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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.

7 Qualities to Cultivate for a Response-Able Mind

Barbara A. Bernard | Posted 11.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara A. Bernard

When we set an intention to regularly cultivate our minds, we enhance our ability to respond thoughtfully and not react when confronted with challenge or change. This ability to respond is what I call being response-able.

Pebble in the Stream

Mark Nepo | Posted 11.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

The gems of learning we quote from the past all had a real, live beginning. Each crystallized out of a human story. If we could only know those storie...

Learning From Your Mistakes

Kali Hawlk | Posted 11.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kali Hawlk

Here's what I like to remind myself of when I'm seeking out the necessary balance between using my knowledge gained through experience and stopping my past from creeping into my present.

Trusting Confusion in Times of Uncertainty

Barbara A. Bernard | Posted 11.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara A. Bernard

The more we practice honoring uncertainty, the more we allow it to be a familiar state that we understand is not permanent. Every attempt adds to our learning. We can tolerate uncertainty when we recognize and accept that this is just a moment in time.

Breaking Bread

Mark Nepo | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

We often think we're doing good when being helpful. And often we are. But at the same time, we are being remade by our giving. Breaking Bread The gi...

The Way We Practice

Mark Nepo | Posted 10.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

We learn by doing and by introspection, the way we lift, first with one hand and then the other. Often, though, I'm brought back into the living of li...

To Be and Belong

Mark Nepo | Posted 10.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

After my father died, I leafed through his notebooks as a schoolboy as he was learning his trade. This poem comes from feeling him as a young learner.

Not According to Plan

Mark Nepo | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

Always when impatient, I'm forced to wait, and the world shows its beauty. Not According to Plan When I drop my glasses in the airport and they're ...

What Will People Say When You Go Away?

Moni Oyedepo | Posted 10.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Moni Oyedepo

The other day I was watching one of my favorite '90s sitcoms and the students in the show were asked to write and present their own eulogies for their...

Let's End Burnout in the Movement

Victor Narro | Posted 10.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Victor Narro

It takes courage to radically change direction towards a more sustainable and healthy movement for justice. But change makers owe nothing less to the millions of community members impacted by the economic injustices they fight for every day. If we can truly support one another and open our hearts, we can connect and create a radical solidarity.

How My Mother's Story Has Inspired My Own

Anthony David Williams | Posted 10.05.2015 | Impact
Anthony David Williams

"Jet planes, islands, tigers on a gold leash". Wow, I never understood those specific lyrics to the song "Royals" by Lorde, as well as I do now reflec...

Stop, Relax and Reflect

Edieth Wu | Posted 10.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Edieth Wu

For years my colleagues have commented about my little cup, which I frequently take to meetings. One colleague said, "Wu, with a cup of coffee you can do anything."

Meditation Can Improve Your Life and Work, But You Have to Do It Like You Mean It

Dov Seidman | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Dov Seidman

As those of us in the Northern hemisphere settle into the autumn, I'm mindful of persistent advice from business gurus telling me that I should be practicing mindfulness, but I'm even more mindful that mindfulness has become one of the most overused, watered-down tropes of the year.

Moving Meditations

Linda Lauren | Posted 10.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Linda Lauren

Though the list might seem unconventional, choose one and dedicate the same time every day to it. Feel free to add to this list. The point is to enjoy an action in repetition and consistency so that you open yourself to meditating daily.

First Hive Women's Retreat Connects Purpose-Driven Female Leaders

Jessica Biber | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Jessica Biber

I attended the pilot retreat, along with eight other women in Boonville, Calif. One could describe the retreat with words like connection, reflection, sun-brushed hillsides and fireside conversations... But I would just use the word magic.


Mark Nepo | Posted 09.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

It seems the threshold to our spiritual journey waits beyond our struggle to work with what we're given. Chant What we want and what we're given oft...


Mark Nepo | Posted 09.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

Often, unexpected details are the gateway to larger transformations. This poems explores these quiet messengers. Transformation It could be the lett...

It's Okay to Go Within as Long as You Remember to Come Back Out... or Does It Matter?

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 09.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jamie Scanlon

Now more than ever, I believe, has the once Buddha-like lifestyle crept into mainstream living as just a way of being, and it is almost as if it has b...

A Contemplative Practice: How Do We Start

David Bennett | Posted 09.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
David Bennett

It is critical that we acknowledge the importance of inner development in the process of our spiritual growth. Inner development is finding out who we truly are as we connect to our True Nature and requires engaging in contemplation and meditation.

Love Is as Love Does

Mark Nepo | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

This is the world of Grandma Minnie, the Brooklyn of my youth, full of wonders and windows as far as I could see, out of which countless heads would lean and call for children I didn't really know.

10+ Ways to Celebrate YOUR Story

Susan Vernicek | Posted 09.04.2015 | Small Business
Susan Vernicek

Reflect back to the last 10 years of your life and write down all that has happened during each of those years; review what you have written and come up with a theme for those experiences. Okay, you don't HAVE to come up with themes, but I think it's a fun experiment.

Things Carried Through the Fire

Mark Nepo | Posted 09.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

We have a sacred history with those we remain bonded to. We know what each scar and crease in their life means. Things Carried Through the Fire My g...