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Who Is Holding Your Happiness Hostage?

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 05.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

Who's the matter with you today? In other words, who might be holding your happiness hostage with your permission? If someone "special" pops up in your mind when I ask that question, consider blessing them rather than cursing them.

How to Let Go of Your Fears in Five Steps

Nora Oravecz | Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Nora Oravecz

Notice what does not belong to you, that is holding you back and eliminate it from your life; do not let it slow you down. The following tasks help me each and every time I would like to conquer my fears.

WATCH: Permission to Be Successful

Brad Yates | Posted 05.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

Most of us have very strong programming about waiting for permission to do something... and many of us may still be waiting for permission to be succe...

The Secret to Eliminating Your Insecurities and Increasing Your Self-Confidence

Brian Whetten | Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Brian Whetten

Insecurity is an emotional reaction that comes from our stored collection of fears and self-judgments. Self-confidence is a rational assessment that comes from our grounded assessment of competency in a given domain.

I Was Afraid To Give Birth

Kate Fries | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Kate Fries

I loved my son when he was just an idea, a mass of cells growing and shaping themselves into a person inside of me. I didn't think I would be able to love him any other way. But then he was here, and the love I felt was so much more.

Where Do Phobias Come From?

Andrea Umbach | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrea Umbach

Sometimes it is really easy to figure out why you are afraid of something. Other times, identifying the situation that ignited your fear can be really hard to spot. It might even result from a combination of factors.

Fear and Trembling

David Macaray | Posted 05.18.2015 | Comedy
David Macaray

It has long been said that Madison Avenue frames its advertising campaigns around man's conscious or subconscious fears. Fear is the catalyst. Indeed, man's fears, insecurities, and regrets are what make possible the Art of the Sale.

WATCH: Redefine Yourself

Brad Yates | Posted 05.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

How you define yourself plays a huge role in how you create your life. Looking at what is going on in your life -- and what you might wish were going...

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...

Stress, Zip Lines and Fear: A Different Kind of Amusement Park

James E. Porter | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living
James E. Porter

Ramblewild provided the perfect conditions for me to overcome this fear of fear. In addition, after you leave, there is a sense of accomplishment that stays with you and that seems to carry over into other areas of your life. You just feel a bit bolder and more daring after you face down a fear like this.

How to Prevail Over Fear When Life Goes Sideways

Mary Holloway | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Holloway

Is it possible to live fearlessly? Probably not. Fear is integral to our natural fight or flight response. It's a protection mechanism to fend off d...

My Motherhood Fear Is Loss

Elizabeth A. Havey | Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents
Elizabeth A. Havey

When my children were little, I worried about losing them, not to illness or death, but to kidnapping. I felt our community was safe, but I was aware ...

The House of Cards Effect

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Deirdre Maloney

If there's a fictional world you love but you know that it's dark and can negatively impact your mood or actions, then make sure you watch, listen to or read something lighter afterwards to balance it out.

For Other White Mothers

Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry

Very few of us who are white and whose children are white ever have to think about our children being... white. We use adjectives like "cute" or "athletic" or "smart" or "kind," but not "white."

Wheelchair Wisdom: I Am Connected to All of Life

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

There are two ways of spreading light -- to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it. -- Edith Wharton The definition of connection is knowing...

Chaos vs. Control

Jon Foreman | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jon Foreman

The space between Chaos and Control: "Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and the devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the h...

WATCH: Allow Great Things!

Brad Yates | Posted 05.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

The more great things you allow into your life, the more you have to share with others. It's a win/win situation. We may have all kinds of reasons w...

How Safe Are You From People Who Spew Hatred?

Greg Frucci | Posted 05.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Frucci

Photo by Greg Frucci, 2010 We've all been there... it is OK to admit the memory to yourself. You begin your day with an open mind. You are p...

Facing Your Fears

Nicole Williams | Posted 05.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Nicole Williams

Your fears are uniquely yours and yours alone (I'm not sure if that's good news or bad) and there are thousands of possibilities of what you might be afraid of. I've taken some of the fears that I hear discussed by young women most frequently and have explored them in this post.

Smiling at Fear

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

I realized about halfway to the building that I must have been smiling, because nearly everyone that I passed with whom I made eye contact, seemed to be smiling back at me. I smiled through the morning meditation and I'm smiling now as I write these this.

The 5 Rules Of Self-Confidence

Silvano Lieger | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Silvano Lieger

What you say and do has value. Even on the slight chance that there might be this stupid social thing we call awkwardness -- who cares? Don't waste your life wondering what other people think. Because they are wondering the same.

In a Cage With the Door Wide Open

Debbie Hampton | Posted 05.05.2015 | Divorce
Debbie Hampton

What kept me in the cage? My own fear and self imposed limitations held me there. I was my own prison guard. I think we are all born knowing how to fly, but life happens and beats us down little-by-little until we forget that we ever had this valuable skill

What Many Mothers Have Taught Me About Holding On And Letting Go

Smita Malhotra, M.D. | Posted 05.05.2015 | Parents
Smita Malhotra, M.D.

It is through the mothers that have walked in and out of my exam rooms over the years that I learned some of the greatest life lessons.

How to 10X and Get What You Want in Life

Sean Kim | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
Sean Kim

If you want to achieve more in your life, business, and relationships, and set a vision for your life that gets you ecstatic to wake up each morning - meet Jairek Robbins.

There She Goes Again

Rena DeLevie | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
Rena DeLevie

Have you met your Inner Critic? You know, the voice that berates you all day and night. The one who keeps telling you you're too this and too that and not this enough and not that enough.