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The U.S. Has Become More Religiously Diverse

Rev. Donald Heckman | Posted 01.14.2017 | Religion
Rev. Donald Heckman

Many people are very discouraged by the current climate of anti-Muslim and anti-"other" rhetoric that so fills the airwaves. However, the larger reality is that we are progressing as anation towards a more positive appropriation of our rich religious diversity.

Ken Griffey Jr. Cements Legacy With Hall Of Fame Induction

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 01.06.2016 | Sports
Read More: Legacy, Sports News

Ken Griffey Jr., one of the most dynamic players in MLB history, was elected into Baseball's Hall of Fame on Wednesday night, receiving 99 percent of ...

Talkin' With Dad

Ken Reed | Posted 01.05.2017 | Sports
Ken Reed

One of the things my dad did -- of which I'm eternally grateful -- was to implant the sports virus into my soul when I was 7 years old. The world of sports has given me lifelong friends, endless entertainment, a great way to exercise, many valuable lessons and a big chunk of my career. But most importantly, a cherished bond with my dad.

God Is Our Planet

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.03.2017 | Religion
Mary Ellen Harte

The description of God changes through the prism of every human culture, but one profound universal similarity can be discerned among most cultures: God (one or many), holds dominion over the universe, including a tiny subset, Earth.

The Value of a Moment...

PJVIncent | Posted 12.31.2016 | GPS for the Soul

Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory. -- Dr. Seuss "I love the new flowerbed," my son said. He, being a perf...

The Vision Of George H.W. Bush

Richard North Patterson | Posted 12.23.2016 | Politics
Richard North Patterson

It is often said that a man's character is his fate. But the presidency magnifies character far beyond the man himself. For four years, George Bush's character was America's fate. This good man was our good fortune.

Wealthy Woman Tip: How to Create a Financial Legacy

Megan K. McAvoy | Posted 12.11.2016 | Business
Megan K. McAvoy

Let me tell you a story. My Mimi (grandmother) lived to be 95 years old. She's my favorite lady who ever lived - the type to travel all over the coun...

A Legacy of Life: The Miracle on 34th Street Remembered

Patrice Bendig | Posted 12.05.2016 | Impact
Patrice Bendig

The staples that mark the essence of the holiday season occur like clockwork on an annual basis-and are not dependent on any particular person. Despit...

Cherish Every Moment

Dani Matthews | Posted 11.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Dani Matthews

"Life is a series of moments." Jon Kabat-Zinn Are you making the most of yours? This month I was saddened, like many others, to hear the news of L...

The Secret to My Father's Legendary Calm

Brenda Keesal | Posted 11.23.2016 | 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's ...

#113 The Legacy of the Acorn

Rachael Freed | Posted 11.10.2016 | 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 11.06.2016 | 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 10.29.2016 | 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 10.28.2016 | 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 breaku...

Lisa Haisha

Ira Israel | Posted 10.01.2016 | 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 09.26.2016 | 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 09.08.2016 | 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 08.23.2016 | 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 08.23.2016 | 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 08.22.2016 | 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 08.19.2016 | 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 U...

Ling-Su Chinn: A Living Inspiration

Renata M. Black | Posted 08.18.2016 | 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 08.17.2016 | 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 friend ...

The Secret Ingredient In Irish Spaghetti Sauce

Kristy L. Moore | Posted 08.10.2016 | 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 08.05.2016 | 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.