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Dare To Be 100: Lunch With Margaret

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 10.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Four years ago I was at the tether end of my endurance after 10 straight hours of interviewing prospective Stanford School of Medicine applicants. Our...

You Are Enough -- No Matter What Experience You Create For Yourself

Rohini Ross | Posted 10.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rohini Ross

I have just finished co-facilitating a training with Linda Pransky. What an amazing weekend! It was so much fun to work with her and to share with the...

The Power Of Just Being You

Rohini Ross | Posted 10.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rohini Ross

Enlightenment only becomes available when it has been accepted it cannot be achieved. -- Tony Parsons I read a personal story at The Spark Off Rose...

How To Stand Up For Yourself

David Wygant | Posted 10.12.2016 | Women
David Wygant

So the next time something happens in a moment, you will stand up for yourself right away and you will avoid confrontation in the future because you will learn how to communicate in the present. That's what it takes to stand up for yourself: avoiding confrontation and communicating in the present.

How A Fishing Village In Senegal Taught Me About Life

Jessica Zemple | Posted 10.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jessica Zemple

Now it is your turn. Slow down and connect with those around you. See what you might just learn about them...and yourself.

Identity In A Hall Of Mirrors

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 10.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jane Simon, M.D.

To the extent that we are mirrored, encouraged and acknowledged for our achievements and our creative pursuits, we are unified within ourselves. To the degree that we are perceived through a distorted mirror, we are torn asunder and may search for approval at a cost to our real self and creativity.

Are We Human Or Are We Spiritual?

Rohini Ross | Posted 09.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rohini Ross

That time will come soon enough when I transition out of my body and out of this life, but I don't feel the need to rush that process.

Friendship And Our Vagus Nerve

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We don't often think that the nature of our friendships has a profound or major impact on our health and well-being. But a recent New York Times, art...

Taking The Plank Out Of My Eye -- Nothing Can Disturb My Peace Other Than My Thinking

Rohini Ross | Posted 09.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rohini Ross

My True Self can see my disturbance with compassion, and realize my judgment is only ever a reflection of my limited perception and not reality. The truth is no one has the power to disturb my peace

Flexibility And Love: Reaching The Children With Cartoons

Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D. | Posted 08.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D.

I'm excited to see how acceptance, mindfulness, and values is entering into the culture. Nothing shows that more clearly than the media. This is espec...

Don't Believe Everything You Think

Ellie Newman | Posted 09.13.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

Don't believe everything you think, and definitely don't believe everything everyone else thinks. Notice it. Question it. Pay attention, and then see how it correlates with reality. Do some research. If there is a discrepancy, reality wins.

Disclosure Trumps Withholding Almost Every Time -- Part 1

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 08.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

"A hallmark of a healthy creative culture is that its people feel free to share ideas, opinions, and criticisms. Lack of candor, if unchecked ultimate...

Nuptial Diversity

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 08.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

One of the greatest challenges in a marriage is what happens when a couple has different needs or different values, the latter being more problematic....

Accepting Ourselves Warts And All Brings Out The Best In Us

Rohini Ross | Posted 08.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rohini Ross

I just finished co-facilitating a Less Stress, More Living Workshop. It was so moving to witness the participants experience more freedom of mind and ...

I Can't In Fact Do Anything I Set My Mind To (And That's OK)

Kathleen Downes | Posted 08.11.2016 | Impact
Kathleen Downes

As a disabled person, this realization has not left me defeated, but instead, free to focus on that which I can do. Free to shape my life and my goals according to my needs. Free to accept that it is not necessary to be able "to do anything" so long as I am proud of the "something" I can do.

An Open Letter To Society

Tanessa Holt | Posted 08.03.2016 | Entertainment
Tanessa Holt

An open letter to anyone who needs this right now.... Hey you, yeah YOU, the one sitting there reading this. Have I told you lately how incredible yo...

Apprenticeship With Defeat

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 07.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Ultimately, learning to accept defeat means learning to maintain our personal worthwhile feeling helpless. I highly recommend seeking support from someone who understands what it means to affirm personal worth, helping us override the cultural imperative to be victorious at all cost.

Don't Ignore The Past, Believe In The Future

Shayne Looper | Posted 07.25.2016 | Religion
Shayne Looper

To accept someone as Christ accepted you means welcoming that person into your life warmly, like the father of the prodigal welcomed his son. He did not present his son with a catalogue of grievances but with a party. He made sure his son knew that he was wanted.

Think God Doesn't Love You? Please, Think Again.

Ethan Falleur | Posted 07.15.2016 | Religion
Ethan Falleur

In the student chaplaincy at Dartmouth College where I work, we say "All are welcome--no exceptions," and we do our very best to live that out. In my ...

Born This Way: 10 American Women Share Views on Race, Acceptance and Moving On

Raquel Eatmon | Posted 07.14.2016 | Women
Raquel Eatmon

I'm not ashamed of who I But there surely was a time when I lacked confidence in toting my blackness. There was a time when being called the n-word left a stain on my esteem and childhood pride.

Becoming Real

Marika Rosenthal Delan | Posted 07.13.2016 | Religion
Marika Rosenthal Delan

"What?" I mouthed to my husband through the car window, pointing to the phone still up to my ear. I'd been holding for 30 minutes and cut off twice -- I wasn't hanging up without good cause.

How Mindfulness Can Help Couples Cool Down

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 07.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

When each partner can react with greater equanimity, both partners can recover more easily. They regain a deeper acceptance of the other, recover their perspective taking and communication skills, and thus resolve disagreements more quickly before they spiral out of control.

Miss Rizos Stands Up For Teen Shamed By School For Rocking Natural Hair

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.13.2016 | Latino Voices

Carolina Contreras, better known as Miss Rizos, has made headlines over the years for bringing together a community of women who embrace their natural...

The Way We Dance With Our Judgments Makes A Difference

Emily Madill | Posted 07.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Emily Madill

I use these three powerful questions as a way to check in on my judgments, and to help guide my dance in life. If these ideas resonate, give them a try and see if they make a difference for you.

Free Your Mind: Be With What Is

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 07.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ed and Deb Shapiro

When we resist "what is" then we create more suffering for ourselves, as there's a constant, underlying dissatisfaction, otherwise known as the "If Only..." syndrome.