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The Happiness Formula: Climb the PELAR

Sharon Eakes | Posted 11.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sharon Eakes

"It is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy." -- Brother David Steindl-Rast Here's the amazing thing: We cho...

10 Things That Reveal How Leaders Think

Dianna Booher | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

The current buzz word "thought leader" captures clout for those who stand out in the industry. But for years in other organizations or communities, we've used other clichés to identify those who think well: "He's fast on his feet" or "She has a clear head on her shoulders."

Imagination: Unlimited and Unfolding...

Debbie Davis | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Debbie Davis

When we stretch our imagination to think about where we are today, and where we may go: Then, and only then, do we begin to realize our true potenti...

Learning to Let Go of Black and White Thinking

Liana Gergely | Posted 09.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Liana Gergely

The middle ground is terrifying, but in the end, it is the most liberating place there is. If I can hold my own hand, stay responsive to the moment and stay connected to my feelings, I always have the space to make another choice and to redirect if I veer off course.

Be Less Irritable With Your Kids (Part 2 of 5)

Hunter Clarke-Fields | Posted 09.08.2015 | Parents
Hunter Clarke-Fields

"I am a TERRIBLE mother." I'd just gotten frustrated and yelled at my preschooler. Of course THAT thought comes to mind.

Program Yourself for Success

Steve Siebold | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Steve Siebold

Most importantly, and it can't be stressed enough, make the decision today to take responsibility for old programming that does not serve you. It changed my life immeasurably, and I'm sure it can change yours, too.

Psychology in Fiction

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.17.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Over the last few years, I've been writing fiction. For decades, I've been a psychiatrist. As a novelist, I now write with a reader's sensibility, and read with a writer's eye. I'm struck by the degree to which fiction and psychology share certain crucial elements.

8 Subconscious Behaviors That Are Keeping You From Having The Life You Want

Brianna Wiest | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Brianna Wiest

Here are eight of the daily behaviors and unconscious habits that are keeping you from the life you really want.

How Do Parents Politicize Their Children?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.07.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

How do we give our children the ability to think critically, politically? I had the opportunity to hear two very different conversations that showed me how parents politicize their kids.

Thinking Inside and Outside the Box

William Pang | Posted 07.29.2015 | Education
William Pang

As we enter into a technological era where an increasing amount of universities are providing online degrees, one's ability to think inside and outside of the box is going to be a crucial component in the hiring process.

Are Your Emails Ruining Your Reputation?

Dianna Booher | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

World War II veterans heard the warning "Loose lips sink ships." Today's corollary is that loose lips and lengthy clips may limit risks with the SEC regarding disclosures about finances. But wordy emails will drive your coworkers nuts.

Spiritual Beings on a Human Journey: How to Remember Our Stardust

Nancy Colier | Posted 07.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Nancy Colier

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience." Most of us have heard these words from the...

Is Google Killing Wonder?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.26.2015 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

Yes, you may have gotten the answer to your question, and wasn't that so nice and tidy? But at what cost? The question, and any conversation or subsequent mental gymnastics that it might have generated, dies an immediate and unfortunate death.

Impossible Knowledge: Are You an Expert?

Wray Herbert | Posted 05.22.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

I grew up with a habitual overclaimer. He wildly exaggerated his expertise, at times claiming knowledge of things he couldn't possibly know -- people, events, ideas that simply do not exist. We're all familiar with these people who feel the need to overestimate what they know about the world. What underlies such assertions of impossible knowledge?

Mind Turtles

Michael Neill | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

We treat our negative emotions as some kind of divine oracle or pesky nuisance, either worshiping at their altar or doing our best to avoid feeling them altogether, but neither approach is particularly useful.

"Be Different" for Increased Performance, Productivity, and Profitability

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 04.06.2015 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

I'm asked regularly by companies to help them find ways to increase their individual and organizational performance, productivity, and profitability. In these situations, two old adages come to mind.

Climbing the Steps (of Acceptance) in 2015

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

My goals for the new year can be summarized in one word: acceptance. These are some areas where I'd like to put it into practice.

Come Home for the Holidays

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 02.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

For those seeking a sex or holiday booze article, click onto something else immediately, like TMZ or the Today show. In the spirit of holiday cheer,...


Marcia Liss | Posted 01.24.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


The Ultimate Power

Michael Neill | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

I was talking with a client and I watched them create an entire imaginary world out of thought and then suffer through it as though it had always existed. It made me realize something: People think!

Is Your Mind Like A Drunken Monkey?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 01.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

It's vital that we make friends with meditation. It's no help at all if we feel we have to meditate and then feel guilty if we miss the allotted time, or only do 10 minutes when we'd said we'd do 30.

Leader-as-Decision-Maker: Decisions Matter

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.22.2014 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

Ultimately, there is no way to be sure that the so-called right decision has been made before it has been made and acted on. All you can do is ensure that the process of decision-making is deliberately and painstakingly executed. That doesn't guarantee the best decision, but it sure makes it a lot more likely.

Why Walking Helps Us Think

Ferris Jabr | The New Yorker | Posted 09.05.2014 | World

In Vogue’s 1969 Christmas issue, Vladimir Nabokov offered some advice for teaching James Joyce’s “Ulysses”: “Instead of perpetuating the pre...

The Curmudgeon Listener Says: Enough With 'Like'

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 10.28.2014 | Women
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

The word "like" is a wicked weed that has killed the flowers of language in the speech and communication garden of life. "Like" is an infestation killing off meaning in every spoken human contact, and no spray or bomb of intelligence is strong enough to wipe it out.

Thinking at Harvard: What Is the Future of Learning?

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 10.26.2014 | Education
Sriya Chakravarti

The future of learning should be such that it gives greater flexibility to the learner, confidence that the self can learn anything, basic idea clarity on complex thoughts and processes and awareness about the world at large and tolerance.