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When "No Regrets" Evolves on You

Abby Rosmarin | Posted 03.04.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Abby Rosmarin

At 16, "No Regrets" meant never having to say sorry for your actions. It meant shirking away from the consequences of the things you did and said wit...

Why Science Is Ultimately Spiritual, and Vice Versa

Deepak Chopra | Posted 02.22.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

There is only one reality, and science differs from spirituality only in its style of describing what is real. If this is true, then it's not simply an option to merge science with spirituality. They must be compatible. If not, then reality has eluded both camps.

Abandoning the Quest for 24/7 Happiness

Michael Neill | Posted 11.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

So while I may still find myself in a crappy mood from time to time, it hardly seems worth thinking about, let alone trying to fix it by figuring it out, tapping it away, or medicating it into oblivion. This too will pass, and remembrance of the river is never more than one thought away.

Gregory Drew Confronts Obesity And Himself In This Stunningly Candid Biographical Photo Essay

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 05.14.2016 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Photographs (c) Gregory Drew, Courtesy of Gregory Drew At first blush we might be quick to dismiss Gregory Drew's work as just another artist t...

Dare to Be 100: Deep Well Diggers

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Prof. Nils Nillson was chairman of the exalted Stanford Department of Computer Sciences. His family were also patients of mine. I exploited this conn...

Cowbird: Making the Web Better for Humans

Patricia Martin | Posted 08.03.2014 | Chicago
Patricia Martin

Most of us have a plethora of identities that we use for various social apps. Not a big deal, right? Until you consider that as we trade more time online for less time out in the world, increasingly the digital realm is where we become who we are.

Phenomenology in the Real World: From Default Thinking to Sensemaking

Max Benavidez | Posted 05.24.2014 | Business
Max Benavidez

By taking the holistic nature of cultural context and its relationship to emotional resonance regarding products and how and why we make decisions, Madsbjerg and Rasmussen developed what they call the sensemaking method.

Why Mental Health Is Losing Its Soul

Jeffrey Rubin, Ph.D. | Posted 10.23.2013 | TED Weekends
Jeffrey Rubin, Ph.D.

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgThe willingness to explore with patience and empathy the actual experience of what people undergo, no matter how horrific, is indispensable in healing the emotional afflictions that haunt human beings.

Same Guy, Different Perspective

Garret Kramer | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Garret Kramer

Your perceptions are only shaped one way -- from inside of you to outside of you. Nothing or no one can make you feel a certain way -- not another person's behavior, your environment, or circumstances.

Yelp Reviews on Life

Leslie Goshko | Posted 03.22.2013 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

Much like chocolate and peanut butter, Mork and Mindy, Jack and Coke, certain things just belong together. Which is why it's about time that the follo...

Humans Evolving Back To Basics

Amer Khan, M.D. | Posted 04.13.2013 | TED Weekends
Amer Khan, M.D.

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoIf we know how people think and act, and can prove with the amount of data we can now collect, we have crossed into a new age of our existence.

The Deal We Get

Wendy Bradford | Posted 02.25.2013 | Parents
Wendy Bradford

We have no guarantee of numbers. We think our days are infinite but they are not. One will be the last. And this not the hardest part. The hardest is knowing those we cherish will share our fate; we can make no deal to change that.

The Longing for Home

Karen Talavera | Posted 01.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Karen Talavera

After your perspective of reality, who you are and what life is broadens there is no going back to illusions.

Do You Know Who You Really Are, and Are You Living as if You Believe it?

Karen Talavera | Posted 12.06.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Talavera

In our human experience we live in relatively small, comfortable worlds unable to grasp the totality of existence. But it doesn't have to be that way. We are conscious. We can awaken.

The Road to Conscious Evolution

Karen Talavera | Posted 09.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Talavera

So You've Shifted -- Now What? If you've been through a shift, or if you're still shifting, it can be a wild ride. As I described in my last two post...

The Loss Of An Authentic Expression Of Human Spirit In The Post-9/11 World

Michael W. Waters | Posted 11.09.2011 | Religion
Michael W. Waters

Where do we see the authentic human spirit captured in handwritten glory today? In love letters? In loving notes placed in lunchboxes? Or do we consider our humanity best expressed in tweets?

Welcome to 'The Shift'

Karen Talavera | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Talavera

I believe we're living through a period of accelerated human evolution, otherwise known as an "evolutionary leap," and that this one is not only marked by but defined by a shift in human consciousness.

When You Think the Journey's Over: Fear and Insights from the Scariest Flight of My Life

Karen Talavera | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Talavera

There's nothing like a conscious brush with death to make you realize how desperately -- no matter how flawed your life -- you want to keep living.

Journeying Inward: The Beauty Of The Empty Vessel

Karen Talavera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Karen Talavera

You are already everything you need to become, and your journey, such as you perceive it, is simply the process by which you're discovering that.

The Disappearing Middle: An Alternative to Right vs. Wrong

Karen Talavera | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Talavera

The moral judgment barometer is rising in the US. We've got Glenn Beck and Fox News scaring the crap out of the conservative Christian right (haven't ...