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The Truth About Your Stuckness

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

So...you may have missed it, but we recently passed through another holiday. Groundhog Day. It's a funny little holiday with a funny little traditio...

Increase Productivity in 20 Easy Lessons

Joan Moran | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Joan Moran

Productivity is an all purpose word for getting a lot done. It can be as simple as a housewife paying the bill on time, or a husband fixing the roof before the seasonal rains, or a school age child studying consistently before a test. What ties the examples together is that these people are doing something productive.

Your Critical Choice for the New Year

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 01.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

Well, the days leading into this fine new year had a bit of an unexpected flavor. I present to you two different scenarios, and invite you to figure ...

Commitment to Excellence at the ASB Classic

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 01.11.2016 | Sports
Thaddeus McCarthy

The ASB Classic has made itself one of the very best events of the New Zealand sporting calendar. And everything they have done this past year, and during the tournament happening now, is due to their collective commitment to excellence.

Harvard's Legendary Dean Henry Rosovsky: The Secret of excellence and the prospects for Asian Higher Learning

Emanuel Pastreich | Posted 01.09.2016 | Education
Emanuel Pastreich

Interview with Harvard's Legendary Dean Henry Rosovsky. The Secret of excellence and the prospects for Asian Higher Learning

7 Lies Of Perfectionism To Ditch In 2016

Shandra Carlson | Posted 01.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Shandra Carlson

Why not make 2016 the year you break free from the insanity? Ditch perfectionism and find peaceful-ism!

When Frustration Hits, Ask Yourself This

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

It's not in my nature to take a pause for something when I'm dedicated to getting it done a certain way. But what I know is that stopping and asking myself if there might be an easier way is worth the potential time and energy I would save.

High Performing Teams

Todd Lapidus | Posted 11.04.2015 | Business
Todd Lapidus

It's unusually simple:  High performing leadership teams have a deeper sense of responsibility and commitment than average teams.

How to Lighten Your REAL Load

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

Today finds me writing my blog not from my home state of California...but from my original home state of New York. How do I know I'm in the Empire St...

Life Lessons From the Buffet Line

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

There's a special place in my heart for a special place near my house. Hubbie and I visit it regularly... as in, at least once a week. It's that aweso...

From Caution to Creation

Ilyana Romanovsky | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Ilyana Romanovsky

It is conceivable that cultures, environments, institutions and labs that support the value of the creative process may just be a fragile link to the future. Assuming that this could be the catalyst to discovery, it remains a challenge to take a risk and bet on a possibility.

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.

8 Things To Do (And Not Do) When Things Go Wrong

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Know that moments of foul will happen, and do your best to deal with it in a way that doesn't damage you or others. And know that, no matter what, the foul will pass.

That'll Do, Pig: If You Care About Excellence, Stop Over-Praising

Spencer Critchley | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Spencer Critchley

In a meeting of nonprofit leaders the other day, I heard an executive praise some recent work done by his staff as "amazing" and "incredible." I hear this kind of thing so often that, normally, it hardly registers -- it's become the equivalent of someone saying "thank you."

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...

The Truth About Life's Bumps

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Pay attention to your thoughts. Recognize which ones are bringing you down. Know that you have a choice with each and every one. Then make the choices that make you happier.

Bruises, Batteries and Beauty: Life Lessons From One Long Night

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

I recently found myself on a mountain in the middle of the night. Again. Unlike the last time, this event wasn't quite so...traumatic. Though this a...

The Mess of Mediocrity

Christine Carter | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter

Mediocrity is messy. I live in it, I know. It messes with your mind. It messes with your perspective. It messes with your heart. It messes with your...

The REAL Part You Play in Other People's Lives

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Recognize that you are not the star of other people's shows. Stand up for yourself when you need to, but do it with less anger and resentment.

Ditch Work-Life Balance and Find Real Happiness: Part III

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Part III: Your Blissful You Hello there...nice to see you again! We've already spent some time together during the first two posts in this serie...

Use This Insanely Simple Three-Step Guide for Beating Procrastination

Sarah Peterson | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Peterson

Before you go to bed, prepare for tomorrow. Set your Most Important Missions, and schedule them in. You can spare fifteen minutes this evening to put this into action.

How to Sculpt with Our Hands A World That Reflects Our Hearts

Christopher Phillips | Posted 07.14.2015 | Impact
Christopher Phillips

Human autonomy and social conscience go hand in glove. They drive one another. They are a tag team for impelling and inspiring a person to involve herself deeply as a civic or social entrepreneur, to undertake kinds of challenges that expand a person's imaginative, physical, existential bounds.

Ditch Work-Life Balance and Find Real Happiness: Part II

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Part II: Your Blissful Others Well hello again! The last time we met we discussed the notion that the real problem with work/life balance isn't that...

Ditch Work/Life Balance and Find Real Happiness: Part I

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Yes, living your all comes with sacrifice. But by getting rid of the things and relationships that make you only somewhat happy (or plain unhappy), you get to live a life filled with what you love best, and then focus on them with everything you've got.

How FOMO Can Sneak Up on You

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

If we really want to be intentional in our lives, if we really want to stick to decisions about our success and happiness, then we must be OK with not being a part of everything... of anything other than what's going on for us right now.