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Policing Human Biases

Krishna Pendyala | Posted 07.26.2016 | Impact
Krishna Pendyala

It seems that every day, we wake up to another headline about police violence or tense race relations in our country. There is constantly another shoo...

Put Down The Pitchforks, Pokemon Go Players Aren't Hurting Anyone

Amanda Redhead | Posted 07.22.2016 | Technology
Amanda Redhead

I'll admit that I am not a fan of the Pokemon Go craze that is sweeping the nation. This past weekend my social media feeds were awash with players st...

People Like That: Using Inclusivity To Avoid Harmful Generalizations

Kim Mecca | Posted 06.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kim Mecca

"People like this... Women like that.... Children like those..." The problem with generalizations is that people aren't just one thing. Human beings...

Where to Find Wisdom in the Body

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

Though HRV may play a role in wisdom, Grossman thinks that there isn't a lot one can do to change it--it's more a matter of individual differences. But, he says, we may want to consider training people in impartial, third-person perspective taking to help them be wiser in life, whether they have high HRV or not.

The Art of Nonverbal Power Dynamics

Janet Odgis | Posted 05.23.2016 | Business
Janet Odgis

Amy Cuddy, an associate professor at Harvard Business School and a renowned TED speaker, recently gave a talk at the Women Presidents' Organization Conference 2016 on the topic of nonverbal power dynamics, also known (outside of academic circles) as body language.

What You Don't See When I'm On My Phone Around My Children

Angela Ashton Smith | Posted 05.23.2016 | Parents
Angela Ashton Smith

I take photos of my children, and in moments when they seem to feel less than special, I pull them out and we retell the stories within them. I use them as a tool to help them remember the details of those moments.

Hilary Duff Wears Short Shorts to Drop-Off and So Do I..

Mara Menachem | Posted 05.10.2016 | Parents
Mara Menachem

Lately, the subject of what parents (always pointed toward women) wear to drop their offspring off at school is a hot topic - aren't we lucky? Another way we as women get to be judged (yay!). It

If a Dandelion Had a Ted Talk: Mastering Creative Integrity & Your Critics

Kat Cowley | Posted 05.02.2016 | Good News
Kat Cowley

Ted Talks have changed the way we instigate & replenish passions around the world. No longer do you need a conference ticket, several hundred dollars ...

The Toy-Snatching Mother (She's a Friend of Mine)

Aileen Jones-Monahan | Posted 05.03.2016 | Parents
Aileen Jones-Monahan

We want our children to learn to share, right? To grow up and let the neighbors have some squash from the garden? Let a friend borrow their jacket on a chilly night... and not just because they want something in return, right?

A Stowaway, a Black Sheep, and a Wedding

Janet Bertolus | Posted 04.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Janet Bertolus

I decided right then and there, in the midst of this family of strangers, to declare my status. "I guess not. You know, I'm a black sheep."

Don't Drink the Hater-Aid: Unmasking the Cult of Perfect Parenting

Erin Johnson | Posted 04.14.2016 | Parents
Erin Johnson

What works for us may not work for someone else. It doesn't mean we're right and they're wrong. Why must we always seek to prove or justify the choices we've made raising our kids?

Open Your Mind, Heart, and Will

Pekka Pirhonen | Posted 04.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Pekka Pirhonen

Cynicism distracts me from my feelings, makes empathy impossible, helping others embarrassing, listening difficult. Nothing really inspires and touches your heart, nothing wakes your childlike curiosity.

Unwrapping The Gifts While Weathering The Wrath of Spilled Truth

Jami Tennille | Posted 03.18.2016 | Women
Jami Tennille

For many, life is but a play. I know because I had a part in one for a long time and shared confessions with others who themselves felt to be trapped...

Walk a Day in My Shoes

Mim Jenkinson | Posted 02.26.2016 | Women
Mim Jenkinson

Walk a day in my shoes. Feel my fear that I'm going to lose this fight. That I might never see my children grow up, go to school, win their first competition, really talk to them, dance at their weddings. Feel sad that my children might never really know me.

My Nine-year-old Teaches Me Perspective

Heidi Allen | Posted 02.22.2016 | Parents
Heidi Allen

Everyone feels pain, vulnerability and fear. Just because someone seems strong or like they have everything together, it doesn't mean they aren't fighting their own battles. Like anyone, they need compassion and empathy.

Vulnerability at Its Finest

Harper Spero | Posted 02.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Harper Spero

I thought about my heartburn from earlier that had passed. I realized that it was self-induced. I was so terrified of this class -- the vulnerability, the criticism and the judgement that I caused myself to have physical pain.

Be an Idiot in Business and Life

Grant Cardone | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business
Grant Cardone

The word "idiot" comes from Latin and was used to describe a common person who was not educated, not worldly. It is a word used to make a person feel bad, to feel like they are missing out on something that "everyone else knows!"

WHiP It! Dive Into Your Love Drop -- A Meditation

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 01.22.2016 | Divorce
Amy Elias, MS When we attend to...

When the Judgy Pants Fit

Sarah Galla | Posted 01.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Sarah Galla

"People hasten to judge in order not to be judged themselves." -- Albert Camus I was on a drive to a doctor's appointment for one of my kids, and it...

When People Ask Why 'A Big Boy Like That' Is In A Stroller

Colleen Berge | Posted 12.31.2015 | Parents
Colleen Berge

There are many things in a child's life and about a child's development that outsiders know nothing about.

God: Not so Black-and-White

Katie Buerger | Posted 12.02.2015 | Religion
Katie Buerger

God is not black-and-white, but in fact one of the biggest "gray areas" of creation. The word of the law is precise, but God's understanding goes far beyond our own capabilities.

The Four-Letter Word HATE

Allison Toepperwein | Posted 11.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Allison Toepperwein

(DISCLAIMER: This is the most hate-filled post I will ever write. But it is a topic that needs addressing.) "You're a sociopath! You're a fraud! Good...

What's Your Sign?

Julie LeRoy | Posted 08.26.2015 | Good News
Julie LeRoy

I have dealt with every breed and every temperament out there and I can assure you harboring breed discrimination will get you bitten. We treat humans as individuals so shouldn't we treat animals as individuals, too?

How Growing Up Poor Influenced Me to Travel

Alyssa Ramos | Posted 08.24.2015 | Travel
Alyssa Ramos

If you ever see me on a plane, I'll be guaranteed to be dressed up, because to me, even flying coach with the cheapest ticket possible on a crappy airline is a huge privilege that I am grateful to have.

What's the Difference Between Judgement and Evaluation?

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

A friend of mine once told me that next to every truth stands a lie, that one person's ceiling is another's floor, and that to follow a truth is like walking a razor's edge -- it's easy to fall off in error. I find defining the difference between evaluation and judgment to be in this fine-line category.