Beyond Politics: Privacy, Disability and The Public Eye


Erin Kelly examines Chris Hayden’s recent decision to publicly reveal the fact he has a disability, despite being US Senator Kay Hagan’s press secretary.

8 Ways Dating Changes As You Get Older

8 Ways Dating Changes by Valerie Everett

What we appreciate—and need—in a potential mate changes as we get older. James Michael Sama identifies eight ways our dating outlook shifts with—shall we call it, ahem, maturity instead of age?

Die, Adapt, or Dig: a Master Gardener’s Guide to Thriving

Die Adapt or Dig by Tomi Lattu

Feeling stuck in his life, Chuck Chapman asked a master gardener what it takes for a plant to thrive. The answer holds wisdom for people stuck in toxic environments.

Jim Carrey’s Wonderful Advice to Dreamers


This excerpt from Jim Carrey’s speech to graduates might be the best encouragement to follow your dreams you’ll ever hear.

Could These Be the Three Keys to Happiness?

Could These Be by mmarchin

Thomas Fiffer looks no further than his wall for three keys to staying happy.

Loving a Strong Woman: Pros and Cons

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Can you handle a strong woman? And why would you want to?

Elder or Eldering? A Contemporary Look at a Historical Archetype

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Paddy Murray looks at the use of the term “elder” in indigenous cultures and questions our interpretations of what it means to age in modern society.

The Myth and False Lesson of Independence


Why are we afraid of teaching young people how they relate to the network of human interaction? Why do we value our independence over our dependability?

This Grandfather’s Letter to His Grandchildren Contains Life Advice We Should All Live By

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An Irish grandfather wrote to his five grandchildren just months before his death—the advice is beautiful, poignant and brave.

The Science of Character: New 8 Min. Film by Tiffany Shlain #CharacterDay

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Finish this sentence: I want to be …

One Man asks 5 Wise Women What This Troubled World Needs from All of Us


George Cappannelli asks female wisdom keepers what really matters right now, especially as more people approach retirement.

Your Body Knows the Secret. Will You Listen?

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Leo Searle Hawkins experienced an unexpected event in the shower that taught him the body holds the secret to true and complete freedom.

What Hands Are For


Jarad Dewing compares his hands, and his life, to the men who came before him.

Ancient Leadership Wisdom

Quote from Lao Tzu

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. —Lao Tzu

Afraid to Take the Next Step? Try Poet David Whyte’s Prescription


At a poetry workshop Mia Kalef learns the value of listening to the inner voice in times of change.

10 Uplifting Quotes for When Bad Things Happen


Lori Lothian’s favorite soul-saving wisdoms for really tough times.