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The Quickest, Smartest Way to Bring More Love into Your Life

Ken Page | Posted 02.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ken Page

Practice this micro-meditation as many times as you wish, and just watch as your reservoir of love deepens and widens, day after day. The chances are great that it will, and that your life will become richer and more enjoyable, and you'll start meeting new people who also love you for who you are.

What Nobody Asks When They Set Goals or Write a Business Plan

Judy Robinett | Posted 02.23.2015 | Business
Judy Robinett

Most entrepreneurs and small business owners know the power of setting goals, and the necessity of doing strategic planning each year to make sure their businesses stay on track.

Fifty Shades of Growth: A Psychotherapist's Invitation to Action

Keri Nola | Posted 02.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Keri Nola

As a sexual health educator and psychotherapist, it may or may not surprise you to know that I went to see Fifty Shades of Grey. I've always been inc...

Can This Marriage Be Saved?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 02.13.2015 | Weddings
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Strengthening the shared commitment and practicing mutual generosity, compassion, honesty, kindness, and respect are all ways of maximizing the likelihood of not only staying together, but of experiencing greater fulfillment over time.

Seeking a Secular Community in College

Matt Camarda | Posted 02.10.2015 | College
Matt Camarda

We should spend less time denying there's a big man in the sky and more time wrestling with its moral implications -- trying to build lives as rich, purposeful and filled with beauty as those of the faithful.

Follow the Feels

Michael Ramah | Posted 01.29.2015 | Business
Michael Ramah

Many got distracted by what they could do and lost sight of what they should do. In that mesmerizing process, many brands mistook connectivity for connection.

Our Illusion of Connectivity

Lara M. Gardner | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Lara M. Gardner

Just like the teams that make families in catalogs look just a little too perfect. Just like Photoshop. It's all an illusion. I don't think we are better off. Not even close. It's lonelier. It's isolating. And without a major shift in the way our world works today, I have no idea how to change it.

I'm Terrified I Can't Keep Up With The 'Rules' Of Being A Young Adult

Reilly Wieland | Posted 01.07.2015 | Teen
Reilly Wieland

I feel as though I am still a fifth grader, scared of talking to a boy I like; and sometimes an adult, drinking black coffee and worrying about a mortgage.

Three Types of People That Will Make You Happier

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 01.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Here are three groups of people that can help you push the reset button. Warning: These are often groups that others shy away from. But I promise you if you spend some time connecting with these groups, you'll start seeing your own life in a context that improves your daily experience.

Incarceration and Communication: Why Meaningful Social Relationships Matter

Cosmin Gheorghe | Posted 12.31.2014 | Business
Cosmin Gheorghe

What is the impact on American cultural and social relationships when we, as a nation, allow corporations to profit from incarcerating more and more of our very own citizens?

How Sharing Your Story Can Save Your Life (If You Let It)

Wendi Nunnery | Posted 02.21.2015 | Books
Wendi Nunnery

If there's something you want to say, say it. Say it with truth. Say it with kindness. But say it boldly. Someone else is out there waiting to read your words, to hear your story. Someone who doesn't know how to use her voice yet.

Look Beyond the Labels

Deanna Heon | Posted 02.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Deanna Heon

Look beyond the labels and you may find a kindred spirit, and even a friend, in someone you never expected.

The Holiday Gift You Alone Can Give

Kate Otto | Posted 02.14.2015 | Books
Kate Otto

In such a hyper-connected holiday season, perhaps the best gift we can give our loved ones is actually the simplest (though by no means the easiest): our time and our undivided attention. Our presence.

How Often Do You Say 'No' to Your Child?

Tosha Schore, M.A. | Posted 02.10.2015 | Parents
Tosha Schore, M.A.

In actuality, setting limits is a gift to our children. It shows them that we are taking responsibility for keeping them safe. It's a sign to them that we are there to help them mediate the chaos of this world.

Open Secret

Paula Vital | Posted 02.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paula Vital

As I continue my path of self-discovery, I would love to share it with you. Most of all, I offer you my hand as you set upon your own path. It will be a challenging ride, but the best adventure of your life.

A Simple Question That Will Change Your Search for Love

Ken Page | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Ken Page

Often, our very future in finding love is determined by our small choices at these countless crossroads.

Do You Know You Have Superpowers?

Olayiwola A. Alara | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Olayiwola A. Alara

In an instant I became a superhero to this incredibly smart, charming and beautiful lady. A few minutes earlier that day in the bookstore, we had never met. We had no knowledge of one another, we barely know the other existed and she was actually visiting from another country.

The True Gifts of the Holidays

Jessica R. Dreistadt | Posted 01.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Jessica R. Dreistadt

The good memories we create now will warm our hearts through the bitter winter, and the possibilities for creating such experiences throughout the year are only limited by our imaginations. This is the time to establish habits that enrich our lives, and the world, every single day.

These Are the People in Your Neighborhood

Katherine Fritz | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Katherine Fritz

In truth, our neighborhoods are vastly more sprawling and interconnected than we frequently choose to acknowledge.

I'm Proof That Online Friendships Are Just As Important As Real Life Ones

Isabel Song | Posted 01.19.2015 | Teen
Isabel Song

My then-limited connections on Twitter weren't enough for me. I felt rather overwhelmed with life and alone in my problems, and even though I told myself that I'm not the only one going through these issues, it didn't help.

You Can Have Whatever Impact You Choose

Ayelet Baron | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayelet Baron

And then there are those really tough choices we make about the course of our lives. Choices. They're the ingredients of our lives; they shape us. The choices we make in how we invest our time can either stifle us or bring a whole new world of possibilities.

Your Children Don't Want You To Be Perfect

Cathy Cassani Adams | Posted 01.12.2015 | Parents
Cathy Cassani Adams

When we allow our children to be our teachers, they remind us of the value of seeing the world as they do, which involves living more simply, showing greater compassion and being more mindful.

A League of His Own: How Lewis Howes Went From Pro Athlete to Thriving Entrepreneur

John Corcoran | Posted 01.11.2015 | Business
John Corcoran

Lewis Howes is a former professional football player who turned a career-ending injury into a springboard into entrepreneurship. Starting with nothing but an obsession to learn about business and marketing, he has since built a multi-million dollar media empire.

Next Time, I'll Leave My Phone

Mikah Meyer | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Mikah Meyer

On two separate occasions this past weekend, I purposely left my smartphone at home. While I admit the initial motivation came because I didn't want a large bump in my tight-fitting suit, the benefits turned out to be far greater than the contour of my torso.

Breaking Through the Plexiglass for a Real Connection

Shani Harmon | Posted 01.05.2015 | Business
Shani Harmon

If you recognize human connection as a success strategy for managing stress in challenging environments, you're much more likely to value it and seek it out - even in a virtual environment.