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Acceptance.

My Tribute to Kobe Bryant: The Man Who Played Basketball

Aaron Tang | Posted 04.08.2016 | Sports
Aaron Tang

It's easy for us to say Kobe would have won more if he could have just played second fiddle to Shaq, or if he could have passed more. But for a man with that much talent, success and self-belief -- those would have been difficult decisions for him.

The Intimacy of Farting

Sherry Caris | Posted 04.06.2016 | Women
Sherry Caris

"You don't trust me," Peter said with sadness in his voice. He had been trying for months to get me to fart in front of him and I refused. When we f...

#TalkToMe: A Survivor's Story of Resilience

Lara Fielding | Posted 04.05.2016 | Impact
Lara Fielding

My (future) mother-in-law is an icon of resilience! Tati, as her loved ones call her, has survived three dictators: her father, Hitler and Fidel Castro.

Overwhelmed: Why Trump Is Happening Now

Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D. | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics
Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D.

I understand the instinct. I could certainly marshal the arguments behind that take on our current situation. Surveys show that Trump supporters are higher in almost every form of prejudice. But let's look deeper. As as a psychologist could I have your indulgence?

Many Dads Are Being Forced to Play "Mother May I?"

Donna Mott | Posted 04.04.2016 | Divorce
Donna Mott

Photo by Kellie Chaney http://wearehandpicked.com Do you remember the childhood game, Mother May I? The mother directs the children to take a certain...

Learning to Feel Hurt and Disappointed

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 04.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Being creative with feeling hurt mostly means learning how to support ourselves while feeling hurt and to support our rapport to the person who hurt us. There are several steps supporting the ability to be more creative with our hurt.

Going for the Real Gold!

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 04.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

In difficult times in particular, they yield returns that can be literally life-changing or life-saving! Digging deep into ourselves to cultivate our strengths, talents, and gifts, and bringing them out into the world can be a piece of work, but the payoffs for our efforts can exceed our wildest dreams!

Five Stages of Grief Growth

Barbara McNally | Posted 04.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara McNally

With acceptance comes the motivation to do the best we can with what we've got. Acceptance means making peace with what is, but it also leaves room for contemplating ways to making the situation even better.

Dear Divorcee: Your Future Abundance Relies on Today's Resilience and Acceptance

Bill Douglas | Posted 03.31.2016 | Divorce
Bill Douglas

Divorce rarely comes without some degree of grief, fear or anxiety. Two people do not marry with the intention of parting. When my marriage did not su...

If You Want to Change the World... Love Yourself

Jacqui Lalita | Posted 03.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jacqui Lalita

If you want to change the world...love yourself - really love your self as though the Great Mystery were living and breathing through every cell of ...

Passengers! How Your Story Gets Programmed.

Lara Fielding | Posted 03.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Lara Fielding

You knew it! It was so obvious! You've seen this sort of thing so many times before - there was absolutely, positively, not a doubt in your mind. And ...

The Zen of Tinnitus Acceptance

Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D. | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D.

In the 1980s I absolutely loved punk rock. I lived in Greensboro, N.C. and struggling punker bands traveling from Atlanta to D.C. for weekend gigs wou...

The First Step in Receiving: Be Willing to Ask

Carrie Doubts | Posted 03.28.2016 | Religion
Carrie Doubts

Giving is an act of a generous heart and it also gives us a sense of control. Receiving can be really uncomfortable as it goes against the rules we have inside. We don't want to be seen as takers or as victims.

Learning About Love and Acceptance Through Murder

Jessica Zemple | Posted 03.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jessica Zemple

I encourage each one of you to look at where you might have judgments in your life. Where do you judge others? Where do you judge yourself? Could you try, even just for a single second, to let go of that judgment and see yourself or others as divine?

You're Probably Not Your Best

Mitch Rosenzweig | Posted 03.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mitch Rosenzweig

We must accept our current best, even if it is not our idealized best. We should continue to try and be our best but realize that it's okay if we don't achieve it... yet.

That's How The Light Gets In: A Flawless Spring

Janine Francolini | Posted 03.21.2016 | Impact
Janine Francolini

"Forget your perfect offering -- there's a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in." -- Leonard Cohen, "Anthem" It is officially Spring and...

I'm 33 And Have Never Been Kissed

The Establishment | Posted 03.21.2016 | Women
The Establishment

Sometimes you have to face hard truths by stating the painful facts baldly.

When I Picture Myself Being Included, I Don't See Myself Without My Disabilities

Kim Sauder | Posted 03.17.2016 | Impact
Kim Sauder

I don't want to have to undergo drastic physical or neurological changes to be perceived as a normal part the world. When I imagine myself in an inclusive and accepting world, I see myself as me unchanged, still disabled but simply in a world where that does not matter.

How Understanding the Difference Between Desires and Fantasies Can Save Your Sex life

Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman M.A. | Posted 03.17.2016 | Women
Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman M.A.

Sharing your hottest sexual movie will take self-awareness, conscious communication and non-judgmental acceptance. It will also require the ability to know and share your boundaries, the willingness to learn instead of feeling like you already need to know, and a whole lot of creativity.

Trans and Gender Non-Conforming: No Longer Afraid of the Light

Stephanie Mott | Posted 03.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

I am not afraid of the dark. Half a century of living in darkness has its way of providing that comfort of familiarity. The thing that is so different, is that I am no longer afraid of the light. The light was unfamiliar, unknown and uncertain.

Two Simple Hacks for Love and Life

Anthony Meindl | Posted 03.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Anthony Meindl

The more we practice the art of letting go and the empowerment that comes with it, the more we'll begin to wonder why we were ever holding on to begin with.

Stumbling Through Lent: I Cling, Therefore I Am

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 03.09.2016 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

As I continue my rocky spiritual journey through Lent, I notice that I am still, as always, seriously guilty of what the Buddhists call clinging. Westerners might call it greed, getting attached to the temporal and earthly at the expensive of things eternal and divine. Greedy clinging is not good for you, wise folks of every tradition will tell you. It'll make you suffer.

5 Things You Need to Know About Ditching Perfection During Meditation

Heather Regan | Posted 03.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Heather Regan

It's time to ditch the illusion of perfection in meditation and allow your mind to rest instead (as well as being ok with when it doesn't.) Here are five things you should know about befriending the meditation process and ditching the perfectionism when it arises.

How to NOT Be Oprah

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

I used to want to do great things. I mean REALLY great things. Sometime around the age of nine I decided that I was put on this planet to do truly a...

Staying Humble While Sharing Awesomeness

William Kenower | Posted 02.22.2016 | Books
William Kenower

As a writer/teacher I have two basic job descriptions. The first is to share as much awesomeness as possible. The second is to stay humble. These two ...