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Fighting our Goliaths

Rabbi Will Berkovitz | Posted 07.02.2015 | Impact
Rabbi Will Berkovitz

Our task in the world is to help the vulnerable in our community find their release and their radiance. To help them realize they have a value much greater than the sum of a series of terrible experiences.

The Way of Hope

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.02.2015 | Religion
Jim Wallis

I believe that hope isn't a feeling, a mood or a personality type. Rather, hope is a decision, a choice we make because of this thing we call faith.

Ella Baker and the Politics of Hope -- Lessons From the Civil Rights Movement

Harry Boyte | Posted 07.01.2015 | Religion
Harry Boyte

As I argued recently, Pope Francis' climate encyclical, Laudato Si, shows powerful resources in Catholic and other faith traditions for addressing the challenge of climate change. But in immediate terms, it does little to affect the pessimistic public mood.

Still Standing - It's Not Over Until God Says It's Over

Eldonie Mason | Posted 06.29.2015 | Religion
Eldonie Mason

One again she thanked God that she escaped another brush with death, physically intact.

Changing Lives Across the Country, One Page at a Time

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 06.29.2015 | Books
M. Shannon Hernandez

As readers finish my book, there are times when it is has been almost impossible to keep up with the onslaught of emails I am receiving from them. Each writes to me with a personal story of how my story could be theirs.

Eckhart Tolle on Embracing Life's Challenges

Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living

Eckhart Tolle discusses embracing the limitations life presents to us, instead of resisting the present moment. Challenges and difficulties are a natu...

Clay Water Brick Illuminates and Inspires the Entrepreneurial Spirit in Us All

Greg Woodburn | Posted 06.25.2015 | Books
Greg Woodburn

Clay Water Brick is an engaging, worthwhile read equally applicable to Sustainable Development Goals policymakers, bootstrapping entrepreneurs, and those searching for ways to pay forward their passions in life.

What Inspires You?

Jessica Denis | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women
Jessica Denis

It's really not a complicated question, but yet so few people are able to answer it in a clear or concise fashion. Instead most will answer with the sunset or "my kids inspire me" or they might have that one idol that provides them inspiration at any given moment.

The New Normal: Navigating Life After Harris' Death

Stephanie Wittels Wachs | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Wittels Wachs

I am supposed to be your sister for the duration of our lives. I am not supposed to tell funny stories about when we were kids at your funeral. I am not supposed to sit on the cold ground, peering into a giant hole at a casket we chose for you out of a brochure. On February 19, 2015, our worst-case scenario became a reality.

Comedian Jim Breuer's Father's Day Message of Hope and Healing

Michael Friedman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Friedman, Ph.D.

"If we don't find the funny, there's not too many other ways of healing." ...

The Hope of a Better Day

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 06.19.2015 | Black Voices
Trudy Bourgeois

The events of the past several weeks, including Charleston and here in the Dallas area, represent an unparalleled opportunity for us. A gift, even. A gift of reflection. A gift of looking in the mirror.

When Losing Is Winning

Sue Shanahan | Posted 06.18.2015 | Arts
Sue Shanahan

None of our efforts in life are ever wasted. We can't always see the reverberations of good intent, but they ripple forever outward just the same. Doing something out of love for another is no small thing.

2 Things to Trust When Life Isn't Going Well

Z Zoccolante | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

Once upon a time last week, I was driving in rivers of traffic when I saw two people on the shoulder of the road. Their two cars had been in a fender ...

Nepal Calls: Part Three

Debbie Davis | Posted 06.15.2015 | World
Debbie Davis

This is third in a series of 'Nepal Calls:',(Nepal Calls: One and Nepal Calls:Two published earlier); emails and images from a pastor, and head of an ...

WATCH: Fear of Rejection

Brad Yates | Posted 06.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

Far too often folks hide their light under a bushel for fear of being rejected. In doing so, we deprive the world of our unique gifts and talents - a...

96-Year-Old Tao Porchon-Lynch Is 'On Fire' on America's Got Talent

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 06.11.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Terri Kennedy

Dancing to Pitbull's "Fireball," 96-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch and ballroom dance teacher Vard Margaryan wowed the "America's Got Talent" judges and audience on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.

A Seed of Hope

Peter Field | Posted 06.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Peter Field

The world we live in appears so full of upheaval and uncertainty. Turn on the news, pick up a newspaper, and each day seems to bring new revelations o...

How I Survived Cambodia's Killing Fields: Celebrating a Mother's Determination to Save Her Family

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 06.10.2015 | Good News
SreyRam Kuy, MD

It was 1978, in Talien, Cambodia, when the Khmer Rouge soldier came for my mother. An acquaintance had betrayed her, informing the Khmer Rouge leadership about her past as a teacher.

Somewhere...

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.10.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Live And Live A Life

Richard L. Burns | Posted 06.09.2015 | Fifty
Richard L. Burns

You're prompted to move in your hospital bed. Simple things like moving arms and legs. Sitting up and lying down. Changing positions. Rolling over.

Dreams Take Care of Themselves

Sue Shanahan | Posted 06.09.2015 | Arts
Sue Shanahan

The above painting, captures the innocence of childhood and my love of Martha's Vineyard. I have traveled to the island every summer for the last 17 years. It's hard to write about its splendor without sounding cliche.

The Power of Words: A Letter From the Psych Ward

Anna Lovind | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Anna Lovind

The power of the written word was not new to me. Without books I'm not sure I would have survived those first 18 years of my life. Literature was my medicine, my escape, and my rest, all through growing up. But never did it matter more than during those days with Anna Karenina.

The 7 Killers of Hope

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 06.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Why Hope Doesn't Float If you have no gratitude, you're disappointed If you have no confidence, you're doubtful If you have no faith, you're pessimis...

WATCH: Be Unstoppable!

Brad Yates | Posted 06.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

We've got places to go and things to do, and sometimes we get stopped -- more often than not by ourselves. I hope this will help you do more of the g...

Discrete, Wise, and Filled With Spirit: A Diaspora Judaism of Robust Hope

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson | Posted 06.05.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

Here's the serious lesson I learned from my time in Upstate New York: We Jews are a strange and exotic creature. We are odd, we are unusual, we are slightly magical, and we are wonderful.