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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 ...

How Facebook Is Changing You Without You Even Knowing It

Carol E Wyer | Posted 02.22.2016 | Fifty
Carol E Wyer

I, like many others of our generation, love social media, especially Facebook. Social media is fine when, like all things that are bad for us, it is used sensibly and in moderation. However, abuse it at your peril. Here are some reasons you should turn off your phone or computer right now.

Can Good Marriages Have Unresolved Conflicts?

Marcia Naomi Berger | Posted 02.18.2016 | Weddings
Marcia Naomi Berger

Simply put, it is not the presence of conflict that stresses the relationship; it is the manner in which the couple responds. Positive, respectful communication about differences helps keep a marriage thriving.

5 Ways to Turn Rejection Into Opportunity

Brett Berhoff | Posted 02.17.2016 | Business
Brett Berhoff

Rejection is inevitable. It's safe to say that most people aren't into rejection. Could we also assume that it is on the top ten list of many peoples fears? GOOD NEWS ALERT! Rejection doesn't have to be feared, we can transform it into opportunity.

What to Do When You Don't Fit In

Melissa Heisler | Posted 02.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Heisler

On the long flight home, I thought about my fears before the event. I didn't think I was good enough. I thought I would stand out -- in a bad way. I thought that they would not accept me. And you know what, these thoughts kept me small.

The Truth About Your Stuckness

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney may have missed it, but we recently passed through another holiday. Groundhog Day. It's a funny little holiday with a funny little traditio...

The Contact High of Connection

Kari Parker | Posted 02.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kari Parker

When we find that kindred spirit, it's more than just finding someone you can connect with. It's finding someone who doesn't run away from your three heads or your webbed toes or your love for the smell of new books.

Be the Star in Your Own Passion Play

Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman M.A. | Posted 02.03.2016 | Women
Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman M.A.

In this series we introduce the ways that finding the genre of your "hottest sexual movie" can bring infinite pleasure to a relationship.

Uprooting Social Discrimination

Brandon Staglin | Posted 02.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brandon Staglin

Yes, I often have more to do than time to do it, and yes, chronological pressure can steal my civility, but I thank God that I can still recognize the things that matter.

An Open Letter to the Girls from Desert Vista High School, My Alma Mater

Ashley Alteman | Posted 01.26.2016 | Education
Ashley Alteman

I hope your incredibly heartless actions teach you many lessons. Foremost, I hope you recognize your hate speech, actions, and Internet posting did not just affect you, they affected your whole class, your community, your city, and your state.

Does Romance Get You Hot and Bothered?

Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman M.A. | Posted 01.26.2016 | Women
Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman M.A.

In our previous blog we introduced the ways that finding and sharing your "hottest sexual movie" can turn up the heat in your sex life. In this series...

How to Accept Your Readers

William Kenower | Posted 01.25.2016 | Books
William Kenower

I had not understood, until I began sharing my work regularly, how much this difference between what I thought I had written and what my readers read had served as a quiet impediment to getting published.