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Learning to Win

Aaron Weinbaum | Posted 02.04.2016 | Parents
Aaron Weinbaum

People think athletes are just about sports and ability. No way. An "athlete" in my opinion is somebody that stands out, no matter what it is they choose to do. I always tell kids the same thing -- it does not matter whether you are good at certain things or not.

Chat for a cure: How Viber merges mobile messaging and community in support of ALS

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

Did you take the ice bucket challenge to support ALS? If so, you found out that a bucket of cold water can hurt so good! At the height of ice bucket ...

Won't vs Can't--How Political Correctness Can Stunt Our Growth

Lisa Ancona-Roach | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics
Lisa Ancona-Roach

If you're a regular reader of my blog, then you know I am a huge believer in kindness. This may lead you to conclude that I am also a supporter of pol...

The 2 Most Important Things You Must Do to Ensure Your Success in 2016

Brandy Bonner | Posted 12.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brandy Bonner

Well we made it! 2016 is just days away. I don't know about you, but I have laughed cried, screamed, been over the moon happy, been proud, been emba...

The One Thing Driving Your Boss Crazy

Brian de Haaff | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Your usually chipper boss seems irritated with you lately and you cannot figure out why. You miss the old days when you felt like you could do no wr...

Religion vs Science: A Call to a Higher Standard

Margaret Placentra Johnston | Posted 12.02.2015 | Religion
Margaret Placentra Johnston

Fully accountable parents must encourage their children to boldly evaluate the inevitable influx of new information with which they will be presented, and prepare them to deal openly with any resulting cognitive dissonance.

Visual Blog: What Did You Put Forward Today?

Camilla Tuominen | Posted 11.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Camilla Tuominen

Instead of pointing your finger on others and complaining what they are doing wrong, turn your finger towards yourself and ask: What am I doing to ...

3 Reasons You Will Get a Raise in 2016

Brian de Haaff | Posted 11.25.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Before a raise comes, you are typically doing a bigger job than you are getting paid for. Take a hard look at yourself and your work ethic. If you want a raise you should always do these things.

Selective Good and Selective Silence -- The Politics of Corporate Social Good and Guns

Rebecca Bond | Posted 11.23.2015 | Crime
Rebecca Bond

People who sell dangerous products have always endured a conflict. As global brands, they must weigh conscience with commerce. Efforts to keep people safe must be seriously undertaken, otherwise it is superficially selective in social good.

Practice Peace

Donna Henes | Posted 11.19.2015 | Religion
Donna Henes

One by one and all together we must learn and practice the ways of peace, cooperation, compassion, forgiveness and understanding. We must put our spirit into action and be the change we seek -- in our hearts, in our homes, in our relationships and in our communities.

You Are the Variable

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 11.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jamie Scanlon

It's all on you for your life and it's all on me for mine. So, what's it going to be next time you end up in a less than desirable situation, are you going to turn inward and take responsibility for how you got there? Or are you going to lash out? The choice is yours, no one else's.

How to Ignite Your Personal Power in Two Simple Steps

Carla Schesser | Posted 11.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Carla Schesser

Whenever you blame something outside of yourself for the way your life currently is, you are giving your power away. You convince yourself that you have no power, and that there's nothing you can do because you aren't in control.

Dear Family Whisperer: Take a Holiday and Let Your Kids Work

Melinda Blau | Posted 10.28.2015 | Parents
Melinda Blau

We need a new national holiday: Give Your Kid a Real Job Day. I'm all for Bring Your Child to Work Day. It's vital to model persistence and creativity for our children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Choosing Happiness

Pekka Pirhonen | Posted 10.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Pekka Pirhonen

The most important element of happiness is this: Happiness is a decision. The core of self-leadership is in controlling your mind, choosing your focus with awareness -- both internally and externally. Facing the decision element leads to responsibility.

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...