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WATCH: Losing Your Temper -- Needing to Intimidate

Brad Yates | Posted 08.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

One of the challenging things about being human is having our buttons pushed... and the unfortunate consequences of that. But like everything else, t...

Dust to Dust, or How Cherry Blossoms Can Remind Us to Appreciate Life

Chris Corbett | Posted 08.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Chris Corbett

A traveling storyteller recently shared with me that the Japanese have a word, Sakura, which refers to the annual appearance of cherry blossoms. Th...

Hope for Peace?

Rabbi Amy Eilberg | Posted 08.26.2015 | Books
Rabbi Amy Eilberg

In his new book, Coexistence and Reconciliation in Israel: Voices for Interreligious Dialogue , Ronald Kronish has drawn together a broad range of reflections on inter-religious work in Israel from a fascinating array of practitioners and thinkers.

Penciling in Hope: Life After Suffering a Suicide Loss

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Christy Heitger-Ewing

While I have no plans to live on Mars, I would like to start living more fully on planet Earth. I'm sure I'll still have to "take a minute" from time to time as my head and my heart continue to sync up. But in the meantime, I'd like to work on getting back to looking forward. I'd like to pencil in some hope.

Bigotry in Numbers: Why Academics Look Down on Evangelicals

David Briggs | Posted 08.25.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

The one finding I would most like to share after more than a quarter-century of traveling throughout this country reporting on issues of faith is how similar people are in their basic desires and ambitions.

18 Inches of Daylight

Glenn Rockowitz | Posted 08.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Glenn Rockowitz

Wrong. Simple word, simple concept. And maybe the most important thing any of us can be. At its root, being wrong is proof we're alive. We are tryi...

This Was Not the Blog I Planned to Write...

Dan Duffy | Posted 08.19.2015 | Impact
Dan Duffy

The other night, my friend Renata and I got into a bit of a rhetorical discussion that was born from an old episode of Friends. The basic gist was, does anyone ever really do anything for someone from a truly altruistic perspective?

The Sunday Series: JF for a Cure

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact
Mark Brodinsky

Live in gratitude and never take it for granted. We're talking about life of course. It's not about what happens to you, it's about what you do to mak...

Doomed to Struggle?

Amy Leo | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Leo

"Why did you do that? You should have..." "You know better than that!" "Try this..." These phrases echoed throughout school corridors, provider off...

WATCH: Needing to Justify the Past

Brad Yates | Posted 08.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

Whether we are happy with our current circumstances or not, we've put a lot of time and effort into creating them. And there is a part of us that wil...

What It Feels Like Not to Be Addicted

Z Zoccolante | Posted 08.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

It feels like you've been living on one side of a pendulum and now it's swung completely to the other side, and you're giddy and delirious from the reaction to the thrust.

Can Children's Books Improve Society? A Look at Beyond the Laces

Suna Senman | Posted 08.14.2015 | Books
Suna Senman

The rhyming picture book shows a sick boy watching his friends play football in the street through his bedroom window. The story progresses through how the parents try to give the boy hope and courage by connecting him with his love for football.

Regrets and What to Do With Them

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Approaching regret from a cognitive point of view, reframing our thoughts from the past to the future, and asking, "What's next?" can also help to process regrets.

Suicide and Robin Williams

Patrick Vaughn | Posted 08.12.2015 | Religion
Patrick Vaughn

It's hard to believe that a year has passed since Robin Williams took his life. He brought so many of us joy and laughter, and yet he may have been ...

Kendrick Lamar's Theology of Alright

Stanley T. Talbert | Posted 08.13.2015 | Religion
Stanley T. Talbert

If you have seen Kendrick Lamar's latest music video, "Alright," then you know it is arguably one of the most epic music videos of all time. Lamar's "Alright" gives you a lift of hope in the midst of perpetual antipathy for black and brown human lives in our world today.

WATCH: Being a Money Magnet

Brad Yates | Posted 08.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

For a number of reasons, a lot of folks don't like to talk about money. However, the pain of lack can be devastating to body, mind and spirit. Changi...

Microsoft Wants to #UpgradeYourWorld With $500,000 Grant

Kathryn Goetzke | Posted 08.10.2015 | Impact
Kathryn Goetzke

Your vote can bring iFred's Schools for Hope program to children around the world. Microsoft is celebrating people and organizations who do great things and make a difference every day by awarding a global nonprofit organization with $500,000, along with technology and support.

WATCH: Ignoring Consequences

Brad Yates | Posted 08.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

How many times have we been smacked in the face with the consequences of our actions and sworn, "I'll never do that again!"... only to find ourselves ...

Homeless, Not Hopeless

Camille Rivera | Posted 08.13.2015 | New York
Camille Rivera

Homelessness is a consequence of many factors that plague our society and our communities -- from gentrification, to low wages, to issues of mental illness and family crisis. Yes, these myriad issues manifest themselves in our shelter system and the solutions are never easy.

LGBT Suicide: A Risk Reduction Strategy

Stephanie Mott | Posted 07.30.2015 | World
Stephanie Mott

I was highly honored to have the opportunity to participate in the Midwest Regional Suicide Prevention Conference last week in Kansas City. There were many intimate discussions about what can be done to lessen the likelihood that people will choose to attempt to bring an end to their own lives.

Why Worry?

Sue Shanahan | Posted 07.29.2015 | Good News
Sue Shanahan

I've spent a good amount of my time on Earth fretting. A defense developed in childhood, worry was my talisman, my rabbit's foot. I believed it kept me safe. Delving into my spiritual yearning has brought me to a place of openness and questioning.

Do We Care More About the Murder of Cecil The Lion Than of a Human? And If So, Why?

Lea Lane | Posted 07.29.2015 | Impact
Lea Lane

Killing this magnificent animal of the highest order presents a larger picture of the hubris and destruction of humanity.

Addiction and Death... Now Bobbi Kristina Brown

M/R Johnson | Posted 07.28.2015 | Black Voices
M/R Johnson

It is sad to believe that we are about to say good-bye to this beautiful soul, when just more than three years ago we said good bye to Whitney.

When Do You Know Your Dating Relationship Is Over?

Jessica Denis | Posted 07.28.2015 | Women
Jessica Denis

Dating is probably the most annoying and crazy thing I have ever had to do, but I do know this. Every experience I have had, every crazy curveball this life has thrown at me, I have learned from each experience what I do not want in a partner and in a relationship.

Seeds of Hope are Sprouting in Ferguson

Carol Swartout Klein | Posted 07.28.2015 | Good News
Carol Swartout Klein

"They Thought They Could Bury Us...They Didn't Know We Were Seeds." The phrase has come to represent the viewpoint of those marginalized around the globe. In Ferguson, as the community works toward healing, it has come to have different meanings.