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One Woman's Life in Discovery

Barbara A. Bernard | Posted 11.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara A. Bernard

Physician, pilot, poet, and musician Nancy Elliott Sydnam lives in discovery every day. Originally from Washington State, she spent the last 20 years ...

It's Not What You Say: Lessons from the 2016 U.S. Election Outcome

Joan Michelson | Posted 11.14.2016 | Business
Joan Michelson

(Photo credit: Pinterest) "(A)s is so often the case with outliers, buried in that setback was a golden opportunity...But first we have to be frank a...

How to Teach Happiness at School

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 11.01.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

By Ilona Boniwell Health is part of every public-school education. But what is health? It's more than just nutrition and gym class. As early as ...

Piece Of Mind vs. Peace Of Mind

Melanie Young | Posted 09.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

Listening is not just about what you hear around you. It's also listening to your inner voice. And it's "listening" to someone's body language and how he or she is expressing him/herself by remaining silent. Much can be heard without anyone saying a word if you are perceptive.

Are You Listening?

prataap patrose | Posted 09.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
prataap patrose

We have all become good at communicating out but not communicating in. We want to be heard but we are not able or willing to hear.

What's The Deal With Colin Kaepernick?

Patrick Vaughn | Posted 09.16.2016 | Religion
Patrick Vaughn

The racial tensions confronting us are painfully puzzling and deeply disturbing. The deterioration of civil discourse across our country is alarming.

When We Need Empathy From Our Partner But Receive Judgment

Nancy Colier | Posted 09.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Nancy Colier

Try it out for a day: be mindful of your moment to moment choices between empathy and judgment--not just for others but for yourself as well. Try seeing from and through the vulnerability parts of yourself and others, and notice where it takes you, inside and out.

The Grand Canyon

Ellie Newman | Posted 09.14.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

Sometimes when we are trying to communicate with another person it can feel like crossing the Grand Canyon. There can be a huge chasm between the message we are intending to send and the message that is actually received. We can even tell someone while delivering our intended message that we aren't criticizing them, or that we aren't trying to hurt their feelings, but they still end up hurt and feeling criticized.

The sky is blue. The sky is beautiful. What's more useful?

Peter Aceto | Posted 09.13.2016 | Business
Peter Aceto

Two people can look at the same situation at the same time yet still see different things. For this reason, among many, humans are endlessly fascinati...

When Did We Stop Listening?

Yasmin Khan | Posted 09.02.2016 | Impact
Yasmin Khan

It's hard to watch or read the news these days. I can't tell if times are just exponentially worse than they once were or if all the horrible things that were always there are just being constantly thrown in my face every time I connect to WiFi. It's depressing, and I know I'm not the only one who feels this way. Still, I keep consuming, because no good will ever come from ignorance.

10 Tips On Living A Mentally Healthy Life

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Living an emotionally healthy life is crucial to the well-being and productivity of children and adults. With our fast paced society and sometimes ca...

Changing Schools? 5 Parenting Tips On How Parents Help Kids Cope

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.31.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Reassuring them might be a way to stretch yourself to reassure yourself as well. If your kids see you coping in an upbeat way they will absorb that manner which will help them believe in you and themselves.

How To Deal With Grief: Life, Loss And Healing The Soul

Maimah Karmo | Posted 08.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Maimah Karmo

"Grief is forever. It doesn't go away; it becomes a part of you. I will never stop grieving... That's just how it is. Grief and love are conjoined, yo...

The Rise of Trumpiness

Martin Boroson | Posted 08.16.2016 | Politics
Martin Boroson

Someday, perhaps, we will look back on Donald Trump and realize that he did us a service, albeit unintentionally. By providing an extreme example--a caricature--of who we might become, he gave us a real wakeup call. But this won't happen until we create the conditions for real conversation.

Why Fix It?

Jennifer McCrea | Posted 08.15.2016 | Impact
Jennifer McCrea

Fixing and helping create a distance between people, but we cannot serve at a distance. We can only serve that to which we are profoundly connected. ...

Deep Listening

Arjuna Ardagh | Posted 08.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Arjuna Ardagh

Michelangelo perfectly captures that moment. David is holding his rock, knowing that he has the skill to take down the giant. He has an expression of calm equanimity and confidence. His whole being is saying, "I can do this. I've got it."

When You Have No Idea How To Comfort Someone

Wendy Lustbader | Posted 08.12.2016 | Fifty
Wendy Lustbader

There are times in life when we are called upon to be comforting but words fail us. Not knowing what to say, we don't pick up the phone or pay a visit when someone we know has suffered a devastating loss or a loved one is enduring an incapacitating illness. We feel guilty.

The Art of People: 11 Simple People Skills That Will Get You Everything You Want

Pam Nochlin | Posted 08.03.2016 | Home
Pam Nochlin

Dave Kerpen, Founder & CEO of Likeable Local, a social media agency and NY Times best-selling author recently published; "The Art of People: 11 Simple People Skills That Will Get You Everything You Want."

Raising Daughters: Sometimes Dads Just Need to Listen

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 07.27.2016 | Parents
Lisa Abeyta

Two years ago today, my father died. It was a difficult experience for my mother and my siblings, and still today I miss him. I miss seeing him work...


Heather Wagoner | Posted 08.07.2016 | Women
Heather Wagoner

Being listened to is so close to being loved that sometimes your brain can't tell the difference. There is so much about being human that is associat...

Compassionate Listening

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 07.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Hyder Zahed

"Do your best to practice compassionate listening. Do not listen for the sole purpose of judging, criticizing or analyzing. Listen only to help the ot...

Why I Don't 'Go Away!'

Tosha Schore, M.A. | Posted 07.05.2016 | Parents
Tosha Schore, M.A.

Sometimes it feels like my son is deliberately trying to push me over into that parenting place where my thinking stops and feelings rule. Where final...

The Benefit Of Shutting Up: A Letter To The Social Media Generation

Hannah Rosenboom | Posted 06.21.2016 | Impact
Hannah Rosenboom

I truly believe we could go places together -- we could change things -- if we'd only recover the lost art of listening.

Truly Smart People Have One Skill That Others Often Don't

Quora | Posted 06.20.2016 | Business

Why are some very smart people so quiet? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by peopl...

The Power of the Question: Could Better Listening Make for a Better Country?

Kim Douglass Marin | Posted 06.16.2016 | Impact
Kim Douglass Marin

David Brooks wrote a piece recently about the rise of Donald Trump. Brooks, like so many, has been blindsided by Trump's success.