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Nejla: Al Salt, Jordan, October 25, 2008

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 01.22.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Robert G. Zuckerman

It's the last day of principal photography on Transformers 2. We're in Al-Salt, a hilly area about half an hour outside of Amman. Formerly the capital...

The Science of Awe And Why It Matters At Work

Quiet Revolution | Nidhi Berry | Posted 01.20.2017 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on QuietRev.comAwe has been getting increased press lately. Along with mindfulness and compassion,awe is now the subject o...

Where is HOME?

James Stoddah | Posted 01.14.2017 | GPS for the Soul
James Stoddah

A good friend of mine shared a question posed by guitarist, Chris Wood on her Facebook page: "Bob Dylan described eloquently how his music has been t...

The Value Of Not Knowing Things

Eva Moon | Posted 10.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Eva Moon

Truth may or may not be out there and we may or may not know it when we find it. But it's mystery and wonder that drive us to keep searching for the truth.

How To Rediscover Your Passion For Reading

Cathy L. Mason | Posted 09.25.2016 | Fifty
Cathy L. Mason

Our home was a literate and musical one, with little television or radio. This was the key to my motivation to explore the world through books.

Space: (Still) The Final Frontier of Our Imaginations

David Vanderveen | Posted 09.20.2016 | Technology
David Vanderveen

My fascination with the white spaces on maps began before my earliest memories-- on an adventurous family trip to see Apollo 14 launch from the Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A in Merritt Island, Fla., on January 31, 1971--exactly two weeks before my second birthday.

Why So Many Americans Are Leaving Their Religion

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.26.2016 | Religion

American religion is in a state of flux. Religious “nones,” a category that includes atheists, agnostics and those with no affiliation to organize...

Two Amazing Life-Changing Tips From Alzheimer's Patients

Noelle Nelson | Posted 06.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Noelle Nelson

They taught me to appreciate the marvel that is every bit of our world i, ourselves included, and enjoy the astonishing, eye-popping, ever-engaging wonder of it all.

The Purpose of Wonder

Mark Matousek | Posted 05.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Matousek

It's amazing to learn that the physical body is primed for awe on a cellular level. Did you know that every morning when you open your eyes, the previ...

Pixar Animator Reveals The Magic Ingredient That Adds Soul To Stories

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.02.2016 | Religion

How do animators convey personality, atmosphere and even soulfulness in their stories? Danielle Feinberg, director of photography at Pixar, delivered ...

The Creativity of Wonder

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 04.27.2017 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

"Wonder" is one of the easiest ways we can enhance the conversation between religion and science.

Different Is the New Normal

Eileen O'Connor | Posted 02.12.2017 | Parents
Eileen O'Connor

What I've learned through my own experiences is that pretty much everyone I know has a child that is different. Every mother and father out there have experienced the heartbreak of knowing your child doesn't "fit in". In a perfect world every kid would be "normal". But this is not a perfect world. Not even close. Being different is normal.

Americans May Be Getting Less Religious, But They're Feeling More Wonder

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.26.2016 | Religion

Awe is that feeling you get when you look up at the beauty of the night sky or look out over the incomprensible vastness of an ocean. It's something t...

Exploring 'Wonder' at the Renwick Gallery-Washington, D.C.

Kiley Smith | Posted 01.25.2017 | Arts
Kiley Smith

Before your very eyes a rainbow of brilliant, dazzling colors appears. This however, is no ordinary rainbow. The artwork has been made from embroidery thread hooked from floor to ceiling repeatedly.

Why I/We Hate Exercise (And How to Circumnavigate Our Reluctance)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 01.15.2017 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

This equation is simple:a few minutes of discipline equals hours of comfort, pleasure, a lengthened lifespan, and less time spent on medical procedures.

5 Things Your Kids Will Always Remember About You

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 01.08.2017 | Parents
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Every moment is another chance to make a memory, and whether or not we realize it, we're creating good or bad memories every day, while indifferent moments just fade away. We all have regrets. It's never too late to make an unforgettable impact.

Saying Hello to Christmas

Jimmy Dunne | Posted 12.17.2016 | Good News
Jimmy Dunne

I was overwhelmed by the beauty of our Christmas tree. I thought about how a tree gives us life. How it draws its energy and its juice from the light. And how it gives life back out.

5 Vital Signs of Spiritual Life on a College Campus

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 11.23.2016 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

"What is honored in a country will be cultivated," Plato said, and this is true for spirituality within the university setting. It cannot just be talked about on the margins, spirituality must be at the heart of the campus.

What Kayaking With Whales Taught Me About My Kids

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh | Posted 11.18.2016 | Parents
Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh

So very often, as parents, our schemes do not pay off. It rained on our camping trip. The hike to the waterfall was a bust. But, finally, here was an adventure that exceeded all of our expectations.

Mystery and the Psyche

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 11.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jane Simon, M.D.

"It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage & beautiful country lies in between." This beautiful quote by poet Diane Ackerman...

A Steady Diet of Wonder and Awe

David Bennett | Posted 10.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
David Bennett

As the hot days on the beach are past and autumn air is becoming crisp, we may have lost our sense of awe. A new steady diet of wonder can help. Not l...

How to Stimulate Your Sense of Wonder

James Stoddah | Posted 10.26.2016 | 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.

Billy Bob Thornton Says We've Lost Our Sense Of Wonder. Here's How To Get It Back.

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 10.16.2015 | OWN

When Billy Bob Thornton's daughter Bella was 8 years old, she was doing something that too many kids that age don't do: reading books. Real, page-turn...

Mindful Wonder

Hanne Suorza | Posted 10.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Hanne Suorza

Change of seasons: A sense of déjà vu is sweeping over me, as I´m stopping halfway down the alley. I cannot tell if it is the colors, the shapes...

Have We Boomed the Ocean?

David Helvarg | Posted 09.24.2016 | Green
David Helvarg

Overfishing and other environmental disasters have cut the population of the ocean's most evolved creatures (those with spines) nearly in half, according to a new report from the World Wildlife Fund.