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Clergy who are humble, accessible may boost their own health as well as the congregation's

David Briggs | Posted 01.20.2017 | Religion
David Briggs

It is the rare sermon that has a shelf life much past Sunday dinner. But one that still stands out for humility scholar Peter Hill of Biola Universit...

The Top 10 Insights from the "Science of a Meaningful Life" in 2016

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 01.03.2017 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

By Kira M. Newman, Tom Jacobs, Mariah Flynn, Summer Allen, Jill Suttie, Jason Marsh, Jeremy Adam Smith, Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas At the start of 2016...

Our Best Education Articles of 2016

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 01.03.2017 | Education
Greater Good Science Center

By Jeremy Adam Smith It was a great year for the Greater Good Science Center's Education program. Hundreds of teachers attended our annual Summer Ins...

A Christmas Story: How Humility Can Help De-stress New Parents, Build Tolerance

David Briggs | Posted 12.21.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

Humility is at the heart of the Christian story of Christmas -- the divine becoming human in a simple stable. And in many sermons this weekend, belie...

Mindful Leadership in Politics

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 11.07.2016 | Politics
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

It would be refreshing to see some mindful behavior on the part of our presidential candidates. The campaign seems to be anything but mindful. It seem...

We Are Animals: Environment And Election, 2016

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.04.2016 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

The environmental issues we face bear on every other national concern. They are bigger than any one of us, and so require leaders to build policies and promote wide-spread actions that protect and support the health and welfare of the planet.

The Powerful Secret That No One Really Wants To Talk About

Catherine Nagle | Posted 10.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

Our over-confidence disappears through sharing and confession and we are much happier when we recognize this. It also gives us a mutual understanding and the serenity that comes from trust.

Raising My Daughter To Be A Warrior Of Love And Justice

Evan Michael Zislis | Posted 09.16.2016 | Parents
Evan Michael Zislis

My daughter started taking martial arts when she was five years old. I think it’s helped teach her confidence, self-discipline, and self-reliance. L...

Why the Best Intentions Can Leave the Deepest Scars in a Global Corporate Environment

Valerie Berset-Price | Posted 08.10.2016 | Business
Valerie Berset-Price

Even the best intentions can backfire. As if that weren't frustrating enough, sometimes such negative fallout could easily have been avoided with a working knowledge of cultural intelligence.

How to foster kindness and gratitude? Positive attitudes, faith and humility all play a role

David Briggs | Posted 07.28.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

"Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks...

Speaking at Harvard Law, "Making a Murderer" Attorney Dean Strang Highlights Our Troubling Rate of Wrongful Convictions--and Suggests a Solution

Michael Shammas | Posted 07.12.2016 | Crime
Michael Shammas

The vast majority of prosecutors are true professionals, keenly aware of their immense power and its consequent responsibility. They form accurate conclusions on guilt far more often than the converse. Still, cognitive bias and overconfidence touch us all.

The Wisdom of Humility

Tim Burkett | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Tim Burkett

Humility comes from the root word humus, which means earth, soil. The dictionary defines humus as the dark organic material in soils, produced by the ...

The Value, Courage, and Freedom of Pluralism

Noam Schimmel | Posted 06.03.2016 | World
Noam Schimmel

Timothy Garton Ash recently reflected on Isaiah Berlin and his commitment to value pluralism in the Chronicle of Higher Education in an articled title...

The Ultrarunning DNF (Did Not Finish) Is Not Failure

Miriam Diaz-Gilbert | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Miriam Diaz-Gilbert

One obstacle runners will stumble upon is the unexpected DNF (did not finish). I have completed 13 ultras. I have had 4 DNFs. Each has taught me about humility, picking myself up and dusting myself off, persevering and plotting my next ultra. A DNF is not failure.

Saving grace: The leadership virtue that can help congregations work through conflict

David Briggs | Posted 06.01.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

There is a popular joke about displaced pastors preparing three envelopes for their successor to be opened each time the new person runs into trouble....

The Dilemma of the Pursuit of Christian Celebrity

Khristi Adams | Posted 05.05.2017 | Religion
Khristi Adams

I'm not saying that those things are not evidence of God's blessings in their life. But, I find it problematic that this is becoming the measure by which we perceive progress.

Be the Person Everyone Respects

Gina DeLapa | Posted 05.04.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Gina DeLapa

You don't have to hold a certain degree or title to gain respect -- it's mostly a matter of carrying yourself with class. Here are six reminders to keep you going strong.

Getting Rid of Anger: A Christian Approach

Michael W. Austin | Posted 04.30.2017 | Religion
Michael W. Austin

Jesus is described in the gospels as being meek, gentle, and humble. But this doesn't mean he was weak. According to the New Testament, Jesus was blun...

How to Cultivate Humble Leadership

Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D. | Posted 04.01.2017 | Education
Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.

A teacher recently told me that after explaining to her middle school students how their test scores impact the school, one student raised his hand and said, "It seems like we exist for the school rather than the school existing for us."

Humility: A Valuable But Forgotten Business Asset

Sharon C. Jenkins | Posted 03.21.2017 | Business
Sharon C. Jenkins

If you are building for long term success, assuming an attitude of humility is a great place for fostering personal growth and having a lasting influence on your generation and those who will come behind you.

Are Our Leaders Losing Their Humility?

Bill George | Posted 03.10.2017 | Business
Bill George

Donald Trump brags that he used a $1 million inheritance to create $10 billion net worth. CEOs like Valeant's Mike Pearson hype their quarterly results. Whatever happened to humility as a virtue for leaders?

For Public Service or Profits, Humility Goes a Long Way

Ehsan Zaffar | Posted 03.04.2017 | Business
Ehsan Zaffar

Organizations that value humility often attract the best workers and routinely score high on surveys of worker productivity and satisfaction.

The Great Welcome

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 03.02.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

An old definition of the word learn, is to welcome. What actually happens when we simply welcome a guest knocking on our door? One response would be...

Lessons From the Streets: Money Isn't Everything, Perspective Is

Justin Johnson | Posted 03.01.2017 | Latino Voices
Justin Johnson

Being in a position where you are stripped of everything doesn't make you poor or disadvantaged. In fact, it can provide a different lens to view life and source of motivation to be creative to make the most with what you have in order to continue to improve in becoming a better humanitarian to society.

Why I Still Call Myself an Alcoholic

Sarah Galla | Posted 02.23.2017 | Women
Sarah Galla

I have not had a drink in over a decade. Yet, I still refer to myself as an alcoholic. An alcoholic in recovery, but nonetheless, an alcoholic. I am also many other things. I am a mother, a wife, a friend, a daughter, a yogi, and yes, even a huge Monopoly enthusiast.