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Finding Your Tribe

Sascha Jones | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Sascha Jones

"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one." -- Jane Howard, Margaret ...

The In-Betweens

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 09.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

The in-betweens in life often appear as momentary windows of time and if we're not careful, we'll see them as insignificant experiences. However, these experiences add up to an important part of our lives and can ultimately define our existence.

Even True Lovers Sometimes Feel They've Fallen Out of Love

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

When we trust the truth of our own love, the truth of our partner's love, and that we are worthy and deserving of that love, the doubts and fears dissolve and disappear. And it just doesn't get much better than that.

Apologies and Their Complexities

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

To acknowledge imperfections, some of us have to confront our idealized image, a narcissistic view of the self that dictates we must be perfect. In this case, a mistake and the need to apologize, can be experienced as like a blemish that needs to be hidden.

Relationships From the Inside-Out

Michael Neill | Posted 09.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

It's not that you won't ever get around to mending them; it's just when you see the inside-out nature of our experience, it makes no sense to take yourself out of connection with your partner in order to fix an issue that only seems important when the connection is absent.

How To Be Undeniably Magnetic As An Introvert

Jennifer Dawn Gabiola | Posted 09.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jennifer Dawn Gabiola

"There's just something about her." You just hear that about certain people. They have that special "something." It's not tangible, but you can definitely feel it. You feel naturally drawn to them. Like a magnet. You're not sure why, but you feel an invisible pull drawing you to come closer.

Slowing Down in an Age of Speed

Homaira Kabir | Posted 09.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Homaira Kabir

It is in slowing down that we connect to the deep recesses of our minds, to the wonder of simply being alive, and to the responsibility we carry towards those we share our lives with.

Evolution Will Change How You See the World

Lawrence Rifkin | Posted 09.10.2015 | Science
Lawrence Rifkin

When the idea of evolution sinks in - really sinks in - evolution hits home with power and an emotional rush.

The #1 Superpower That Introverts Have That Others Can't Touch

Jennifer Dawn Gabiola | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Dawn Gabiola

Because they are natural connectors, it's important that introverts feel a part of something greater than themselves. They love creating community and connecting people together with aligned opportunities so everyone benefits. They create a natural win-win, collaborative opportunities for everyone involved.

The Reckoning, the Rumble, the Revolution: Brené Brown's Rising Strong

Pam Stucky | Posted 09.02.2015 | Books
Pam Stucky

When I read Brené Brown's books, watch her videos, and witness how the people around me react to what Brené has to say, in some ways it feels like Brené has done the equivalent of introducing our modern society to the color blue.

Why Your Spa Therapist Isn't Selling You Products

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 09.01.2015 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

The last time that you visited a spa did the therapist recommend a retail product to you? If your spa's retail area is fairly extensive they probably should have. Even if you had a massage.

Bond Better by Altering How You Speak, Move and Appear

Kare Anderson | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Kare Anderson

Ready to turn more in-person situations into opportunities to bond with unexpected allies and others? Make some simple changes in how you dress, move, speak or optimize the settings in which you meet.

Can Connection Save Us?

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

You may not have cataracts, glaucoma, or macular degeneration but your vision may be distorted in similar ways. And without clear vision -- and I'm not talking 20/20 -- we can't connect with each other.

The 3 Most Important Messages for Your Child

Shefali Tsabary | Posted 08.25.2015 | Parents
Shefali Tsabary

What all children truly yearn for goes much deeper. It doesn't involve fancy clothes, the latest electronics, pricey trips, or even a high-brow education. Every child wants to know three things.

5 Ways to Stay Connected With Your Kids Once School Begins

Bavani Purushothaman | Posted 08.21.2015 | Parents
Bavani Purushothaman

Growing up in a world with an ever-increasing number of influences, fast-paced changes and technological bombardment, even without our choosing sometimes, there is a critical need for us, as parents, to stay connected with our kids.

Lessons from Amazon about the Importance of Thriving at Work

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 08.19.2015 | Business
Paula Davis-Laack

Simply using the word "together" can have a profound impact on how work teams operate. New research by Priyanka Carr and Gregory Walton shows that using social cues that signal an invitation for folks to work together can fuel intrinsic motivation even when people work alone.

A Word About My Tribe

Alexandra Allam | Posted 08.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Alexandra Allam

I was recently posed the question, "What is your tribe?" To me, tribes have always been associated with ancient civilizations, distinct traditions, an...

The Truth About The 'Hard Work' Of Marriage

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 08.12.2015 | Weddings
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

Recently, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner decided to divorce - because apparently their marriage was "too much work." We frequently hear this from couples in our office, who are ready to give up on love and wonder if they can resurrect a marriage that has been sinking.

"We Are All Broadcasters": Q&A with Michelle Gielan on Her New Book, Broadcasting Happiness

Pam Stucky | Posted 08.11.2015 | Books
Pam Stucky

From the moment I started reading Broadcasting Happiness, I was filled with questions about the concepts and ideas Michelle was sharing. I was delighted to have the chance to ask her a few questions about new book, below. Thank you so much, Michelle, for your time!

How an Introvert Learned to Connect

Quiet Revolution | Emily White | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Three years ago, I'd created what I considered to be the perfect introvert life. I was living in St. John’s, a town on the eastern shore of the remo...

Expanding the Empathy Enigma

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Justine Brooks Froelker

Sure, maybe I believe in people a bit too much, but this isn't changing any time soon. And so, what if we looked at each other from love and not fear, with the courage to feel emotion with one another and to pull from our own struggles?

Joan: Miami, Florida, April 9, 2015

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 07.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Robert G. Zuckerman

Because I am now paraplegic and the motorized ramp on my wheelchair van is broken and difficult to open manually, when I pull in to a gas station, many of them have placards on the pumps with phone numbers to call for those with disabilities to get assistance pumping gas.

Healing Vigilante: 8 Seconds of Bliss -- Get Your Amma Hug On

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 07.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

An Amma hug (darshan) is eight seconds of bliss. It's eight seconds of receiving incredible, unconditional love. It's collapsing into someone's arms...

How to Start Influencing

Marilyn O'Malley | Posted 07.09.2015 | Impact
Marilyn O'Malley

I don't take my ability to influence others and outcomes to my actions for granted and I don't think you should either. We are influencing each other and have an impact on everything around us with our words, thoughts and actions.

What It Looks Like When A World-Class Explorer Sits Still

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living

Even the most high-octane adventurers have moments when the excitement dies down, the world stills and they make a point to appreciate the surrounding...