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You Can't Argue Love... Can You?

Tammy Letherer | Posted 07.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tammy Letherer

Driving away from a secluded summer camp deep in Michigan's Huron Forest, I am seized by fear. I just dropped my 10-year-old daughter off for two week...

WATCH: Tap o' the Mornin'

Brad Yates | Posted 07.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

This is the video that started it all for me, and as I head back to Ireland this week, the title came to mind. I hope you find it a beneficial way to...

Shark Attack: The Risk Is Tiny, but the Coverage, and Fear, Are High -- Why?

David Ropeik | Posted 07.06.2015 | Science
David Ropeik

The idea of being attacked by a shark, as unlikely as it is, is scary. But why, if the odds are so low? Because our perception of risk is not just about the numbers. It's about emotions too. There is no better example of how risk perception is more a matter of emotion than of quantitative reasoning than this classic illustration of how our fears sometimes don't match the facts.

6 Ways To Start Living A Life Of No Regrets -- Now

Pamela Madsen | Posted 07.06.2015 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

We all live the consequences of our own choices; the question is whether or not our choices reflect the life we truly want to live. The women I work w...

3 Very Good Reasons to Procrastinate This Summer

Dorothy Breininger | Posted 07.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Dorothy Breininger

Summer time is a perfect time to attack those long-awaited projects, right? Well, we thought we wanted to do them but realize we need a break. Is there ever a time to say procrastination is not such a bad thing? Read on to find out.

3 Amazing Ways to Choose Love Over Fear

Lindsay Robin Christianson | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Robin Christianson

Throughout time, poets, philosophers and psychologists have generally agreed that there are really only two emotions -- love and fear -- and every...

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.

What Are We So Afraid Of?

Esby Rain Duncan | Posted 07.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Esby Rain Duncan

The distance between two people isn't measured in feet and inches but by fear. Fear of each other, fear of the otherness that we all bring with us. I...

I Fell on My Head in Pole Dancing Class: Here's What I Learned

Z Zoccolante | Posted 06.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Z Zoccolante

As I lift myself in the air, my hands slide a few inches down the pole. For the fourth time, I wipe the alcohol sprayed towel along the steel. In cl...

Marriage Equality: Racism on the Side

Stephanie Mott | Posted 06.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

My heart is filled with joy. My heart is filled with pain. My heart is filled with purpose. My heart is filled with hope.

A Year Out Of The Closet

Aaron P. Skiles | Posted 06.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Aaron P. Skiles

This one-year anniversary of my coming out represents me standing firmly for who I am, despite all the family I have lost. It is hard to celebrate when this date will always be a day I remember as the day I said goodbye to my childhood home and every physical reminder of my past life.

You Have Permission to Walk Out

Caroline Garnet McGraw | Posted 06.29.2015 | Religion
Caroline Garnet McGraw

My guilt gauge is overly responsive. It goes off at the slightest 'infraction,' so I can't look to it for a true reading. Instead, I can acknowledge false guilt, then make a deliberate choice about what I want to do.

How to Find the Source of Your Fears and Anxieties

Stan Popovich | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Stan Popovich

The best way to get rid of your fears is to find those techniques that will manage the true source of your fears. If you can do this, then you should be able to overcome your fears and anxieties.

Is My Massage Therapist Judging My Body?

Z Zoccolante | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

In the dim room I'm told to undress to my comfort level. When the therapist gets to my legs I blurt out, "Sorry they're not shaved. I have a waxing ap...

Overturned And Inside Out!

David Trumble | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics
David Trumble

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What Tony Robbins Taught Me About Fear in a 30 Minute Lunch Break

David Reyes | Posted 06.25.2015 | Business
David Reyes

I was at work and feeling blah. That's the best description of it, blah. I went online during my lunch break, yes I wrote that with a straight face, and typed in Tony Robbins.

How to Face Your Fears and Conquer Your Anxiety Forever

Amy Morin | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

Imagine how productive could you be if you conquered your fears. When you're no longer plagued by worrisome thoughts, and you don't need to waste time and energy trying to avoid the things that make you anxious, you can invest your resources into reaching your greatest potential.

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.

Learning to Swim Again: Triumph, Tragedy and 45 Years in the Deep End

Monica Stevens-Kirby | Posted 06.22.2015 | Parents
Monica Stevens-Kirby

Every morning, I drive off a winding main road. I tip my wheels onto the red Georgia clay-mud over emerald grass-blades. My daughter and I flip-flop down the driveway, pointing at and naming garden statues and lush flowers, the pines tilt to sweet shade.

Whose Expectations Are We Fulfilling?

Arabelle Yee | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Arabelle Yee

The first step to collectively create this shift is awareness. Awareness of where we are, awareness of our thoughts and awareness of our own insecurities. However, awareness alone is not enough. It must be followed by a decision to make that conscious shift and the action to start doing so.

Why Do You Fear My Brown Skin?

Romal Tune | Posted 06.19.2015 | Black Voices
Romal Tune

Until white people are brave enough to admit their prejudice, talk about the inherent racial hierarchy that stigmatizes our culture, and work to deconstruct this mindset, we will continue to experience the pain of these assumptions and the mistreatment of people who don't look like them.

Yoga for That (Nagging, Aching) Pain in Your Butt

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

"The science of Yoga is the eradication of sorrows." -- Prashant Iyengar, yoga teacher, author, and son of Guru B.K.S. Iyengar There are some thing...

This Soldier. My Fear. And Bringing Us All Together in Peace.

Jennifer Kushell | Posted 06.19.2015 | Good News
Jennifer Kushell

This week I received a friend request on Facebook by someone whose profile picture scared me. My choice to explore it further, rather than delete, block and quickly try to forget it, turned into one of the most fascinating conversations of my life, that now thousands around the world are involved in after just 48 hours.

When Did Being Kind Fall Away From Our Everyday?

Gregg McBride | Posted 06.18.2015 | Media
Gregg McBride

Next time we see someone in the media who we think deserves our critique, our judgment, or even our hatred, let's take a deep breath in and let a deep breath out -- and be reminded that we're all struggling to define ourselves and to live our lives in the happiest ways we know how.

2 Things to Trust When Life Isn't Going Well

Z Zoccolante | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

Once upon a time last week, I was driving in rivers of traffic when I saw two people on the shoulder of the road. Their two cars had been in a fender ...