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Being Present

It's Groundhog Day... Again

Craig E. Sherman | Posted 02.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Craig E. Sherman

Every year people wait with great anticipation for Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of the summer season. Others count the days unti...

Be Here Now

Mila Atmos | Posted 01.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Mila Atmos

Gratitude for the simplest things creates immediacy. Stop and listen to the chirping birds, smell those roses, and be here. Now.

The Year of Noticing

Sharon Eakes | Posted 01.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Sharon Eakes

One friend named 2016 Simplicity; another named it Acceptance. This seems worth trying -- a theme for the year. So I've named 2016 Noticing.

6 Myths About Mindfulness We All Need To Stop Believing

Cheryl Jones | Posted 01.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Cheryl Jones

Mindfulness is about full awareness of the present moment, the one we're in right now, with a gentle and open mind. I hope this article will help debunk some of the myths and confusion around mindfulness.

I Should Be Engaged

Corinne Rogero | Posted 01.13.2016 | Religion
Corinne Rogero

I want to be engaged this year. As of yesterday, I've been on this earth for more than 23 years, and I think it's about time for me to be engaged. But I don't mean I'm looking for a fiancé. I'm as single as a slice of American cheese right now.

My Transgender Life: Not Then; Not When; the Magic of Now!

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

It has taken me a long time to live in the present and not get lost in my dreams of possible futures. I have learned that the universe truly does reward action, and the action must be taken by us.

Goalless Resolutions

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 12.29.2015 | Impact
Samie Al-Achrafi

For those of you who know me well, you'll know that I am on a quest for a goalless life, as it seems to me that happiness all to often sits on the other side of achieving goals. What is needed from us all now, more than ever, is for us to be present and live in the now. It sounds easy, but in reality it can be the hardest thing we do.

Give Yourself the Gift of Delight

Jill L. Ferguson | Posted 12.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Jill L. Ferguson

In our daily lives, think of the little events that bring us delight or make us happy. Experiencing and acknowledging delight can be a gift we give to ourselves every day.

Is Distraction Stealing Your Life? 8 Ways to Stop This Thief!

Trilby D. Johnson | Posted 12.07.2015 | Women
Trilby D. Johnson

With the Christmas and New Year period rapidly approaching, I was reminded of a conversation I had had with a friend earlier in January. We had been discussing how the busyness over the Christmas and New Year period can distract us from our true resolutions. And as women this distractional pull is huge as you juggle so much, not only for yourself, but others around you too.

Mountain Meditation

Hanne Suorza | Posted 12.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Hanne Suorza

December: The mountain is standing tall, rising into the blue. It´s firm. Solid. Grounded. Steady despite change. Seasons through, no matter what....

7 Tips for a More Meaningful Holiday

Joshua Smith | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Joshua Smith

Let's be conscious of the attitude and the energy that we bring as we embark on another holiday season. As we start to feel overwhelmed or stressed, we can merely shift our thoughts back to the true intent of the holidays.

3 Ways to Live in the Right Now

Gina Soleil | Posted 12.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Gina Soleil

It's great to have dreams and aspirations. In fact, my motto is shoot for the stars! Go big, because you deserve everything your heart desires. That said, be careful that you're not letting life slip by because you're too focused on the prize.

Being Present and Enjoying the Moment

Karen Trepte | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen Trepte

There will always be pros and cons in life. We'll always be striving for more, indeed, that is part of what it looks like to always be expanding. It is part of the beauty of being a human being, to always be striving for more.

'Busy' Is a Four-Letter Word

Lissa Coffey | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Lissa Coffey

When it comes down to it, we don't remember all the things that occupied our time and seemed to be so pressing. But we do remember the people we love, and the moments we spent being fully present with them. And they remember that about us, too. That's special, that's what life is really about.

A Chaotic Yet Peaceful Journey to Be With Jon Kabat-Zinn

Craig E. Sherman | Posted 11.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Craig E. Sherman

There were no off-color expletives or rude hand gestures; although, considering the events of that evening, such behavior would have certainly been un...

Small Is Beautiful

Hanne Suorza | Posted 11.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Hanne Suorza

Attention: Bright colors are dancing. Listen, don´t talk. Mindful of the little things, Sykkylven/ Norway. ...

Mindfulness: Why Nature?

Hanne Suorza | Posted 11.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Hanne Suorza

Interview with Dr. Bjarte Stubhaug, M.D., Ph.D. "There are great benefits in practicing mindfulness. In pure relaxation, in peace of mind, in the de...

5 Workaholic Rules for Staying Out of the Emergency Room

PJVIncent | Posted 10.25.2015 | Healthy Living

"When did the chest pains begin?" the ER doctor questioned. "Just a couple of hours ago. I feel like I can't breathe and I haven't done anything. I'...

The Plugged-in Paradox: Why Always Being Connected Makes It Harder to Connect

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 10.23.2015 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

Take a moment to look around the next time you're in a meeting, at a social event, waiting in line or walking down the street. You'll likely find yourself surrounded by people staring at a smartphone or other digital device. Chances are you'll join them. What's going on here?

One Breath

Hanne Suorza | Posted 10.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Hanne Suorza

When lost in clouds of thoughts: I'm a dreamy silhouette in the windy night, searching for something steady. Something calm, no pity, judgements no...

I Spent the Day at a Buddhist Monastery and Nothing Happened

Craig E. Sherman | Posted 10.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Craig E. Sherman

After having returned home from an overnight stay at a Buddhist monastery my wife asked me what I did there. Using the same refrain my teenage son o...

3 Ways to Slow Down Time

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie | Posted 10.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie

Time is precious. We can't make more it, but we can squeeze beautiful, memorable experiences out of every week, every day and stop it from flying by. We've got all the time in the world.

Relieve Stress by Being Present: 3 Simple Reminders

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 10.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

Being a spiritual person means that you honor your body and care for it as much as you do your psyche. Your body is here for you, to take you through your days on this planet. It's a vital part of who you are. The more you honor the body and keep it healthy, the happier and more relaxed you will be.

How to Have a Threesome

Barrett Pall | Posted 10.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Barrett Pall

I bet you can guess that I'm not actually going to give you a play by play of how to get someone or multiple people into your bed. The threesome I am talking about here is: you, everyone you are ever with, and your phone.

Moments of a Happy Life

Pamela Boccia | Posted 10.09.2015 | Parents
Pamela Boccia

I've written some more polished, edited pieces of writing over the past month, but something is pushing me to revisit this stream-of-consciousness style free-write. I sat down on my last day of summer vacation with the intention of working through some feelings that I couldn't quite name.