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Faith, and the Complexities of Being Human

Shayne Looper | Posted 01.20.2017 | Religion
Shayne Looper

According to the Pew Research Center, while "the vast majority of Americans still believe in God ... there are strong signs that many are less certain...

The Easiest Trick to Breaking Out of Wrong Ideas

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 12.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Gleb Tsipursky

Written by Max Harms Image credits: Randall Munroe This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that e...

Believe In Hope

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 11.21.2016 | Impact
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

Hope is the reason we get out of bed every morning. It is the reason we embark on any task, job or mission. We take on a home improvement project, be...

How to Find Prejudice Hidden in Our Words

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 11.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

By Jenn Director Knudsen Language can reveal our hidden beliefs and biases, such as the assumption that men are stronger at science than women, or b...

How We Defend Against Death (From Ebenezer Scrooge To Eleanor Roosevelt)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 10.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

Acknowledging the dualism between body and symbol in an awareness of death motivates us to live life to its fullest and to heal the world.

You've Got To Believe It To See It!

Shayne Looper | Posted 09.09.2016 | Religion
Shayne Looper

For Christians, faith is not a passport that gets you into the heavenly country, and then is no longer required. It is more like the currency that is used in that country. Everything a person does in the kingdom of God requires faith.

The Loyal Opposition

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 09.02.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

Dallin H. Oaks spoke in the April General Conference this year about Mormons who publicly disagree with the policies and doctrines of the church leade...

Athletes Use Twitter Platform To Powerfully, Pithily Profess

Louis Bolling | Posted 08.22.2016 | Religion
Louis Bolling

As the Rio 2016 and the Games of the XXXI Olympiad come to an end, Twitter has become a major platform for how sporting events, governing bodies and associations, and professional athletes engage and enhance the experience of such spectacles.

For A Better Future... Detach From The Past

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Remind yourself that life choices are different for different people at different times in their lives. That other people's beliefs might not always apply.

Are Your Beliefs Ruining Your Relationships?

Lindsay Robin Christianson | Posted 07.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Lindsay Robin Christianson

Grab a partner and give this a try. Stand facing your partner, holding your hands up and pressed against each other's'. Now, both of you push against the other's hands.

How To Overcome Self-Sabotage

Mandy Leonardo | Posted 06.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Mandy Leonardo

The good news is that we can use techniques work with that part of us that is holding us back from success. As long as you're willing to do the work it takes, you can achieve what your heart is calling you to. Here are some ways you can work with resistance when it comes up.

The Hunger Of The Soul

Anne M. Samit | Posted 06.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Anne M. Samit

"Bring all the lovers to the fold, 'cause no one is gonna lose their soul." ~ Love Is My Religion, Ziggy Marley We've been studying the soul. We've ...

The Cleveland Cavaliers' Win Is Good For The Soul

Raquel Eatmon | Posted 06.23.2016 | Sports
Raquel Eatmon

Sports is a big deal in this town. Always has been, always will be. Cleveland needed to win something, not for bragging rights, but to revive the soul of the people. We needed something to unite us.

What is Salvation?

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 06.18.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Salvation. noun. In the West, rescuing few. In the East, rescuing all. Any religion that assigns to humans one lifetime and also insists that bel...

My Struggles With God, Bless America

Sue Carswell | Posted 06.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sue Carswell

Last night I said brief nightly prayers. And I didn't ask God to look over us. It's my opinion that God simply did not bless America on Sunday, and I ...

What I Learned From The Greatest: Personal Reflections On Muhammad Ali

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

It was the mid-1970s and Muhammad Ali was my new hero. To me, a grade-schooler, he was larger than life and yet so down-to-earth. My parents were in his inner circle, which gave me magical memories and personal insights on greatness.

Do You Have Religion or a Relationship With God?

Tim Rymel | Posted 06.06.2016 | Religion
Tim Rymel

I can't begin to count how many messages and emails I've received from people telling me the reason I'm gay is because I didn't do God the right way. ...

Intimacy, a Hierarchy (With Thanks to Abraham Maslow)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We're complex beings, and there is always more to learn. Caring is more important than "knowing." Are we interested, receptive, curious? The element of surprise can fuel a sense of newness and add excitement when we're open to it.

FEAR

Elle Phillips | Posted 05.31.2016 | Women
Elle Phillips

Fear. A four letter word that packs a lot of punch. This little sucker keeps us trapped, playing small and giving up on our dreams. It convinces us of a distorted reality in which we are the victim and only 'bad' things can happen to us. The continual monologue of all things that could, would and will go wrong.

God Is An Outlaw Path

Woo Du-An (AKA Rob Whitesides-Woo) | Posted 05.20.2016 | Religion
Woo Du-An (AKA Rob Whitesides-Woo)

Sometimes I'm bemused by how the individuals whose lives became the genesis of religious institutions were themselves outlaws: Jesus, Buddha, Muhammad...

It's Not Lying If You Believe It...

Michelle Dempsey | Posted 05.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Michelle Dempsey

Acting as if you are already where you want to be, who you want to be, doing what you want to be doing, and receiving what you want to be receiving, is a basic mind-trick that helps you to foster an idea, build on it, and start gaining the internal energy to put the gears in motion to get things accomplished.

How To Make Friends With Stress

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 05.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Stress-management, nap and meditation rooms are fast becoming an integral part of most forward thinking businesses. We can make friends with stress, increase our stress response, develop a higher level of adaptability, and the result of such change has a far-reaching effect on every aspect of ourselves, each other and our world.

The Faces of Compassion

Carrie Doubts | Posted 05.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Carrie Doubts

When I was younger and exploring spiritually, I needed to put a human face on the concept of compassion to make it real for me. My little statue of Guan Yin did that for me. I could look at her face and the feeling of compassion would wash over me.

This Uplifting Story Proves You Can CHOOSE Your Mood

Rachael Yahne | Posted 05.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

This story was originally published on HerAfter.com, a website for women that shares inspiring articles on self-improvement and advice on becoming you...

The Double Vision of Blind Faith

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Faith is blind when we believe in something unseen without any or sufficient evidence. Underlying many of our actions is our belief that it will lead ...