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Why Being Tired of Grit is Tiresome

Stuart Rhoden | Posted 03.09.2016 | Education
Stuart Rhoden

In the February 10, 2016 Education Week, Dr. Jim Delisle pens a scathing critique of grit that fails to accurately portray the concept as a positive socio-emotional component of "successful" students, especially students of color.

Keep On Keepin' ON

RitaMarie Cimini | Posted 03.09.2016 | Arts
RitaMarie Cimini

All of us, regardless of our calling, who put our best effort forward feel the sting of rejection at some point. Start ups fail, a great idea you pro...

Your Brokenness Is Beautiful

Tamika Schilbe | Posted 03.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tamika Schilbe

A few days ago a badly injured bald eagle dropped from the sky outside my house while my dogs and I were relaxing in the sun. Immobilized but very muc...

What Students Really Need to Hear

Chase Mielke | Posted 03.08.2016 | Education
Chase Mielke

Do yourself a favor: Step up. No more excuses. No more justifications. No blaming. No quitting. Just pick your head up. Rip the cords out of your ears. Grab the frickin' pencil and let's do this.

Whats Gets You High?....Legally?

Clementine Bihiga | Posted 03.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Clementine Bihiga

Below is a picture of what makes me high! Meet Christon, 4 yrs and his little brother Caiden, 4 months old! Three after I lost and buried by baby ...

Portrait of a Strong Wise Woman

Kelly S. Buckley | Posted 03.04.2016 | Women
Kelly S. Buckley

One is not born a woman, one becomes one. ~ Simone De Beauvoir~ I've been writing for a number of years now. Books, blogs, speeches, tweets, grocery...

Risk, Readiness and Resilience

Dante Disparte | Posted 03.01.2016 | Business
Dante Disparte

On February 17, 2016 Risk Cooperative, Lloyd's, the world's specialist insurance market, and American Security Project, a non-partisan think tank foun...

The 5 Things I Learned From (Almost) Dropping Out of Yale

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 02.26.2016 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

When I arrived at Yale, it felt as if my classmates had sparkles in their eyes; they all seemed full of hope and beautiful ideals. Back then I believed I needed a grand, life-altering passion, something in the line of "I want to change the world!"

Building Safer Cities: 5 Questions for Francis Ghesquiere

Tim Ward | Posted 02.25.2016 | Impact
Tim Ward

We have heard horrifying stories and seen images from Nepal, Haiti, and Pakistan, of people buried under the rubble of collapsed buildings. Tragic, ye...

Thinking Big On Climate Change

Ana Baptista | Posted 02.24.2016 | Green
Ana Baptista

Crippled infrastructure and stalled economic activity is on no government's wish list. Realizing that climate change could make them a recurring reality, cities are ramping up their climate adaptation and resilience projects. Too often, however, low-income communities and communities of color are overlooked for this investment. That needs to change.

The Othering of Tragedy

Ciarra | Posted 02.23.2016 | Religion

When we "other" tragedy, we claim that tragedy has no place in our daily lives, so when tragedy predictably appears along our journey, we become misaligned with ourselves.

Celebrating Emerging Leaders Partnership with M&S - How NGO & Corporates can impact poverty reduction together

Trevor Waldock | Posted 02.22.2016 | Impact
Trevor Waldock

In recent years there has been a drive to create a marriage between the world of international development (typically value driven, grassroots, non governmental, justice and equality focused) and the world of business (often seen as corporate, profit making, unjust, squeezing the ethics and the values to the minimum).

Is It Time to Leave Your Relationship?

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 02.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

You always have the choice to resolve your karma on your end without the other person around. Knowing when to hold on in the hopes of improving the relationship and when to walk away from the entire situation can be tricky, but there are a six signs that it's definitely time to let go:

Beating Stress and Burnout at Work

Dan Collinson | Posted 02.11.2016 | Business
Dan Collinson

I've observed first hand the impact that this has had on employees to the detriment of their health. Very capable and skilled professionals were pushing themselves to the limit with the consequence being that their physical and mental health was failing.

Are Women Willing to Wait Until 2025 for a Woman President?

Alexia Parks | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Alexia Parks

If Election2016 turns out to be a slugfest between two white men will the winner gain a two-term presidency? If so, we may well have to wait until January 2025 for a woman to be inaugurated president of the United States.

WHiP It! Poetry: If You Think I Am Holding On...

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 02.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Elias, MS

​If You think I am holding on Then you could think I'd let go And free fall right into my heart. It's crazy, baby, that I never Called you, Baby,...

Resilience -- One of Few Traits That Matters to Success

Peter Aceto | Posted 02.05.2016 | Business
Peter Aceto

Resilience is such an important quality for humans - in life and in a work context. We are always faced with ups and downs, at times enormous obstacles that look impossible to overcome, or a series of headwinds, discouragement and difficulties that force us to want give up.

The 4 Traits of Resilient Leaders

Rosalind Cardinal | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business
Rosalind Cardinal

What are your strengths? What are your abilities? What are your unique talents? Start to bring them centerstage and pay closer attention to them. Celebrate them. Utilize them more frequently. You'll find that you'll begin to feel more confident than ever.

Feeling the Pain of Stress? 3 Keys to Finding Relief

meQuilibrium | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living

It's no surprise that pain causes stress. But did you know the opposite is also true? Stress leads to the release of inflammatory chemicals in the body that can ultimately lead to pain, potentially worsening the way we experience a painful condition.

5 Key Discoveries That Can Change Your Life

Barbara A. Bernard | Posted 02.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara A. Bernard

Living in discovery means developing a rich bank of knowledge about yourself so that you can retire unnecessary fears and increase your resilience in any situation.

California Dreaming Becomes Global Climate Leadership

Jad Daley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Green
Jad Daley

I just returned to the United States from California and want to share some observations from my time away. The most important of these: California approaches have proven central to addressing the world's climate crisis.

You're not alone!

Brian R. King | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Brian R. King

When I was 15 years old, I attempted suicide. I've been plagued by anxiety for as long as I can remember. In many ways, it can be considered my defaul...

Academic Research Funding Has Some Serious Flaws

Marion Leary | Posted 01.29.2016 | Science
Marion Leary

I perform cardiac arrest research and so I understand the heart fairly well. What I don't understand well, from a common sense stand point, is the granting process. There are many issues with the grant submission and funding award process that give me pause.

U.S. Invests $1 Billion to Boost Resilience

Jared Green | Posted 02.02.2016 | Green
Jared Green

Five cities, both large and small, and eight states were winners of the first-ever National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC), which was organized by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Rockefeller Foundation.

The Death Of Your Dream, The Awakening Of Your Purpose

Brian R. King | Posted 01.27.2016 | Business
Brian R. King

As an entrepreneur, it can often feel as though you fall more often than you rise. It's important to note, that when you imagine yourself getting back...