Entries tagged with “Values”

A Look at What Really Matters

Clarify your values and align them with how you live your life.

Honoring 9/11 By Reviewing Our Priorities

In honor of the 12th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on America, I invite you to take a big-picture view of how this event impacted your personal lives, your relationships,…

How to Identify Your “Final Cause” and Become the Hero of Your Own Great Myth

A traveler meets three bricklayers and asks each what he’s doing. The first mutters, “Working for a buck.” The second states, “Making a wall.” The third proclaims, “Building a scho…

Living A Good And Moral Life: Whatever That Means To You

Exploring your purpose, using contemplation, and defining values can provide a roadmap to meaningful life.

Living Your Values

A Nurse Discovers That Most of Us Don’t Know Which Values Matter Most to Our Parents — or Even OurselvesWhen my mother was dying and we both knew the end was near, we talked late a…

Our Walk in the World: The Highest Ethic

Shared values are not the same thing as shared humanity. Shared values are based on agreements that come from the head. They form the basis of culture. But it’s our shared humanity…

Our Walk In The World: To Participate in Reality

In February, Mark Nepo will be speaking at Western Michigan University. See MarkNepo.com for details.

Sarah Wilson on This One Wild and Precious Life

Sarah Wilson asks readers to “take an active role in fighting for what we love.”

Taking Stock of Our Values in a Post-COVID World

Do you know your values? COVID-19 has changed many peoples’ inner truth.

The Company You Keep: Does it Need Transformation?

Shaping corporations to enhance rather than crush the spirit of employees turns out to be the best strategy long-term for getting rich.

The Heart of Money: ​ The “Fine Print” Commandments We Give Ourselves

Columnist Paul Sutherland offers a new path that embraces inclusivity and truth.

The Heart of Money: Pay for Preschool or Save for College?

Teachers offer their input in the question between saving for early education or college.

The Heart of Money: Wrestling with a Question of Inheritance

Let your values influence how your spend your money

Virtue Fatigue: The Anatomy of Temptation

Consider the classic recipe for seduction: chocolates, dinner, wine, dessert, dancing. Ever wonder why it works? Now a series of psychological experiments led by Mark Muravan at Ca…

When Loyalty and Integrity Clash

When I was in my twenties, my dad gave me a Franklin Day Planner and an audiotape on time management. The speaker was Hyrum Smith, co-founder of Franklin Covey. He offered the exer…