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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

EBONY.com | Posted 08.26.2015 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

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.

On Memorial Day, 10 Tips To Help Children Who Have Lost A Loved One

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

Whatever the age of your child, there are many ways that children of all ages can remember the love and celebrate the lives of loved ones on Memorial Day weekend and every day.

5 Ways To Reframe Aging With Subtlety And Grace

Joan Moran | Posted 05.16.2015 | Fifty
Joan Moran

Recognizing that you are undergoing subtle changes in the aging process require less literal thought and more mindful awareness.

The Legacy I Didn't Know I Wanted

Amy Mullis | Posted 05.12.2015 | Fifty
Amy Mullis

Now that I'm in the stage of life where good advice usually involves a recipe loaded with fiber, I realize that what Mama left me was a handbook for life.

My Thank You To Leslie

Brian Akers | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Brian Akers

Leslie was the kindest and most loving human being I've ever known. She was genuine in her interest in others and would do anything to support and encourage their success.

Don't Just Stand There -- Do Something Holy

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 05.04.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

You have heard this passage from the Talmud many times before -- but it's still true -- one who saves one life is as if they saved an entire world. The funds that you provide will help sustain people in dire need.

5 Ways to Leave a Great Legacy

Joan Moran | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Joan Moran

Leaving a legacy is an important part of your life's work. A legacy develops from a life dedicated to self-reflection and purpose. What will be revealed and what will endure is a truthful and value driven body of living.

Lou Szucs: Genealogical Hero

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.31.2015 | Good News
Megan Smolenyak

That's why I count myself lucky to still have a hero in Loretto "Lou" Szucs, and I'm far from alone. Within the genealogical world, Lou is loved and respected by all and has been for decades. Today, she is retiring as Vice President of Community Relations of Ancestry.com.

5 Simple Ways To Express Gratitude And Other Lessons I Learned From My Mom

Jacqueline Whitmore | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jacqueline Whitmore

When you keep a journal, you can look back and remember how much you have to be thankful for during the times when life doesn't seem to be going your way.