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Politics and the Psychotherapist

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 12.30.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

The world has changed drastically since the results of the November 8th election, and with it the psychotherapist's task. The focus on our personal li...

Stop Trying to Control Me!

Ellie Newman | Posted 12.16.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

"You are so bossy and controlling. Stop it!" You can yell as loud and as long as you want to, but that tactic isn't going to work. If someone is bossy...

The Real Fear That Elected Donald Trump

David Ropeik | Posted 12.09.2016 | Politics
David Ropeik

Across their demographic differences, Trump's voters were motivated by the deep fear that eats at all of us when we don't feel like we control what's happening to us.

How to Set Limits and Stick to Them

Quora | Posted 11.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Quora

Do you use your research's results in your day-to-day actions? Did it change something significant in your life? originally appeared on Quora - the kn...

Miracles and Why We're Reluctant to Own Them

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 11.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

A miracle suggests divine intervention in human affairs. Many of us tend to think that believing in miracles is unscientific. But it is science that h...

Mindful Leadership in Politics

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 11.07.2016 | Politics
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

It would be refreshing to see some mindful behavior on the part of our presidential candidates. The campaign seems to be anything but mindful. It seem...

Why Losing Control Can Make You Happier

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 11.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

By Raj Raghunathan Human beings have a deep-seated desire for certainty and control. Several studies show this need serves at least two importa...

Choosing To Lead

Alex Budak | Posted 10.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Alex Budak

And what a perfect example I realized -- somewhere between sets of burpees and lunges -- that this was also a textbook metaphor for the cyclical nature of leadership.

How To Deal With Your Whole Lotta Nothing

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

So embrace the intermission as best you can. Use it. Know that the new act will begin. Get yourself ready.

Controlling The Uncontrollable -- A Self Reminder

Janet Bertolus | Posted 10.04.2016 | Women
Janet Bertolus

I'm writing this as a self-reminder, although I'm sure you guys could use one too.

Being OK With Being Out Of Control

Melissa Heisler | Posted 10.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Heisler

While working with those in job transition, they often -- especially my Type As -- find it easy to do the first part of finding a job as there is a sp...

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...