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Inside Out

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 11.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Samie Al-Achrafi

Everything in life begins with connection. In each moment, we are choosing to join or separate - to connect or disconnect - and the person to whom we'...

Connection Day 2016

Megan McDowell, MSW, LPC | Posted 11.07.2016 | Impact
Megan McDowell, MSW, LPC

The air is feeling thick with fear and anxiety as this Election Day approaches. People seem to be bracing themselves for whatever is to come. It's cau...

A Gift From Jack

Victor Imbimbo | Posted 06.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Victor Imbimbo

This morning, I was sitting in the courtyard next to our home working on my computer. The weather was terrific, clear and breezy. I was focused on a d...

Doing Business At The Speed Of Love

Jennifer Love | Posted 10.13.2016 | Business
Jennifer Love

"To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart." - Eleanor Roosevelt You know the saying, "Success in business is all about mak...

People Like That: Using Inclusivity To Avoid Harmful Generalizations

Kim Mecca | Posted 06.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kim Mecca

"People like this... Women like that.... Children like those..." The problem with generalizations is that people aren't just one thing. Human beings...

Myriam, Morocco, My Mother, Me -- And George Gershwin

Leslie Jacobson | Posted 06.06.2016 | Religion
Leslie Jacobson

To prepare for the staged reading, on Friday, April 29th, I held a workshop with the students, where we discussed having music in the play. One of the students, Myriam (coincidentally, my mother's middle name), offered to look for songs relating to the stories in the script.

No One Tells You This About Loss, So I Will

Cora Neumann | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Cora Neumann

Let us be brave. Let us stay open to pain and hold space for what, ultimately, is not about pain as much as it is about love, connection, and life.

I Travel Alone To Meet Other People

Sahaj Kohli | Posted 04.05.2016 | Travel
Sahaj Kohli

While my first solo adventure served its purpose in that it got me to face myself in a way I never had after the ending of a long-term relationship, i...

Before You Negate Someone: Think Twice

Nesrin Everett | Posted 03.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Nesrin Everett

So before you fall into the habit of negating someone -- I invite you to think twice. Is it actually who they are that you are unhappy with? Or is it their behavior that is not suiting you right now?

5 Ways To Get More Intimacy In Your Relationships

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 03.25.2016 | Women
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

Emotional intimacy is likely the most important ingredient in long-term fulfillment. In fact, after using data from the longest longitudinal study in...

Product of

Maria G Sanchez | Posted 02.24.2017 | Home
Maria G Sanchez

There are loving people who do things for the better good of others. I am a product of those people. Being a young girl in the 90's I received guidanc...

On Being Small

Laura Lowery | Posted 01.25.2017 | Women
Laura Lowery

I think the real potential -- the ability to inspire and enlighten -- comes not with the number of followers one has or the size of the audience they reach, but with the meaningful exchanges that can only happen when there is a well-trodden path from one heart to another.

9 Reasons Why Leading Female Entrepreneurs Are Launching Facebook Groups

Leigh "LeeLee" Fowler | Posted 01.21.2017 | Women

One of the most powerful ways to build connection online is with a content strategy that is relatable, and builds trust and community.

In Our Quest for Connection, Have We Become Anything But Connected?

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 12.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jamie Scanlon

We are living in times where we are more accessible than ever before. So in an age where we have access to our friends, families, strangers, celebrities and so on at the touch of a button on a device that fits into the palm of our hand, how are there lonely people?

The Plugged-in Paradox: Why Always Being Connected Makes It Harder to Connect

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 10.23.2016 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

Take a moment to look around the next time you're in a meeting, at a social event, waiting in line or walking down the street. You'll likely find yourself surrounded by people staring at a smartphone or other digital device. Chances are you'll join them. What's going on here?

The Pope and a Collective Conscience

Sonya Hamlin | Posted 10.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sonya Hamlin

Have you ever seen this country and its media so addictively involved in the daily movements of a single man? With resultant security measures that n...

5 Secrets to Making College Friendships Last a Lifetime

Avelist | Posted 10.13.2016 | College

I hoped the end of college wouldn't signal the end of college friendships but I knew that life would move on. But I'm happy to say that although our lives are different and our daily interactions have changed, I still call them my best friends, and we still walk through life together.

The Angel at the Quick Stop

Jan DeBlieu | Posted 10.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jan DeBlieu

Six years ago, during a time when my life had completely lost its luster, I met a clerk at a Wawa convenience store who understood the healing power o...

Look Up From Your Phone: The Answer to Awesomeness Is Sitting Right in Front of You

Scott Halford | Posted 09.09.2016 | Business
Scott Halford

The thing that is scary for our species is that as we become more and more tethered to each other via technology (that's good), we rely less on our social graces and curiosity to interact with each other at deeper levels (that's bad).

Comic Relief: How Comedians Give Us Permission to Be Human

Jamie Rautenberg | Posted 08.19.2016 | Comedy
Jamie Rautenberg

As a therapist, and general lover of humanity, I'm both hopeful and excited to see us all head in the direction of our shared acceptance of one another because we are all born out of the same darkness. It's from this dark place that comedians teach us to find the lightness of our being.

What If We Treated Homeless People Like Potential Friends?

Gina Ryder | Posted 06.30.2016 | Impact
Gina Ryder

In the past six months I've spent more time with a 61-year-old formerly homeless man than I have with many of my friends and family. As our friendship developed, I wondered what would happen if we approached homeless people like we do new relationships: with openness to learning about the other person.

Beyond IQ and EQ, How Are Human Networks Connected?

Karthik Rajan | Posted 06.07.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

When you pop the question -- what is the innate quality of individuals that drive their success -- psychologists of repute have come up some interesting answers.

An Alternative to Pleasure Seeking

Jesse Bogner | Posted 06.07.2015 | Religion
Jesse Bogner

We all seek to profit from one another. It is the very nature of the capitalist system we live in. On an interpersonal level, we seek the comfort of others, because in the best moments they make us feel good.

Technology Is Taking Over The Most Human Of Jobs, And I Am Not Okay With It

Alena Hall | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Alena Hall

Call me old-fashioned. Call me intolerant. But I want to order and pay for my coffee with another human being, not a collection of cold, redundant and incredibly irritating glowing machines. Is that so much to ask?

An Actor's Dilemma

Bobby Steggert | Posted 05.12.2015 | Arts
Bobby Steggert

I ask myself why in the world I choose live performance as a career on, perhaps, a daily basis. It depends on when, as to the vote for or against such a peculiar vocation.