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Choices

The Three Letters That Change Everything

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

See what happened there? Those three simple letters changed everything. All of a sudden it wasn't that I couldn't do something...but that I couldn't do it at this moment. And, if I wanted to, I could do it in the future.

The Secret Sauce Of Successful Living

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 07.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

What sets resilient people apart from those who give up more easily? The ability to manage and master their explanatory styles post situations, both personal and professional.

The Happiness Ratio

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

I recently found myself chatting with a woman I hadn't met before. She was working a whole lot of hours. She had several kids. She didn't sleep much. ...

Father Loss And More

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Conclusion: The father plays a major role in who we are and who we become; his absence may occupy the center stage of a person's life.

Not All Of Us Are Born Into Privilege, But We Can Acquire It

Colleen Sargeant James | Posted 05.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Colleen Sargeant James

This girl, who is the same age as me, who I grew up with, went one way in life, and I went another. In theory, the odds should have been stacked against me.

A Web of Murder, Leaves and Trees That Talk

Janet Bertolus | Posted 05.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Janet Bertolus

I walked over to him, closed my eyes and rested my hand on the rough bark of his trunk and I could feel his stress and despair.

When Your Clothes Do the Talking...

Mimi Raad | Posted 05.09.2016 | Style
Mimi Raad

Your outfit may alter how you approach and interact with the world. Your outfit is a social armor. What we wear has power over our mood and of course, others.

WATCH: Making Better Choices

Brad Yates | Posted 05.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

Throughout your day, we are making choices... and those determine the quality of our lives. To improve our lives, we need to improve the choices we make. I hope this will help you do so.

Why We Can Change -- in an Instant -- for Better or Worse: 'I Am a House of Many Rooms'

Marianne Glaeser | Posted 05.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Marianne Glaeser

Isn't it strange how even real close people keep surprising us with unexpected behavior? Have you ever been wondering about yourself, when a challenging situation took you by surprise and triggered a response you never thought you were capable of?

Why The Idea That 'Love Is A Choice' Is A Load Of Crap

Deborah Gaines | Posted 05.04.2016 | Fifty
Deborah Gaines

Love is certainly a choice, but so is robbing a convenience store. That doesn't mean it's a good choice, or that you should get points in heaven for doing it. We all know plenty of people who choose partners who are real sickos.

Digging Out of the Talking Trap

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

I fell into a trap recently. A talking-trap. A guy-who-wouldn't-stop-talking-to-me-no-matter-what-I-did trap. It happened while Hubbie and I were vaca...

5 Steps to Decision Making

Merri Macartney | Posted 04.26.2016 | Women
Merri Macartney

Indecisiveness is a productivity and creativity killer.  It often leads to a syndrome known as analysis paralysis.  Fear of choosing the wrong thing, making the wrong decision is at the root of the problem for many people. And then there's overthinking.  It too can cause paralysis.

Stuck in Indecision?

Joel Boggess | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Joel Boggess

It's OK if your experiment fails. Testing an idea's merit is what experiments are for. Maybe it will work. Maybe you'll love it. Or maybe you'll decide it isn't for you after all.

How I Turned Uneasiness and Dread Into Catalysts For Personal Exploration

Drew Kingston Jennings | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Drew Kingston Jennings

To be human is to feel uneasiness or even dread. But not all humans allow themselves the self-awareness to recognize painful experiences and use those experiences as a catalyst for personal exploration and to make decisions that are good for them and only them.

Be Aware of Your Choices -- They Make Your Life

Michael Feeley | Posted 04.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Feeley

Your life is your life. You can choose who you want to be. Why not makes choices to have your life be as good as possible, no matter what your circumstances? Things don't always happen for the best but you can sure chose to make the best out of whatever happens to you.

How My Radical Sabbatical Sparked a New Renaissance

Krishna Pendyala | Posted 04.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Krishna Pendyala

In 2013, I chose to take a radical sabbatical from my lucrative job at a top wealth management firm and spent the next three years volunteering my time and working for free. This decision came after more than 25 years as an academic, technology entrepreneur and business advisor.

The Super-Simple, Super-Awesome Word That Makes You Happier, Less Stressed, And Less Disappointed in Life

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 04.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

Instead of fearing what might happen in the unknown, instead of imagining and trying to pre-control worst-case scenarios, we can plan as best we can... and then move forward with a sense of curiosity. We can let things progress, and then respond as needed.

Are You Looking for God?

Patty Kogutek | Posted 04.01.2016 | Religion
Patty Kogutek

God gives us invitations to meet him every day. Every second. God reveals his plan and presence in our lives through, what I term, "G-vites". For much of my life, I ignored G-vites presented to me in my ordinary day. Instead, I let others define the way to connect with God.

Why Did Curiosity Kill the Cat?

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

Most animals exhibit exploratory behaviors, so I guess I will just have to keep exploring my world, seeing the new movie or going to that party that might be really fun. I am curious whether you, my readers, can relate to this column.

Your Choices Determine Your Destiny

Raquel Stuart | Posted 03.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Raquel Stuart

The truth -- my truth -- was that I had chosen to be everything to everybody and nothing to myself.

Babies Over Bombers, Art for Life: A Conversation With Ronna Lebo

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 03.24.2016 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Ronna Lebo -- artist, writer, musician, mother of two, grandmother of two -- learned a lot about living from birthing, mothering, and creating. The main lesson she learned, the big takeaway, for her was "Life goes on."

'Goodbye to the Dead,' A Conversation with Brian Freeman

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 03.20.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Photo: Martin Hofsten Brian Freeman is an internationally bestselling author of psychological suspense novels. His books have been sold in 46 countri...

How to Make Decisions

Melissa Heisler | Posted 03.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Heisler

You may be able to create a whole new solution when you look at the individual aspects instead of the whole. And once you do let go of what is not right you will feel a sense of release and peace.

The Lesbian Chronicles 12: Choices

Katharine Angelina Love | Posted 03.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Katharine Angelina Love

Ever since I was a child, I have had difficulty with choice and choosing.

Why the First Thought Is Bullsh*t

Amy Steinberg | Posted 03.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Steinberg

My first thought, especially in a sticky situation, can be really negative. I am not enough. Of course this is happening, because I am not enough. ...