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What Happens When Leaders Walk Their Talk

Tony Schwartz | Posted 07.11.2014 | Business
Tony Schwartz

What leaders say is far less important than what they do. That's one of the clearest conclusions we drew from a study, in collaboration with HBR, of 19,000 employees around the world, focused on how they experience their lives at work.

The Four Core Needs of Every Employee

Tony Schwartz | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
Tony Schwartz

What we discovered is that people feel better and perform better and more sustainably when four basic needs are met: renewal (physical); value (emotional), focus (mental) and purpose (spiritual).

How to Rescue Your Religion

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 06.30.2014 | Religion
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

How often have we heard this? "Religion is violent." "Religion is sexist." "Religion is wrecking the planet." Actually, more often than not, religion gone wrong has been hijacked. Stolen. Bought, sold, made off with.

Life Is So Short: If Not of Purpose, Then of What?

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 05.29.2014 | Impact
Jacqueline Novogratz

Everywhere I sense a shift in the seasons, a yearning for greater purpose, for moving with empathy as well as pragmatism -- a growing understanding that we are all in this together.

What I Know at 48

Nancy Sharp | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Nancy Sharp

I'm more entrenched in my middle years even as I taste the sweetness of my twenties and the far more bittersweet decade of my thirties. Fifty doesn't frighten me because at last I'm settling into myself.

I Could Be a Desert

Jarid Manos | Posted 06.14.2014 | Black Voices
Jarid Manos

Before this past January, I hadn't cried since 1999 and the Denzel movie The Hurricane.

They're Leaving the Nest -- A Leap of Faith

Dianne Harman | Posted 06.14.2014 | Fifty
Dianne Harman

I'd like to think we mommas of all species share something in common: We watch out for our hatchlings.

Easter Is Not Just for Christians

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 06.14.2014 | Religion
Rea Nolan Martin

Easter teaches us that even the most convincing appearances are often deceiving. It teaches us that there is more to life than meets the eye. That even when we think something is completely over it's really just beginning in a new form.

Reinvention and the Art of Making Your Own Luck

Russell C. Smith | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

How lucky do you feel today? Are you waiting for luck to happen to you, or are you in the business of making your own luck? Is luck a matter of knowing the right people, or being the right person?

12 Days of Winter Meditations: Day 12

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Happy New Year: Renewal It's a fresh start to a brand new year. Hopefully, you are starting it feeling rested, refreshed, and with a list--even if...

Wreaths and Darkness, Doorways and Light

Annie Finch | Posted 02.25.2014 | Religion
Annie Finch

The amazing part is that I walked through many of them, whether frightened, confused or exhilarated, only to find myself waiting, shaken but strong, on the other side.

Learning to Connect: What Time Outs and Broken Glass Taught Me

Kristi Anderson | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Kristi Anderson

As an introvert, I'll always need huge amounts of alone time to recharge. But on a larger scale I'd like to think that with a lighter step, with fewer walls to hide behind, when things get confusing and complicated again (because they will) I won't need to incubate for quite so long.

Do I Have to Start All Over Again? Yes. Every Day.

Rabbi Joseph Meszler | Posted 10.14.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Joseph Meszler

Do I have to start all over again? For better and worse, yes. So let's embrace the reality that we can renew ourselves for the better.

It's Time for a 'Soul Detox'

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Sophia A. Nelson

Your soul can become contaminated, polluted, dark, and diseased just like any part of your body that is neglected and battered by the get-up-and-go, rush, hurry, got-to-do-it-now heartbeat of modern living.

Tony Schwartz: 'Renewal Is Not For Slackers'

Posted 06.07.2013 | Healthy Living

"For 200 years we've lived by an ethic that more, bigger, faster is better," said Tony Schwartz, founder and CEO of The Energy Project, during a panel...

From Affliction To Joy On Facebook

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 06.12.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

In our fast-paced highly connected world, we see all too often abuse of the Internet as a means for wide-spread gossip, lies and hurtful behavior. How beautiful it is indeed when the energy of this powerful tool can be harnessed to promote healing and friendship.

Composting Our Way Into Renewal

Grove Harris | Posted 05.28.2013 | Religion
Grove Harris

Composting is in many ways one of the most spiritual of practices. It is the process that will feed the next cycle of life, which will take endings and serve new beginnings. For Christians, this is Holy Week.

Are You Alive?

Marilyn Tam | Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

Are you alive? It might seem to be a silly question, as you are obviously technically alive since you are reading this. But are you truly alive and living the life you were born to live -- a life of purpose, vitality and meaning?

A Message From The Universe You May Want To Pay Attention To

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 05.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

When I compare how nature "does life" with such effortless grace and ease, with how we so often struggle, thinking we have to force or push things in a specific direction to create a fruitful and rewarding life worth living, I have to chuckle. Life flows, we need not try to push it.

A Pilgrimage To Bhutan: Making Sense Of 2012 -- Part Two

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

In this place, alone with my daughter Rachel, with a few simple things, walking and walking, it seems complete enough. Even the drama of death and divorce seem distant, part of the endless cycle of life, not something to dwell in, to linger on, but to face, absorb and pass on.

New Year, New Values, New Spirit

Donna Henes | Posted 03.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

This year, may we discover and embrace our own purpose, passion and power. May we accept our responsibility and our personal rule. May we take our ideas and our skills and use them to create a viable, safe, sustainable and sane world for us all.

A Pilgrimage To Bhutan: Making Sense Of 2012

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 03.10.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Hyman, MD

I took a pause and went to do the things that restore me, that slow me down enough to notice what is true. For me, it is walking in the mountains and offering myself in the service of others.

What's Next for Places?

Marian Salzman | Posted 03.04.2013 | Style
Marian Salzman

There's nothing new in the need for places to grow their appeal and maintain it. Throughout history, attractive locations have acted as a magnet for people, economic activity and cultural life, which all boosted their power and attractiveness.

Is Snow Your Security Blanket? It Should Be This Year

Dr. Michael Finkelstein | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael Finkelstein

Through experience, we know that this is a time of year when we will be tested, both physically and emotionally. In turn, we will naturally come within and seek safety from the elements.

Need to Jump-Start Your Spiritual Life?

Russ Gerber | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Russ Gerber

What can break through entrenched, old thought patterns and lead you forward is an inspiring idea, a revelation, that becomes a door-opener to a new direction to take, a new next step in your career, new and expanded opportunities you hadn't seen.