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As Rachel Wakes

Mark Nepo | Posted 02.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

Sounds True recently published a new, expanded edition of Inside the Miracle: Enduring Suffering, Approaching Wholeness, which gathers twenty-eight ye...

Thinking Like a Butterfly

Mark Nepo | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

It's a difficult balance to welcome relationship without giving ourselves away. For each of us is subject to the influence of others. This poem explores this balance.

2 Lists Worth Making This Year

Hannah Pirnie | Posted 01.28.2016 | HuffPost Home
Hannah Pirnie

Since motherhood I have become quite the fan of a list. It helped to provide a daily routine and structure. If anything all those sleepless nights and years of breast feeding gives one time to think and to dream.

Mirror Mirror, on the Wall .... What Is the Meaning of It All?

Trilby D. Johnson | Posted 01.25.2016 | Women
Trilby D. Johnson

What does a mirror do? It mirrors or reflects objects or a scene back. It simply throws up a reflection of whatever happens to be situated just in f...

20 Questions Teachers Need To Ask Themselves Right Now

Rob Furman | Posted 01.21.2016 | Education
Rob Furman

As educators, we need to consider that there are two very important parts to quality learning: questioning and reflecting. It makes for a healthy mind to question what you are thinking and learning. Reflecting on our learning is an important part of the learning process

When the Judgy Pants Fit

Sarah Galla | Posted 01.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Sarah Galla

"People hasten to judge in order not to be judged themselves." -- Albert Camus I was on a drive to a doctor's appointment for one of my kids, and ...

Forget 2016 Resolutions -- Choose Reflection

Lisa Nirell | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
Lisa Nirell

Many of us have returned to business as usual this week. Thanks to the downtime, extra sleep, and extra meditation time, I had a huge insight: Reflection is more essential than making resolutions.

Choosing Memories to Empower Me as I Create My 2016

Barbara A. Bernard | Posted 01.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara A. Bernard

CO-AUTHORED BY KATHERINE CROSS Katherine Cross delights in supporting others as they explore possibilities for thriving in their lives. An experience...

A Trans Reflection

Mandi Camille Hauwert | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mandi Camille Hauwert

This dress, and its accouterments did not make me a woman; they only revealed her.

The Early Sky Is Degas Yellow

Mark Nepo | Posted 01.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

As I get older, I'm humbled to realize how our limitations define us and what that means to those who love us. The Early Sky is Degas Yellow I love ...

Stereotype Jail

Christine Hoh | Posted 01.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Christine Hoh

We are labeled often. Whether it is our religion, sex, colour of our skin, financial status, city we are from, or just our own personality itself. We ...

The Better Way to Go

Mark Nepo | Posted 12.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

Life is an endless series of comings and goings. This poem showed itself while I was waiting to board a plane. The Better Way to Go One at a time, t...

Finding the Meaning

Zainab Abdali | Posted 12.21.2015 | Religion
Zainab Abdali

Muslim. Muslim woman. Muslim student. Muslim immigrant. Muslim American. Muslim Students Association member. Muslim. Muslim. Muslim. You know how whe...

Just Keep Working

Mark Nepo | Posted 12.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

Though we grow, we never really arrive. Life is a journey in which we just keep working. And if blessed, we are awakened and transformed by the work. ...

33 Lessons As I Turn 33

Sarah Warman | Posted 12.18.2015 | Women
Sarah Warman

Be kind to everyone. You never know where or when they will show up in your life again.

I Promise You

Mark Nepo | Posted 12.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

While our heart wants to promise everything, we often make promises that no one can keep. I Promise You I was in a circle of those who climbed from...

My Greatest Lessons of 2015

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 12.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jamelle Sanders

While we are all feeling the holiday spirit, I cannot help but think about the fact that 2015 is fastly coming to a close. This has been a year filled...

The Way of the Mind

Nkem DenChukwu | Posted 12.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Nkem DenChukwu

You cannot solve a problem from the same consciousness that created it. You must learn to see the world anew. -- Albert Einstein With each passing da...

3 Issues to Consider Before Assessing the Qur'an

Nick Santulli | Posted 12.08.2015 | Religion
Nick Santulli

What I learned from my introductory Qur'an course is that the text is not absolute and that its meaning is mostly determined on an individual basis.

Her Name Meant Light

Mark Nepo | Posted 12.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

No one can escape the experience of grief and loss. This poem speaks to the loss of a dear friend during my journey with cancer. Her Name Meant Light...

Reflecting on San Bernardino

Rabbi Scott Fox | Posted 12.07.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Scott Fox

I was in school when I first heard about it. The librarian, who I helped once a week in the modest building at the center of school pulled me from the stacks. I remember her face, usually kind but reserved she looked terrified.

26 Truths I Discovered at Age 26

Pete Jones | Posted 12.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Pete Jones

Now that my latest birthday has come and gone, I'm officially over the hill en route to 30. What made this one so special was that I actually got to b...

Least Complicated

Mark Nepo | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

Often, what we're looking for is very near at hand. Least Complicated Sometimes I go about pitying myself, and all the time I am being carried on ...


Nkem DenChukwu | Posted 11.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Nkem DenChukwu

In the midst of life, the good days and those bad days, it really matters to be thankful... show it, say it, and feel it. Take life, not just one-step at a time, but one breath at a time.

More Reflection. More Learning. More Impact.

Alex Budak | Posted 11.16.2015 | Impact
Alex Budak

In the startup world, Eric Ries has helped push forward the notion that the goal of a startup is to learn as much as possible, as quickly as possible. In fact, it's my very favorite definition of a startup. As a social entrepreneur, so too is your job to learn -- not just about your organization but also about yourself as a leader.