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You Are Perfectly Imperfect

Siobhan Kukolic | Posted 06.03.2016 | Good News
Siobhan Kukolic

I have a flashbulb memory of being an 8-year-old girl in Grade 3. The teacher gave us an assignment and immediately everyone's heads went down and pe...

Wonderland, After Hours

Yara Zgheib | Posted 06.02.2016 | Travel
Yara Zgheib

Above the grey, chimney-strewn rooftops, the sky is dusky indigo. Of the little darkened storefronts along the rue du Bac, only one remains lit. Monsieur Deyrolle's old taxidermy, the front door is ajar.

Ralph Waldo Emerson and Donald Trump: Will Power Educate the Potentate?

Ronald Tiersky | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics
Ronald Tiersky

Would power educate the potentate? An over-confident, disdainful Trump should beware: the hidden strengths in American political culture, those that don't like the taste of snake-oil, will turn him into what he most fears becoming: a loser.

What Is Revelation?

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 05.22.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Revelation, classically understood. noun. Concealed information, inaccessible to unaided human intelligence, requiring supernatural disclosure through oracular and literary media, and occurring long ago. There are three problems with the classic idea of revelation, expressible in three sets of questions.

How Mindfulness Gives My Life Meaning

CalmCircleCollege Blog Team | Posted 05.05.2016 | College
CalmCircleCollege Blog Team

Inundated with all the stress of being a high school junior, I found myself at age seventeen feeling deeply unfulfilled in my daily life. I was constantly in a state of urgency and anxiety, and never felt like there was enough time in the day to appreciate or enjoy life.

What is it to Build a Better Idea of God?

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 07.28.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Might theists welcome atheist critiques of God and make a better idea of God?

Black Actors Twitter Talk

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 02.26.2016 | Black Voices
Carlota Zimmerman

As a coach, I'm most interested, and inspired, by my clients who use the tools they currently have -- their talent, networks, social media -- to create the opportunities their talents require.

The 'Sacred' in America

Ali Z. Hussain | Posted 01.25.2016 | Religion
Ali Z. Hussain

To the poet, to the philosopher, to the saint, all things are friendly and sacred, all events profitable, all days holy, all men divine. - Ralph Waldo...

6 Tips to Having the BEST Year Yet

Bailey Frumen, MSW, LCSW | Posted 12.16.2015 | Business
Bailey Frumen, MSW, LCSW

With the advent of a new year upon us, how we plan our year ahead can be a game changer. Facing a new year often has us focused on feeling clear about our purpose and how we want to spend the next 365.

Why Imagination Is Our Strongest Weapon Against Climate Change

Kajsa Paludan | Posted 11.24.2015 | Impact
Kajsa Paludan

If our civilization was to disappear tomorrow, would you be able to say what the future world had lost? When you work to create a sustainable future, are you certain that your approaches serve life and people?

Why Self-Confidence Is Crucial for Success (and How to Improve Yours)

Carla Schesser | Posted 11.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Carla Schesser

Confidence in yourself is absolutely critical to living a joyful life. If you don't trust yourself, you will find people and things to place your trust in, and you'll slowly give away your power.

3 Choices That Add Life to Your Life

Jill L. Ferguson | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Jill L. Ferguson

In many ways this has been a fantastic year, but it has also been a year of deaths. Personally, we have experienced four deaths of human family member...

Legacy Writing: The Value of Play #110

Rachael Freed | Posted 08.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rachael Freed

Reflection In a sling for six weeks this spring, I had lots of time to reflect on my life and what I want my legacy to be. One of the things I t...

Become the Strongest Version of Yourself: An Interview with Strength Camp Founder Elliott Hulse

Jairek Robbins | Posted 07.06.2016 | Business
Jairek Robbins

This interview is going down in the books as one of our all-time favorites. Period.

Conversation with Artist Micki Pellerano

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 05.22.2016 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

On the occasion of my friend Micki Pellerano's solo show at American Medium in Brooklyn, I spoke to him about the things that matter to him: drawing, growing down, experiencing pain, pop music and of course love.

Reach Your Dreams No Matter How Busy You Are

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 04.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jinny Ditzler

Your life is in your hands. If you don't reach for your dreams, who will? And I say, please do, because you deserve nothing less.

Self-Reliance: An Introduction to Ralph Waldo Emerson

Patrick Daniel | Posted 03.27.2015 | Arts
Patrick Daniel

Circumstances do not matter. Don't look to external things to make you happy. Happiness derived from external things do not last. Measure yourself against others not by what you own, but by what you have become.

The Heart of the Matter: Amanda Palmer's The Art of Asking

Sezin Koehler | Posted 03.02.2015 | Impact
Sezin Koehler

Part artist manifesto, part confessional, part feminist memoir: Amanda Palmer's The Art of Asking, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help is a thoughtful treatise on the spectrum of giving and receiving help from others, in whatever shape that may take.

Daily Meditation: Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.27.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Grief and How to Push Through

Heidi Legg | Posted 11.05.2014 | Women
Heidi Legg

Sukey, to me, is a testament that those who grieve and experience great loss, but work to swim through it, are lit from within.

One Simple Choice That Unlocks Life's Limitless Potential

Panache Desai | Posted 11.02.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Panache Desai

If you take the risk and let your journey play out, you'll find life unfolding exactly as it is meant to. By giving all to love and letting your true expression -- your authentic soul signature -- shine forth without hesitation, everything you've been searching for will come searching for you.

Declaring Our Independence Through Education

Michael Roth | Posted 09.02.2014 | College
Michael Roth

On this July 4 we should dedicate ourselves to recovering the American promise that education should increase our independence. Since the founding of this country, education has been closely tied to self-reliance, to declaring one's independence through one's ability to think for oneself and creatively contribute to society. In a quickly shifting economic landscape, it is understandable that some parents and pundits are calling for streamlined learning to train people quickly. But gearing education only to meeting current economic conditions is a ticket to conformity -- and also to economic and cultural mediocrity.

Losing an Incidental Friend

Laura Stepp | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Stepp

In an increasingly fast and fragmented world, our incidental friends ground us. The metaphor of a tent comes to mind: If our immediate family and close friends provide the framework and the canvas, incidental friends like Mary are the stakes making sure the canvas doesn't blow away. Until those incidental friends depart.

The Power of Solitude

Mark Matousek | Posted 07.07.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Matousek

My lonely cabin was like my mind, a prison cell full of screeching monkeys. No equilibrium anywhere. Although I was alone, there was no solitude.

Daily Meditation: To Love And Be Loved

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.05.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...