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How To Stop Violence In America: Managing Discomfort And Fear Are The Solution

Marc Schoen, Ph.D. | Posted 10.14.2016 | Politics
Marc Schoen, Ph.D.

Guns, weapons, explosives, and other forms of destruction are merely symptoms of a more primary and central culprit that is at the heart of violence in America - our most primitive instinct.

It's O.K. To Be Sad

Ellie Newman | Posted 09.20.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

It's o.k. to be sad, even very, very sad. Sadness, like anger, is a very fine emotion. But, like anger, not all of us are comfortable feeling it or being in the immediate vicinity of someone else who is experiencing it.

Too Old For Unforeseen Adventures

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 09.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

After I let go of my expectations and repress my frustration, I start enjoying the adventure. Isolation is not easily obtainable with the constant flow of information of the modern world. I read, uninterrupted by the phone, the swish of incoming emails, and the ring of messages on my smartphone.

WATCH: Doing What's Uncomfortable

Brad Yates | Posted 09.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

Too often, we choose (consciously or unconsciously) to compromise our possible results rather than compromise our comfort. To get what we want, some ...

A Unique Approach To Discomfort

Angela N. Holton | Posted 08.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Angela N. Holton

Today, find peace with your discomfort. Embrace the stickiness. Ask for its lessons and guidance. Trust that your uneasiness is the vehicle to catapult you to places you've never been before. Use discomfort to your advantage in creating a life you dream of.

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.

Travel Is Ugly

Maika Koehl | Posted 06.03.2016 | Travel
Maika Koehl

These past few weeks, I had the privilege of exploring South America's west coast - from Lima's culinary masterpieces all the way down to the sublime ...

Knowing My Excuses Empowers Me

Barbara A. Bernard | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara A. Bernard

Personal trainers have a mantra: Change creates change. So, regardless of our personal histories, each time we choose to change a behavior, it creates an opening within us to make other changes. To grow and expand in this way is the essence of living in discovery.

Opposing Sides -- Rights vs. Needs

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 05.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

Are you an "adherence-to-the-law" person? Do you believe that law and order is to be respected and followed always and in all circumstances? Or are yo...

Unraveling and How to Prevent It

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

The questions to ask is: What uproots and what anchors us? Discovering the answer and following the steps that connect and stabilize us, may prevent the treacherous state.

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.

5 Steps to Help You Thrive When Facing Change

Cylon George | Posted 01.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Cylon George

Some people not only survive, but thrive during times of change. How do they learn to embrace change? Here are a few suggestions:

Why I/We Hate Exercise (And How to Circumnavigate Our Reluctance)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 01.15.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

This equation is simple:a few minutes of discipline equals hours of comfort, pleasure, a lengthened lifespan, and less time spent on medical procedures.

How Leaning Into Discomfort Can Revolutionize The Way You Live

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 10.05.2015 | OWN

When something makes you uncomfortable -- whether it's as simple as hearing a condescending comment from a friend or as life-altering as being cheated...

Self-Hate Attacks: What Are They?

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

No matter what the etiology, the goal is to recognize the problem, learn from it, and extricate oneself as soon as possible to avoid loss of time and energy. If allowed to persist, the condition can result in inertia and hopelessness.

Don't Be Afraid To Trust In The Unknown

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.15.2015 | Healthy Living

“I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them have never happened,” renowned American author Mark Twain once said. It...

Behind the Science of Why Ears Pop On Planes

Map Happy | Posted 05.26.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

It makes babies howl inconsolably on flights and sometimes during takeoff or landing I have the urge on the plane to just let myself collapse and do the same. That acute pain of ear pressure doesn't discriminate.

I'm Finally OK With Letting Myself Be 'Uncomfortable'

Allison Lantagne | Posted 03.10.2015 | Teen
Allison Lantagne

Trying to shield others from our vulnerability is a disservice to ourselves and those around us. Being uncomfortable is a part of the human experience, and it's not something we should have to hide.

Prepare to be Uncomfortable

Samantha Bennett | Posted 11.22.2014 | Arts
Samantha Bennett

Recently a client asked me how to tell the difference between the natural anxiety a person has when they're moving forward into something new and the gut instinct that something is truly wrong for them.

Why You Should Embrace Discomfort

Medium | Dennis Corsi | Posted 09.10.2014 | World

So you’ve hopped aboard this train because you want to design your life. You want to fly this shit show into space instead of letting it drive you d...

Uncomfortable Truths: Where Are The Great Leaders?

Bradley Foster | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business
Bradley Foster

You don't have to be an expert in leadership to see that there is a critical shortage of great leaders in the world today. Problems we face are not being addressed by "leaders" we have.

Recognize Suffering in Others

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Watch and listen to those closest to you. What's hurting over there? Face it, even if you have to admit that you are one of its causes. If appropriate, ask some questions, and talk about the answers.

On Embracing Change: Openness vs. Vulnerability

J. Kate Franklin | Posted 04.05.2013 | Healthy Living
J. Kate Franklin

In October of last year, I was no longer able to deny a long-developing internal shift, and promptly left my rather high-powered career to figure out what my next passion was. Walking out of the office that day with no real plan, I'd never been more scared. Now, I've never been more liberated.

The Alchemy of Joy

Ginnie Love | Posted 09.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Ginnie Love

We hold the ability to change our experiences not only by the thoughts we choose to think at any given moment, but also by training ourselves to automatically reboot our minds through habit.

Growth And Comfort: How Uncomfortable Are You Willing To Be?

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Levi Ben-Shmuel

One wonderful thing about staying in the discomfort zone is the chance to explore who we think we are. Instead of running on autopilot, being uncomfortable in a new situation allows us to question self-imposed beliefs and limits.