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Father-Daughter Bonds

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Conclusion: The parenting role of the father to his daughter may be one of the most difficult and significant of human relationships.

What You'll Find In The Opposite Direction

Gina Soleil | Posted 06.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Gina Soleil

What are we doing? What would happen if we all stopped digging, catching up or wanting what we didn't have? What would happen if we chose to face the opposite direction -- to see everything we already have, everything we already are, as desirable and enough?

The Apology I Still Fantasize About Giving

Pat Blumenthal | Posted 06.28.2016 | Fifty
Pat Blumenthal

I've always been fascinated with apologies. Both giving them and receiving them. And in looking back at how they've punctuated my life, I'd like to share this story. It's a story about regret, shame, the American educational system, disrespect, and the importance of self-advocacy.

Meeting Life

Mark Nepo | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

When we can still ourselves, our heart will sink -- of its own weight -- below the noise of the world, the advice of others, and even our own expectat...

Whose Voices Do I Empower To Influence My Mind?

Barbara A. Bernard | Posted 06.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara A. Bernard

Invite people into your consciousness who give you words of encouragement, whose advice you value, or who live a life that you admire--people who are also on a journey of self-discovery.

The Power Of Holding

Mark Nepo | Posted 06.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

A rheumatologist at a workshop at the Cleveland Clinic spoke of a twenty-one-year-old woman she was treating who was dying of cancer. The medical team...

Everyone Has A Gift

Mark Nepo | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

Each person is born with a gift. Our call is to find it and care for it. The ultimate purpose of the gift is to exercise the heart into inhabiting its...

Preparing For Death Without Brooding At Age 92

Harry Mark Petrakis | Posted 06.09.2016 | Fifty
Harry Mark Petrakis

At my present age of 92, the afflictions of aging assail me like the onslaught of an army bent on my destruction. Each week seems to bring a new, unwelcome impairment. My chest rents space to a pacemaker, and I have several stents in my arteries.

Shaped by Life

Mark Nepo | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

Shaped by Life My dear father, Morris Nepo, died three years ago at the age of ninety-three. He was at his strongest and happiest when working with w...

Quiet: How a Ritual of Silence Helps Me Lead

Mark S. Casady | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Mark S. Casady

In business, a fast-paced, cut-to-the-chase, get-it-done approach is a natural state of being. Contemplation and reflection in the performance-driven ...

20 Questions to ask Before Leaping to Entrepreneur

Jennifer Maynard | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Jennifer Maynard

Being an entrepreneur is not easy. Saying bye-bye to your corporate job is not easy. So if you are seriously considering taking the leap here are so...

6 Simple Questions For Self-Reflection

Larissa Marks | Posted 06.02.2016 | Religion
Larissa Marks

When was the last time you did deep self-reflection? How much thought have you given to who you are and where you are going?

The Sway of It All

Mark Nepo | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

The Sway of It All And so I lift my face from the mud, the mud of my past, the mud of history, the thick and ragged bark of how we think everyone bu...

Thrown Back

Mark Nepo | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

Today the rain is a fine mist and I open my face for a long time, receiving water from the sky. All I can say is perhaps falling in love with the world is the bravest thing we can do.


Mark Nepo | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

Cradlesong (For Jessica) How do I explain chemotherapy to a six-year-old up in my arms before I shed my coat? How do I tell her I can't kiss her on ...

Inspiration Releases Untapped Potential

David Bennett | Posted 05.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
David Bennett

With awareness in tune, we find clues to our purpose in our daydreams, our sleeping dreams, and intuitive knowings.

Choosing to Monitor Our Thoughts

Barbara A. Bernard | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara A. Bernard

"I've decided that MY life is not a dress rehearsal." What he said is true for all of us. It means our choices matter. Exploring and learning from our experiences are an ongoing part of our journey.

6 Months Later: I've Got My Knee Back and So Much More

Corinda Lubin-Katz | Posted 05.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Corinda Lubin-Katz

This beautiful journey taught me the value in reflecting daily on all things that are worthy of gratitude -- and once you realize that list includes "not being itchy," you see that that list is incalculable. And if anything negative remains, I can now go out and leave it on the court.


Mark Nepo | Posted 05.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

It First It was a woman with auburn hair whose head would moan when I'd kiss her neck. Then It was a game where despite the others I would rise in th...

Letting Go

Mark Nepo | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

Letting Go After feeling driven my whole life something very near the center has unwound and I can no longer hurry through airports or return all my ...

In the Sea of Others

Mark Nepo | Posted 04.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

With a steadfast belief in our aliveness, I hope what's in this book will help you meet the transformation that waits in however you're being forged. The following piece is an excerpt from the book.

Meaning What I Say

Barbara A. Bernard | Posted 04.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara A. Bernard

Do I still use a common word like awesome to express wonder or pleasure? Of course I do, but much less often than I used to. These days I really mean that word when I say it.

25 Lessons Learned In 25 Years

Frank Macri | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Frank Macri

I'm OK with admitting that some of the lessons are lighthearted, some are serious, and others are outright ridiculous.


Mark Nepo | Posted 04.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

We stop trying to carry all that we know as if it will protect us. If lucky, we are forced to accept that under what we think is ours is the beginning of what no one owns. At last, we are humbled to dip our face in the same well.


Mark Nepo | Posted 04.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

With a steadfast belief in our aliveness, I hope what's in this book will help you meet the transformation that waits in however you're being forged. The following piece is an excerpt from the book.