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What's Communication Got to Do With... Lasting Love?

Mark Baer | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Baer

Try and assess the ratio of positive to negative comments you make to each other. Chances are, you may need to make some adjustments in that regard, if you value your significant other and hope to celebrate many more love and romance-filled Valentine's Days together.

How Giving Up My Expectations Made Me a Better Mother

Michelle Rose Gilman | Posted 02.10.2016 | Parents
Michelle Rose Gilman

Because I have absolutely no control or expectations, our relationship has ascended to the next level. I'm still Mom, just a much better, more compassionate, softer, more realistic version of Mom. His life is his to define and embrace with no expectations from me. I just love being on the sidelines of his life and to watch him bloom!

5 Tips for a Great Valentine's Day (Whether Single or Partnered)

Susan Winter | Posted 02.08.2016 | Women
Susan Winter

Valentine's day can be a real head-trip for many of us. Single's can feel the pressure of not having a partner with whom to share this day of love. Th...

When Mothers Try to Fulfill Expectations of Other Mothers

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.05.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Mothers are always watching what other parents do. Sometimes this gives us great ideas about teaching our children many skills and good values and reinforces what we believe parenting should be about. But so many times we are unsure of ourselves because we love our kids so much that we doubt what we do and want to get parenting just right.

MLK/David Bowie Tribute: Thoughts on Suffering and Truth

Annaliese Neale | Posted 01.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Annaliese Neale

Ongoing depression. Bad breakups. People pleaser. Stressed about money. Estranged relationships. Anxiety. Burdened by the suffering of others. Having ...

Expectations: Why You Should Have Them

Melissa McCarty | Posted 01.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Melissa McCarty

When I think about past friends who mocked my expectations over the years, I noticed a common thread between them, their lives remain stagnant. There's no growth because they don't push themselves or others around them, and they're not happy.

Stop Throwing Yourself Off-Balance - 5 Factors to be Mindful of When Making Business Decisions

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 01.11.2016 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

When business owners and executives attending my latest business transformation workshop instantly shouted their response to a question I posed, it re...

How Parents Can Ward Against "Imposter Syndrome"

Tricia Serio | Posted 02.01.2016 | Impact
Tricia Serio

Today in my interactions with college students and young scientists in training, I'm often struck by the limits that they are placing on their own potential by comparing their achievements to those of others.

Tamasha... Real or Reel Life?

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 01.04.2016 | HuffPost Home
Tarun Sakhrani

Tamasha is a movie about a boy with a passion, with a fondness and a liking... more like a love, actually. It is about a boy who loves the theatre, w...

Post-Hope America Opens Pandora's Box

Christen Lien | Posted 12.30.2015 | Arts
Christen Lien

We are entering the most hopeful time of year; a time when goals, dreams and vision matter. It's the time when new beginnings -- or at least the idea of them -- have us feeling inspired and motivated.

Learning to Fail

Marion Leary | Posted 12.29.2015 | Education
Marion Leary

It is that time of year again -- the end of another college semester. Grades are in and well, the "whine season," as a fellow educator professed on his Facebook page, has begun.

Why We Need Advent

Shannon Craig Straw | Posted 12.21.2015 | Religion
Shannon Craig Straw

It's because of our own expectations that we need Advent - not a time to wait for the gift we think we want, but a time to prepare to receive the gift we need, the gift of love and hope that comes with the baby savior, even if all he can do is just look back with a gassy smile.

Good Riddance: The Power of Letting Go and Letting God

Jesica L. Santos | Posted 12.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jesica L. Santos

Know that what happens is exactly what needs to be happening right now and let yourself evolve past certain situations or people. So, push forward to 2016 and keep your dream traveling forward. And if something is not adding to your life anymore, simply subtract that from it.

The Art of Enjoying the Holidays (for the Rest of Us) in Two Steps

Pam Bauer | Posted 12.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Pam Bauer

From this point forward, I hereby give you permission to do the holidays differently. To make conscious choices. And to be happier, which is the best gift you can give yourself and everyone around you.

I Give you Permission to Hate December

Janet Bertolus | Posted 12.11.2015 | Comedy
Janet Bertolus

December, you are a little bit like childbirth. You are miserable and painful in the moment but after some time has passed (like 365 days), I forget and repeat all the madness because when I look back on the holidays, you brought me miracles and filled me with wonder and THAT my friend, makes you impossible to hate.

The Challenges of Being a Product Manager

Brian de Haaff | Posted 11.13.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Who would guess that product management could be so bad for your health? It should be the greatest job on earth, but too many product managers are beaten down by lousy strategy, poor communications, and too many demands on their time.

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...

10 Reasons It's Fabulous Being 50

Janet Bertolus | Posted 10.30.2015 | Fifty
Janet Bertolus

Even though the texture of my neck leaves a lot to be desired, no amount of weight training can keep my upper arms from jiggling --and my bra size is a 36 long --My life is far from over!

How (and Why) to Closely Explore Expectations

Mansal Denton | Posted 11.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mansal Denton

Expecting an event or a person to do something is not inherently wrong, but it can be painful when emotions are involved.

On Feeling Bad

Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes | Posted 09.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes

Everybody, at some time or other in their life, feels bad for failing to achieve something that they wanted badly or for handling a situation not as w...

8 Ways To Deal With Difficult People

Elyse Santilli | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

Whether it's your parent, lover, friend or colleague, we all have people who trigger us. Sound familiar? If so, here are eight powerful ways you can deal with difficult people who push your buttons.

Disarming the Selective College Arms Race: 6 Strategies for Parents

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 08.26.2015 | College
Hélène Tragos Stelian

So how can we, the parents, help our kids navigate this crazy arms race of elite college admissions without feeding the beast? While we may be powerless to change the system, what steps can we take to make the best of a difficult situation, for our kids, our families, and our communities?

Sadness: The Heroic Emotion (Inspired by the Movie 'Inside Out')

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Although often used interchangeably, an emotion differs from a feeling. The movie "Inside Out" inspired me to explore that distinction as well as t...

The Elusive 'Golden Age' in Public Education. Hint: It Has Never Existed

Stuart Rhoden | Posted 08.21.2015 | Education
Stuart Rhoden

Without serious discussions about the psycho-social effects of adults treating (or rather mistreating) children "in poverty," we will continue to miss the mark when it comes to achieving educational excellence in public schools.

How People Live Up to Our Expectations

Michelle Zarrin | Posted 08.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Michelle Zarrin

Have you ever had a teacher who brought out the best in you? Or been in a relationship that encouraged you to live at your maximum potential? In such ...