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The Weaker Becomes the Stronger

Timothy Oleksiak | Posted 04.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Timothy Oleksiak

Though there have been setbacks, it is clear that the arch of rights-based gay movements is bending toward justice. But part of conservative thinking for some is a language that places those who victimize members of LGBTQ communities in the position of the victim.

6 Empowering Mantras Everyone Should Try

Rachael Yahne | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

Keep the positivity going: Pin them, tack them up around your bathroom mirror or desk, or make them your iPhone background so when you check the time, you see these as a sweet little love letter to yourself.

It's a New Year, Swallow Your Fear

Shanna B. Van Ness | Posted 03.11.2015 | Women
Shanna B. Van Ness

It's a new year! And, while we engage in the ritual of making resolutions to strengthen us to be greater individuals purposed to create a greater community, it is important we realize that the "new self" we long to become deserves the freedom of fearless living.

More Present in 2015

Jess Ly | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jess Ly

As a new year dawns... new hopes and new dreams await us. 2015 is anticipated by many (as with most beginnings) to be the best year yet. Why? Because ...

The Joy of Being 100/100

Eve Beck | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Eve Beck

The freedom of not having to pretend or prejudge how someone will take your remarks because they understand your words come from true feelings, is tremendously energizing and bonding, for both of you.

Is Emotional Openness the Key to Healthy Relationships?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

With the higher bar, you don't waste time with people with whom you will never have a meaningful relationship. The risk is that you may lose out on what might have turned out to be a great friend or even the person you marry.

Return to Innocence

Jess Ly | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jess Ly

When we choose this quality of innocence, we will see that fearlessness guides us, and the decisions we make are no longer out of fear, but in spite of it. This is real growth, whether we are growing from 4 years of age to adulthood, or adulthood to being elderly.

Career Day: The Lessons Children Taught Me

Jose Albino | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Jose Albino

As we age, the braveness and boldness of childhood are challenged and tainted to such a deepening degree that it immobilizes some of us today. The greatness and the complex simplicity of the daringness of the innocent ways of our childhood were progressively juxtaposed with the defeating feelings of shame, guilt and self-doubt.

Trust

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

While driving three friends, four counting Chip, I listened and recognized a beautifully shared teaching for me and an invitation to humanity. Chip i...

'Having An Empty Nest Provides For A Second Puberty'

Bob Deutsch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Bob Deutsch

Is your son or daughter now off to college? Is your only son or daughter now off to college? Numbers count. The relative silence can be loud. With a different mix at home, you have time on your hands. Thoughts arise: Now, what do I do? Now, who am I?

Masks Are Fine for Halloween, the Rest of the Time Live Your Authentic Self

Bob Deutsch | Posted 12.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Bob Deutsch

The day after Halloween is a very good day to start uncovering and then living your self-story, living a life that reflects who and what you truly are.

Emotional Intimacy: It Doesn't Just Come Naturally

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

The less frustrated and disappointed we feel, the less likely it is that our attempts to create shared emotional closeness will be experienced as criticism by our partner, and consequently, the less likely it will be that they will respond defensively to us.

10 Factors That Promote Intimacy

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 10.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Relationships and people require intimacy in order to thrive. When we make the effort to give attention to bringing the conditions into our relationship that encourage and promote intimacy, it's not only our relationships that benefit but our lives in general.

Is There a New Form of Value Taking Shape in America?

Bob Deutsch | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Bob Deutsch

When a culture of high expectations finds itself between mythologies, it really is between a rock and a hard place. Given America's vast resources, habitable landscape, and culture of plenty, we never needed to pause to reflect. We just keep on going like the Energizer bunny.

Pope Francis And Museum-Piece Catholicism

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 06.04.2013 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

The Church cannot be all change, all flux, lacking all core or conviction. But at the same time, the Church has been most alive when it has been swept by change.

Do You Have What It Takes to Crowdscale?

Krisztina 'Z' Holly | Posted 05.29.2013 | Los Angeles
Krisztina 'Z' Holly

While crowdsourcing pulls in ideas and content from outside the organization, crowdscaling grows and scales its impact outward by empowering the success of others.

Trust in Love

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Trusting in love does not mean assuming that someone will love you. It means confidence in the fundamentally loving nature of every person, and in the wholesome power of your own lovingness to protect you and touch the heart of others.

Creating the Future: Through Engagement, Openness, and Compassion

Jessica R. Dreistadt | Posted 04.13.2013 | Impact
Jessica R. Dreistadt

Last summer, I responded to a call for volunteers from Creating the Future. Having read The Pollyanna Principles, and having loved every single page, I applied to become the new board recording secretary and documentarian.

On Embracing Change: Openness vs. Vulnerability

J. Kate Franklin | Posted 04.05.2013 | Healthy Living
J. Kate Franklin

In October of last year, I was no longer able to deny a long-developing internal shift, and promptly left my rather high-powered career to figure out what my next passion was. Walking out of the office that day with no real plan, I'd never been more scared. Now, I've never been more liberated.

The Right to Values

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 02.04.2013 | World
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

The world today is more connected than it has ever been, due to technology. New economic opportunities across continents have brought people from diff...

Jumpstarting the Talking Cure

Wray Herbert | Posted 02.03.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

People don't always want to disclose their inner lives, even when they seek help, and one of a therapist's most difficult challenges is to nudge clients who are guarding their privacy. Might there be a faster, more efficient way to encourage reluctant clients to reveal themselves?

Are You 'Horsing Around' in Your Relationship?

Kelley Whitis | Posted 12.18.2012 | Women
Kelley Whitis

During the middle of a horsemanship class I found myself crying for days -- and it wasn't because I was hurt by a horse

The Creative Compact

Richard Florida | Posted 09.09.2012 | Business
Richard Florida

The tectonic upheavals our economy is enduring are the result not just of financial shenanigans by the global One Percent, but of a deeper and more fundamental shift -- the passing of the old industrial order as it gives way to the emerging Creative Economy.

Open to Change

Wendy Strgar | Posted 07.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Wendy Strgar

The only way to open to change is to give up our resistance to it. This letting go is the easiest and hardest thing in the world to accomplish. The power of opening to the present moment and letting things be what they are is a simple act, and in many ways a great relief.

Working Together for a Safe and Prosperous Cyberspace

Nigel Sheinwald | Posted 12.31.2011 | Technology
Nigel Sheinwald

UK-US partnership on cyber issues goes back to the very beginnings of the Internet. In fact, the Internet may never have come to be without collaboration between UK and US researchers.