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Heros Journey

Inspired Leadership -- Longing for the Hero's Journey

Brennan Smith | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Brennan Smith

Just like every good hero, I was Refusing the Call every time I felt a compelling passion to pursue something, but talked myself out of it. In fact, I was so dead-set on the idea that the Call would come from outside of me, that I didn't even hear it inside.

The Five Archetypes of the Entrepreneur-Programmer

Matt Ragland | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Matt Ragland

We all have talents that we can teach people, but it's important to recognize what specific skills people ask for your help with. Maybe you're the go-to guy in your company who teaches new hires the programming work flow, or the optimal way to streamline tasks and project management.

To Chase or Be Chased, That Is the Question

Kelly Sullivan Walden | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelly Sullivan Walden

As a child did you ever play the game "tag"? I certainly did. I can still remember the screams and yelps of delight and fright as the sun went dow...

Why the Bees Are Dying: An Ancient Solution to a Modern Problem

Kalliope Lee | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green
Kalliope Lee

Whether it was actually practiced or not, my intention is to explore the bugonia as a timeless mythic trope instructive to us now in the midst of our own bee crisis.

Travel 2.0: Traveler As Performer

Daniel Kronovet | Posted 07.28.2013 | Travel
Daniel Kronovet

For the traveler, every act of uploading data from the road is an act of performance. The traveler, by virtue of their circumstances, is unconsciously placed on a kind of social stage for the people they've left behind.

Inauguration, Ritual and Renewal

David Kudler | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics
David Kudler

On this third Tuesday of January, I will indeed be filled with hope: hope, not in perfection but in perfectability; hope in the ability of our nation and our world to learn from our mistakes and turn from our excesses.

Jean Houston Answers Oprah's Question, 'What Happens When You Die?'

OWN | Posted 11.29.2012 | OWN

Recently on "Super Soul Sunday," Oprah talked with American philosopher Jean Houston, author of The Wizard of Us. Here are the thought leader's wise a...

Oprah: 'If You Don't Accept The Yearning, You End Up Dying Inside'

OWN | Posted 11.28.2012 | OWN

On the Nov. 25th episode of "Super Soul Sunday," Oprah talked with legendary thought leader Jean Houston -- author of The Wizard of Us -- about the h...

WATCH: How To Recognize The Call To Adventure

OWN | Posted 11.26.2012 | OWN

Virtually every human being has what writer and mythologist Joseph Campbell once referred to as "the call to adventure," says his friend and colleague...

The Best Is Yet to Come

Irene Tanner | Posted 05.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

I once had a friend who was so into instant gratification that in a restaurant, she sometimes ordered dessert first, so that she could fully enjoy it before she was full.

Finding Joe Documentary Reminds Us of Our Hero's Journey

Jason Silva | Posted 11.20.2011 | Impact
Jason Silva

The documentary Finding Joe, directed by Patrick Takaya Solomon, is a heart warming and inspired retelling of Joseph Campbell's iconic Hero's Journey.

Exodus From Exile, Ourselves And Hatred

Carol Smaldino | Posted 06.15.2011 | Religion
Carol Smaldino

It is not as easy as it might seem to move away from hatred, since it can feel like giving up or giving in. When we are tied by hatred, whether to our stories or our religion, we cannot be free.

On Being Brave, Having Courage

Rob Kall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rob Kall

I think that the good experiences we have prepare us to face uncertainty, or even potential danger or unknowns, to take risks. That's why I've been writing about the joy of getting arrested lately.

Restoring America's Soul: The Hero's Journey Of Barack Obama

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Part I It is by going down into the abyss ...