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Being Present

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.

7 More Ways to Add Vigor to Your Vita

Jill L. Ferguson | Posted 10.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jill L. Ferguson

During the past three summers I've spoken at conferences in Mediterranean countries. While the supper hour is later than by American standards, Italia...

5 Ways to Find Happiness in the Chaos

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie

Some women launch record-breaking social media campaigns. Some volunteer in Haiti. Some raise three children -- while they're launching their own business, finding time to exercise and (even!) meditate. Danica Kombol, CEO of Everywhere Agency, does them all.

Be Less Irritable With Your Child (Part 5 of 5)

Hunter Clarke-Fields | Posted 10.06.2015 | Parents
Hunter Clarke-Fields

My worst moments as a parent look like this: I'm not really there. I'm thinking about something else. I'm texting. I'm distracted.

No. 1 Action to Change Your Personal and Professional Challenges

Marilyn O'Malley | Posted 09.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Marilyn O'Malley

I'd like to challenge you to COMMIT to doing this inner work on yourself, not TRY to do it, and see how shifts of energy and attention can uplift your life and have tremendous positive impact with your purpose in the world.

What Happened the Day I Switched Off My Screens

Reem Kassis | Posted 09.01.2015 | Parents
Reem Kassis

Like most parents out there, I still had many demands on my time and so many things to do. With a home to take care of, a family to feed, errands to run, and deadlines to meet, and an inkling of desire to do some things for myself as well, the one thing I promised I would never do became my default mode of operation.

Musings From a Late Summer Night's Table-Jacking

Kelly Phillips | Posted 09.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kelly Phillips

Be more aware. When you see the opportunity to make someone else smile, or ease a little bit of their burden, take it. Maybe you can't change the world by opening a door or offering a smile. You certainly can make the world a better place for that moment, for that person. Why not do it?

Life Is What Happens

Amanda Johnson | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Amanda Johnson

Choosing not to commit to each moment is to resist what is. And, one truth I have discovered recently is that to resist causes suffering. Every person can feel less anxious and remain present by recognizing that each moment is a choice and committing to that choice 100 percent.

How Mindfulness Makes Wine Taste Better and So Much More

Craig E. Sherman | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Craig E. Sherman

So I raise my glass of wine, view its burgundy hue, and smell its hints of fruit. I raise it to my lips and savor its sweet taste and encourage you to, without judgment, take notice of all that life offers in this moment.

5 Habits That Will Attract More Positivity Into Your Life

Tyler C Beaty | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler C Beaty

After some deep self-evaluation, I uncovered a lot of issues, including some bad habits that were feeding my negativity. That realization led me to start seeking out good habits that would attract more positivity into my life.

One Touch at a Time: The Key to Trust in Business

Alice Savic | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business
Alice Savic

We are interconnected today more than ever. Businesses no longer only manage inputs and outputs. They are now part of an ecosystem of interdependent relationships

Why I Stopped Giving Unsolicited Advice

Sezin Koehler | Posted 08.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Sezin Koehler

What a relief to let go of that cumbersome crutch of advice-giving and get down to the business of being an active and supportive friend, finding out what they need from me, not saddling them with what I think they need.

Wholeheartedness: The Antidote to Fatigue

Cy Wakeman | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Cy Wakeman

Be a lover of what is and notice when you are not. I promise that if you adapt a mindset of wholeheartedness in everything you do, you will find a renewed enthusiasm for life. It won't be long before you realize the one thing you don't have time and energy for is resistance.