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Politics and the Psychotherapist

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 12.30.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

The world has changed drastically since the results of the November 8th election, and with it the psychotherapist's task. The focus on our personal li...

Data Isn't Truth. It's Signal.

Kevin McDermott | Posted 12.14.2016 | Business
Kevin McDermott

When people are presented with disagreeable facts they tend to double down on their own truth.

10 Steps To Plan Your Best Year Yet

Elyse Santilli | Posted 12.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

You may be tempted to countdown the days until you can kiss the year goodbye, but this is the perfect time of year to reflect on the past 12 months an...

Miracles and Why We're Reluctant to Own Them

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 11.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

A miracle suggests divine intervention in human affairs. Many of us tend to think that believing in miracles is unscientific. But it is science that h...

Why Serendipity Is Not Just For John Cusack

Tammy Letherer | Posted 10.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tammy Letherer

I'm no astrologist, but in my experience, there must be an alignment of the heavens that causes someone of a certain age to crave '80s rom-com movies....

What to Do When Your Child Insists He's a Communist

Quora | Posted 10.04.2016 | Parents
Quora

My U.S. born-and-raised 17-year-old son has embraced communism and the works of Lenin and Marx. I disagree wholeheartedly. How should I handle this? o...

Disclosure Trumps Withholding Almost Every Time -- Part 1

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 08.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

"A hallmark of a healthy creative culture is that its people feel free to share ideas, opinions, and criticisms. Lack of candor, if unchecked ultimate...

Don't Be Silent About What Matters

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 08.03.2016 | Impact
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

These frames sit on my desk. I share this photo because I am not "Political". I appreciate GREAT leaders. I am not a Democrat(My Mom is). I am not a Republican(My Dad is). I am an American. I am an American who believes in spreading love so that there is no room for hate. I believe that leaders should unify, inspire and connect.

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.

Guilt Lets Us Do It Again

Grace de Rond | Posted 08.12.2016 | Religion
Grace de Rond

The summer that I was nine, I begged my parents to let me attend our church’s residential camp. The requirement for a discounted rate was to read Th...

Where Values Come From

Susan Fowler | Posted 07.14.2016 | Business
Susan Fowler

Have you thought about how you got your values? You need to investigate where your values come from for three important reasons.

Six Quotes You Must Believe To Be A Successful Entrepreneur

Steve Siebold | Posted 07.01.2016 | Business
Steve Siebold

What separates great entrepreneurs from everyone else? Most people would say things along the lines of hard worker, smarts, expertise, dedication, thi...

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 Toll of Muslim Masculinity: How It Is Pondered, Practiced, Perpetuated - and Poisonous

Zoha Qamar | Posted 06.15.2016 | Religion
Zoha Qamar

There is a stand. Maybe it's marked by a booming black mic, a large maple podium, some tape on the carpet, an etch in the dirt. Perhaps it's nestled u...

Those Holding 'Anti-Gay' Sentiments Need To Stop Making Things Worse By Expressing Outrage Over The Florida Massacre

Mark Baer | Posted 06.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark Baer

Many of those spewing anti-gay rhetoric engage in gaslighting, which “is a form of mental abuse in which a victim is manipulated into doubting their...

Personal beliefs versus scientific innovation: getting past a flat Earth mentality

The Conversation US | Posted 06.14.2016 | Science
The Conversation US

By Igor Juricevic, Indiana University South Bend The history of science is also a history of people resisting new discoveries that conflict with conv...

3 Beliefs That Hold You Back From Living an Authentic Life

Amy Morin | Posted 06.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

Truly authentic people have an ease about them that makes them instantly likable. They seem to know who they are and they appear comfortable in whatever circumstances they face.

Saving grace: The leadership virtue that can help congregations work through conflict

David Briggs | Posted 06.01.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

There is a popular joke about displaced pastors preparing three envelopes for their successor to be opened each time the new person runs into trouble....

Taking Responsibility for the True You

Denise Simone | Posted 05.31.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Denise Simone

True responsibility requires going within and discovering what does and doesn't feel right to you and only you. When you open up to this level of responsibility, you also open up to remembering and embracing your own unique truth. This leads to a life filled with self-connection, inspiration, meaning and purpose.

A Night's Ascension Into Enchantment

Ali Z. Hussain | Posted 05.09.2016 | Religion
Ali Z. Hussain

The fate of our times is characterized by rationalization and intellectualization, and, above all, by the 'disenchantment of the world.' Precisely the...

Unraveling and How to Prevent It

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

The questions to ask is: What uproots and what anchors us? Discovering the answer and following the steps that connect and stabilize us, may prevent the treacherous state.

7 Powerful Beliefs That Are Killing Your Dreams

Lamisha Serf-Walls | Posted 05.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Lamisha Serf-Walls

The truth is, it doesn't have to be that way and the answer to why you are feeling stuck lies in your mind. Every thought you think has power and energy and the more you think a thought, the faster it becomes a belief and therefore your reality.

10 Thoughts About Money You Must Stop Believing

Steve Siebold | Posted 05.04.2016 | Business
Steve Siebold

There are many reasons people struggle with money. For some, it could be that they spend too much. For others, it could be that they don't know how to make their money grow and work for them.

A Stowaway, a Black Sheep, and a Wedding

Janet Bertolus | Posted 04.15.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Janet Bertolus

I decided right then and there, in the midst of this family of strangers, to declare my status. "I guess not. You know, I'm a black sheep."

The Beauty of Religion, by a Non-Believer

Alfredo J. Ramirez | Posted 04.15.2017 | Religion
Alfredo J. Ramirez

The benefits of religious education are not limited to the scholastic. A discussion about one's religious identity and beliefs, or lack thereof, is an extremely personal lens into the inner attitudes and mindset of an individual.