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Blue Skies and Bad Hair Days: The True Value of Friendship

Nicola Arnold CPCC | Posted 02.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Nicola Arnold CPCC

In this modern age we are all such busy people rushing from one thing to the next. Life passes us by and before we know it we're saying that phrase -- "I'll be in touch" and "Man -- why did we leave it so long? Let's catch up again soon." Sound familiar? Yeah, me too.

To Be or Not To Be ME? That is the question!

Sylvana Storey | Posted 02.08.2016 | Business
Sylvana Storey

Wouldn't our organisations be simpler and happier places to work in if we all just 'fitted' in? If I had a pound for every time an organisation quest...

A positive culture only happens with intentionality

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 02.04.2016 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

In January, I had the opportunity to join the Minnesota Council on Foundations' Annual Meeting of Members to speak about the connection between cultur...

What Actually Is Success?

Fani Stipkovic | Posted 02.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Fani Stipkovic

It's taken a lot of work to distinguish a work/private time balance. I've felt so drained in certain situations that only with strong spiritual training and embracing the simple values surrounding my career gives me the inner strength and peace to continue forward.

5 Steps to Living a Turned-On Life

Marilyn O'Malley | Posted 02.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Marilyn O'Malley

Taking responsibility for your life and choosing to live it TURNED-ON is empowering and is your responsibility. Anything less is mediocre and not true to what you are here to fulfill.

Feeling Stuck? 5 Reasons Why Values Matter

Karen Naumann | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business
Karen Naumann

Values are like the mitochondria in a cell. They are our powerhouse. So, living a life where you keep compromising your values, is like a small flame that will eventually burst into a fire, and you'll be the first one to get burned.

How Trump Lost Iowa

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Going forward, I do not see how Trump undoes the damage he inflicted on himself in Iowa. Not only has he unilaterally destroyed his narrative that he is a "winner," but he has now given the rapidly rising, if boyish, Rubio a clear path to victory.

Iowa Caucus: Playing Field of Dreams

David Trumble | Posted 01.31.2016 | Politics
David Trumble

First published in The Des Moines Register: ...

Undercover Influence: How to Succeed When You Don't Like the Limelight

Rye Taylor | Posted 01.28.2016 | Business
Rye Taylor

You fight to make a living everyday or die trying. So how do you make an impact on this world without having your name in lights?

How to Bounce Back After Failure Smacks You in the Face

Leona deVinne | Posted 01.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Leona deVinne

This past week I messed up, ROYALLY. I was horrified when after arriving home from being out of town for my dad's funeral, I glanced at a paper calen...

These Are The Values I Grew Up With

Tam Warner Minton | Posted 01.26.2016 | Fifty
Tam Warner Minton

We all grow up with a certain set of values. Our families of origin have a tremendous influence on our lives, and although some values may be later deemed unnecessary, or need to be adjusted, others are still viable and have great impact.

Defending New York Values, Moving Forward as a Nation

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

Several days ago, Ted Cruz accused Donald Trump of having "New York values." In Cruz's vernacular, this was not a compliment. To Cruz's supporters, hi...

Evolution: The Candidate

Robert Koehler | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Is it too much to ask the American political process to participate in something larger than itself -- something the size, perhaps, of human or planetary evolution? Perhaps this question is the starting point of the future.

WTF Is Organizational Culture?

Garrett Mintz | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Garrett Mintz

Organizational cultures are not universally good or universally bad for every person. Just because two organizations have the exact same activities (i.e. casual Fridays and philanthropic events) doesn't mean that those activities are received the same way at each company by the employees.

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...

How to Make Love in the Boardroom

Gina Soleil | Posted 01.08.2016 | Business
Gina Soleil

In business we don't call it love. Oh no, that wouldn't be politically correct. The word love may not go over well in the boardroom. Heaven forbid we use a word that might make people feel uncomfortable.

4 Ways Self-employment Changed How I Define 'Wealth'

Joseph Liu | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business
Joseph Liu

When I left the corporate world, my finances also took a major hit, at least initially. The days of corporate perks, financial incentives, and year-end bonuses came to an abrupt halt. I initially felt like I had let go of a lot of "wealth" in my life.

If the Here and Now Represents a Caterpillar and Butterfly the Future - what do you need to become that more vibrant and radiant self?

Nicola Arnold CPCC | Posted 01.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Nicola Arnold CPCC

As many of us take down our Christmas decorations and consider what 2016 may bring, I pose a question to you: Where in your life have you shone brigh...

Chemistry Counts in Relationships--But How Much?

Marcia Naomi Berger | Posted 01.05.2016 | Women
Marcia Naomi Berger

When it comes to a potentially romantic relationship, chemistry is a loaded word. Does one of these beliefs pop into your mind when you hear it?

The Bible Unlocked

Kristina Kaine | Posted 01.04.2016 | Religion
Kristina Kaine

Sacred texts intrigue me and although they can be difficult to read, I often find little gems that shine like diamonds in my mind. It is as if they have the power of a seed to sprout over time, tickling my brain with a new thought.

Why Politics Should Not Take a Holiday This Week

Cynthia Dill | Posted 12.21.2015 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

Maybe you think politics should take a holiday this week, but who gets what isn't just a decision for Santa. Who gets what, when and how is the very d...

Are We Really Able to Paint With Light Itself?

Adam James Butcher | Posted 12.17.2015 | Arts
Adam James Butcher

It was no coincidence that the UN General Assembly proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies. Why was this so significant for me as a painter you might ask?

3 Truths for Living Passionately

Jasmine Burton | Posted 12.14.2015 | Impact
Jasmine Burton

What are some ways to keep going when your once youthful, inspiring, and persistent fire begins to wane? I often find rejuvenation and inspiration by knowing these three truths for living passionately.

If Princess Leia Were a Mom...

Melinda Pajak | Posted 12.11.2015 | Entertainment
Melinda Pajak

This is exactly what mothering is--being strong and vulnerable at the same time. When you have kids, it is as if your heart is walking around outside of your body. It's more than wearing your heart on your sleeve.

A Thin Line Between Love and Hate

Deborah Schoeberlein David | Posted 12.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein David

This world is full of loss, and pain, and every imaginable form of suffering. The line between love and hate is thin, and I don't know a single person who doesn't know this firsthand. None of use needs to cross over, even though pain seems to drive us toward hatred. The desire to hurt others only makes us suffer more. Don't follow it. Do bring light to the darkness.