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5 Vital Signs of Spiritual Life on a College Campus

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 11.23.2015 | 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 11.18.2015 | 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 11.18.2015 | 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 Ackerm...

A Steady Diet of Wonder and Awe

David Bennett | Posted 11.02.2015 | 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...

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.

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

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Mindful Wonder

Hanne Suorza | Posted 10.08.2015 | 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 09.25.2015 | 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.

Evolution Will Change How You See the World

Lawrence Rifkin | Posted 09.10.2015 | Science
Lawrence Rifkin

When the idea of evolution sinks in - really sinks in - evolution hits home with power and an emotional rush.

Daily Meditation: A Sense Of Wonder

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.25.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that theseDaily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Why Being Cool Gives You Cellulite

Miriam Ava | Posted 08.03.2015 | Women
Miriam Ava

Seeing the world anew each day; basking in the ingenuity of nature; appreciating love & kindness; reveling in the vastness of wonder; showing & sha...

Creation, Exhilaration, and the Color of Wonder

Miriam Ava | Posted 07.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

Take time to let your mind wander meander along neuropaths of bliss -- saturated, earth-rich, present. Thoughts and feelings flow hand in hand t...

Arianna Taught Me To Thrive

Melissa Levis | Posted 06.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Levis

A year ago I was not thriving. I had just lost my mom to cancer and was in the middle of a messy divorce. By chance I went to Arianna Huffington's Thr...

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.

Chaos vs. Control

Jon Foreman | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jon Foreman

The space between Chaos and Control: "Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and the devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the h...

The Death Of Awe In The Age Of Awesome

Medium | Henry Wismayer | Posted 05.01.2015 | World

It was a seemingly innocuous YouTube clip that got me thinking. A fellow toddler-parent showed it to me, with the accompanying explanation that it had...

The Secret To A Meaningful Life In Just 7 'Magic' Words

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.26.2015 | Healthy Living

Sometimes, it's the most fantastical, fictional characters that do the best job of teaching us about reality. New York Times bestselling author T.A...

How Mindfulness Meditation Expands Awareness

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.01.2015 | Science

The practice of mindfulness dates back at least 2,500 years to early Buddhism, and since then, it's played an important role in a number of spiritual ...

5 Ways to Have 'Wonder Moments'

Leslie Boyer | Posted 04.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Boyer

When we experience wonder we are open to discovering the joy and beauty of life. I think that wonder can happen in a matter of seconds. Here are some of the things you can do to have "Wonder Moments" at any time during the day.

This Is How You Transform Stress Into A Beautiful Moment

Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living

For the next 30 days, GPS for the Soul and meQuilibrium are providing you tips on how to live a healthier, happier and stress-free life. See the previ...

A Sense Of Wonder May Be Good For Your Health

New York Magazine | Melissa Dahl | Posted 02.11.2015 | World

Awe is probably not an emotion many of us experience on a regular basis; a childlike sense of wonder is hard to achieve when you're busy avoiding gian...

Carolyn Gregoire

Experiences Of Art, Nature And Spirituality May Help Prevent Disease, Study Finds | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.06.2015 | Science

Taking in the glory of nature at the top of a mountain peak, joining in a song of worship or viewing a breathtakingly beautiful piece of art are some ...

Letters to Hadley: Little Things

Liz Olson | Posted 03.14.2015 | Women
Liz Olson

My favorite little things are these: The way your sweaty skin feels right after you wake up from a nap, the way your little kid breath smells when you come in close for a nose kiss, the way you inspect my whole face -- pushing on my nose, noticing everything with your curious eyes.

How The Rewilding Movement Can Renew Your Sense Of Wonder

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.09.2015 | Healthy Living

Just as the broader conservation effort focuses on restoring human-altered ecosystems to their wild, natural state, human rewilding seeks to bring tha...

Simple Gifts to Make Your Holidays More Joyful

HopeLab | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living

First, let others tell their stories. Rather than plunging headlong into a recitation of the world from our perspective, we simply commit to listening to others first, curious about what leads them to their perspective.