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Do You Make Time For Date Night, With Your Faith?

Rabbi Mark Wildes | Posted 10.05.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Mark Wildes

What does love have to do with religion? For so many Jews, especially in America, the answer is, regretfully, nothing. For many, the idea of practicing Judaism is wrapped up in a sense of obligation and fear -- a responsibility to not let something so old die out.

Trump's Spitwads or Francis' Generosity -- Which Will Americans Choose?

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 09.28.2016 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

I'm wondering, will Pope Francis' visit lead Americans to rethink the vitriolic spitwads they've been throwing at each other lately -- in public, in private and online? Pope Francis' patient, respectful speaking style puts to shame folks like the invective-spewing Donald Trump.

Hindus and Catholics: Reasons for Mutual Respect and Reverence

Anantanand Rambachan | Posted 09.22.2016 | Religion
Anantanand Rambachan

Respectful relationships do not insist on sameness of vision or the relinquishing of our distinctive theological commitments. In fact, our differences may be the places of our deepest learning from each other.

Why Little Things Are Worth Getting Upset About

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 09.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

... and why they can torpedo your relationship. Take it easy. Chill out. Relax. Cool down. Don't stress out. Lighten up. You're making a mountain out...

Can We Keep the Empathy State of Mind Alive?

Alyssa Piperis | Posted 09.14.2016 | Impact
Alyssa Piperis

The 14th anniversary of 9/11 has come and gone. My social media newsfeeds are filled with less outward sensitivity and commemoration today than they w...

A Commonsensical View of Nonsensical Presidential Hopeless Donald Trump

Rumni Saha | Posted 09.14.2016 | Entertainment
Rumni Saha

I am no expert on politics but this much I know −- a country that values tolerance, acceptance and appreciation for all, cannot afford to have a leader who is bigoted, chauvinistic and xenophobic or simply juvenile.

Musings From a Late Summer Night's Table-Jacking

Kelly Phillips | Posted 09.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kelly Phillips

Be more aware. When you see the opportunity to make someone else smile, or ease a little bit of their burden, take it. Maybe you can't change the world by opening a door or offering a smile. You certainly can make the world a better place for that moment, for that person. Why not do it?

Friendship: Why I Not Longer Hold Onto Relationships That No Longer Serve Me

Eleni Makedonas | Posted 08.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Eleni Makedonas

Life is full of so many struggles. From daily struggles as simple as deciding what to wear to the mundane decision of what to eat to the more signific...

Lessons from Amazon about the Importance of Thriving at Work

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 08.19.2016 | Business
Paula Davis-Laack

Simply using the word "together" can have a profound impact on how work teams operate. New research by Priyanka Carr and Gregory Walton shows that using social cues that signal an invitation for folks to work together can fuel intrinsic motivation even when people work alone.

Guide to Mothers Raising Teenage Daughters

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.13.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

realistically, she wants to be separate from her mother physically and emotionally most of the time. She's a teenager who wants her own identity. So how do you focus your motherhood to maintain a solid relationship with your growing teenage daughter?

5 Things Not to Do to a Person With Deformity

Joel Peterson | Posted 08.06.2016 | Impact
Joel Peterson

I fell into a pot of boiling-hot water, immersed in it for nearly an hour -- alone and unsupervised. This traumatic event, literally scarred me for life. Physically for sure, but also emotionally and psychologically.

Re: #BlackLivesMatter, Aretha Was Right -- It's All About R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Steve Bhaerman | Posted 08.06.2016 | Politics
Steve Bhaerman

One of the "great" things about polarized, identity politics is that each side excels in bringing out the shadow side of the other. And ... at the same time refuses to face its own shadow because that would be giving ammunition to the enemy.

Think Honestly and Critically About Reading and the Written Word

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 07.31.2016 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

As I delved deeper into Paul Thomas' work, and directed energy to the urgent nature of his calls for action and attention to class and race inequity in America, I found that we share many commonalities.

Don't Underestimate the Importance of Listening

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 07.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Hyder Zahed

I really don't underestimate the power of listening. Listening enables me to learn much more about someone else, to discover new opportunities, to gain respect of another, to hear about different perspectives and make better decisions due to having more information.

What a Leader Looks Like

Fidji Simo | Posted 07.29.2016 | Business
Fidji Simo

Three months ago, I learned that I had serious complications with my pregnancy, and I was prescribed bed rest. When it happened, I felt lost. I decided to continue working to maintain some sanity, but wondered: how was I supposed to continue to lead my team and command their respect when I felt and looked like this?

5 Doable Ways You Can Change Racism

Tina Lifford | Posted 07.22.2015 | Black Voices
Tina Lifford

Working on the stage production of Claudia Rankine's book CITIZEN: An American Lyric -- about the "everyday" experience of racism -- has been teaching me unscripted lessons.

Blindness, STOY Family, and Creating a Common Ground

Kathy Nimmer | Posted 07.16.2016 | Education
Kathy Nimmer

My training class at Guiding Eyes ranges from ages seventeen to above seventy. We are from the United States and Canada. There is national representation from the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, and Northwest.

Selling Souls for the Price of a Paper

Stephanie Mott | Posted 07.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

The print media's comfort with perpetuating the false, mutually exclusive dichotomy of LGBT and Christian is distinctly not journalism. Making choices that sell newspapers, but at the cost of human dignity, are not journalistic choices. It is the disgusting devaluation of human beings for the price of a paper.

On Being an American

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Bil Hitchcock

No matter the side or sides you take on various issues, we have to remember that we are all Americans first, and because of that we owe it to each other to have respect for one another.

Marry Someone You Admire, Not Just Someone You Love

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 06.29.2016 | Weddings
Deborah Stachelski

My mother always told me you should admire something about the person you marry. They don't have to be the best looking, the strongest, the richest, or the smartest. But there's got to be that little something that makes you weak at the knees.

A Respect Reset

Michael Smerconish | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
Michael Smerconish

Obama leaves the White House in 18 months, and while there appears no prospect that his treatment will change in the interim, we should view the election as a reset of the way in which we treat our chief executives.

The Violence in Charleston and a Certain Hunger

Patrick Vaughn | Posted 06.25.2016 | Religion
Patrick Vaughn

South Carolina is my home state, and the heinous violence that claimed nine lives last week has filled with me with sadness. As strange as it might sound, it has also left me wondering about the relationship between respect and food.

Lights Go On: Part XLVIII -- And So...

Thomas Bähler | Posted 06.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Thomas Bähler

Click here if you'd like me to read this to you To my love who is appearing in my life I take you as my partner for you love me for me as I lo...

Speak From the Heart

Mila Atmos | Posted 06.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Mila Atmos

Speaking to my children often reminds me how difficult it is to communicate well. I aspire to be able to express kindness and compassion even in the h...

6-Year-Old Girl Brings Down The House With Sassy Aretha Franklin Dance

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents

Six-year-old Johanna Colón stole the show at her dance recital this weekend with her fierce and fabulous performance to Aretha Franklin's "Respect." ...