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Humility

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.

Krishna: The Original Avatar

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 10.15.2014 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Hundreds of millions of adherents of the Hindu faith will gather together, around the world, in temples and homes, to celebrate the advent of God on Earth. This festival of the birth of Krishna is known in Hinduism as Janmastami.

7 Ways To Tell If You're A Truly Humble Person

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living

In a society where fortune favors the strong, modesty is often seen as a weakness. Climbing to the top of a corporate ladder is our modern version of ...

Why We Benefit From Eating Humble Pie

Craig Dowden | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Craig Dowden

Although this may seem like a reasonable assumption, both research and case studies highlighting the benefits of humility and vulnerability have emerged in recent years. One of my favorite real-life examples comes from Domino's Pizza.

Iraq: Humility Is the Best Option

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Our war in Iraq was fundamentally a war of choice, and it was the wrong choice -- a war fought on false pretenses and for false purposes. But this "cake-walk" became an occupation, with years of vicious and deadly street warfare, sectarian violence, constant terrorist bombings, and finally no real political solutions to unite the country.

How the Cosmos Teaches Humility to Social Media Show-offs.

Sourav Roy | Posted 08.13.2014 | Media
Sourav Roy

How effortlessly millions of worthless human 'points' have spawned that are nothing more than signboards of hollow egotistic display. So, where is that social element of social media, again? Or did I miss something?

Is #Blessed Over?

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.14.2014 | Religion

When Jesus talked about blessings, he wasn't talking about new jobs and flashy cars. What does it mean, then, when social media users take to Twitt...

Is It Sharing or Bragging? Educators Struggle With the Topic of Humility

Rae Pica | Posted 07.12.2014 | Education
Rae Pica

Why do some people think we want to know about the awards they've received? The successes they've experienced? When they tweet or blog about the great lesson they just taught, or even their opinions -- isn't that just bragging in the guise of helping others?

Trisecting a Molecule of Career Wisdom

Gil Laroya | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

A few companies ago I had the opportunity to work with a very young, very green engineer. As I started moving my out to my next startup, I had the cha...

What's Love Got to Do With It?

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 06.19.2014 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

I was struck by a question from Curtis Ogden of Interaction Institute for Social Change which boiled down to "What's love got to do with it?" As it turns out, when making a connection between values and practices, love can play a central role.

Humility, the Religious-Secular Divide and the 'Very Survival of Western Society'

David Briggs | Posted 06.14.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

The idea that there are different forms of belief and unbelief, and that many people are on a common journey to greater understanding, shines through Halik's writing and his work in promoting dialogue among religious and secular individuals.

Humbled: The Price of Wisdom

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

When we can finally come to accept our rightful place in the nature of things, we see that we are neither absolutely divine nor absolutely evil, but somewhere in between. And since that means we don't have to be perfect that's not necessarily a bad place to be.

Libertarian Purists: Libertarian on Everything -- Except Liberty

Robin Koerner | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Robin Koerner

If a libertarian world is made happy by replacing political aggression and force with the actions of people who are civil and tolerant, then we cannot expect people to come to our side if we cannot even exhibit those qualities.

Cosmic Dust

Rev. Chris Glaser | Posted 05.05.2014 | Religion
Rev. Chris Glaser

I wonder if there's another way to observe this day and the season of Lent which it inaugurates by considering where those ashes come from. I don't mean their traditional origin in last year's Palm Sunday palm fronds that are burned to ashes and mixed with oil to create an adhesive mix, but a deeper origin.

The Invisible Man: Parshat Tetzaveh

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 04.07.2014 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

Moses' name does not appear in this week's Torah portion. Why not? And how does he gain our admiration by disappearing?

What the Bible Can Teach Our Leaders About Humility

Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben, Ph.D. | Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben, Ph.D.

Just maybe our own leaders can take a clue from the leaders of the ancient world, and open their hearts and minds to embrace the power of humility and collaboration for the betterment of us all.

3 Biblical Tips to Stay Sane in Our Overloaded World

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion
Levi Ben-Shmuel

Doesn't it make sense to draw on time-tested tips to help keep us sane, grounded, and connected to what deeply matters in the process?