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In Muir Woods

Mark Nepo | Posted 10.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

Masters of stillness, masters of light, who, when cut by something falling, go nowhere and heal, teach me this nowhere, who, when falling themselves,...

Recharging, Rejuvenation, Reclamation: The Art Of Letting Go

Lia Miller | Posted 10.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Lia Miller

For the last few years, I have been feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, dissatisfied, and generally unhappy in my life despite the blessings of stable em...

Know The Difference Between Reacting And Responding

Barbara A. Bernard | Posted 10.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara A. Bernard

The gift of challenges and change, even those I didn't choose, is that they continue to give me opportunities to practice being thoughtful in my responses and stay poised for all that is possible.

The Lesson

Mark Nepo | Posted 10.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

When young, it was the first fall from love. It broke me open the way lightning splits a tree. Then, years later, cancer broke me further. This time, ...

Where No One Stays a Statue

Mark Nepo | Posted 10.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

It was a sunny day and I went to the park and sat on a bench. I was one of many coming out from under our rocks to warm and lengthen. He was two benc...

Initiating The Gift

Mark Nepo | Posted 10.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

I often experience the days like someone rowing, and each time I slip an oar below the surface, it disturbs the water. When I'm tired or stunned enoug...

The Covenant of Love

Mark Nepo | Posted 09.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

In the West, we're eager, even anxious, to choose names for babies before they're born. In other parts of the world, the naming process unfolds differ...

The Biggest Work Regret I Carry With Me

Samuel Mandell | Posted 09.29.2016 | Business
Samuel Mandell

Of the seven years I spent in my first job, the last one-and-a-half were brutal. I remember coming home every evening frustrated with the work, partic...

Our Authority Of Being

Mark Nepo | Posted 09.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

Alex is a trial attorney who knows how to be assertive and use the authority of his position. He began as a public defender and his closeness to peopl...

The Path To Perception

Brianna Smalley | Posted 09.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brianna Smalley

Walk the path of a positive, grateful perception and you will feel the difference and attract more of which you want in this life.

The Effort to Learn

Mark Nepo | Posted 09.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

I confess and celebrate that the only thing I've done longer than teach is to learn. And not very far along it became clear that teaching is learning ...

Going Off the Deep End

Mark Nepo | Posted 09.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

When our beloved dog Mira died, there were those who walked with us, honoring the truth of where we were, no matter what had brought us there. These w...

Behold The Dusty Beauty Of The Burning Man Temple

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.07.2016 | Religion

Every year, a team of architects and volunteers construct a colossal temple for the Burning Man desert art festival. And every year, on the last day o...

Our Struggle and Possibility

Mark Nepo | Posted 08.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

The world changes in direct proportion to the number of people willing to be honest about their lives. --Armistead Maupin Like everyone, I am deeply ...

Just A Glimpse

Mark Nepo | Posted 08.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

The deeper world is always there, knowable and reachable. It is we who by turns miss it and stumble into it.

Knocked Off Our Horse

Mark Nepo | Posted 08.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

Saul of Tarsus was an intransigent Roman citizen, zealous in his persecution of early Christians in the first century. At the height of his fervor, Sa...

Striving Just To Be

Mark Nepo | Posted 08.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

My wife, Susan, is a potter. When she was first learning to center clay on the potter's wheel, it was very difficult. This is a threshold all potters ...

Asking For Our Turn

Mark Nepo | Posted 08.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

Karen's father never listened to her. When her college friend, Iris, came home for Thanksgiving to meet her family, Karen's father began to drift away...

Create Your Own Story

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 07.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Samie Al-Achrafi

We are all living a personal story. If you don't love your story, it's likely that the next chapter will repeat more of the same. The story you can l...

Touching the Water

Mark Nepo | Posted 07.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

I'm excited to share my new book, The One Life We're Given: Finding the Wisdom that Waits in Your Heart, which will be published July 19. Retrieving t...

The End of Caregiving

Marian L. Knapp | Posted 07.19.2016 | Fifty
Marian L. Knapp

This article was originally published on I sat down today and figured out that I was a caregiver of older loved-ones for varying...

How to Leave Your Job on Good Terms (And Why You Should)

Mimi Zheng | Posted 07.12.2016 | Business
Mimi Zheng

My hands were sweating as I fumbled around in my backpack. It was like the beginning of a bad breakup scene. He was smiling and trying to keep things casual, yet very curious as to why I'd asked him to coffee. I showed him my letter. A goodbye letter to the company because I was worried I'd forget everything I'd wanted to say without it.

What Is Most Important

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 07.12.2016 | Impact
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

The past few days I was honestly just numb to what is happening in our world. Hate, racism, terror, violence. This morning it got me thinking about a ...

Two Kinds of Work

Mark Nepo | Posted 07.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

There are two fundamental kinds of work. First, the work necessary to survive: to be fed and clothed, the work of inner and outer hygiene, the work of...

Reflections from Harvard Kennedy School

Ishani Desai | Posted 07.07.2016 | Education
Ishani Desai

Three years ago, I made the decision to apply to Harvard Kennedy School. My decision to apply was not very surprising. While I wasn't sure which schoo...