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Thought-Provoking Questions

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 08.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

Often, when I am booked for lectures or radio and television interviews, I am provided questions in advance to help me prepare. Some of the questions ...

Where to Find Wisdom in the Body

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

Though HRV may play a role in wisdom, Grossman thinks that there isn't a lot one can do to change it--it's more a matter of individual differences. But, he says, we may want to consider training people in impartial, third-person perspective taking to help them be wiser in life, whether they have high HRV or not.

I Couldn't Disagree More With What David Brooks Said In His Article "How Covenants Make Us"

Mark Baer | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Mark Baer

I typically agree with much of what David Brooks has to say. However, I'm afraid that he was way off the mark with his article "How Covenants Make Us." Demographic diversity in the United States is a good thing. The problem has to do with the lack of integration and assimilation of demographically diverse communities.

At My Age -- Different Perspectives

Lesley Lyle | Posted 04.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Lesley Lyle

I've just spent a week with a group of wonderful people in a log cabin within the beautiful countryside of the New Forest. We were gathered there on a...

Future Lawyers Should Be Screened and Trained for Empathy

Mark Baer | Posted 08.26.2016 | Divorce
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Mark Baer

Law schools must begin recognizing the damage that is being caused to interpersonal relationships and our overall society, due to the low EQ levels of those involved in the field of law and make a concerted effort to address this extremely serious problem.

Empathy and Decision Making

Mark Baer | Posted 08.17.2016 | Divorce
Mark Baer

We are both members of The Esquire Network (TEN) and he has been mentioning that we seem to have very similar approaches to the practice of law and suggesting that we should discuss it further over breakfast. We did just that.

Everyone Should Be Required to See "Inside Out"

Mark Baer | Posted 07.11.2016 | Entertainment
Mark Baer

I want to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in the production and development of Disney•Pixar's film "Inside Out." The film is named "Inside Out" because it is about the inner workings of the mind, which controls how people behave.

What Role Should Men Play In Feminism? 5 Men Weigh In

Ravishly | Posted 02.17.2015 | Women
Ravishly

The fight for equality among all genders, races and sexual orientations requires just that same rainbow of people who want change -- and this includes men.

Enriching Our Lives With Empathy

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 10.16.2014 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

Empathy is the experience of understanding another person's condition from their perspective. You place yourself in their shoes and feel what they are feeling.

Deafness Is Not One-Size-Fits-All

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 10.06.2014 | Parents
Lydia L. Callis

Instead of dictating how young deaf people should live their lives, parents can work together with their child to find the most comfortable way of adapting.

Why is STEM Still a Four-Letter Word for Women? Seven Leaders Weigh In

Ravishly | Posted 09.20.2014 | Women
Ravishly

Women are notably under-represented in the fields of Math, Science, Engineering and Tech. Only 5.5 percent to 22.3 percent of civil, industrial, chemical and mechanical engineers are women, and they represent just a quarter of the workforce involved with computer and mathematical sciences.

How A Big 'But' Is Getting In The Way Of Your Life

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

I'm not talking about an approach where you sugar coat your life experiences so that everything is "really amazing" and every day is "super fantastic." That's a bit nauseating. I'm talking about simply seeing the truthful beauty in life for what it is and trying to show a bit less but.

Building An Unlimited Identity

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 08.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

The false limits we have set up for ourselves can be shattered to reveal the core of our genuine being. You can use the following 10 principles for building the most authentic version of yourself.

Willie: New York City, July 12, 2012

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 08.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

Willie nods his head and then says: "Yeah Robert, people make mistakes... that's why pencils have erasers!"

The Blessing of Your Inconveniences

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 11.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

Unless you are on your way to the hospital or living on the street and have nothing to eat, a detour on the road called "your daily life" is not so much a problem -- it's an inconvenience.

Lizzie Schiffman

Chicago Charter School's 'A Disciplined Life' Program Could Spread Nationwide

HuffingtonPost.com | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 12.20.2011 | Chicago

The U.S. Department of Education announced more than $4 million in grants Monday that will be distributed to select charter schools across the country...

The Highest Calling: Being a Dad

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.20.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

To have this relationship with these two boys is literally the best thing I will ever have. And to always be with them, and for them, in this world, is the highest calling I will ever know.