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Don't Let Fear Be Your Decision Maker

Shandra Carlson | Posted 02.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Shandra Carlson

I firmly believe that in order to grow and change, I need to be intentional -- to observe my actions, thoughts and inner struggles. Writing out my fears and then seeing them differently, through eyes of love -- now there's a concept!

Prioritize Travel Over Work, Because Life Is Too Short

Stephanie Parker | Posted 01.13.2016 | Travel
Stephanie Parker

When I was at school it was an almost anticipated expectation that I'd either be a lawyer or a journalist by the age of 25. You know, somebody with opinions, money and a high-flying career.

How to Make the Right Decision

Aliya Levinson | Posted 01.08.2016 | Women
Aliya Levinson

The closest we can get to making a right choice is making an informed one. So choose to be informed. Make decisions from what you know and what you learn. If your educated choice leads to an undesirable outcome, maybe you'll have an option to course-correct, to choose again.

Choosing Memories to Empower Me as I Create My 2016

Barbara A. Bernard | Posted 01.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara A. Bernard

CO-AUTHORED BY KATHERINE CROSS Katherine Cross delights in supporting others as they explore possibilities for thriving in their lives. An experience...

What's Driving Your Buying Decisions?

Tova Payne | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Tova Payne

I was chatting with a colleague the other day, Tad Hargrave - a Marketing Mentor to conscious green business-owners, who said to me: "I'm starting to ...

A Stoic Guide to Coping With the Holidays

Skye Cleary | Posted 12.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Skye Cleary

With drunk and flirty coworkers at holiday parties, rowdy relatives at family gatherings, and the inherent foibles of holiday travels, there is a neve...

How Successful People Make Smart Decisions

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 12.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Travis Bradberry

Your days are filled with a constant stream of decisions. A study from Columbia University found that we're bogged down by a good 70 decisions a day. With so many decisions taking up each day, learning to prioritize them and make them effectively is essential to your success and happiness.

How McDonalds Changed My Life When I Was 7

Zita Luiten | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact
Zita Luiten

When I was 7, I did what I wanted to do. I didn't let someone influence what I wanted at that moment. Of course, my decision may have been influenced without me realizing, the same as are my decision today. But I didn't listen to anyone else, I listened to my heart.

Everything Is a Choice

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 11.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jamie Scanlon

I firmly believe this. I believe that we choose to incarnate into a particular being, a lifetime, an experience, in order to fulfil our soul's journey...

Making Hard Choices

Kali Hawlk | Posted 11.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Kali Hawlk

And I'm scared to put my agency behind something because I'm distinctly uncomfortable with the idea of slinging my pack over my shoulders and walking over the horizon, knowing I'll never return to this place again.

3 Steps to Living Intentionally

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 10.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Gleb Tsipursky

This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that empowers people to refine and reach their goals by prov...

3 Steps to Wise Decision Making

Anne Hartley | Posted 10.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Anne Hartley

Normally I am a confident, decisive person who makes decisions easily, but that all changed recently.

No, You Can't Pick My Brain, But I'll Talk to You Anyway

Adam Grant | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Adam Grant

Call it the Law of Unexpected Utility. By definition, you cannot know when you meet someone today where that person will land tomorrow. If you make every decision by asking "What will I get in return?" you'll miss out on these moments of serendipity.

Struggling With Self-Confidence

Chelsea Berler | Posted 09.04.2015 | Women
Chelsea Berler

Did I make the right decision? Should I have thought longer and harder and made a better one? It doesn't matter if it's making a smaller choice or resolving a big problem, I keep second-guessing myself... worried, feeling small, insignificant, and insecure.

Disarming the Selective College Arms Race: 6 Strategies for Parents

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 08.26.2015 | College
Hélène Tragos Stelian

So how can we, the parents, help our kids navigate this crazy arms race of elite college admissions without feeding the beast? While we may be powerless to change the system, what steps can we take to make the best of a difficult situation, for our kids, our families, and our communities?

6 Signs You Worry Too Much About What Others Think: Why It's a Problem and What to Do About It

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

This being true to your whole self -- this individuation -- isn't easy. It takes courage and perseverance, but in the long run it feels better. And for many people, bringing their unique offerings to the world is what gives their life meaning.

Ask Yourself These 3 Questions to Make Empowered Decisions

Lindsay Robin Christianson | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Robin Christianson

With these three questions, it is possible to look at decisions without weighing pros and cons or over-evaluating every minute detail.

Empathy and Decision Making

Mark Baer | Posted 08.17.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

We are both members of The Esquire Network (TEN) and he has been mentioning that we seem to have very similar approaches to the practice of law and suggesting that we should discuss it further over breakfast. We did just that.

When It's Time to Do Something, You Will Know

Dr. Amy Johnson | Posted 08.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Amy Johnson

Your personal mind and intellect are the servant, acting on wisdom. When you let them work that way, it's a wonderfully easier way to live and you don't have to predict or prevent anything.

Prejudice: A Dangerous Defense Mechanism

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

"Prejudice is a great time saver: You can form opinions without having to get the facts." -- E. B. White Prejudice is described as an unfavorable o...

Is Your Mind the Servant or the Master?

Dr. Amy Johnson | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Amy Johnson

You've heard, "The mind is a wonderful servant but terrible master," right? Or, "Use your mind; don't let it use you"? Over the past few years in m...

Failure to Act, Regrets, and Why Inertia Can Be a Good Thing -- Lessons on Choice From Barry Schwartz

Kylie Dunn | Posted 07.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kylie Dunn

Psychologist Barry Schwartz is the author of The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less, and in 2006 he gave a TED Talk on the subject.

Choosing Happiness Doesn't Mean You Should Settle

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

If we follow our inner guidance in faith and act with a willingness to learn, grow and experience change, a transformation will occur. The journey is hardly easy, but, at the end of the day, it'll be nothing short of miraculous.

I'm Allowed To Be Confused About The Future -- And You Are, Too

Taylor Vidmar | Posted 06.11.2015 | Teen
Taylor Vidmar

I often feel as though I should already have my life figured out. A lot of my peers already have plans for their post-high school careers, but I find myself shrugging my shoulders every time somebody asks me, "What are you doing after high school?"

How to Get From Here to There: Part I, Entrepreneurship and Maslow's Hierarchy

Steve Mariotti | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Steve Mariotti

Understanding what motivates people's decisions and how people can find success is one of the keys to building a successful community.