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Digging Out of the Talking Trap

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

I fell into a trap recently. A talking-trap. A guy-who-wouldn't-stop-talking-to-me-no-matter-what-I-did trap. It happened while Hubbie and I were vaca...

13 Ways To Quickly Kick A Rotten Mood

Grace Bluerock | Posted 02.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Grace Bluerock

Bad moods are inevitable. We all have them, but we don't have to let them get the best of us. Although we eventually snap out of them, we don't have to wait it out. Here are 13 ways to quickly kick a rotten mood before it ruins your day.

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...

Your Critical Choice for the New Year

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 01.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

Well, the days leading into this fine new year had a bit of an unexpected flavor. I present to you two different scenarios, and invite you to figure ...

The Bright Side of Your Bad Mood

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 01.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

If you are in a funk or particularly bad mood, "What can I learn from it?" Channel your inner Sherlock Holmes and do some detective to figure out what triggered it. Is there something else going on that you need to address?

How To Break The Cycle Of Negative Thoughts In Your Head | Pam Masin | Posted 12.23.2015 | OWN

Who doesn't know that thrumming, repetitive thinking that plays on an endless loop in our brains? It can start with anything -- a grouchy look from so...

New Survey Explains The Importance Of Sleep

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Are you a sleep worker? No, not a sleepwalker, but a person who goes to work and attempts to function on too little sleep? It turns out, one-third of American workers are sleep working -- not getting enough sleep to function at peak levels, according to researchers at Harvard Medical School.

When Frustration Hits, Ask Yourself This

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

It's not in my nature to take a pause for something when I'm dedicated to getting it done a certain way. But what I know is that stopping and asking myself if there might be an easier way is worth the potential time and energy I would save.

How to Lighten Your REAL Load

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

Today finds me writing my blog not from my home state of California...but from my original home state of New York. How do I know I'm in the Empire St...

8 Things To Do (And Not Do) When Things Go Wrong

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Know that moments of foul will happen, and do your best to deal with it in a way that doesn't damage you or others. And know that, no matter what, the foul will pass.

Seasonal Blues: 7 Simple Ways to Shift Out of Them

Marilyn Tam | Posted 09.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

You're feeling a little blah, nothing seriously wrong, just a little less than enthusiastic about well, everything. A bit irritable and feeling less t...

How to Get Out of a Bad Mood

Wendy Keller | Posted 05.15.2016 | Women
Wendy Keller

Like the monsters who lived under many of our beds when we were kids (mine was an alligator!), when we turn on the light, the monster magically disappears. I know this, but gosh! It's hard to do when you're scared. To "turn on the light" on a ferocious, scary problem, there are five steps brave grown-ups can take.

How To Beat A Bad Mood

Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living

By Jancee Dunn Sigh if this has happened to you: You're heading out the door, feeling reasonably upbeat -- your outfit is cute, the weather is sunn...

How To Tell If It's Seasonal Depression Or Just A Bad Mood

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.24.2015 | Healthy Living

It may be light out a little bit later now, but we're still in the last leg of winter (thanks for nothing, Punxsutawney Phil). The frozen season often...

5 Tricks to Snap Yourself Out of a Bad Mood

Sheila Viers | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Sheila Viers

By stopping and becoming aware of our thoughts, we allow ourselves to take a step outside of the picture long enough to observe what's going on so that we can make a conscious decision about how we want to feel.

How to Get Out of a Bad Mood: 12 Tips

Joyce Marter | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Joyce Marter

Understand, this too, shall pass. Like the waves of the tide, your moods ebb and flow. You can trust in the ways of the universe -- your low mood will lift in time.

Here's The Ugly Truth About How People Use Facebook When In A Bad Mood

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.07.2014 | Science

How do most people try to get over a bad mood on Facebook? They search for friends who are even worse off than they are, a new study suggests. “G...

5 Tips To Cure The Blues And Feel Happy Again

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Mercedes Maidana

So you're cranky. You don't know why exactly, but you're running on a short fuse. We all have those days -- days when we're worried, stressed out or angry. I definitely know those days! The below five steps are methods I've used get out of a funk, and they may help you as well.

9 Sneaky Reasons You're In A Bad Mood (And What To Do About It)

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living

There are lots of reasons to be in a less-than-stellar mood. Strained relationships, financial woes and health problems can all conspire to bring down...

The Mean Mommy Monster

Justine Solot | Posted 10.12.2014 | Parents
Justine Solot

She appears harmless, hair pulled back in an unwashed ponytail, yoga pants and a t-shirt. You might notice she needs a pedicure, a pluck and a wash. Sometimes she can be mollified with successive cups of coffee or a couple extra hours of sleep, but other times there is no escaping her wrath.

5 Things You Shouldn't Do After A Lousy Day

Posted 04.16.2014 | OWN

By Jessica Girdwain Cranky? Grumpy? You can start to turn it around by avoiding these surprising mistakes. Mistake #1: You Stop What You're Doin...

46 Things You Need To Hear If You're Having A Bad Day | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News

I'm bookmarking this video so I can hear this message again (and again) when I really need it....

10 Simple Ways To Boost Your Mood Today

Posted 10.30.2013 | Women

What's the quickest way to fix a bad mood? It may be one of the sweetest and simplest acts of all: a hug. Insurance company AXA interviewed male a...

Bad Day? 10 Things To Take Your Mind Off It (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living

We all have those days. The day is absolutely awful. Today sucks. Nothing is going your way. Maybe something objectionably catastrophic has happened, ...

Feeling Down? 6 Uplifting Perspectives To Reshape Your Day

Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...