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"Things" May Not Change in 2015, But...

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 12.26.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

At that point, I was moved to share one of my favorite sayings with her: "Things don't change, we do. With that in mind, always remember, wherever you go, there you are!"

The Modern Dilemma: Obsessively Selfish, Compulsively Selfless

Marian Salzman | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business
Marian Salzman

We just released our annual trends report for Havas Worldwide, but I'm thinking it could become a monthly thing. Today, the most fundamental truth of what's next (besides death and taxes) is unprecedented change.

Why New Year's Resolutions Are Pointless

Jen Glantz | Posted 12.23.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

You don't need to wait until December 31 to make changes to your life. You really can get up from your desk or bed or Ikea suede couch and do something right now.

True Life: I'm a Recovering "Whattifer"

Pete Jones | Posted 12.23.2014 | College
Pete Jones

Now it's my turn to be honest. I am a recovering whatiffer. There, I said it. As someone who battled with If for good portion of my life, I can understand how discouraging it can be to see that two letter word run all over your head.

A Professional Wake-Up Call: How Gossip Changed Me

Wendy Reese | Posted 12.23.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Wendy Reese

When you start doing "the work" to heal yourself and become whole, all sorts of things are bound to come up. Most specifically, all the ways you play ...

The Good News About Being 'In Transition'

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

We do, however, have the power to determine how we respond to what befalls us. Each rupture in our life is fraught with opportunity for growth. Transformation involves a shift in our attitude or perspective that allows for the experience of new possibilities. Each transition provides a chance to come back to a truer version of who we are.

We Need Schools to Be Different

Scott McLeod | Posted 12.22.2014 | Education
Scott McLeod

There are a lot of different things going on in schools and they're all important. But remedying the relevance disconnect between school and society is the most important educational and equity work of all.

Strength of Mind in Motion

Leigh Weinraub | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weinraub

When strength wins in the mind, it wins in the body. Inner strength literally becomes action. What we think becomes what we do, which eventually becomes who we are.

4 Ways Meditation Can Empower Millennials At Work and in Life

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

From my meditation teacher/practitioner perspective, I see ALL of these aspects as incredibly good, good, good and believe that meditation, dear millennials, is not only something that gels with what you already got goin' on... but it can help you navigate some of your biggest challenges.

Leadership Lessons for the 21st Century: Superintendents' Perspectives

Martin J. Blank | Posted 12.19.2014 | Education
Martin J. Blank

Celebrating 50 years in the educational leadership business, the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) asked practitioners from around the countr...

Confront With Care

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

Few leaders can avoid confrontation. There are simply too many items and employees that require oversight and guidance. The likelihood is very high that every leader will need to address numerous areas of concern within her organization at various points.

What to Do if You're Super-glued to a Life You Don't Want

Linda Ford | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Ford

But being stuck is like being super-glued to a circumstance that you think has no solution and no way out. I'll take the pain of a toothache any day over the pain of feeling stuck.

33 Inspirational and Thought-Provoking Books That Will Help You Create a Life You Love in the New Year

Renee Lo Iacono | Posted 12.11.2014 | Books
Renee Lo Iacono

With New Years just around the corner, now is a great time to start thinking about what New Year's resolutions we would like to make in the upcoming year.

How to Fix a Leaking Chakra

Donna Highfill | Posted 12.11.2014 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

I went to a seminar a few years ago where I experienced Reiki for the very first time. That's how I found out about my seeping energy. I had a weird feeling something was leaking, and at my age I was relieved to discover it was just my chakras.

Embracing Change

Michael Neill | Posted 12.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

On an almost daily basis, we are faced with change initiatives in our own lives. Some of them are initiated by us -- a new diet or exercise regime, a shift in our career direction or a change in our relationship status. Other changes are thrust upon us.

Do You Have Time for Change?

Ratanjit S. Sondhe | Posted 12.11.2014 | Business
Ratanjit S. Sondhe

One of the things that amazes me as I look out my window and into the wooded hills and ravines surrounding my home is that every day, the view is different. The landscape changes. Buds unfurl into leaves. Leaves explode with color, wither and fall.

Zen and the Art of Writing an Obituary

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 12.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

Like so many other people I know, the holiday season is by far he most difficult time of the year for me. Seeing the stores and promenades decked and...

These Things Terrify Me

Cathy Cassani Adams | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Cathy Cassani Adams

Instead of expanding the fear, we expand our awareness, we let go of some our defensiveness and righteousness. We learn to stop fighting who we are, to stop numbing the voices in our head, and instead learn to accept and cohabitate with these pieces of ourselves.

Why Volunteer?

Benjamin Orbach | Posted 12.05.2014 | Impact
Benjamin Orbach

Today, on International Volunteer Day, we celebrate the contributions of volunteers all over the world to improving our communities, whether those efforts are focused locally, nationally, or globally. 62 million Americans volunteered last year, that's close to 25 percent of the population over the age of 12!

What's Your Excuse?

Wendy Reese | Posted 12.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

There are moments when reality hits you like a medicine ball upside the head. I was silently complaining to myself about all the things that I am stru...

Responsibility Before Dollars: Laura Zax Is in the Business of Making a Social Impact

Brian Kil | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact
Brian Kil

For those who know me, it's not a secret that I am very interested in the cross section between entrepreneurship and social missions. I had the privilege of meeting Laura Zax, Social Impact Manager at Harry's.

The Space for Change

Rachel Verlik | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Verlik

If your gut tells you that you will be disappointed or let down by going in a certain direction, honor that and move forward on a different path. Your best and future self will appreciate it.

Follow Your Path on the Road to Change

Rose Caiola | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Rose Caiola

It isn't easy to ask for help. We may feel that asking for help means we are weak. We think we should be smart enough and strong enough and decisive enough to solve our own problems or not have problems at all. But sometimes intelligence and strength and willpower aren't what we need. We all have our blind spots, and we can benefit from a different perspective. We can't do it alone.

Why Change Is So Hard

Karen Frankola | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business
Karen Frankola

Innovation is certainly a great goal, but before we can go about transforming an organization, we need to do a better job of helping the vast majority of people who struggle when asked to do their jobs differently.

You Create Your Own Life

Michael Feeley | Posted 12.01.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Feeley

How do you want to react to life? How do you want to see life? How do you choose to live your life?