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Why You Shouldn't Stop Trying

Daphne C Spyropoulos | Posted 11.15.2016 | Impact
Daphne C Spyropoulos

Watching her persist and succeed in her dicey venture, I couldn't help but wonder how -- if at all -- do I challenge myself, what I know and what I am capable of?

Friendship And Our Vagus Nerve

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We don't often think that the nature of our friendships has a profound or major impact on our health and well-being. But a recent New York Times, art...

The Gift Of Grit (With Gratitude To Angela Duckworth)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

In summary, the passion and persistence of grit motivates and carries us over rough seas like a well-made surfboard. We can think of an absence of effort like a crack in our surfboard that needs repair.

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:

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.

Are We Seeing the Bigger Picture?

Catherine Nagle | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

When we look closer into other's experiences and encourage them, it will move us forward emotionally. In this way, we all become masters like Da Vinci. By imitating his obsessive study of details, we too can create the most beautiful canvas possible in our own lives.

Internship. Check. Job Offer. Check. Career That Is Fulfilling...?

Garrett Mintz | Posted 01.26.2017 | College
Garrett Mintz

In high school, it was very clear of what to do to get to college. You get good grades. In college, it was very clear of what to do to get a job offer. You get good grades, internships and leadership positions in extracurricular activities. But what about pursuing a career that is fulfilling?

The 10 New Books to Read in 2016

Adam Grant | Posted 01.19.2017 | Books
Adam Grant

Over the past few months, I've been reading a slew of nonfiction books that will debut in 2016. From technology and psychology to business and life, here are the new releases that I found especially thought-provoking.

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

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 01.15.2017 | 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 to Respond When a Co-Worker Steals Your Idea

Brian de Haaff | Posted 11.20.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

I was humbled by the great response to last week's post, "How to Steal Your Co-Workers' Ideas." Close to 10,000 readers took time to read it on LinkedIn, and nearly 60 shared their thoughts.

Does Your Workplace Have a Growth Mindset?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 11.20.2016 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

If your workplace is like most, chances are it's the results that matter most. After all the ability to successfully deliver outcomes -- be it growth and profit, student results or community benefits -- is the point of nearly every organization.

Psychotherapy in (and of) Everyday Life

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

We don't often stop to realize that our daily interactions with other people -- to whom we might feel love, hate or indifference -- can help us becom...

Showing Up When It Matters

Corinda Lubin-Katz | Posted 08.31.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Corinda Lubin-Katz

I don't have very many regrets - and this is not because I haven't made many mistakes. I've made plenty, far more than I can (or care to) count. And I...

When You Giving Your Best Effort Doesn't Yield Your Best Result

Sarah Warman | Posted 06.02.2016 | Women
Sarah Warman

So frequently we hear that we need to be giving our best effort in order to succeed in life. But sometimes our best efforts don't give us the results that we desire. So what happens when we give our best effort but don't achieve our best results?

The Exquisite Beauty of Actually Trying

Iain S. Thomas | Posted 06.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Iain S. Thomas

This is one of the hardest illusions in the world to break. I am not special and I need to try if I want anything. There is nothing sad about that. The only happiness, joy and beauty that isn't temporary, that will nourish your soul and make you feel human and connected to yourself, is found in realizing that you actually have to try.

Our Schools Were Meant to Serve the Needs of Children, Not of the Nation

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 05.12.2015 | Education
Joseph W. Gauld

A child comes into this world experiencing the fear of abandonment. If we in schools can reassure the child we will always be there for him/her and then demonstrate our ability to help the child learn and grow, we will surely become an integral part of the child's life.

4 Reasons We Settle for 'Good Enough'

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 05.10.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Good enough isn't necessarily a bad thing. In many areas of life, chasing perfection is a fool's errand, or at least a poor use of our time. We don't need to spend hours taste-testing every mustard on the gourmet shelf to find the absolute best.

Attitude and Effort

Michael Goldberg | Posted 05.08.2015 | Business
Michael Goldberg

When it comes to losing celebrities, especially the younger ones, I find it difficult watching any of the shows, broadcasts, or movies they were in. Strange but true.

How to Instantly Make Your Life Better!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 05.03.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Have you ever tried to change something about yourself that was out of your control? I have. It was a fruitless and vain attempt, which I'll tell you now had a happy ending not because I changed what I couldn't change, but because I made peace with it.

What Happened When I Spent a Year on Tinder

Phu Nguyen | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Phu Nguyen

This message is about effort, and the dreams that can come true as a result. And it's a bit about Tinder and how even a dating site notorious for hookups can lead you on a path that makes you feel like Tinderella.

3 Essential Mindsets for Athletic Success

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

When I talk about mindset, I mean what is going on in your head just before you begin a competition, whether on the field, course, court, track, what-have-you. What happens in your mind during that oh-so-important period sets the stage for whether you perform to the best of your ability.

Myth: Good Relationships Require More Effort Than They're Worth

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

The amount of time that we spend in the early stages of this process and the slope of the learning curve has to do with our willingness and ability to learn the lessons that relationships are continually providing us with.

Seinfeld Writer Peter Mehlman Pens Debut Novel

Elan Barnehama | Posted 10.29.2014 | Books
Elan Barnehama

Set in the crushing complacency of suburbia, It Won't Always Be This Great is narrated by an unnamed Long Island podiatrist who commits an accidental act of vandalism that shakes him, albeit temporarily, out of his sleepwalking existence.

Blackberry-Asana

Ranya Alkadamani | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Ranya Alkadamani

I would be in "Trikonasana" and my teacher would walk past mocking me -- "blackberry-asana". At least he could make a joke out of it. And that's when he taught me one of life's most important lessons...

Retirement Relocation Is Not for Sissies

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 07.23.2014 | Fifty
Claire N. Barnes, MA

Then came retirement. In 2013, my husband and I made strategic decisions to retire, sell our home, and move back to the community we left 20 years ago. After months of planning and action steps, we have just completed this huge transition. Here is some advice on the huge transition.