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Doing What You Love Is Going To Be F**king Hard

Jon Westenberg | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
Jon Westenberg

"Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life." It sounds like good advice when someone asks you how to be happy in their career. It's also total bullsh*t. Doing what you love is going to be hard. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't do it.

Heart Lessons From California's Epic Drought

Mary Novaria | Posted 01.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mary Novaria

Grass has begun to grow in Los Angeles after just two days of steady rain. At the top of our street, tender, green shoots have sprung up on a brown, d...

Power Struggles: Being Right or Being Loving

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Mandy and Evan consulted with me for couple's counseling because they were always bickering. Every little thing seemed to become an issue between them...

The Way of the Buddha

Andrea Quintero | Posted 01.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Andrea Quintero

I enjoy nature so I take long walks by the ocean, sometimes in my neighborhood. And I often wonder how the trees and the flowers -- how these simple o...

Road Trip Happiness Ideas: Simple Conscious Acts of Kindness

Sai Santosh Bangalore | Posted 01.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sai Santosh Bangalore

Did you ever take a family road trip where all the family members set a collective intention of performing acts of kindness? Few years ago, I started ...

Living in the Past Condemns the Future

Deborah Schoeberlein David | Posted 01.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein David

The future is open, if we let it be. Replete with potential, if we so permit. The choice is ours, as is the experience that follows.

How to Change Through Inspired Action

Jeff Singh | Posted 01.10.2016 | Good News
Jeff Singh

Original Image by Scott Cresswell Numerous articles are written on how to change extolling the powers of will, goals, and visualization, even advis...

A New Thought Experiment for 2016

Alexandra Nicewicz Carroll | Posted 01.07.2016 | Religion
Alexandra Nicewicz Carroll

If the Law of Attraction dictates that like attracts like, it really should be no surprise that PC has such high poll numbers: Trump is getting all the attention because we focus on him. He continues spewing terrible things, because we give him attention for it.

3 Ways to Free Yourself of Shame and Guilt

Emily Madill | Posted 01.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Emily Madill

When we live in the past or fret about the future, we rob ourselves of the opportunity to bask in the joy of "right now." So bask away and you may be surprised to see that more of the same is right around the corner.

Relationships Are Like Delicate Vases

Yvette Mazloumi | Posted 01.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Yvette Mazloumi

Imagine any type of relationship as being a vase. The most precious and delicate vase you would have in your collection. You would put it in a vitrine...

Kids Matter: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 01.05.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

January 1, 2016 marks the three year anniversary of the day I began making a micro grant, every single day of the year, to social changemakers around ...

It Could Have Been Me

Sarah Galla | Posted 01.04.2016 | Impact
Sarah Galla

I often think about sliding doors. Well, more the concept of missed tragedies and missed opportunity than actual sliding doors. There is a movie with Gwyneth Paltrow that is about a woman who has a split second slip up, and misses catching her train just as the doors are sliding shut.

This Year Show Compassion -- For Others and Yourself

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 01.04.2016 | Healthy Living
The University of Central Florida Forum

During the holidays there is a plethora of smells, sights, sounds and emotions. Take a moment to just feel whatever it is that you're feeling and be in that moment before moving on. Show compassion for others at all times, and especially during the holiday season, but most of all don't forget to show compassion toward yourself, as well.

9 Things That Make Good Employees Quit

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 01.04.2016 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

Managers tend to blame their turnover problems on everything under the sun, while ignoring the crux of the matter: people don't leave jobs; they leave managers. The sad thing is that this can easily be avoided. All that's required is a new perspective and some extra effort on the manager's part.

10 Ways to Embrace Your Uncertainty in 2016

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 12.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Let's ensure 2016 brings a greater sense of sanity to this crazy world and a greater peace of mind for ourselves. Let's make this day, this week, this month, and this whole year, one of compassion and tenderness. Happy New Year!

When People Ask Why 'A Big Boy Like That' Is In A Stroller

Colleen Berge | Posted 12.31.2015 | Parents
Colleen Berge

There are many things in a child's life and about a child's development that outsiders know nothing about.

Compassion Fatigue: Do as I Say, Not as I've Done

Caitlyn McIntosh | Posted 12.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Caitlyn McIntosh

Compassion fatigue. You may or may not have heard the term and definition, but it is pretty straightforward. And real. If you let it get far enough, i...

A Therapist's Wish for Your New Year

Johanna Bond | Posted 12.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Johanna Bond

New Year's resolutions create such unique opportunities for change. One year, as a young adolescent, I decided to give up butter for a year. My reso...

10 Mindful Resolutions for 2016

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 12.28.2015 | Business
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Becoming more mindful is more than just practicing meditation. Meditation is, of course, a huge part of it because it helps us become more aware of others and ourselves.

Fie on Fear & Season's Greetings

Paula Gordon | Posted 12.26.2015 | Good News
Paula Gordon

Fear of strangers has no place in Markus' vision of the world. Anything but reckless, he is in fact counting on human kindness. He also rejoices that his muscles alone will power him for ±1,800 days through every conceivable environment.

Finding the Wisdom, Courage, and Compassion to See That The Other Is Us

Kim Samuel | Posted 12.25.2015 | Impact
Kim Samuel

At a time when the headlines are dominated by stories of extremism and xenophobia, from Daesh terrorists to Donald Trump, we are reminded of stories that show us that wisdom, compassion, and courage cannot be extinguished.

Putting Prayers to Action

Courtney Dukelow | Posted 12.25.2015 | Impact
Courtney Dukelow

For the past month I have been volunteering weekly at the local homeless shelter in my hometown of Ashland, Oregon. It wouldn't have been anything that my conscious personality would have chosen.

A Cobbler's Gospel of Love

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 12.25.2015 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

At the age of 83, James Fucile retired just recently. He had been repairing shoes for 60 years at the corner of Lexington Ave., and East 82nd St. He retired with great reluctance.

Letting Love Have Its Way With Our Deepest Fears

Jesua | Posted 12.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jesua

A couple of nights ago I woke in the middle of the night from a terrifying dream, with my heart pounding, my mouth still mouthing the emotional words ...

Is Our Fear of Terrorism Suppressing Our Compassion?

Anne Goddard | Posted 12.23.2015 | Impact
Anne Goddard

More and more, our national conversation about terrorism is taking on ethnic and religious overtones. That's what fear can do. It substitutes irration...