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Last updated: May 15, 2021

You can create an account on FindCenter a few different ways: by clicking “Join Us” at the bottom of the page, by clicking the Log In button in the upper right corner of the page (and then the Create an Account link on the subsequent page), or by following this link

On any piece of content—article, video, book, etc.—just click the plus sign icon on the bottom right corner and select “create new collection.” You’ll be guided through the brief process. You can add as many collections as you’d like.

On the login screen, to the right of the login fields, click “Forgot your password? Reset Here.” You’ll be prompted to provide your email address, and an email will be sent to you with a link that will allow you to reset your password.

You can have your account deleted by emailing us a support@findcenter.com with your request.

Following another Member from a Collection or profile’s “Followers” list will automatically be public. You can change this setting by going to the followed Member’s profile page and clicking “Private” under “Following.”

Note that following another Member or a Member’s Collection privately is hidden from everyone except the Member you are following. All users can see a full list of who follows them or the Collections they have created.

There are two ways you can search the full breadth of the assembled and organized wisdom on FindCenter. First, you can click on the magnifying glass in the top right corner of the website. This will open a field where you can type the term, teacher, or topic you’re looking for, and results will appear.

Second, you can click on “Discover” at the top of the site, and you’ll be taken to a page where you can filter FindCenter’s content by type, such as video, poems, books, articles and quotes. You can then filter the content by multiple topics and/or teachers to narrow your list of selected resources.

Our founder, Neal Goldman, spent 30 years focusing on business success in the hopes of achieving happiness. When it didn’t materialize, Neal began a deep personal inquiry to try to understand himself and his life experiences, which led him on a multi-year journey, during which he encountered several new disciplines, each with their own terms, topics, and teachers. He found the process of finding his bearings in this exploration extremely challenging and required a great deal of time and effort.

After finding a sense of peace and calm that he hadn’t known existed and reconciling a great many internal issues, Neal wanted to be of service to others on their own paths. He took his experience in creating innovative information systems and recruited a team with diverse talents and perspectives. Together, they are building FindCenter—a platform to help make everyone’s journey a little easier.

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FindCenter is a platform for self-development. We seek to support the journeys of people who are searching for their own inner peace and aspiring to new levels in their own self-development.

Our founder, Neal Goldman, spent 30 years focusing on business success in the hopes of achieving happiness. When it didn’t materialize, Neal began a deep personal inquiry to try to understand himself and his life experiences, which led him on a multi-year journey, during which he encountered several new disciplines, each with their own terms, topics, and teachers. He found the process of finding his bearings in this exploration extremely challenging and required a great deal of time and effort.

After finding a sense of peace and calm that he hadn’t known existed and reconciling a great many internal issues, Neal wanted to be of service to others on their own paths. He took his experience in creating innovative information systems and recruited a team with diverse talents and perspectives. Together, they are building FindCenter—a platform to help make everyone’s journey a little easier.

FindCenter is for anyone looking for answers on their journey of personal development and growth. We at FindCenter are all still on our own journeys of self-development, and we seek to support everyone on theirs. There’s no one right way for all.

Beyond developing the FindCenter site and community, and keeping it free for end users, we intend to bring personal development resources to populations, and ultimately individuals, who are in need of support. If your community or organization needs support, please visit our Community Support page.

Caroline Pincus, our Director of Content, and Noël Chrisman, our Content Manager, work with a team of curators to seek out a broad array of resources to include in FindCenter’s platform. They organize this content into collections, topics, and themes and by teacher to be easily browsed by visitors to the site. This is an ongoing process; we are constantly adding new content. If we don’t have content that you think we should, please send us your suggestions using the Feedback tab on the right hand margin of your browser.

Collections are lists of resources (articles, books, videos, etc.) curated (selected) either by FindCenter or by any user of the site. They can cover a broad range of subjects or be focused narrowly for specific needs. That’s entirely up to their creator. In this way, collections are a great way to either keep track of resources that benefit you in different areas of your personal development or share those resources with the broader community. You can also follow other users’ collections and include the resources they have selected in your own collections.

Topics, as we use the word, are individual subjects, like love, money, meditation, relationships, etc. They can be broad or narrow. There are hundreds of topics on the site, with more coming online all the time. You can explore our topics using the topics or discover links in the header menu, and there you’ll find information related to the practices, theories, traditions, beliefs, and perspectives covered under our topics. If there are topics that we haven’t covered that you think we should, please send us your suggestions using the Feedback tab on the right hand margin of your browser.

We use the term Teachers to describe those thinkers, speakers, authors, and other individuals who have taught or offered their insight to others about personal development and the search for inner peace. At FindCenter, we have a broad array of featured teachers, from poets to health professionals to philosophers, and we hope that by exploring their teachings, you’ll find your own path of self-discovery. We feature hundreds of teachers on our site, with more coming online all the time. Our core philosophy is that everyone is a teacher and everyone a student. If there are teachers that we haven’t covered that you think we should, please send us your suggestions using the Feedback tab on the right hand margin of your browser.

We use the term Themes to describe broader categories or groupings of topics. You might think of a theme as an umbrella over many specific, related topics.

This feature will be available in the near future. Stay tuned for updates! In the meanwhile, please share any suggestions with us using the Feedback tab on the right hand margin of your browser.

Teachers are added to our site in an organic way. We started with a list created by our Director of Content and the founding team, based on our knowledge of the thought leaders in various areas related to personal growth and development, and have added names as we continue to curate content for the site. The offerings on the site are constantly expanding. We also recognize that the line between Teacher and everyone else can be quite blurry. Our core philosophy is that everyone is a teacher and everyone is a student.

We do our best to present Teachers in their preferred manner, including nonstandard capitalization choices. If you are concerned we are incorrectly representing someone, please let us know using our Feedback form, located at the right-hand side of every page of our site.

FindCenter will be of service by providing this free site and its hundreds of thousands of resources for healing, discovery, and growth. We are also committed to helping democratize access to these resources. We are currently building a network of professionals willing to offer their services either free of charge or at more broadly affordable rates and will facilitate connection between individuals or organizations and the right healing professionals for their needs. This is just one prong of our plan to be of benefit to the broader community.

We have tried to vet all the Teachers featured on our platform for incidents or patterns of unwise behavior. After much discussion and consideration, we have decided that if a teacher has been cited for potential indiscretion but their teachings are powerful and useful, we will feature them as teachers but flag their names. We leave it to each user to decide whether to explore their offerings. It is possible that in the future we will decide not to feature a given teacher on our platform if their behavior has been egregious and they refuse to be accountable for the harm they’ve caused. Please see our Teacher Policy for a more fulsome explanation of our process and our thinking on this sensitive and difficult topic.

There are many wonderful companies and websites offering pieces of what we do, and you will find most of them linked at our site. No other company has attempted to aggregate and curate the world’s personal development resources under a single domain. This vast and organized collection of resources is what we offer through FindCenter: Wisdom. Organized. Additionally, we are providing many tools for each user to customize their experience and interact with other users in community as we all grow together.

Yes, FindCenter is completely free to use, and we are committed to keeping the site free of charge to all.

Currently, if you buy a book or a course through a third party via a link on the site, we may receive a portion of that revenue. Note that this is not at any additional cost to the user, and our choice of content is made independent of any affiliate sales arrangements we make. In the future, we will implement other revenue models, all similarly designed to keep the site free to end users.

Yes, a few. Please see our Community Guidelines.

We are a small, mission-centric team with employees all across the country.

You can reach us at support@findcenter.com or use the contact form on the site.

Stay tuned to hear about our upcoming app!