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Doing It Differently in 2016: Humility, Gratitude and the Resiliency of Service

Verneda White | Posted 01.08.2016 | Impact
Verneda White

As the hustle and bustle of the new year begins to subside and we start to take on having a fresh start in stride, the time has come to keep the resol...

What Kind of Leaders Are Needed for Our Rapidly Changing World?

Homaira Kabir | Posted 12.21.2015 | Business
Homaira Kabir

Perhaps the greatest characteristic of our times is the speed of change. The world we knew growing up is vastly different to the world we face today.

Are you kidding me?

Amylynn Smith | Posted 12.15.2015 | Religion
Amylynn Smith

Let's imagine you are one of those chosen by God to go and be the first to meet His Son. For years people have talked about the coming of the Messiah....

The Advent of the Kingdom

Pastor Andy Ballentine | Posted 12.10.2015 | Religion
Pastor Andy Ballentine

Where I live, in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA, Northern Hemisphere, the darkness descends early in the evening these days. I sleep for a short while a...

The Three Traits of Great Social Entrepreneurs

Alex Budak | Posted 12.03.2015 | Impact
Alex Budak

There's a bad habit in the social entrepreneurship world where we put outstanding social entrepreneurs up on a pedestal -- these incredible demigods who have accomplished something us mere mortals can only dream of.

Leadership Myth Busting

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

In his book, Leading from the Emerging Future, Otto Scharmer speaks to three pervasive leadership myths that reinforce the status quo that we observe around us. They sound like sensible propositions, but all of them send us in the wrong direction.

Five Things an 87-Year-Old Nun Taught Me About Living Life to the Fullest

John Schlimm | Posted 11.23.2015 | Religion
John Schlimm

There is a beautiful interplay between the old and the young. Lessons exchanged. Inspiration shared. Secrets and miracles handed from one to the other. This relationship is what sustains the cycle of life, and propels the world forward.

Theology in the Hands of Racist Colonialists

Craig Luekens | Posted 11.06.2015 | Religion
Craig Luekens

I know that the Church has committed untold amounts of suffering and evil in the name of Christ. (There is no religion, philosophy, or worldview, for that matter, that hasn't, all to greater or lesser degrees of distortion).

7 Things I Learned From a 10-day Meditation Retreat

Hugo Amsellem | Posted 11.05.2015 | Religion
Hugo Amsellem

Last month I did a Vipassana meditation retreat. The pitch is fairly simple: No talking, no writing, no reading for 10 days, meditating 10 hours a day. Here's what I learned during this retreat!

Attention, Addiction, and Technology

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Arthur Rosenfeld

As a Taoist, what I see most here is a lack of balance. I see a lack of harmony. I see an unbridled and excessive turning away from nature in favor of human-built worlds that may be more comfortable and titillating, but are far less intricate, sublime, and ultimately rewarding. I see, too, the addictive power of our technology and the consequences that addiction has on the world we actually inhabit.

A Steady Diet of Wonder and Awe

David Bennett | Posted 11.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
David Bennett

As the hot days on the beach are past and autumn air is becoming crisp, we may have lost our sense of awe. A new steady diet of wonder can help. Not l...

Grace Beyond the Noise

Craig Luekens | Posted 11.02.2015 | Religion
Craig Luekens

True humility doesn't erase our differences, it respects them, tries to understand them, and listens even when there's mutual exclusivity.

The One Choice You Need to Make Today -- and Every Day -- to Live the Life You Were Born to Live

Julie Cantrell | Posted 10.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Julie Cantrell

Tragedy, betrayal, abandonment, abuse, financial ruin, and illness? I've survived it all. And I refuse to let any of this harden me. I am here to love and be loved with an open and humble heart. And so are you.

Spiritual or Spiritual By-Pass

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 10.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Spirituality, like all human endeavors, can be reshaped in order to avoid the tough stuff of life. Nothing can be more demanding than deepening and broadening our psychological maturity. An ancient definition of the word psyche is soul. We can say there is soul work to do.

Good Advice For When You Get A Bad Review

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 10.22.2016 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

If I'm feeling a bit too confident and need an instant dose of humility, I read some bad reviews about my latest book. This self-inflicted pain is sure to temporarily destroy my positive attitude and slaughter the pretentious belief that I am a writer.

Recipe for Humble Pie

Kerstin Auer | Posted 10.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kerstin Auer

Eating a slice - or two - of Humble Pie is an experience everyone should have. In fact, I think it should be a regular part of the menu. Humble pie ta...

Phyllis Tickle: A Personal Reflection

Jack Levison | Posted 09.25.2016 | Religion
Jack Levison

Phyllis Tickle died in her sleep this week, after four months of living with cancer. Phyllis is known to the publishing world as a powerhouse.

Hindus and Catholics: Reasons for Mutual Respect and Reverence

Anantanand Rambachan | Posted 09.22.2016 | Religion
Anantanand Rambachan

Respectful relationships do not insist on sameness of vision or the relinquishing of our distinctive theological commitments. In fact, our differences may be the places of our deepest learning from each other.

Dust to Dust, or How Cherry Blossoms Can Remind Us to Appreciate Life

Chris Corbett | Posted 08.27.2016 | 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. They ...

Bigotry in Numbers: Why Academics Look Down on Evangelicals

David Briggs | Posted 08.25.2016 | 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 08.21.2016 | 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 Didi...

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. Google’...

5 Steps to Turn Suffering Into Blessing

Jennie Lee | Posted 08.10.2016 | 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. Il...

The Need to Matter

Homaira Kabir | Posted 08.03.2016 | 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 07.13.2016 | 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.