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We Are All Responsible

Matthieu Ricard | Posted 09.29.2015 | Green
Matthieu Ricard

As for global responsibility, we need to increase our awareness of the interdependent nature of our world: each of our actions is fundamentally interconnected with everything else. The Buddha taught that we are not separate, but instead exist as part of a web of living beings.

Life Questions Man

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 09.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Bill Halamandaris

Like many others, I have been profoundly moved by the Pope's visit to America this week. What a great and godly man. His homily in Philadelphia Satur...

Childhood, the Best Teacher of Life

Keyon Bayani | Posted 09.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Keyon Bayani

As little kids, when we got an idea we'd get all excited and would naturally, without thinking, share it with our friends. There was no fear of reje...

Apologies and Their Complexities

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

To acknowledge imperfections, some of us have to confront our idealized image, a narcissistic view of the self that dictates we must be perfect. In this case, a mistake and the need to apologize, can be experienced as like a blemish that needs to be hidden.

Well-Being Is a Skill: A Cheat Sheet for Daily Practice

Lara Fielding | Posted 09.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lara Fielding

It seems most of us assume that balance and emotion regulation "should" just happen effortlessly, magically. The truth is, we become what we practice every day. So if we get stuck in habitual extremes and imbalance -- that will be reflected in our reality.

There's No Such Thing as an Adult and No One Has Their Shit Together

Nicole Martin | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Nicole Martin

We think that there is a certain age that you turn where suddenly things just make sense and you have all the knowledge to make the right choices. Then you grow up and realize that there's no such thing as an adult.

Three Americans on a Train to Paris: The Roots of Heroism

Ervin Staub | Posted 09.01.2015 | Science
Ervin Staub

What enabled the three young Americans to attack and stop the well-armed man on the train from Amsterdam to Paris, most likely saving many lives, including their own?

The Forgotten Ideal of Maturity

Tom Morris | Posted 08.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Morris

There's an old ideal that we seem to have forgotten throughout much of our culture. What I have in mind is maturity. Say the word now and people think...

Marriage Preparation

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 08.18.2015 | Weddings
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

There probably aren't many people who haven't heard the words "marriages take a lot of work." This is a good thing to be aware of prior to making a marital commitment. Knowing that that's the way it is, minimizes the likelihood of feeling surprised or broad-sided when the inevitable breakdowns occur.

Regrets and What to Do With Them

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Approaching regret from a cognitive point of view, reframing our thoughts from the past to the future, and asking, "What's next?" can also help to process regrets.

New App, Fam-ess, Teaches Kids Financial Responsibility

Craig Newmark | Posted 08.11.2015 | Education
Craig Newmark

75% of American households live paycheck to paycheck and 25% have no savings at all. With our consumer debt hovering at $11.5 Trillion, it is clear th...

7 Things All College Freshmen Should Know About Money

Steve Siebold | Posted 08.06.2015 | Parents
Steve Siebold

Heading off to college for the first time is quite the learning experience for most young adults. While there are a lot of things to get used to and figure out living on your own for the first time, one of the biggest adjustments to make is over money.

Learning to Eat What You Hunt

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 08.04.2015 | Comedy
Bil Hitchcock

Like most of us I have read about the brave dentist, Walter James Palmer from Bloomington, MN who paid $50,000 to shoot Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe. I...

In One Month: A New Earth; Shots From Pluto and a Missing Sun

Audrey Peterman | Posted 07.29.2015 | Green
Audrey Peterman

I cannot recall a more eventful month than this July: We discovered the first Earth-like planet outside our solar system, capped a nine-and-a-half year space journey with the first shots back from Pluto, and saw the first report of a landmass "missing" its sun.

7 Existential Life Lessons in Woody Allen's Irrational Man

Skye Cleary | Posted 07.24.2015 | Entertainment
Skye Cleary

Could you murder, if it was for a good cause? Woody Allen's movie Irrational Man toys with this question, and whether murder can be justified on existential grounds.

Why Good Leaders Need to Be Un-Reasonable

Terrie Upshur-Lupberger | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
Terrie Upshur-Lupberger

When was the last time you heard a politician or company leader say, "I apologize; I didn't keep the promise I made to you." Instead, they (and we) offer a litany of reasons why the result didn't happen and it always involves how other people or circumstances got in the way.

A Different Type of Independence: A July 4th Reflection

Rabbi Pinchas Allouche | Posted 07.07.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Pinchas Allouche

Freedom without direction leads to confusion, and independence without rules creates chaos. That is why children need rules in order to grow, and adults need a compass in order to navigate the turbulent waves of our world.

Suza Scalora

Your Primary Responsibility in Life | Suza Scalora | Posted 07.04.2015 | Healthy Living

Life is not as complicated as our minds lead us to believe. In this powerful video, Eckhart Tolle explains the deeper meaning beneath the word respons...

Whom Do We Look At After a Tragedy?

Mike Domitrz | Posted 06.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mike Domitrz

Nine people were killed in an act of racial terrorism. As our country and the world continues to discuss what brings so much pain, terror, and violence into our lives, one of the common reactions after a tragedy is for people to ask, "Why?"

Fleeing From Responsibility

Terry Newell | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
Terry Newell

When it takes a law to stop a practice that should, on its surface, scream of irresponsibility, those involved have somehow lost a portion of their moral compass.

What Does The Future Hold For The Women of Jordan?

Zeena Saifi | Posted 06.08.2015 | Women
Zeena Saifi

Despite the obvious imbalance that Jordanian society has reached, a majority of women have come to accept the notion of a male-dominated society. Why have the women of the developing world been equal in responsibilities and burdens, but unequal in entitlements and rights?

Can Success Come Overnight?

Catherine Nagle | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

It's best to live towards your dreams through a gracious heart that believes the miraculous is listening. Meanwhile, prepare the way by living responsibly and the opportunities, people, and places will show up in your lives at the perfect time. It's all up to you and God.

Which CEO Character Traits Yield the Highest Returns?

Russ Warner | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business
Russ Warner

Machiavelli said, "It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both." And for that statement, as well as other views, he is famous, or rather... infamous.

The Moment I Knew I Was an Adult

Teresa Lee | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women
Teresa Lee

Ultimately, I think being an adult isn't any one age or any one thing. It doesn't mean that you don't lean on other people when you fall. It just means that you count on yourself first and foremost and don't expect anyone else to clean up your mess for you.

Three Letters that Will Make You a Better Manager

David Sable | Posted 06.27.2015 | Business
David Sable

Some people and companies confuse management with cheerleading. Now... there is nothing wrong with rallying the troops, encouraging people, inspiring behavior. But in and of itself the pom-poms are not a strategy for management.