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Brilliant, Beautiful and Bipolar

Jessica R. Dreistadt | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Jessica R. Dreistadt

I feel most comfortable in a classroom. Whether I am the instructor or sitting in a chair soaking up intellectually tantalizing ideas, I love to be su...

You Have Negative Thoughts? Okay -- So What?

Natasha Che | Posted 05.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Natasha Che

The goal of inner growth is not to become a positive person, but to realize that you are fundamentally free, regardless of circumstances. Positivity or negativity, it's all a dance of consciousness.

How A Selfie Pulled Me Out Of My Darkest Days Post-Split

Samantha Darby Sollenberger | Posted 05.26.2015 | Divorce
Samantha Darby Sollenberger

The night when I knew my marriage was ending and there wasn't a damn thing I could do about it...I took a selfie. I felt vain and stupid and ridiculous. I thought, "Who does things like this in the middle of a crisis?" And now I'm glad I did.

10 Ways To Let Go Of The Need To Control

Lauren Stahl | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Stahl

Often times, the path we so desperately want to be on is not the most valuable or productive one. Letting go of control means more joy, freedom, peace, connection and support. So here are 10 ways to let go of control and embrace the art of surrender.

Fighting Fire With Water

Brian Akers | Posted 05.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brian Akers

One year at teen camp I heard a minister tell a story that I still use to this very day. It was all about the Buddha and a guy who really hated him. I...

Which One Are You?

Randi Evans | Posted 05.15.2015 | Religion
Randi Evans

First, let me start by saying that I don't think Christians suck! I am proud to be a Christian and there's nothing erroneous about it. Other than the fact that, it's real hard. But I don't think that makes it suck.

How to Own Your Life

Ira Israel | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

Here's an interview I recently gave... on how to own your life and stop creating suffering.

What's Wrong With Being Yourself?

Janet M. Neal | Posted 05.12.2015 | Fifty
Janet M. Neal

I am a 60-year-old woman with silver (I prefer that term) hair. And I'm darn proud of it. What is the problem with embracing your age and stage? Why do we need to feel or look like something other than what and where we are in life?

5 Easy Steps for Inner Calm

Robbi Rucker | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Robbi Rucker

Life is a wild adventure. Just remember to buckle up, check your mirrors and purposefully move toward your destination. There is no complete control or omniscient knowing of what's to come; yet there is deep, passionate awareness when we choose among the many directions we can take each day towards creating inner calm.

Recognizing the Strength of Vulnerability in New Beginnings

Alaina Baker | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Alaina Baker

The truth is, though, you have to let go of everything you were in order to become who you will be.

Religious Oppression and Religious Freedom: The Bully Who Cried Wolf

Stephanie Mott | Posted 05.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

In the story of "The Boy Who Cried Wolf," the shepherd boy kept claiming that there was a wolf that didn't exist. It is the same when people claim that equality is a threat to religious freedom.

Three Powerful Insights to Finding Fulfillment

Panache Desai | Posted 05.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Panache Desai

As human beings, we are always on a quest for fulfillment. We often hunger for a purpose or calling that will bring us into our authentic selves. We l...

When the "G" Word Doesn't Work

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 05.06.2015 | Religion
Dennis Merritt Jones

Because they come from our heads (intellect) rather than our hearts, perhaps all words referring to God do nothing but get in the way, building a sense of separation from It. Perhaps Divinity lives so fully in our hearts as a feeling that the minute we name or label It something we automatically limit our experience of It by drawing boundaries around It.

Getting To Serenity: 10 Daily Habits For Inner Peace

Meerabelle Dey | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Meerabelle Dey

Serenity isn't achieved without effort. Just as we need proper exercise habits to have healthy bodies, we need good mental habits to have peaceful minds. To that end, here are 10 daily habits to get you on your own path to serenity.

Today I Let Go, Tomorrow I Fly

Taylor Johnson | Posted 04.29.2015 | College
Taylor Johnson

Go lose your breath, be the reason so many people breath again, and keep your eyes wide open, because your life is seriously, most definitely, meant to change the world more than you could possibly imagine.

Bruce Jenner and All Transgender People Deserve Our Love and Respect

Steve Siebold | Posted 04.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Steve Siebold

Bruce Jenner is a hero. He's now an outspoken voice that sends the message of, "You're not alone," and "It's OK to be who you truly are."

Two Actions to Take Now to Generate More Compassion Toward Others

Carolyn Jean Roney | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Jean Roney

Recently, I feel as though I have been cracked wide open. This is the first time that I have dived deep into some powerful work with a therapist. It i...

15 Essential Keys To True Happiness

Elyse Gorman | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

Happiness is an art that can be learned. Instead of sitting around waiting for joy to descend upon you or searching for fulfillment in all the wrong places, consider how you can incorporate these keys to true sustainable happiness into your life.

Jenner, Cox, Mock Oh MY! The Transgender Headlines

Nikki Araguz Loyd | Posted 04.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Nikki Araguz Loyd

This 20/20 episode was more of a Transgender 101 session, educating the world on gender pronouns and showing the world a multi-dimensional family and their unconditional love for one another. This is the world I want to live in.

4 Ways You Are Sabotaging Your Inner Peace

Rachael Yahne | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

Do whatever you have to do to find that inner peace, and keep doing it. Sometimes you might find that the best kinds of peace-meditations don't happen while sitting on the floor cross-legged.

5 Steps To Managing Self-Doubt

Brittany Policastro | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Brittany Policastro

Over the last 12 years of teaching yoga and facilitating trainings, I have been able to hone my tools of consciousness. It is these tools I wish to share with you today. Some are simple, some need to be practiced and some you are most likely already doing.

The Art of Being Uncomfortable

Iain S. Thomas | Posted 04.27.2015 | Books
Iain S. Thomas

Uncomfortableness isn't something to be avoided. Uncomfortableness must be embraced. It is how we achieve what we set out to achieve. I would go so far as to say that uncomfortableness must be actively sought out.

The Next Frontier For A Special Needs Princess And Her Mom

Kathy Radigan | Posted 04.21.2015 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

Why my daughter? Why my family? It's not fair. It's just not fair. I'm ashamed to admit these were the feelings that were going through my head.

Taming the Beast: How I Stopped the Blame Game From Controlling My Life

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Kruczyk

I escaped the cage and found freedom from the wood pellets and stale feeder food. Maybe certain people tried to look for me; maybe they didn't. I didn't care. I was a hamster with a plan. I came to a fork, took the road less traveled and began running like my life depended on it (and hey, maybe it did).

Acceptance Over a Chain Link Fence

Cooper Smith Koch | Posted 04.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Cooper Smith Koch

For whatever reason, while I was swinging by the office with the kids to do something I'd forgotten, she asked about my wife. I told her I'm gay and have a husband. She asked "Is your wife gay too?"