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Contradictions We Live With

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 01.18.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

We are faced with contradictions on a daily basis; some are generational, some cultural, some familial. When we have believed in one way of acting and...

Word Choice

Ellie Newman | Posted 12.16.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

We are responsible for our communications; however we aren't responsible for the effect our communication has on another individual. It's certainly a ...

Time Management: It's NOT About Time

Jamie Cornell | Posted 10.10.2016 | Business
Jamie Cornell

I'm often facilitating a group class or meeting with a coaching client when the beautiful topic of "Time Management" comes up. It came up just last week: A group had the same set of questions and wanted answers.

Someday the Timing Chain Will Break

Shayne Looper | Posted 09.21.2016 | Religion
Shayne Looper

I own a 2007 Chevy Malibu. It's nothing fancy, but it's got me where I've needed to go. And it's been remarkably reliable. Besides oil changes and a few minor repairs, I've not had to put much money into it - and it has over 150,000 miles on it. I've felt fortunate.

Making Your Choice: Breadth Vs. Depth

Connor Kozlov | Posted 09.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Connor Kozlov

Decision making processes in humans is both incredibly special and flawed. Every time we are faced with making a decision, a myriad number of potential calculations goes through our heads in order to create our desired outcome. Even when we don't decide, we are still making choices about where we will contribute our time and energy.

Stop Saying, 'I Can't Do Anything Because I Have Kids' -- In Front Of Your Kids

Michelle Zunter | Posted 10.05.2016 | Parents
Michelle Zunter

The struggle is real. Having kids and also wanting that adult time without them. Every parent struggles with it, whether you’re a single parent or p...

Anthony Weiner's Downfall Is A Lesson In Human Nature

Krishna Pendyala | Posted 08.31.2016 | Politics
Krishna Pendyala

While Anthony Weiner isn't learning from his mistakes, his pattern of self-sabotage offers us all the chance to be wise and learn from him. No matter what level of success one has achieved or how smart they appear on paper, they are doomed to repeat their mistakes and ensure their own downfall, if they choose to ignore their conditioning and the invisible forces that hijack their better judgment.

Knowing What You Want

Pratibha | Posted 08.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Pratibha

Knowing What You Want "Clarity is power. The more clear you are about what you want, the more likely you are to achieve it." -- Billy Cox In today'...

3 Things I Learned From A Vending Machine

Derick Turner | Posted 08.02.2016 | Divorce
Derick Turner

Guess what... you don't always get what you want. I know it seems hard to believe, but life is sometimes unfair.

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.