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Listening Our Way to Peace

Sharon Eakes | Posted 11.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sharon Eakes

"The root of not listening is knowing. If I already know the truth, why do I need to listen to you?" -- Adam Kahane How do we listen? Nineteen coac...

The Most Powerful Thing You Can Do for Your Relationships

Z Zoccolante | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

In our society there are so many people wanting to be heard, yet so many missed opportunities for connection. Listening is an underestimated skill that is vital for health and healing. Practice being a listener and you'll soon discover the power listening has.

Thanksgiving Memories and Stories

Diana M. Raab | Posted 11.12.2015 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

What each of us remembers about our childhoods has always been a subject of fascination to me, in the sense that even those raised in the same home with the same experiences will recall different aspects of what transpired.

Synchronicity and Dreamlike Experiences

Erin McElroy | Posted 11.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Erin McElroy

In this case, the message was to trust. There was not anything I could physically do from afar, but I could visualize the best outcome and trust. I have found it does make a difference.

The Power of Imperfection

Megan Baca | Posted 11.03.2015 | Women
Megan Baca

I spent most of my childhood reading books under the covers with a flashlight. The hours in the day didn't seem to be enough time for me to read everything that was on my list. I didn't consider the strain I was putting on my eyesight. I didn't worry about getting a good nights sleep.

'The British Lion,' A Conversation with Tony Schumacher

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 11.02.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

The British Lion is a sequel to his first novel, The Darkest Hour. It continues the alternative history tale in which the Nazis have emerged victorious and occupy Great Britain.

Why Your Imperfections Make you Perfect

Gahl Eden Sasson | Posted 10.29.2015 | Religion
Gahl Eden Sasson

Old myths and new myths alike, imperfections turns out to be perfections. I hope this inspires you to dig deep into your shadow and liberate your perfections by accepting and loving your imperfections.

The Four Things That Make Great Stories Possible a la Paul Durand-Ruel

George Bradt | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
George Bradt

We all communicate with stories. Some tell individual stories. Others curate and knit stories together into a master narrative. But someone needs to e...

How to Stimulate Your Sense of Wonder

James Stoddah | Posted 10.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
James Stoddah

We are all motivated by different triggers. Creative people can find wonder in art, music or a book; spiritual people can find it in their faith or search for personal enlightenment but it's often found in something as simple as the conclusion to a good film, video game or personal achievement.

Relevancy Or Sympathy

Sophia Williams-Baugh | Posted 10.23.2015 | Impact
Sophia Williams-Baugh

I honestly believe that more people should be more open and honest about their pasts, and share their stories. Storytelling brings about healing for the one telling the story because it shows you care about the other persons feelings and FUTURE.

Storytelling Master Robert McKee Discusses Story, Writing Philosophy and Screenwriting

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.23.2015 | Entertainment

Robert McKee occupies a unique position in modern storytelling. His teachings have spread beyond the screen to influence all media.

Web Storytelling Heads Back Offline With 'Sherlock Holmes and the Internet of Things'

Turnstyle | Posted 10.21.2015 | Technology

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) Lance Weiler makes interesting stuff. If you follow the seam where entertainment and tech intersect than you've pro...

8 Storytelling Secrets Every Business Leader Should Know

Jonathan Li | Posted 10.16.2015 | Business
Jonathan Li

Many people love stories, but few people tell good stories. To succeed in business, we need to tell good stories so people will listen and take action.

Craving Imperfection

Yash Kothari | Posted 10.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Yash Kothari

How do we play our role in making the world a more accepting place? First, we need to accept that we're all insecure to a certain extent and that we romanticize our experiences in one way or another.

Why Artificial Intelligence Should Read and Write Stories

Mark Riedl | Posted 10.14.2015 | Science
Mark Riedl

Storytelling is an important part of how we, as humans, communicate and teach each other. Despite the importance of storytelling as part of the human experience, computers still cannot create and tell novel stories, nor understand stories told by humans.

5 Lessons Die Hard Can Teach Us About Storytelling

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.13.2015 | Entertainment

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ...

'The Searcher,' a Conversation With Simon Toyne

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.06.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Simon Toyne left a successful television career as a writer, director, and producer to take a gamble on novel-writing. The risk paid off, resulting in his penning the internationally bestselling Sanctus trilogy.

BlackBerry's Bizarre Product Launch Exposed a Crippling Weakness

Andrew Cherwenka | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Andrew Cherwenka

BlackBerry's awkward unveiling of the company's new Android smartphone exposed a long-held belief that continues to restrict the company's performance.

Still Fighting Against Marriage Equality? "Dude, Get Over It."

Nathan Manske | Posted 10.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

When Paul Lalonde was in his early 20s, he would watch conservative televangelist Charles McVety on TV every Sunday evening. Needless to say, it rubbed him the wrong way.

A Message to Parents with Kids in Car Seats

Kate Carr | Posted 09.23.2015 | Parents
Kate Carr

Parents, especially new parents, tend to place a high priority on what can be done to keep their children safe. Safety gates: check. Latches on the lower cabinets: check. Medication up and away: check. Smoke alarms on every level of your home: check. Properly install car seat and buckle up on every ride: check.

Story: Momentum + Mindset = Achievement

Jen Grisanti | Posted 09.23.2015 | Los Angeles
Jen Grisanti

One of the most important ingredients of a successful story is momentum. When you mix momentum with mindset, you root for the achievement of the goal.

New York Snapshot: "Harlem River Noir"

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 09.19.2015 | New York
Andrew J. Lederer

I was walking the other night along the edge of the Harlem River, at or near where they once chopped off a sizable piece of Manhattan and connected ...

How Am I Supposed to Mourn My Father?

Jennie Mustafa-Julock | Posted 09.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jennie Mustafa-Julock

My dad is dying. I am not sure what I am supposed to do with that information. The truth is that we are supposed to think or feel or act or do someth...

How My Estranged Father's Death Healed Our Narrative

Sara Bobkoff | Posted 09.16.2015 | Women
Sara Bobkoff

Alzheimers is a disease that takes the story of your life and throws the pages of memory up in the air. Many blow away. But some land right in your hands.

How Your Story Can Save Someone's World

Josh Rivedal | Posted 09.14.2015 | Impact
Josh Rivedal

It's common to rely on peer-to-peer advice or product reviews when buying an oven, a tractor, or even when looking for a new school district for your children. Why isn't their as much availability for advice, mentorship, or reviews when seeking out help for our physical and mental health?