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Clergy who are humble, accessible may boost their own health as well as the congregation's

David Briggs | Posted 01.20.2017 | Religion
David Briggs

It is the rare sermon that has a shelf life much past Sunday dinner. But one that still stands out for humility scholar Peter Hill of Biola Universit...

Lessons in Non-Judgment

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 01.09.2017 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

In the Sermon on the Mount, Christ commanded us not to judge one another: Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you wi...

The gift of life, helping the stranger and a 'honeymoon effect?' for pastors

David Briggs | Posted 12.12.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

Scattershots from around the world of religion research, with special attention to findings indicating who is more likely to be nice this holiday seas...

How to Find Prejudice Hidden in Our Words

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 11.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

By Jenn Director Knudsen Language can reveal our hidden beliefs and biases, such as the assumption that men are stronger at science than women, or b...

How To Survive A Social Media Debate About Trump

Greg Kushnick, Psy.D. | Posted 09.26.2016 | Politics
Greg Kushnick, Psy.D.

Feel free to express yourself, but stop and think about the point of getting so upset with people who you judge as having the wrong viewpoint on which candidate is right for America.

Every Accusation Is An Autobiography

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 09.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Linda: Bill was the playful one of the pair. He had a job, but striving, worry, and stress were not his style. Hard-working, serious Michelle didn't ...

Answer These 4 Questions For The Perfect Self-Therapy Session

Greg Kushnick, Psy.D. | Posted 09.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Greg Kushnick, Psy.D.

This post was originally published on Techealthiest for Self-Therapy Month. Get ready to jumpstart a wave of psychological lightness. Answer the...

Anthony Weiner's Downfall Is A Lesson In Human Nature

Krishna Pendyala | Posted 08.31.2016 | Politics
Krishna Pendyala

While Anthony Weiner isn't learning from his mistakes, his pattern of self-sabotage offers us all the chance to be wise and learn from him. No matter what level of success one has achieved or how smart they appear on paper, they are doomed to repeat their mistakes and ensure their own downfall, if they choose to ignore their conditioning and the invisible forces that hijack their better judgment.

Find Freedom From Toxic People!

Guy Finley | Posted 08.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Guy Finley

Those with whom we assemble, we soon resemble! This simple old saying hides a deep Truth that can enlighten and empower every aspect of our lives: W...

Short People (and Other Labels)

Ryan Phipps | Posted 08.21.2016 | Religion
Ryan Phipps

A PICTURE My spouse and I took our kids to the library at Bryant Park last week. You may not know this, but it was Winnie the Pooh's 95th birthday,...

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...

Please Stop The Judgment -- From A Grieving Mom

Sheri Roaf | Posted 07.20.2016 | Parents
Sheri Roaf

Our 18 month old son died when my car hit him and myself in my driveway. The easiest way to explain to people is ‘car accident’ even though he was...

History Will Judge Today's Christians According To These 4 Questions

Stephen Mattson | Posted 07.14.2016 | Religion
Stephen Mattson

You can look back in history and criticize Christians for failing to follow Jesus during some of the world's darkest moments, but today's Christians will also be judged according to their actions, and here are four moral questions facing today's Christians.

How To Become 20 Percent Happier Through One Mental Exercise

Greg Kushnick, Psy.D. | Posted 06.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Greg Kushnick, Psy.D.

This post was originally published on Techealthiest. Do you REALLY want to know an easy way to find headspace and live a happier life? After helping...

The Importance Of Minding Your Online Manners

Kate Stone Matheson | Posted 06.21.2016 | Women
Kate Stone Matheson

Words hurt like hell, and it's the height of bad manners to use them as weapons, especially if you have the intelligence to do so.

Worshipping alone: Studies find divorce retains its sting in faith communities

David Briggs | Posted 06.10.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

m The religious stigma surrounding divorce remains a powerful source of anguish for believers, but few congregations have ministries for people recov...

The Eye of the Beholder

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 06.08.2016 | Women
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

I was struck by the depth of her hue. The flawless, velvet nature of her skin commanded my attention. There was something evocative about this image. ...

The Eye of the Beholder

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 06.07.2016 | Women
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

I was struck by the depth of her hue. The flawless, velvet nature of her skin commanded my attention. There was something evocative about this image. For me, it captured the essence of beauty, majesty, stillness and groundedness.

Excuse Me While I Lather My Child In This Toxic Death Cream

Sarah Kallies | Posted 06.03.2016 | Parents
Sarah Kallies

I've had it. Please, and I mean this from the bottom of my overly exhausted heart, take your scientific pie chart and shove it.

Enough With the Mom Shaming Already -- Animals Are NOT People

Kal Ross | Posted 06.01.2016 | Parents
Kal Ross

Did I miss something? When the f*ck did an animal's life become more important than one of a human?

The Cincinnati Zoo Incident Makes Me Wonder What Happened To The Village

Andi Curry | Posted 05.31.2016 | Parents
Andi Curry

Where's the village, people? She didn't intentionally drop her child into the enclosure. She lost sight of her toddler and a terrible chain of events ensued.

The Cincinnati Zoo Mother Deserves Empathy, Not Judgment

Courtney Perry | Posted 05.31.2016 | Parents
Courtney Perry

It is a horrible situation, but even more upsetting to me is the public backlash that has taken place since the incident happened. It's not an issue about whether or not we value the life of an animal or human more; it's about doing what is so obviously right in an impossibly difficult situation.

6 Ways to Make Faster Decisions (Infographic)

Larry Kim | Posted 05.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Larry Kim

Draw a hard line between the good choices and bad; there's no point mulling over things that just aren't good for you. Of course, you should always trust your gut. Your gut feeling is based on all of those previous experiences and intuitive feelings you may not understand or even remember, but it won't lead you astray.

Is Your Congregation a Clergy Killer? How Churchgoers Matter to Mental Health of Pastors

David Briggs | Posted 04.29.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

Clergy who serve flocks that support them in their times of need and let their pastors know how much they mean to them are much more likely to be satisfied in their ministry and have a higher quality of life, according to a new study.

The Bridge From Judgment to Nurturance: Considering the Pope's Message

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.23.2017 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Recently, Pope Francis surprised much of the world by advising that the Catholic Church nurture rather than judge single parents, gay people and unma...