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If I Know What I Need To Do, Why Can't I Just Do It?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

When we uncovering our competing commitments we ease the pain that comes from punishing ourselves with angry self-talk, a practice that often fuels the suffering from which we seek to free ourselves through our efforts to change.

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...

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...

As I Desire You: Sexuality, Enigmatic Knowing, and the Therapeutic Couple

Jaime Lubin | Posted 06.06.2016 | Books
Jaime Lubin

"There are many things we don't know and only feel," Dr. Galit Atlas writes in her book The Enigma of Desire. This sentence has haunted me, I tell the...

The Biggest Misconception About Sex In Relationships

Kyle Benson | Posted 05.26.2016 | Divorce
Kyle Benson

There is a powerful cultural script that many people agree with in terms of sex: it is believed to be instant chemistry from the very beginning. As we...

The No. 1 Way to Get What You Want

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

To again be clear, there's nothing high-and-mighty about any of this. People don't give me what I want because they think I'm all that. People give me what I want because I ask for it. Stay with me. This isn't as obvious as this sounds.

The Bravest Decision You Can Make Today

Stephen Lovegrove | Posted 04.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephen Lovegrove

"Tell me princess, now when did you last let your heart decide?" I remember listening to those words as a little kid, singing them over and over, and feeling sad on the inside.

How To Make Your Spouse Want To Fulfill Your Desires

Pamela Madsen | Posted 04.19.2016 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

Learning how to speak your desires is an incredible life skill to master. And learning to speak your desires does not always mean getting them fulfilled. In fact, we may have many desires that we don't really want to have granted, and learning to speak our desires and not having them fulfilled is all a part of this practice.

The 4 Portals To More Sexual Pleasure In Your Life

Pamela Madsen | Posted 04.14.2016 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

Many of us simply don't make pleasure a priority in our lives. We put everything else before our own pleasure and then we are simply too tired for pleasure. Or we run out of money or time. Remember, pleasure doesn't have to involve a partner.

Why Desire Can Inhibit Success

Alayna Kennedy | Posted 03.28.2016 | College
Alayna Kennedy

We wonder whether or not we deserve to be here, whether or not we're good enough, and in order to squash that niggling fear, we work harder, sleep less, and neglect to reflect on the actual basis of our insecurity - our lack of a clear vision for our lives.

How To Not Want What You Really, Really Want

Kati Reijonen | Posted 03.23.2016 | Fifty
Kati Reijonen

The other night I had an anxiety attack. I am prone to panic. I know I am a meditation teacher but it is what it is. Maybe it is the menopause that triggers the attacks. I don't know. All I know is that I haven't been able to tame the scared 5-year-old that still lives inside me. Not entirely, at least.

Releasing the Barriers to Love: An Interview With Tara Brach

Mark Matousek | Posted 03.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Matousek

What is the role of radical acceptance in intimate relationships? Tara Brach, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, lecturer and popular teacher of Buddhi...

Don't Worry, Your Sex Drive Is Probably Normal

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 03.14.2016 | Healthy Living

In just about every romantic scene played on the big screen, there's a couple that can't keep their hands off each other. Their sex drives are seeming...

How to Attract What You Desire -- Tips From a World-Leading Dating Expert

Anthony Awadalla | Posted 03.07.2016 | Women
Anthony Awadalla

After touching base with her and diving into the psychology behind who she is outside of her success and what she stands for, I've come to notice how her principles in coaching are a reflection of how she approaches life.

Trust Yourself: Dare to Be Inconsistent, Lopsided, and Totally Courageous

Tama Kieves | Posted 02.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Tama Kieves

Still, I invite you to be inconsistent and unreliable. I dare you to break promises to yourself and I dare you to make new ones. This is what it takes to be on the courageous path of learning to reinvent, discover and trust yourself.

The 4 Things Christian Grey Could Teach Men About Sex

Pamela Madsen | Posted 02.18.2016 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

Christian Grey as a leading man got as many things right as he got wrong. After all, women couldn't put this book down right? Christian Grey could teach any man a few important tips to bring into his relationship if he is passionate around sex.

Is Desire the Source of All Misery?

Sadhguru | Posted 02.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul

If you make your process of desiring into a conscious process, desire is no more a problem. It is a wonderful vehicle that will take you places.

Why Life Happens While We Make Plans

Kara Post-Kennedy | Posted 02.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kara Post-Kennedy

I am not going to give up planning -- one might almost say I have a deep, driving desire to plan -- but I am going to question my own resistance to vulnerability.

3 Ways to Get What You Want While Building Your Compassion Muscle

Laura Jack | Posted 02.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Laura Jack

By giving people the benefit of the doubt, sharing what is going on for you, and asking for what you need, you build compassion for yourself and others, and you are more likely to have your emotional needs met during these moments of inevitable heartache.

A Tale of Two 2 O'clocks

Corinda Lubin-Katz | Posted 01.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Corinda Lubin-Katz

My sister works in broadcast journalism for a radio station in Boston. On my way home from the gym one Thursday, I called her so we could catch up. Sh...

What I Learned From David Bowie's Meditation Teacher

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 01.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ed and Deb Shapiro

There is much misunderstanding regarding meditation; people have all sorts of taboos about this practice of just being still, sitting quietly and paying attention. Yet when the mind is quiet our awareness goes deeper and many inner treasures become available.

Sometimes Togetherness Is the Problem, Not the Solution

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 01.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Regardless of the differences in their respective comfort levels, all couples have an (unspoken) agreed upon level of comfort hat they negotiate on an on-going basis, each partner offering balance in the security/risk continuum, or to use another metaphor the roots and wings.

How You End is How You Begin: Getting Ready for a New Year

Tama Kieves | Posted 12.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tama Kieves

We do have the chance to begin again. We have the chance to enter miraculous time. But there is no "New Year" without a blessed year before it. How you end one year is how you begin the next. I want you to end this year with love.

How to Use Desire to Trick You Into Joyful Presence

Jane Brunette | Posted 12.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jane Brunette

Everyone has desire, whether it's for enlightenment, espresso or Facebook likes. Given this, it seems natural that we go toward what we want and avoid...

Winning in Our Dreams

Jennifer Cabot | Posted 12.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jennifer Cabot

A dream is a rhythmic telling of lusted love in our yearnings for meaning. Easily caught in what we feel we lack, of where we are not, in love not cal...