Category: economy

If Congress Were the Visionaries We Need Them To Be

The recent debt deal shows how un-visionary Congress and the electorate are. Here are a reminder that without vision we perish; with it we can thrive. Here are a call to action for Congress and us to get past our distortions and divisions, then find a vision that solves problems and guides us into something better. Includes wisdom from Abraham Lincoln, who knew a lot about leading a divided country.

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Distressed by the “Jobless Recovery”? Consider Creating Your Own Business By Guest Blogger Ellen Augustine, M.A.

Many economists feel there will not be a significant surge in jobs before 2012. What to do? Perhaps its time to take a closer look at starting your own business. Here’s an assessment from small business consultant Pat McHenry Sullivan in an interview by Ellen Augustine.

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Spirit, Money, and Relationships: Guest Post by Kim Leatherdale

Economic problems cause major stress (I hear you saying “no duh!”) Job loss, cut in pay, cut in hours, or failure at a business can put pressure on a people.  Financial stress mars the spirit and makes even the healthiest

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Unreported Good News: Business Thrives with Compassion and other Spiritual Values

You wouldn’t know it from the major media, but more compassionate, more sustainable and way more ethical capitalism is thriving. Or, as many call it, “Conscious Capitalism.” Now there are some very easy ways to bring yourself up to speed

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True Love of Money Is the Root of Many Blessings

“The love of money is the root of all evil.” What if that ubiquitous saying is flat-out wrong? What if, instead, true love of money returns many benefits spiritual and material, including a more sane, kind and profitable economy for

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Needed: Quiet, Truthful Wisdom for Work and Money in a Noisy, Divisive World

Do you ever feel called to say something and don’t know exactly what it is? Or wish someone else would say that something that could cut through anything from confusion and fear-mongering or overwhelm to a quiet truth? A truth

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Tao (the Way) not Dow (the Jones numbers) for Financial Serenity

Tao. Dow. Both are pronounced “dow,” but here the similarity ends. “Tao” means the way, path or guiding principle for working with faith, integrity and meaning in a mysterious universe. The concept of way, path or guiding principle is central

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Healing Needed for the Heart and Soul of Health Care Financing

The heart and soul of any profession includes service, truth and consciousness. It’s hard to see that heart and soul today in the health insurance industry, while our country seeks a way out of the current health care financing mess.

Thank God for the Prophets of Late Night Comedy

The Bible and other sacred texts are filled with prophets who blow the whistle on danger, fraud, waste or abuse of power. Other prophets alert us to the good news of hope and possibility. Now that we finally have cable

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Dollar Bill Wisdom

When you are open to it, spiritual wisdom for money and work are everywhere. Comedian Chris Rock once joked that they’d taken God out of the workplace and out of the government. Finally he found God right in his pocket.

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