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How to find real gratitude

Cate Montana | Posted 11.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Cate Montana

What to do? I asked myself this as I trudged along the rocky shore of Puget Sound a couple days ago, taking my daily break from work. Well, almo...

Why Giving Up the Need to Be 'Right' Will Make You Happier and Set You Free

Cy Wakeman | Posted 11.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Cy Wakeman

Justifying your every move and decision in an effort to be seen as right (all while proving others wrong) takes a great deal of time and energy. But once the ego is silenced and you allow a little humility in, you will have lightened your load and be on your way to a happier, more meaningful life.

How Envy Holds You Back From the Life You Deserve

Naomi Teeter | Posted 11.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Naomi Teeter

While we may not always agree with how someone got to where they are, saying that they do not deserve it only proves we're not ready for that kind of success in our lives.

Busting Your Ego With Humor

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 11.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

A powerful way of learning about and healing our ego wounded self is to be able to see our protective, controlling behavior with humor. You will disco...

The Surprising Benefits Of Having A Quiet Ego

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 11.09.2015 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on If you stroll down the self-help aisle of most bookstores in America, you’ll notice that book after...

Trick or Treat!

Rabbi Ted Falcon | Posted 11.02.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Ted Falcon

What if Halloween were a time to become more aware of the masks we are already wearing? What if the permission we are given to dress up in alternate personalities is meant to serve as a reminder that we are already dressed up?

Ego, Agent of the Spirit

Anthony de Villiers | Posted 10.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Anthony de Villiers

There was a time it was considered necessary to subdue the ego, that pesky sense of self that stubbornly got in the way of spiritual progress, blott...

Whose Thoughts Are They, Anyway?

Michael Neill | Posted 10.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

One of my guilty pleasures in life is losing myself in spy thrillers. I love reading them, watching movies about them, and even following TV shows bas...

Are You Buying Into the Illusion?

Ashley Navarro | Posted 10.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ashley Navarro

Imagine you're standing at the edge of a cliff and the world is crumbling to pieces right behind you. You are too afraid to jump, not knowing where yo...

Comparison Is the Voice of the Ego

Hera Bosley | Posted 10.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Hera Bosley

Let this post serve as a reminder for you to be kind to yourself, and be kind to others. We are all walking this path of life together -- let us lift each other up! Life is too short to be jealous or angry.

A Leader's Best Friend: the Chief Ego Deflator

Bill Treasurer | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business
Bill Treasurer

To be clear, people want to follow a leader who is confident, strong and resolved. A healthy ego is, in fact, necessary for leading effectively. But there's a difference between a healthy ego and an oversized one.

Why Looking Bad Can Be Good

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Starting now, we need to get over ourselves. We need to know that, sometimes, looking bad is actually a good thing...because it means we're trying something new, we're stretching ourselves, we're taking on a new adventure.

Azealia Banks Is the Donald Trump of Rap

Domenick Scudera | Posted 09.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Ms. Banks thinks that she is somehow advancing the cause for women of color and bisexual women, so I wanted to be as kind and respectful as possible. But it is difficult to maintain positive thoughts toward someone so mean-spirited.

Spirituality in Action--A Call to Inner Revolution!

Beth Green | Posted 09.24.2015 | Impact
Beth Green

We can no longer pretend that spirituality is just an inner experience. It is our sacred trust to be agents of higher consciousness in the world. We cannot focus just on ourselves.

Pope Francis and an Appeal to Our Higher Angels

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf | Posted 09.16.2015 | Religion
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

If you want to work for peace, you must have your own inner peace. That is what Pope Francis teaches us in his humility. He draws his strength not by jeering at "losers." He lifts the "losers" in a way that strengthens the entire community.

Why Can Love Be So Painful? 6 Ways to Heal and Move On!

Pragito Dove | Posted 09.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

Here are six keys to help you face this challenge and keep your heart open, so that you can have the abundance of love that you want and deserve.

The One Soul-Crushing Habit You Should Quit Right Now

Ashley Navarro | Posted 09.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ashley Navarro

Hey Friend, Do you ever get caught up caring about what other people think about you? I know I can. It can be hard detecting our approval seeking be...

Mining Your Magnificence

Danielle Vaughn | Posted 09.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Danielle Vaughn

There are a lot of events happening within our nation and the world that are bringing up questions -- why the hostility, pain, grief, devastation and ...

Does Knowledge Create Ego in Humans?

Gurdeep Pandher | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Gurdeep Pandher

In the end, with universal education attainment being indisputably an important goal to achieve in order to achieve equality and eliminate poverty, it all comes down to the individual and what they choose to do with the powers they are given.

What's in Your Mystery Basket?

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

Truth time. I've got a little obsession. And I know I'm not alone on this one. It combines some of my very favorite things: riveting drama, diverse p...

Wheelchair Wisdom: To Thine Own Self Be True

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 08.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Linda Noble Topf

If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to laugh at himself. -- Charles...

The Powerful Allure of Sports

Ken Reed | Posted 08.23.2015 | Sports
Ken Reed

When sport is driven by the soul instead of the ego, it can be good, very good. Besides forging lifelong bonds between family members and friends, there are many other reasons -- egoless reasons -- why we're drawn to sports. Consider just a few:

The Battle of the Low Self Esteem and the Enlarged Ego

Tami Shaikh | Posted 08.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tami Shaikh

"Part of me suspects that I'm a loser, and the other part of me thinks I'm God Almighty." -- John Lennon A few years ago I felt like my heart was b...

Is a Big Ego Always an Ugly Thing?

Elliot Begoun | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
Elliot Begoun

You don't have to dig too deep to find an example of the damage that can be done by a run away ego. You need look no further than the current presidential campaign. Ego is frequently vilified and usually justifiably so, but is an ego always ugly? For years that has been my belief.

The Need to Matter

Homaira Kabir | Posted 08.04.2015 | Parents
Homaira Kabir

This past week has been strangely satisfying. I am visiting my brother's family and spending time with his three little ones. They are all under the age of 10, and the youngest who is 3, follows me around like my shadow and insists that I am a part of everything she does.