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Humility

#1 Most Important Ingredient to the Success of Marriage

Scott Gornto | Posted 02.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Scott Gornto

By no means am I suggesting that this is easy, but a healthy and thriving marriage requires hard work from both partners. Sometimes this hard work means each spouse laying down his or her arms and finally admitting, "It's not you. It's me. I messed up. How can we make this better?"

The Link Between Youth Sports And High Profile Athlete Misconduct

Jen Cohen | Posted 02.19.2015 | Sports
Jen Cohen

In the weeks leading up to the mother of all football events, the Super Bowl, there was no shortage of defining moments for me to tell my 13-year-old twin athletes: "Be humble -- first, last and always."

Grateful for SNL's Humility

Bruce Weinstein | Posted 02.19.2015 | Entertainment
Bruce Weinstein

Sincere humility and gratitude aren't qualities one normally associates with the entertainment industry. That's why I was bowled over during the closing segments of Saturday Night Live's recent 40th-anniversary broadcast.

Have a Bite of Humble Pie Before Heading to the Office

Christopher B. Nelson | Posted 01.30.2015 | Business
Christopher B. Nelson

Finally, just a few months ago, Tavenner said of the website that we should expect "visible improvement, but not perfection." That is the sort of humility we should have been hearing all along.

Why Are People So Annoying?

Wray Herbert | Posted 01.29.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

The fact is that modesty, or even self-effacement, can be more effective than bragging in creating a good first impression. Most of us know this from being on the receiving end, yet we still err on the side of self-aggrandizement. But why do we get it wrong so much of the time? Here's where some new research may be illuminating.

What Dogs Can Teach Us About Sleep

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Rubin Naiman, Ph.D.

Dogs and humans have similar sleep cycles that include a mix of stage and REM sleep. Humans, however, normally experience four or five of these cycles consecutively through the night, while dogs can have 20 or more much shorter ones scattered throughout the night and day.

Bob Dylan Got It Right

Hans Hickler | Posted 02.05.2015 | Business
Hans Hickler

Whether dealing with our families, our employees or with our customers, the story is the same - our character defines us - it defines us in our personal lives and in our lives at work. It is who we are.

Did I Tell You About the Time My Face Was Half Paralyzed?

Brad Wheelis | Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Brad Wheelis

Half my face was paralyzed by a viral infection known as Bell's palsy. Doctors told me it likely traveled into my ear and the swelling of a canal that runs just below the ear cuts communication between the brain and facial nerves. It almost always affects just one side of the face.

10 Best Lessons I've Learned From My Middle-Aged Body

Vikki Claflin | Posted 01.31.2015 | Fifty
Vikki Claflin

Last month, I turned 58. As in 'years old.' Fifty. Eight. I don't care who you are, 58 is no longer "young." Body parts have shifted downwards. Skin has lost its memory yarn. Thighs ripple when we're standing still. Once-defined triceps now flap like sheets on a clothesline. Weight has moved into our hips and bellies with the tenacity of squatters on the back 40 of the Ponderosa.

Simple Truths: We Will Only Win This - and Other Conflicts - with Allies on the Ground

Marjan Ehsassi | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics
Marjan Ehsassi

President Obama has signaled a "new phase" in the fight against the Islamic State as we send 1,500 additional Americans into Iraq to train and advise the Iraqi army to "start going on some offense." Doing so will be no small task.

Parenting Through Humility

Aaron Greenwood | Posted 01.20.2015 | Parents
Aaron Greenwood

We laugh too loud, hug you in public, forget to sign permission slips, irritate our spouse and children and throw an imperfect birthday party. We lose our patience. We sing off-key, dance with no rhythm and from time to time, we find success in all of life's elaborate obstacles.

Rule # 6

Hans Hickler | Posted 01.16.2015 | Business
Hans Hickler

That boss that just always has to be right, who doesn't listen, who won't accept another point of view. We've all experienced it.

Humility Made Fun

Michael Neill | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

One of my favorite definitions of humility is "being open to the possibility that things are other than the way I think them to be." In this sense, it is one of the absolute keys to change and an essential quality on the path to transformation.

Leadership Matters: The Power of Humility

Stedman Graham | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Stedman Graham

I have learned this through decades of research and development on identity and leadership. Leaders with strong identities stay steady while others falter. They can handle the eventual necessary transfer of power, because who they are is not dependent on external factors or outside opinions. They validate themselves.

Humility in Leadership

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 12.27.2014 | Business
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Even monks and serious meditators will admit that developing humility is no easy task. However, if we hope to move in that direction, we can all some time reflect on our behavior and interactions and see how we can make some positive changes towards a more humble approach to life.

Facing My Blind Spot: A Story Of Becoming Self-Aware

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 12.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

Allowing others to shine a light on our blind spots, particularly with respect to our faults, teaches us how to become better conversationalists, better listeners, and ultimately, better people in general. What we learn about our blind spots may not always be pleasant, but it can open up a whole new world we never even knew existed.

Zach Rance: The Reality Star Who Stands Out From the Rest

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 12.23.2014 | Entertainment
Shira Hirschman Weiss

We have reached a pop culture-dominating existential crisis; reality stars are getting too big for their britches or for what any "15 minutes of fame" should entail. I did not feel this way about Zach Rance, a contestant on this past season of Big Brother.

3 Things You Learn When 15 million People Suddenly Know Who You Are

Blessing Offor | Posted 12.20.2014 | Arts
Blessing Offor

It's certainly not every day that you find yourself in front of 15 million new people, performing for the judges on The Voice. That kind of sudden platform will teach you a thing or two about human nature.

Cherokee Wisdom Worth Sharing

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 12.13.2014 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

At times when we feel we have been wronged, rather than remaining in control of our emotions, we spend our energy feeding the negative emotions that lie within us.

Who's the Grownup in Your House?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

Since I'd snapped at her, we decided I should get a timeout. I congratulated myself on the creative parenting while she paused at the door. Her eyes were wet. "I won't close it," she said. "I don't want you to be scared."

The Art of Surrender

Mark Matousek | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

No spiritual awakening is possible without surrender; until we get out of the way, we're unable to feel that power that is greater than our will, deeper than our thoughts and wider than our vaunting dreams. Humility is everything, we come to see. Our wagons are hitched to a higher star.

Ice Bucket Challenge Gone Wrong: A New Challenge Proposed

Andrew Cristi | Posted 11.09.2014 | Impact
Andrew Cristi

Something that was created for a good cause took an ugly turn as some of the more foul-intentioned lemmings who participated decided to pull a nasty prank on a teen with Autism from Bay Village, Ohio.

Celebrating One Year and Many Victories

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Here at Schools for Sustainability (S4S), we are jumping for joy as we celebrate the first anniversary of our organization. In merely one year, what b...

Before You Hit 'Send': 5 Tips For Thoughtful Communication

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Too often we write an email or send a text without double-checking the content or being mindful of the tone of the message. We have no idea how that message will get interpreted. Once you hit the "send" button, it's kind of too late.

Wakefulness and Uncertainty Keep Us Humble

Leigh Roche | Posted 10.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Leigh Roche

We can't contract and try to hold things in one place, to keep things just as we like. Life moves along whether we like what is happening or not. So in regard to wakefulness, in any given moment, we need to think about what we are feeling, what is happening around us and inside us.