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The Secret to My Father's Legendary Calm

Brenda Keesal | Posted 11.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brenda Keesal

Over two rocking years ago, an aneurysm burst on my father's infected aorta, he coughed blood, his eyes rolled in his head and he died in my mother'...

#113 The Legacy of the Acorn

Rachael Freed | Posted 11.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rachael Freed

I often wished that when I was young someone had whispered into my ear, "You are a beautiful soul." But now I wish someone had whispered, "You matter,...

When Motherhood Is A Mirror

Jessica Wolstenholm | Posted 11.06.2015 | Parents
Jessica Wolstenholm

My voice is a mirror of my mother's, and so is my face. I've heard others remark that the resemblance is uncanny. I look just like her when she was my age. I often gaze at photos of her later in life, peering into my future face.

How Will You Be Remembered by Your Children and Grandchildren?

Robert Mauterstock | Posted 10.29.2015 | Fifty
Robert Mauterstock

The last six months of my father's life, I visited him every week in his rehab facility. He was desperately trying to get well enough to return home. Because of his Parkinson's disease he could no longer swallow and as a result couldn't eat normally. But he could talk. And we would talk for hours every time I visited him.

5 Words My Ex Uses to Describe Me

Shandra Carlson | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Shandra Carlson

Let's be clear. With any broken relationship comes some element of pain. We are created for connection, not disconnection. The story behind the brea...

The Whispers From Children's Hearts Foundation

Ira Israel | Posted 10.02.2015 | Los Angeles
Ira Israel

Leaving a legacy is a vital archetype in our culture. When we think of the men and woman who have changed the course of history by living their highest purposes, it is their legacies that we are recalling.

How Boehner Can 'Clean House': One Sentence to Prevent Government Shutdowns Forever

Paul Abrams | Posted 09.27.2015 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The small band of Tea Party radicals wields its power because most other Republican members of Congress are cowed by the primary threats if they do not adhere strictly to Tea Party dictates. Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has had his life as speaker made miserable by this dynamic.

Slowing The Race That Never Was

Jeremy Shure | Posted 09.08.2015 | Impact
Jeremy Shure

In parallel, technology has launched a drop-down drag-out fight for our attention through social channels, and external validation manifests itself through likes, favorites, shares and retweets. We love external validation.

The Legacies of Autumn #111

Rachael Freed | Posted 08.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rachael Freed

Reflection When August's Tips&Tools about PLAY evoked so many reader responses, I decided to share just a few before we move to September's ...

Legacy Writing: The Value of Play #110

Rachael Freed | Posted 08.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rachael Freed

Reflection In a sling for six weeks this spring, I had lots of time to reflect on my life and what I want my legacy to be. One of the things I t...

How is Your Own Meeting of Families?

Catherine Nagle | Posted 08.22.2015 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

With all the excitement about Pope Francis's upcoming visit to Philadelphia, I've been thinking about my own family, hoping that I'm on the right path. And this is what I realized: that most of us have two types of personalities inside us and the only way to balance them is through God.

Julian Bond's Final Gift | Posted 08.26.2015 | Black Voices

By: Asha French Since I heard the news of Julian Bond's passing on Saturday, I have not been able to shake my memory of the story he told at Emory...

Ling-Su Chinn: A Living Inspiration

Renata M. Black | Posted 08.18.2015 | Impact
Renata M. Black

Paradigm Shifters is a series of interviews with a select group of women and men from eclectic walks of life. It will highlight unspoken, real life insights on how they have been able to turn weakness into strength.

How to Keep Your Peace and Say Your Piece in a Hyper-Sensitive Culture

Maimah Karmo | Posted 08.18.2015 | Impact
Maimah Karmo

I was talking with my daughter recently. She told me a friend had made a comment to her, and she'd thought nothing of it; then afterwards, the frien...

The Secret Ingredient In Irish Spaghetti Sauce

Kristy L. Moore | Posted 08.10.2015 | Women
Kristy L. Moore

Here I am, standing in my kitchen over a pot of my grandmother's "gravy." Having made it only a few times, I am not yet fully confident in my abilities that I could make it as well as she did. I am fully confident, however, that I have finally discovered its secret ingredient.

My Mentor Never Gave His Last Lecture

Adam Grant | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Adam Grant

To millions of beloved readers, Jeff Zaslow was the advice columnist who replaced Ann Landers and the bestselling author who captured our hearts with moving books like The Last Lecture with Randy Pausch. But to me and countless other writers, Jeff was a devoted mentor who gave countless hours of his time and energy to help aspiring authors.

The Light and Wonder: A Tribute to Mark Sternlicht

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 07.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

I discovered yesterday that Mark was the inventor of the portable flashlight; a tool to illuminate the darkness. In my mind, as we have heard today fr...

I Hope My Daughter Has Hardships

Ariel Swift | Posted 07.15.2015 | Parents
Ariel Swift

I am working on building strength. Not just strength to survive incredible hardships like my mother, but strength to thrive. I have the audacity to reach and fail, and come back reaching higher. I am looking forward to seeing my daughter find her way. I am looking forward to hearing her dreams and seeing her steps.

Legacy Writing: Gratitude for Life and Health

Rachael Freed | Posted 07.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rachael Freed

This month I propose we reflect and write to loved ones about gratitude, beginning with the little things, the things we take for granted, like the mi...

Love at First Flight: The Story of Ammed and Estefani Tuniziani

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 07.07.2015 | Arts
Johnathan Lee Iverson

Of all the many trapeze artists I've had the pleasure to present, not a single one ever considered such a career in flight as a plan B or something to hold them over until their real dream kicked in. The trapeze is either for you or it is not.

The Rebbe and Me -- A Tribute to the Lubavitcher Rebbe

Rabbi Pinchas Allouche | Posted 06.22.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Pinchas Allouche

The Rebbe's attention to my cry changed my life. Without a doubt, the attention that we will devote -- in the Rebbe's honor -- to someone else's cry, will also change other lives, heal our world, and carry on the Rebbe's shining legacy, for eternity.

What's a Dad Good For?

Millie Grenough | Posted 06.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Millie Grenough

my dad - used with permission That's my Dad, Edgar Robert Grenough. Long gone, but his spirit lives on. What was special about Dad? When I asked my...

Reframing Entrepreneurship

Jeremy Shure | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
Jeremy Shure

I've spent years as a Techstars mentor to over ten programs. I spend my days fostering invention, and I've created a national practice group representing emerging companies. I have wonderful mentors who are entrepreneurs, and I live, breathe, and write about startups, execution, legacy and impact.

Our Father's Legacies

Diana M. Raab | Posted 06.10.2015 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

While some people might believe that we should honor loved ones every day, it's nice to have a special day put aside to celebrate and to highlight the role and influence of fathers in our lives and in society as a whole.

Legacy Writing: A Tool to Discover and Communicate Values

Rachael Freed | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachael Freed

This winter I invited the women who were in legacy facilitator training with me to do a short writing exercise, not for the purpose of discerning values, but to provide a sense of generations, an appreciation of life and our mortality, and to address two of our universal needs: wanting to be known and remembered.