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Humility

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...

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.

Finding Meaning in a Digital Age

Homaira Kabir | Posted 08.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Homaira Kabir

Photo credit: Joel Montes de Oca "Had I been blessed with even limited access to my own mind, there would have been no reason to write". ~ Joan Did...

Google's New 'Low Key' CEO Is So On Trend

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business

Google just appointed a new CEO. And he’s not like the brash, high-profile boy wunderkinds we’ve come to expect/dread in the tech world. G...

5 Steps to Turn Suffering Into Blessing

Jennie Lee | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennie Lee

The process of personal growth is a type of alchemy. If engaged with consciously, it is possible to transform the pain of life into great strength. ...

The Need to Matter

Homaira Kabir | Posted 08.04.2015 | Parents
Homaira Kabir

This past week has been strangely satisfying. I am visiting my brother's family and spending time with his three little ones. They are all under the age of 10, and the youngest who is 3, follows me around like my shadow and insists that I am a part of everything she does.

Manger Tarte au Humble (Eating Humble Pie)

Sarah Thebarge | Posted 07.13.2015 | Travel
Sarah Thebarge

Recently I spent a weekend in Paris before flying to Togo, where I'll be volunteering at a hospital for a few months. I had a layover in Ethiopia, so I sat on the floor with my laptop and wrote a list of 10 ways to spot an American in Paris, drawn from recent observations.

The Virtue of Pride

Howard J. Curzer | Posted 07.09.2015 | Religion
Howard J. Curzer

Christianity has traditionally considered pride to be a sin, and many secular thinkers today agree that we need more humility. On the other hand, a glance at the self-help sections of bookstores reveals that pride (usually called "self-esteem") is desired by many.

Can Being Humble Ironically Make You a Powerful Leader?

Donna Labermeier | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

Can being humble make you a powerful leader? I believe the answer to this question is a resounding, "Yes!" However, most people in positions of pow...

Hindu Pride and the Future of Hinduism

Anantanand Rambachan | Posted 07.01.2015 | Religion
Anantanand Rambachan

We are not flawless and the Hindu past is not unblemished. The future of our tradition, however, is not contingent on a perfect past or on immunity to criticism in the present. It depends on its ability to address human problems and to promote the flourishing of all human beings.

The Humble Photographer

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 06.08.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

His professional pride came from his talent to cajole a cranky baby to giggle, his ability to evoke a smile from a petulant schoolboy and his desire to create the perfect pose for a nervous bride.

Google This: Jean Vanier and What It Means to Be Human

David Briggs | Posted 06.08.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

What kind of a world would it be if the stories and ideas that captured our attention reflected our common humanity? What if key search engine optimization terms were words like kindness, tenderness, forgiveness and humility?

Humble Leader: Oxymoron or Winning Combination

Terri Wallin | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Terri Wallin

Can you be a leader and possess humility? Hopefully you have already come to the same conclusion as me -- "humble leader" is a winning combination.

Want to Do Big Things? Make Yourself Small

Dov Seidman | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business
Dov Seidman

It's a question I've been asking myself for years now and one I try to ask the CEOs, business owners and managers I come into contact with. (Notice I didn't say leaders I come in contact with. A title doesn't automatically confer leadership. Too often, it's a quality we take for granted, assuming that authority comes with a position.)

Humility and the Presidency

Terry Newell | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Terry Newell

As the field of presidential candidates grows, so does the absolute certainty with which they claim to understand what ails the nation and how to fix it.

The Humble King

Jennifer Knapp | Posted 05.17.2015 | Entertainment
Jennifer Knapp

I never saw B.B. King perform live or ever met him in person, yet I carry with me a lesson that he taught me many years ago. What B.B. taught me is that it is not so much talent that lifts us up, but rather it is the story of our "inner man" and character that ultimately defines us.

How (And Why) To Be Humble When You Parent

Donna Wick, Ed.D | Posted 05.15.2015 | Parents
Donna Wick, Ed.D

It's funny that we don't speak more about humility when we talk about parenting. God knows, if anything is humbling, it's the experience of being a parent.

An Investing Anti-Prediction

Jonathan K. DeYoe | Posted 06.25.2015 | Money
Jonathan K. DeYoe

The key is to understand that it is all part of a natural process of unfolding futures mixed with emotional investors, and then to NOT get overly emotional about it. You cannot predict or control either of them. And, if you have a long time-horizon, it doesn't matter.

Practicing Benedictine Values in a Modern World

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 06.15.2015 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

Although Saint Benedict walked this earth more than 1,500 years ago, his teachings remain relevant in today's business world. This is especially true for higher education.

The Mandate of Jesus on Maundy Thursday

Sarah Thebarge | Posted 06.02.2015 | Religion
Sarah Thebarge

The root of every problem in the world is the absence of love, and so the infusion of love must be the beginning of every solution. Jesus invites us to follow our Master's example, and reminds us that by taking this posture, we will be obeying all of his commands.

Why Nice People Make Better Lovers

David Briggs | Posted 05.31.2015 | Science
David Briggs

Good teeth. A sense of humor. Physically attractive. Can be trusted. Dresses well. Easy to talk to. These are some of the common features men and women say they look for in a partner. But new research is suggesting another overlooked quality may be a key to lasting relationships: humility.

9 Signs You Will Be Exceptionally Successful

| Jeff Haden | Posted 03.23.2015 | Small Business

It's not that hard to be successful. But it is hard to be incredibly successful. Yet we all hope to achieve exceptional success (something we all d...

Are Black Americans the Most Religious -- and Virtuous -- of All?

David Briggs | Posted 04.29.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

In a nation where rising numbers of people are dropping out of organized religion, one dynamic religious movement continues to display remarkable strength. The black church.

#1 Most Important Ingredient to the Success of Marriage

Scott Gornto | Posted 04.22.2015 | 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 04.21.2015 | 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."