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A Yogi Embraces Pope Francis

Sister Jenna | Posted 05.08.2014 | Religion
Sister Jenna

As I approach my upcoming birthday, I am drawn to remember Pope Francis. There are moments that touch our lives and I remember where I was on March...

Love Yourself First

Lauren Galley | Posted 04.26.2014 | Impact
Lauren Galley

As I travel the U.S. giving speeches and "girl talks", one of the top points of discussion is the pressure to look and be perfect. I tell these girls "There is no such thing as perfect, but there is such a thing as being confident."

2 Ways to Beat an Addiction to Power

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 04.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

Learning to change your relationship to power and trying on new types of power will open up your heart, which allows you to start feeling at ease. The world will go on. Things will get done. You'll make an impact. But you'll feel good while you're doing it.

The Price of Success

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

As you probably know, J. Paul Getty was one of the wealthiest and most successful American industrialists in history. Fiercely ambitious from an early...

Chinese New Year Message

Laura Bushnell | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Bushnell

Dear Ones, We are moving from the Year of the Water Snake, a year of turmoil and strife, to the Year of the Wooden Horse. The practical, talented, ...

Does Being Hurt Ignite a Desire in Us to Hurt Others?

Sister Jenna | Posted 04.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

After meeting a Syrian man who defected from Syria at the airport, I wrote these thoughts from 30,000 feet above on my way to Washington, D.C. fr...

The Sad Money Centric World

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 04.05.2014 | Business
Paul Mashegoane

Money is simply an enabler to realize our desires and goals. The simple definition of money is the "purchasing power," a medium of exchange for goods and services. It is a means to an end, not an end in itself.

6 Life Lessons From Disney Movies

Karen Salmansohn | Posted 04.02.2014 | Parents
Karen Salmansohn

You know how a taco, burrito and enchilada all have the same ingredients, they're just laid out in different ways? Well... The Little Mermaid, The Little Mermaid 2 and Tangled all share the same basic ingredients for storylines about good versus evil -- just played out in different ways.

Stop Dangling The Carrots and Throw Out The Sticks

Lolly Daskal | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
Lolly Daskal

The old carrot-and-stick motivation is not working for business anymore, so why are we leading and managing like we are still in the 20th century?

When Strong Women Are Attacked by Weak Men (and Women)

Vivian Norris | Posted 04.01.2014 | Media
Vivian Norris

These past weeks, French and international press has placed the private life of the President, Francois Hollande, his now former companion, Valerie Trierweiler and a French actress, Julie Gayet, on the front page non-stop.

Does the Look of Leadership Matter If Content Is Still King?

Alexia Parks | Posted 03.29.2014 | Women
Alexia Parks

Whether it's President Obama addressing the nation or a class valedictorian addressing graduating students, the question is the same: To lead, do we have to dress like a leader? Or does what we have to say matter the most?

Power Loses Its Erection & Horses Fly Free

Frank Browning | Posted 03.26.2014 | Arts
Frank Browning

2014-01-24-ScreenShot20140124at9.28.17AM.pngWhy shouldn't Imperial Lions play like kittens as they make mischief with the world?

Retail Chatter #5

June Haynes | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business
June Haynes

I've always told managers that a return can hold lots of value, so once you've assessed the situation, try everything in your power to make and keep the customer happy by honoring a return.

Coping With Contagious Affluenza: Mindful Consumption

Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D. | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D.

Do we really need all this stuff? Why are we eating so much? Why can't we focus on what's happening right now? The symptoms and effects of affluenza are plentiful, but there is good news -- relief is possible, and it can be put into action right away.

Woman at Work: Power and Positioning

O'Brien Browne | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
O'Brien Browne

It's tougher being a woman than being a man, especially in the business world. Career women often vent their frustration to me that they work harder a...

The End of Capitalism

Richard Koch | Posted 03.16.2014 | Business
Richard Koch

As they become richer, economies evolve. The early industrial stage, based on heavy industry and producer goods, paves the way for a more complex eco...

Massive Michigan Power Outage Reveals Some People's Dark Side

Lev Raphael | Posted 02.27.2014 | Impact
Lev Raphael

In case you missed it somehow, half a million people in Michigan lost power this past week after a horrendous ice storm. Not only was it the Christmas season, but this was after 300,000 had lost power less than two months ago in another storm.

Power, Leadership, and Strategy: 8 Books to Consider

Ali Wyne | Posted 02.22.2014 | Books
Ali Wyne

For those who're interested in how strategic thinking and theory have evolved, Freedman's account will likely be the definitive one for some time to come.

The End of Retirement

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 02.19.2014 | Good News
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

Why should or would anyone spend 1, 5, 20, 40+ years doing something they can't wait to retire from? It doesn't make sense. I'm not saying I can't make sense of it, I'm saying it doesn't make sense.

The Dharma of the Rings

David Loy | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
David Loy

Can The Lord of the Rings be understood as a new Buddhist myth - a spiritual teaching that speaks to our situation today?

Rediscovering the Power of a Suit

Career Wardrobe | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Career Wardrobe

We've all had that moment of shuffling one of our favorite suits to the back of the closet in the hopes that someday it might fit again. For me, the suit in question is black with white pinstripes and a flared knee-length skirt.

Women Must Have a Seat at the Table

Vicki Donlan | Posted 02.09.2014 | Women
Vicki Donlan

Getting a seat at the table means having an opportunity to share a different perspective, one that is based on experiences. Therefore, the greater diversity of perspective the more likelihood of finding solutions.

Whither America?

Harvey J. Kaye | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Harvey J. Kaye

Why are Americans reticent about exercising American power? Because the powers that be have crushed their unions, emptied their retirement accounts, foreclosed on their homes, and sent young American men and women to fight wars overseas that drag on forever.

In Times of Tyranny, Democracy Is Liberty's Friend

Robin Koerner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Whereas in normal times, individual liberty protects the citizen against the tyrannies of both Democracy and the State, when the State becomes sufficiently tyrannical, democracy fights on liberty's side.

'If You Get Too Cold, I'll Tax The Heat'

Wray Herbert | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Nobody likes the taxman. Even those who in principle believe in spreading the wealth -- even they get a twinge of fear at the mention of the IRS, April 15th and -- worst of all -- the dreaded audit. Don't deny it.