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Reframing Forgiveness

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We can't force someone to forgive. Therefore, the road to forgiveness may also involve understanding the person who has harmed us. This requires starting off on a journey that may entail a close examination of the person we need to forgive. The journey can be long and torturous.

How Mindfulness Can Help Couples Cool Down

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 07.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

When each partner can react with greater equanimity, both partners can recover more easily. They regain a deeper acceptance of the other, recover their perspective taking and communication skills, and thus resolve disagreements more quickly before they spiral out of control.

The Eagle's Gaze

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Bil Hitchcock

Harry Truman saw a great deal of misery in his life resulting from war. In WWI he served as a captain of Missouri's Regiment Battery D, serving in Fr...

Empathy: Our Hope In The Fight Against Intolerance

Chloe Hollett, J.D. | Posted 07.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Chloe Hollett, J.D.

The Technicolor parades inspiring hope throughout this nation have come to an end, and so, too, has 2016's LGBT Pride Month, dedicated in celebration ...

The Right Words: Finding Empathy In Fearful Vulnerability

Ashley Ballou-Bonnema | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Ashley Ballou-Bonnema

There's a bit of fear that inhabits every truth that makes up who we are. It's a fear that is shared within every honest breath we give back to the world and undermines the self-assured faith we hold within ourselves.

Thanks Mom And Dad, For Divorcing Like You Did

Jackie Robinson | Posted 06.17.2016 | Divorce
Jackie Robinson

While I've always been grateful and even proud of how my parents chose to end their relationship as a couple, I can appreciate the challenges more today in the midst of my own painful break-up with my children's father.

How To Find Common Ground When You And Your Partner Disagree

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 06.15.2016 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

In midlife, our close relationships can experience considerable strain. The stress of work, family responsibilities, finances, and health problems can make you tense and irritable. Before you know it, you're in an acrid disagreement with the person you love the most.

Nagasaki Survivor and US President On Same Page for Peace

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.31.2016 | World
Christine Negroni

Nagasaki survivor Takeo Aizawa, a retired school teacher now living in Tokyo, did not watch President Obama's speech at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial l...

In Sickness and in Health: Practical Tools That Take Care of the Caretaker

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 05.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

As partners, when we discover and commit to who we truly are, our lives take on new meaning as love and joy are our natural states.

Hey Moms, Let's All Agree to Stop Doing This

Joanna Serth | Posted 05.19.2016 | Parents
Joanna Serth

Part of our job as mothers should be to support and bolster other mothers. We have the most difficult and unrelenting of workplaces. Let's all take a pledge to ease off in the comments section, okay?

How You Can Learn to Understand People on a Deeper Level

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC | Posted 04.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC

Clearly, we need to be able to pick up on the unspoken messages that people are conveying to us. So where do we start to understand people and pick up on social cues? Here is a list that will hopefully get you off to a good start.

A Nighttime Awakening

Eve Beck | Posted 04.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Eve Beck

While I still have my major faculties in tact (I hope!), as the years go by, and for those of you currently in less than ideal states of mind, how can we get a handle on this vary scary and serious business?

Dad of Child on the Autism Spectrum Writes an Open Letter to the Public Exposing Insensitive and Damaging Behavior From Grown Adults Toward Young Children

Lauren Rabin | Posted 04.15.2016 | Parents
Lauren Rabin

"Seek to understand, before being understood." -A basic principle in Empathic Listening As some of you know, I run an organization called Autism F...

4 Questions to Reshape Your Life

Alexandra Harra | Posted 04.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

If you're seeking to reshape your life, reflect on the answers to these four questions to increase your awareness, expand your mindset, and change your outlook:

How to Talk About Sex

Angela Skurtu | Posted 03.18.2016 | Divorce
Angela Skurtu

Rather than putting a lot of pressure on your relationship, it is better to learn when and how to use the different negotiation tactics so that you can still be mostly happy. Hopefully, you can learn to negotiate your needs and desires in a fun, respectful way.

What I Learned From 'Messy Tim'

Noelle Nelson | Posted 03.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Noelle Nelson

There were about a dozen of us volunteers working on a community project that involved, of all things, a skit. Not a big deal, but one that still requ...

Campus Dialogue

Eric J. Furda | Posted 02.26.2016 | College
Eric J. Furda

On Sunday afternoon I was sitting on one of two buses coming back from the University of Pennsylvania's Posse-Plus Retreat (PPR) with a group of stude...

I Love You, 'Terrible Person'

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

After sitting in sadness upon learning of her passing, and swimming in shame and guilt for not staying connected with her, I realized something that didn't occur to me until a few days later. A better question was, "Why had we not stayed connected with each other?"

The DIY Guide for Understanding Mozlemacs

Ali Ashraf | Posted 04.21.2016 | Religion
Ali Ashraf

'The Blue Pill or the Red Pill?' When you feel upset at those Mozlemacs after listening to that cheeky electric box in the living room; take...

Using the 5 Love Languages to Reclaim Your Marriage

Debra Richardson | Posted 02.05.2016 | Weddings
Debra Richardson

Sometimes, I still find myself wondering if I've shown my husband love in the way that he receives love. We're human and it's natural to fall back on what comes natural to us.

Just Do the Math

Mitch Rosenzweig | Posted 02.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mitch Rosenzweig

When things don't add up, simplify. Start with the fundamentals. Do unto others, be kind, love more and hate less. Share, pray and be grateful. Be honest and true to yourself. The world isn't perfect and neither are you. Pretty simple to add up. No calculator required.

How to Change Through Inspired Action

Jeff Singh | Posted 01.10.2016 | Good News
Jeff Singh

Original Image by Scott Cresswell Numerous articles are written on how to change extolling the powers of will, goals, and visualization, even advis...

How a Blessing of Light Enriches Your Marriage

Anne Naylor | Posted 01.08.2016 | Weddings
Anne Naylor

Performing a wedding ceremony is a blessing for me. I love the weddings I officiate, and the couples I meet for them.

Must I Tell My Spouse Everything?

Marcia Naomi Berger | Posted 12.31.2015 | Women
Marcia Naomi Berger

In a good marriage we can be ourselves more with our partner than with anyone else in the world. We can have imperfections and still be loved.

If More American's Traveled Overseas Our Perceptions of People and Places Would Change

Nicholas Kontis | Posted 12.21.2015 | Travel
Nicholas Kontis

Nicholas Kontis - Making Tamales With Local Women in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Travel was instilled into my blood at an early age. When I was 12 years,...