things, but when push comes to shove, as it does for an individual government worker in the CIA, a government agency, and a nation, what matters most?

About Yesterday

Jim Worth | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics
Jim Worth

Veterans should be honored everyday, not just one day set aside so Americans can feel patriotic, do a little flag-waving, and go back to their lives never thinking about the plight of veterans until they're forced to do it all over again next year.

Drug Distributor Punishes Vets While Receiving Billions From VA

James P. Hoffa | Posted 01.11.2015 | Business
James P. Hoffa

McKesson Corp. is the nation's largest drug distributor and earns roughly $4 billion a year serving as the primary pharmaceutical vendor for the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs. But it doesn't pay employees like Claude Hickerson, a veteran himself, enough to afford health care.

Making Our Veterans Visible

Elan Barnehama | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Elan Barnehama

What happens to the men and women in uniform is all of our responsibility. They go where they are asked (told really), sent by leaders we elect and funded by dollars we contribute. Even if we are wary of their missions, we must never avoid them.

Somehow, They Knew Better

Catherine Nagle | Posted 01.05.2015 | Parents
Catherine Nagle

Most parents want their children's lives to be abundant and want to give them more than they had. But sometimes the only help they can give is by sharing what they've learned through their own life experience, telling their children the best of what they know. I

Let's Make Sure All Schools Celebrate Veterans Day!

Ron Avi Astor | Posted 01.03.2015 | Education
Ron Avi Astor

We can, and should, create schools that are welcoming and supportive of the children who must frequently adapt to new schools, new peer groups and have one or both parents deployed around the globe.

The Dichotomy of Pain and Pleasure (And How to Activate Your Joy and Heal the World)

Miriam Ava | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

I'm a huge fan of Dr. Christiane Northrup's, and what she recently said about the dichotomy of pain and pleasure on this planet truly hit home. Whil...

Death of a Civitas

Paul Schwennesen | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics
Paul Schwennesen

Yes, it's the better part of ghoulish to spend a birthday's morning in a graveyard, but that's where the sidewalk ended and the walk wasn't over...

Since You've Been Gone

S. Isabelle Harounian | Posted 10.22.2014 | Women
S. Isabelle Harounian

until our eyes meet again, dearest mother, until I am where you are -- above, beyond and over the clouds -- until then, know your heart beats in mine.

Honor Your Elimination

Miriam Ava | Posted 10.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

Every princess pees and poops several times every day, if her digestive tract is healthy. So why are we being uptight about our needs? Society and ...

Republicans Sink to a New Low by Stalling a Well-deserved Resolution Honoring Pope Francis

H. A. Goodman | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

When a source of inspiration and spiritual guidance for Catholics around the world is deemed "too liberal" by House Republicans, it's quite evident that Ted Cruz and Louie Gohmert are now the face of the GOP.

The Honorable Thing to Do Is Kill Someone: Defeating Men's Culture of Honor to Overcome the Syrian Catastrophe

Marc Gopin | Posted 09.01.2014 | World
Marc Gopin

First the bad news: a fracture in the Middle East is looming. There is a fracturing of states along sectarian lines that has been funded and instigate...