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Open Minded

Open Heart, Open Mind

Phillip Mountrose | Posted 09.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Phillip Mountrose

How open-hearted and open-minded are you? Surely, it's better than being close-hearted and close-minded. Open-hardheartedness is associated with b...

How Do We Grow?

Lisa Rosas | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Rosas

If you are interested in growth and development you will have power to evolve and create new patterns. We are conditioned at a young age to build a fo...

Angry Old Men -- Quo Vadis America?

Dr. Dr. phil. Immanuel Fruhmann | Posted 02.01.2017 | Politics
Dr. Dr. phil. Immanuel Fruhmann

It is not the USA that is in decline, but it is their rule, and an America of the past, in which they were in charge.

If More American's Traveled Overseas Our Perceptions of People and Places Would Change

Nicholas Kontis | Posted 12.18.2016 | Travel
Nicholas Kontis

Nicholas Kontis - Making Tamales With Local Women in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Travel was instilled into my blood at an early age. When I was 12 years,...

Why Sitting Still May Be The Key To Transcending Our Differences

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 10.20.2015 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on Let’s talk about the mystery of political polarity. How intractable is it, really? The U.S. has been fam...

Why You Don't Need to Go Across the World to Experience Travel

College Tourist | Posted 09.23.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

Have you ever heard of that saying "life begins at the end of your comfort zone?" Well, the same goes for travel.

Why Open-Minded People Live Happier Lives

Unwritten | Posted 08.26.2016 | Women

Changing our opinions broadens our perspectives. Sometimes, changing our opinions helps us admit our mistakes. The more we change our opinions, the more we learn.

How to Survive a Boring Dinner Partner

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Imagine yourself at a dinner "stuck" next to someone who is rambling on about something you have no interest in. "How can this person be so boring?" y...

How to Be Less Judgmental

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Alicia T. Glenn

By not assuming that your initial thought about something is truth, it allows you to consider potential alternatives that explain an appearance or behavior. Therefore, you should give people the benefit of the doubt.

The Troubling Rise of Thoughtcrime on College Campuses

Michael Shammas | Posted 08.09.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

I wish I could have expressed surprise at the Class of 2014's immature reaction to the possibility of hearing conservative opinions at their commencement addresses last month; but my own college experiences taught me otherwise.

Top 10 Most and Least Open-Minded Cities for Finding Love

Jess Carbino | Posted 07.06.2014 | Women
Jess Carbino

Dating is not easy. Geography not only can complicate existing relationships, but relationships that have not yet formed. The next time you are searching for love be sure to consider where you are looking for love!

Nelson Mandela's Leadership Legacy to Us

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 12.08.2014 | Black Voices
Robert V. Taylor

When Mandela reappeared on the world stage on February 11, 1990 he told the world, "Our long march to freedom is irreversible." In that moment it was clear he had never left the world stage; he was re-entering it with even greater moral gravitas.

The Art of Reconsidering

Garret Kramer | Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Garret Kramer

Your feelings come from the inside (from your thinking) only. Simply grab hold of this principle and see how easy it becomes to override your judgmental dispositions, find loving and inspiring feelings, and uncover a fresh outlook about anything.

Cora Neumann: Sometimes, It's Good to Breathe

Cora Neumann | Posted 08.01.2013 | Women
Cora Neumann

In order to move our powerful and important work to the next level, we must remember to breathe. To contemplate. To take a step back and critically analyze our progress, approach and the level of thoughtful engagement we are giving to our work and mission.

Open Up Your Mind and Let Your Brain Shut Off

Sharon Hill | Posted 07.29.2013 | Weird News
Sharon Hill

If you refuse to admit you might be wrong -- rejecting the evidence and the plausible alternatives in order to hold on to a cherished belief -- and nothing can convince you otherwise... then who's the closed-minded one?

We Must Act

Dan Butin | Posted 03.24.2013 | College
Dan Butin

Justice for me requires action, however imperfect and partial. Justice demands that we accomplish real goals for real people. Such on-the-ground actions rarely get noticed, often get waylaid, and are almost never completely successful.

The Shifting Morass of Morals

Garry Gilfoy | Posted 12.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Garry Gilfoy

Morals arise from our values. They are personal, having to do with the people and environment in which we were raised and the experiences that shaped our growing up. As adults, our morals are still shifting and changing.

Learning From My 14-Year-Old Cousin's 'Kindness' Internship

Viral Mehta | Posted 10.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Viral Mehta

My 14-year-old cousin was onto something profound: Whether it's listening to a person or otherwise, if I listen long enough it creates an opening.

Prizing Peace

Gangaji | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The emanation of peace by any one person is a boon to us all. When that person is the leader of the most powerful and sometimes the most dangerous nation in the world, that boon is magnified exponentially.

Thank God for Atheists! A Word About Disagreement and Debate

Jonathan Ellerby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Ellerby

I place as much value in communication, dialogue and evolving worldviews as I do in certainty or blind faith.

How Small-Town America Taught Me to Be Open-Minded

Jeannie Ralston | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeannie Ralston

To be part of a small town, or at least my small town, I had to be more broadminded than I had been living in a big city.