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No, My Son Doesn't Play Sports... Really It's Ok!

Kerry Foreman | Posted 01.29.2016 | Parents
Kerry Foreman

Our society is programmed in a way, that a boy who doesn't play sports is an anomaly. What can we possibly have to say to a boy, if we can't ask him about football, basketball or soccer?

Why My New Year's Resolution Is to Be Selfish

Nadia Karizat | Posted 01.05.2016 | College
Nadia Karizat

I love my classes, my job, and my friends. But, while loving those things, I also need to love myself and do what is needed to take care of me. Here are just five ways I'm going to be more selfish this year

Take Your Life Back in 3 Simple Steps

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 12.21.2015 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

After you identify the gap of where you are and where you want to be, begin to take action. Every day make choices and take steps that move you toward your vision.

A Letter To Santa (From a Busy Writing Mum)

Christina Larmer | Posted 12.15.2015 | Parents
Christina Larmer

Dear Santa, This Christmas I'd like an extra hand. Not figuratively, mind you. I'm not being wishy-washy here. I'm talking an actual hand, one with f...

Busy Is Not Working -- A Manifesto for Our Time

Carl Phillips | Posted 12.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Carl Phillips

Maybe we need to make sure that if we are busy we're busy with something that is truly important and valuable. Not busy checking social media shares or moving bits of paper around the office that no one ever reads.

'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.

Is It Vulgar For Yoga Teachers To Use The "C" Word?

Ira Israel | Posted 11.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ira Israel

If you are trying to rid humanity of a virulent virus that cuts down thousands of people's lives in their prime everyday, then I think you are entitled to call yourself "Crazybusy."

Can Life Really Be That Simple? 7 Questions to Answer That Question.

Shandra Carlson | Posted 11.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Shandra Carlson

Can we just simplify it all already? I think we seriously need to stop the crazy making. There are some pretty basic questions to bring it all back into balance.

4 Ways to Use Goals and Rewards to Beat Procrastination

Avelist | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business
Avelist

Procrastination is the monster of our over-connected times. We seem to have so many things to do, yet never find the right mood or time to do them all. We put off what seems boring and what causes us discomfort, and it piles up quickly.

Tired of Rushing Around? Read This

Caroline Garnet McGraw | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business
Caroline Garnet McGraw

We drive ourselves crazy trying to keep up. We move frantically through our days. And as a result, we're so tired. So, so tired. When we get honest, we're haunted by the knowledge that life's most beautiful gifts - like lunches with life-long friends - just can't be rushed.

10 Ways to Swirl Your Brain

Dr. Ipshita Basu Guha | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ipshita Basu Guha

An Idle Mind Is the Devil's Workshop. This proverb is from the "Handbook of Proverbs" by the famous British Publisher Henry George Bohn. I have expe...

The Busy Addiction

Jennifer Langione | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Langione

We can transform our guilt into acceptance: accept that our priorities will continue to change in five days, five months, and five years from now. The best we can do is act with intention and purpose, focusing our energy on what is most important right now, and everything else will undoubtedly fall into place.

It's Not You, It's Me: Are Your Behaviors Holding You Back?

Amanda Yuill | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
Amanda Yuill

I recently made the leap from the relative comfort and security of the corporate world to running my own business. Oh, the expectations I had for my new life! I knew that when I was finally running my own show, I would be free to work in a way that reflected my true values of kindness, balance and peace - values that often seemed at odds with a successful corporate career.

Are You Busy Being Busy?

Carl Phillips | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Carl Phillips

"Beware the barrenness of a busy life." -- Socrates "I am so busy" is a default response for many of us these days. It's like a reflex to any questi...

Busyness Is a Disease... and It's Contagious!

Dawn Hafner | Posted 05.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Dawn Hafner

Feel the urgency, the pain, the beauty, the joy, the fleeting moments and the passing years. Our temporary nature. Feel what we see in the news. Feel what is going on with the family down the street we know battling cancer. Feel our parents aging, our kids growing.

How To Quit Being Overwhelmed For Good

Kate Bartolotta | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Kate Bartolotta

When we start practicing this with simple things -- everyday things that aren't emotionally charged -- we make it easier to do when we need help with big things, or when we need to be vulnerable about big things. Asking other people for help isn't being a burden; it's part of making the world a better place.

The Uncommon Reasons for the Rise of Stress

Rajesh Setty | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Rajesh Setty

Do you feel like there is an unlimited supply of stress in this world? No, not the kind of stress that comes with growth. Unfortunately, it is the kind of stress that comes with being stuck. Common sense says that your growth is hugely influenced by the right investments you make in yourself.

To Be A Better Leader, Try Going Off The Grid

Posted 02.24.2015 | Healthy Living

For 30 days, GPS for the Soul and meQuilibrium are providing you tips on how to live a healthier, happier and stress-free life. See the previous stres...

Own Boredom

Joanne Heyman | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Joanne Heyman

Taking a fresh approach to boredom may be just your ticket to greater satisfaction in 2015! Why? Because, in our fast paced, digitized and hyper-linked lives we feel more and more compelled to fill idle time that could be used to actually reflect, relax, create and connect.

15 Things to Let Go of in 2015

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

One of my Facebook friends is letting go of 50 percent of his Facebook time in 2015, and I think I might follow suit. How many relationships, interesting conversations, and business opportunities have you missed because you were glued to your screen?

The Day I Stopped Seeing a To-Do List Everywhere I Turned

Vanessa Loder | Posted 01.17.2015 | Women
Vanessa Loder

Everywhere I looked, all I saw was a to-do list. Things that must be done, people to call, emails to send, things to be cleaned, reminders to be remembered. I wasn't present because I was too busy thinking about the future.

Why We're All Failing at Life (and a List of Everything You're Supposed to Be Doing to Succeed at It)

Tamara Shayne Kagel | Posted 01.06.2015 | Women
Tamara Shayne Kagel

That means when I'm planning my schedule for life, I really have 1/3 less time for everything I'd like to be spending time on. And since I'm loathe to budget a third of my life to stupid things I should be doing, I guess I'm doomed to fail. My only consolation is you probably are, too.

Why Those Who Embrace Leisure Get More Done

meQuilibrium | Posted 11.20.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

I believe people when they tell me their lives are unmanageably busy. But I also have seen that what people believe about leisure and relaxation has a far greater impact on their well-being than a packed calendar alone.

The Busyness Dilemma: The Five Reasons We Secretly Like Being Busy (And Why We Should Break the Habit Anyway)

Renee Cullinan | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Renee Cullinan

The way we see it, busyness is a seductive trap too many of us fall into. While getting out isn't easy, or necessarily comfortable, it's the only path to living a more intentional, focused and productive life. Or as Arianna calls it -- it's the only way to thrive.

Are You Numbing Yourself With Busy?

Ayelet Baron | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayelet Baron

Start paying attention to the choices you make and don't let anyone else dictate what is valuable to you. If you need to go for a walk and breath, just do it.