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Know What You Can Emotionally and Financially Afford to Lose

Kathleen Gurney | Posted 03.17.2015 | Money
Kathleen Gurney

Why is it that some investors make rational decisions, stick with their choices and strategies, while others act out their emotions and make bad investment decisions?

Words That Describe the Meaning of Life

Cathy Cassani Adams | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Cathy Cassani Adams

A friend of mine just lost her beloved aunt. She was with her in her last days, and as they cried together her aunt said, "You know why we feel this way? Because we know what love is. Aren't we so blessed? I am so grateful I got to know you and love you."

Dealing With the Fear of Public Speaking: Seven Tips

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Even after 15 years and over one thousand lectures, I can't say that I've completely overcome the fear of public speaking. On some occasions, I still get some butterflies when I first get up in front of the audience.

What We All Need Now

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 03.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

When we blame or project our pain onto others, then we're avoiding the real cause that lies within ourselves: our deep unhappiness and, simultaneously, our longing for happiness.

How to Handle the 'Fondue Effect'

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Yes, life is for the living. And fondue can be awesome when the time is right. The trick is just remembering how those little bits can add up... and knowing how to keep them from doing so.

It's a New Year, Swallow Your Fear

Shanna B. Van Ness | Posted 03.11.2015 | Women
Shanna B. Van Ness

It's a new year! And, while we engage in the ritual of making resolutions to strengthen us to be greater individuals purposed to create a greater community, it is important we realize that the "new self" we long to become deserves the freedom of fearless living.

Living Life With Happiness, Not For Happiness

Reetu Gupta | Posted 03.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Reetu Gupta

Love. Have a love for yourself and all of your abilities. Each of us has a light that has the ability to shine so bright; all you need to do is light the match.

WATCH: 'Motivated by Misery?'

Brad Yates | Posted 03.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

Whether we are consciously aware of it or not, we are often afraid that if we don't feel bad about our current circumstances, we won't' be motivated t...

The Insidiousness of Excuses

Wendy Reese | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

The moment this awareness hit me was days after learning of a friend's death. I avoided doing something that would have been beneficial and healthy fo...

The Fine Art of Getting Out of Debt

Steve Rhode | Posted 03.08.2015 | Money
Steve Rhode

Getting out of debt is, almost inconsequentially, about the money -- yet it's the bills people focus on. It's no wonder why debt ruins the lives of masses of people who struggle under its burden.

Friendly Fire: Why We Can Be Harshest With the Ones We Love Most

Miriam Ava | Posted 03.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

Often, we're most critical with the ones with love most. We're extra sensitive to certain characteristics, express annoyance toward particular hab...

Fear and Ignorance Are the Locks

Stephanie Mott | Posted 03.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

It is not possible for anyone other than me to know my gender. But I cannot hate the people whose actions and beliefs are at the very root of why a transgender teenager would find it necessary to end their own life.

Best Advice for the New Year: Throw Caution to the Wind

Cindy Tansin | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Cindy Tansin

If I were to write your horoscope, it would say: "This is the year to cast aside doubts, fears, and caution. This is the year to let yourself fly." Ho...

Why Pray When You Can Worry Instead?

Kathleen Pasley | Posted 03.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kathleen Pasley

January is upon us. For me, this is no kidding time -- when I find myself either starting to implement that list of resolutions I made on New Year's ...

How to Live Up to Your Dreams: 10 Strategies to Overcome the Fear of the Unknown

Kasia Wezowski | Posted 02.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Kasia Wezowski

What I promise you is whatever the outcome is from the change, it will be exciting and you will feel that you are living more fully. You just need to continue in the new direction and don't look back. And, after a while you will become a creator of your life.

"Things" May Not Change in 2015, But...

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 02.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

At that point, I was moved to share one of my favorite sayings with her: "Things don't change, we do. With that in mind, always remember, wherever you go, there you are!"

Driving Your Startup With Fear Has Bad Consequences

Marty Zwilling | Posted 02.24.2015 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Trying to be a business leader by instilling fear in your employees and partners is never a good approach, but it is particularly devastating in a startup. Yet I see this approach used all too often by new entrepreneurs, most of whom are not natural tyrants, but who are fighting to mask their own internal fears and insecurities about starting a business.

FDA Continues Blood Libel of Gay Men

James Peron | Posted 02.23.2015 | Gay Voices
James Peron

Previously, any gay man who ever had sex with another man, no matter how "safe" the sex, was deemed too risky to donate blood. Now they are banned only if they had sex within the last year. These regulations were put into place during the height of the HIV/AIDS hysteria.

The Messages Are All Around You. The Answers Are Always There!

Keyon Bayani | Posted 02.21.2015 | Education
Keyon Bayani

If you are feeling lost, feeling down, searching for that "something," I dare you to make up an awesome playlist of inspirational, funky music, put your phone on flight mode and get out for some alone time and go for a walk.

Free Will, God and Enlightenment

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 02.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

The spiritual path is the path of healing the ego, the mind, the wounded self, so that rather than our wounded self being in charge, we are able to re...

8 Things Guaranteed to Happen to You in the New Year

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Enjoy the awesome stuff and make the most of it. And when the not-so-awesome stuff comes your way... allow it to happen, do your best to stay calm, deal with it, and know that it's on its way out, too.

Beware of People Who Love You!

Julia Harris | Posted 02.17.2015 | Women
Julia Harris

If you have a big vision for yourself and what you want to do in the world then it is absolutely vital that you surround yourself with other people like you who have a big vision of what they can achieve in the world.

The Treasure Hunt for Truth

Tara Hedman | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Tara Hedman

Remember, everyone has old, tattered, junk, so it may not be very pretty at first. But, pay attention. You never know what treasure of truth you'll find under a scruffy, tarnished life.

Don't Be Typical

Pete Jones | Posted 02.13.2015 | College
Pete Jones

I'm really not sure how it took so long to reference Bob Goff's infamous Love Does book but I couldn't wait a day longer. Earlier today I was skimming through his book and came across some of the notes I made in it a few months back.

3 Things To Do When You're Scared To Date Again

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 02.11.2015 | Women
Jennifer Twardowski

I didn't trust myself. I didn't believe in my own abilities. Most of all, I didn't believe that I deserved happy, fulfilling and loving relationships.