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The Boomerang Effect

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.19.2016 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

A recent work trip found me networking with two women I hadn't met before. It didn't take long before I noticed a pattern pop up. Let's see if you catch it.

How to be a control freak and handle grief

Alexandra Owens | Posted 09.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Owens

Catchy right? Let me tell you I googled this soon after my mother committed suicide. Seriously. Because I figured there had to be at least one other c...

Why It Doesn't Pay To Be A People-Pleaser

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 09.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

Being out of integrity has pretty serious consequences for our happiness, and for our relationships. Here's what happens when we aren't being authentic.

5 Strategies To Help You Close The Confidence Gap

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 08.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Whether you want to stand up to your annoying sister-in-law or just raise your hand more in meetings, here are five strategies to practice to close the confidence gap:

Our Curative Breath

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We can wake ourselves up by increasing our oxygen level by breathing deeply. Or conversely, we can put ourselves to sleep with a kind of meditation of shallow breathing, and repeating silently the words to the rhythmic "in" and "out" like a mantra.

What We Can Learn From Luck

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

Conclusion: Considering the subject of luck can help us appreciate the moment and increase our compassion toward people who are less fortunate.

Tainted Glasses

Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd | Posted 07.25.2016 | Women
Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd

My husband of 22 years walked out in January. So my future is completely unwritten, right down to my health insurance and the financial part of my livelihood.

5 Inspiring Quotes To Read When You Feel Like You Have No Control

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.07.2016 | Healthy Living

Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. We all have a center of wisdom and balance within us, but sometimes life takes over and we can feel all over the...

5 Quick Tips For Time Efficiency

Jamie Cornell | Posted 07.06.2016 | Parents
Jamie Cornell

In honor of these loving hardworking individuals, I wanted to jot down some of the best tricks that have helped me have a better relationship with time, AND with everything I have going on in my busy fun life.

Why It's Time To Give Up The Thing You Never Had In The First Place

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

I recently found myself observing a little girl as she attempted to build a sandcastle. Before long, her Dad came by to give her a hand. Then, slowly...

Career Woman to Caregiver

Shanna B. Van Ness | Posted 06.09.2016 | Women
Shanna B. Van Ness

As I sat at my desk October 23rd, 2015 I began to devise a plan to off-board my managerial position at a large public serving institution I realized t...

Seven Benefits of Fasting

Atif Rashid | Posted 06.08.2016 | Religion
Atif Rashid

The month of Ramadan is upon Muslims once more. A month described in Islamic literature as better than a thousand months, when Satan is locked in shackles and the doors of Heaven are wide open -- for those who wish to enter.

How to Accept and Let Go of People Who Won't Change

Donna Labermeier | Posted 06.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

One of Aesop's Fables tells of a woman who brings a snake that has frozen in the cold back to her home. She makes it warm, and cares for it, only to h...

On Life's Terms

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 06.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

To be willing to live life on life's terms is a tall order. Before getting an idea about the size of the task, let's look at what life's terms are al...

Intimacy, a Hierarchy (With Thanks to Abraham Maslow)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We're complex beings, and there is always more to learn. Caring is more important than "knowing." Are we interested, receptive, curious? The element of surprise can fuel a sense of newness and add excitement when we're open to it.

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...

Assessing Your Ex: Part 3

Stacy D. Phillips | Posted 04.12.2016 | Divorce
Stacy D. Phillips

This is the last in a three-part series that encourages you to ask yourself: "What Type is My Ex?" In recent posts, I introduced the six types of exes...

An Ordinary Guide To An Extraordinary Life

Brian Rashid | Posted 04.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian Rashid

But I do think there are a number of things that can lead to a life that is extraordinary. I try to follow as many of these as I can. At one point, I have followed all of them, and they seem to work for me.

What Type Is Your Ex? Part 2

Stacy D. Phillips | Posted 03.30.2016 | Divorce
Stacy D. Phillips

The "Manipulator." This ex-spouse is clever, charming and often seductive.

The Way Out of Power Struggles

Randie Shane Tollefson | Posted 03.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Randie Shane Tollefson

And the hard truth is, anyone who has all of that information and repeatedly chooses not to attend to it isn't for you. Which is important information for you. But if you don't give your partner the chance to first, you can never know.

Control Your Divorce: What Type is Your Ex? Part 1

Stacy D. Phillips | Posted 03.17.2016 | Divorce
Stacy D. Phillips

For divorcing or divorced couples, the ideal is to not be opponents or adversaries; in reality, however, your ex will likely try to wrestle for contro...

Mindfulness: A New Relationship With Discomfort

John Tsilimparis | Posted 03.10.2016 | Healthy Living
John Tsilimparis

Here are some examples of mindfulness affirmations used when dealing with the discomfort of anxiety or worry. Try to recite these to yourself when you're walking, exercising, driving your car, or if you are so inclined, when you meditate. They really help.

Never Lose Your Control Again

Jared Buckley | Posted 02.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jared Buckley

We have the choice to release control or keep it. Those who keep control are stable, trustworthy, happy, and successful. Your past, present, and future outlook will be the determining factor to your control. Have the dogged determination to protect your control and watch your well-being flourish.

Labels in Our Societies: Chicken or the Egg?

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 02.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jamie Scanlon

Sexual fluidity has been a topic hitting the headlines in recent weeks and it would seem is speaking of some type pending revolution in human behavior...

How I Became Happier Out of Control

Allyson Aabram | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Allyson Aabram

Although I still aspire to possess superpowers, there is something that has made the feelings of powerlessness palatable and it was initially, totally, undesirable: yoga.