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Radical Acceptance For Gay Men With Tara Brach

Max DuBowy | Posted 07.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Max DuBowy

Have you ever felt shameful or rejected yourself for being gay? It's easy to fixate on blaming others for these experiences and feelings. In moments of shame and rejection, you're not attending to the places of woundedness by blaming others.

The Dueling Obituaries

Rebecca Mckown | Posted 06.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rebecca Mckown

Which will win? The Future Obituary of Rebecca Mckown as Things are Today Rebecca Mckown, age unknown, transitioned back to her infinite self a shor...

3 Powerful Quotes About The True Meaning Of Self-Acceptance

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 06.30.2016 | OWN

We all want to do better, be better and feel better. But, according to wellness activist and self-described "cancer thriver" Kris Carr, that can only ...

What To Do When Your Current Life Story Sucks

Tammy Letherer | Posted 06.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tammy Letherer

And I don't always get to be the storyteller. Some weeks it's enough, it really is, to sit in the doorway, to wait, and to be the listener.

There Is No 'Should' In Motherhood

Meg Conley | Posted 07.06.2016 | Parents
Meg Conley

Motherhood isn’t one size fits all. Sometimes this realization is liberating. Sometimes it can make us feel like we are matriarchs without a tribe. ...

A Reminder to Humanity: We're All Different, So Let's Accept it and Move On

Sara Uzer | Posted 06.27.2016 | Impact
Sara Uzer

What if we stopped frantically attempting to put the blame on one single aspect of the shooter's life to pinpoint the motive? What if we quit identifying and analyzing the particular group of people who are being victimized in this situation, and looked at the much larger issue that no one seems to want to talk about?


Alessandra Macaluso | Posted 06.24.2016 | Parents
Alessandra Macaluso

I tend to keep my posts light, but I do have something to say today that I think is very important. Here goes. Can we all just agree to love our kid...

What Are Your Happiness Strengths And Weaknesses?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 06.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Greater Good Science Center

If long-term happiness is new territory for you, then you need some kind of plan that maps out a strategy for reaching your happiness goals.

How To Grow From Your Regrets

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 06.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

Sometimes, regret is a deadweight that we carry through life, slowing us down and making our shoulders ache. But other times, it turns into a kind of fuel; it propels rather than hinders, motivates rather than distracts.

5 Tips To Make Coming Out Easier

Alexandra Harra | Posted 06.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Alexandra Harra

When I was a little girl, I often wondered why my aunt--"Mama Mona," as I called her--was accompanied by her friend Allie every time she visited us. I...

Talking About Tolerance: What You Can Teach Your Child After The Orlando Shooting | Posted 06.21.2016 | Parents

The violence of Saturday night's mass shooting in Orlando, FL. has left many parents and educators wondering how to purposefully discuss the event, which was the deadliest attack on American soil since 9/11, with their children.

What Mindfulness Has Taught Me About Father's Day

Martha Brettschneider | Posted 06.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Martha Brettschneider

With practice, we can honor the role of tough times in our lives and let the negative emotions go. Each stepping stone along the way, including the sharpest, most painful ones, shape us in positive ways if we stay open to learning the lessons.

Faith Of My Father

Ryan Phipps | Posted 06.27.2016 | Religion
Ryan Phipps

FLINT There's an experience from my childhood that crosses my mind every year on Father's Day. When I was a kid, my dad pastored in a low income nei...

How to Get Over Your Breakup - Without Playing the Villain

Suzannah Galland | Posted 06.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Suzannah Galland

You're all torn up, but you're finally ready to let go of a past love... Until those nagging thoughts intrude again, and suddenly what is true and wha...

What Orlando Means To Me

Gary Nelson | Posted 06.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Gary Nelson

My mind is dribbling half thought out sentences written down on the pages of my spiral notebook, the kind that leaves tiny pieces of paper on your lap when you rip out the pages. I have crossed out a dozen sentences because I can't begin to process the events that are still unfolding in Orlando.

The Orlando Massacre From A Mother's Eyes

Michelle Dempsey | Posted 06.15.2016 | Parents
Michelle Dempsey

Something tragic, unnerving, and terribly tragic happened in our own backyards this weekend. Over 50 lives taken, countless more innocent party-goes injured, and I'm deeply disturbed by the reality of it all.

The Full Acceptance Of Nature

David Ahearn | Posted 06.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
David Ahearn

Nature rests comfortably in complete non-judgment of all that is. The mountain never tells the rose that she isn't good enough, nor does the rose tell...

A Letter To My 14-Year-Old Daughter

Debra Carnes | Posted 06.09.2016 | Parents
Debra Carnes

Daughter, you are amazing. One day you're sweet and needy, where I feel like you'd cuddle up in my lap if you were smaller. The next day, you spew venom and the look in your eyes tells me someone has taken over your body and she is not of this world. You are my 14-year-old daughter and I am simply your parent along for a ride that makes Google maps question the route at times.

Here's A Reminder That The Best Things Might Be Right In Front Of You

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living

Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. We all have a center of wisdom and balance within us, but sometimes life takes over and we can feel all over the...

What a 7-year-old Can Teach us About Gender Identity

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 06.09.2016 | Impact
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

Have you ever had a new perspective formed through the teachings of a child? I'm not talking about a small thing, like whether brown and black can rea...

Ramadan Mubarak to Humanity

Merima Trako | Posted 06.08.2016 | Religion
Merima Trako

There is something mysterious that surrounds the month of Ramadan. There is this anticipation of the body cleansing and the hunger.

How to Accept and Let Go of People Who Won't Change

Donna Labermeier | Posted 06.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

One of Aesop's Fables tells of a woman who brings a snake that has frozen in the cold back to her home. She makes it warm, and cares for it, only to h...

On Life's Terms

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 06.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

To be willing to live life on life's terms is a tall order. Before getting an idea about the size of the task, let's look at what life's terms are al...

How Meditation Helps Manifest Your Goals

Rachael Yahne | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

Sitting listlessly at my computer, wondering why my mind feels wrapped in barbwire, as if every possible direction of action seems painfully wrong. I'...

It's Time to Stop Mistaking Introversion for Social Anxiety

Jesse Andreozzi | Posted 06.01.2016 | Impact
Jesse Andreozzi

"Is everything ok? You're kind of quiet tonight." For many of us, it was an occasional inquiry from Mom at the dinner table after a tough day at school. Yet, for some, hearing that refrain was all too common throughout childhood.